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2014-08-29 04:20:53

BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking out against recent allegations that it holds political prisoners, Azerbaijan has brought into the spotlight those countries and international organisations that are quick to accuse Baku of human rights violations, but seem indifferent to the 23-year occupation by Armenia of 20% of Azerbaijani territory. Elkhan Suleymanov, Member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...

2014-08-27 08:32:31

KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda has partnered with a local investor, Rwanda Online Platform Limited, to offer public services electronically. Public services will thus be accessible via internet and mobile devices. The company, with a 25-year contract, will build and operate a platform, after which it will be transferred back to the government. The Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) agreement aims to bridge the access to information gap, as well as improve public...

2014-08-26 12:26:13

"Unbreakable" reveals how earthquake amputees helped their country overcome stigmas and prejudice NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the Portland Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave.). "Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti" tells the amazing story of children who not...

2014-08-22 16:22:14

Alvaro Concha, Colombia's Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011 Discusses the Past Three Years Following Anniversary of the Colombia-Canada FTA and Prospects for the Future NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (www.investorideas.com) a global news source covering leading sectors including Latin American stocks, issues an exclusive Q&A with Alvaro Concha, Proexport Colombia Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011. Mr. Concha...

2014-08-22 12:25:14

Country provides basic infrastructure to contribute to the national economic Growth MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has built basic infrastructure in the country over the past 20 years such as social housing, roads, electricity, health and education facilities, and water accessibility, said Equatorial Guinea's Health Secretary of State, Maria del Carmen Andeme Ela. Secretary of State Andeme Ela recently...

2014-08-21 12:29:34

Indicators of Public Health are Steadily Improving MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's infant mortality rate has decreased from 111 in 1994 to 65 per one thousand in 2011, said the country's Health Secretary of State, Maria del Carmen Andeme Ela. She also reported that the percentage of pregnant women receiving prenatal care from skilled health personnel has increase from 61% in 2000 to 91.3% this year. Secretary of State Andeme...

2014-08-19 16:32:14

BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced its participation in the following investor conferences in August and September 2014: -- Credit Suisse North Asia Internet C-Level Conference, August 27-28 in Hong Kong at the Credit Suisse Office in International Commerce Center, and August 29 at The...

2014-08-14 16:26:43

West African Nation takes early, proactive approach steps to contain potential spread of the disease MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has created a national health crisis committee as part of its efforts to mount a campaign to prevent the spread of ebola to the country. The ebola prevention campaign aims to purchase the necessary materials to control the infection and manage cases of infection that might arise,...

Whale Shark, Maldives
2014-08-13 09:59:28

PeerJ Three percent of global shark wildlife tourism money is spent viewing whale sharks in the Maldives They are the largest fish in the world but the impact of this majestic and charismatic animal on the economy of the island nation of the Maldives was largely unknown. A new study by scientists of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) reveals that a small group of whale sharks in a single Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly 3% of the global shark ecotourism and nearly...

2014-08-11 23:02:21

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "South Korea Medical Tourism & Forecast" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 South Korea is set to become the most important medical tourism destination in Asia, as it has the necessary healthcare infrastructure. The global reputation of Korea in plastic surgery attracts foreigners, as it provides them better treatment at low cost. Chinese patients made up the largest group, followed by those from the United...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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