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2014-03-15 12:20:28

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze #WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Mac Marcoux - the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team - proved that age doesn't matter when it comes to winning Paralympic medals when he captured gold in men's giant slalom at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday, adding to the two bronze medals he claimed earlier in the Games. In his final race of his first Paralympics, Marcoux, of...

2014-03-14 23:24:45

The artist presented his unique sculptural costumes created using recycled aluminum, specifically Coca-Cola and other beverage cans. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 International dignitaries and celebrities joined an overflow crowd at the opening reception on March 6th of the major retrospective exhibition of the internationally recognized sculptor of Hellenic descent, Nikos Floros, at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Following a very successful...

2014-03-14 20:21:02

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Friday competition was highlighted by sit-skier Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) winning gold in the super combined, for Canada's third gold medal of these Games. What Canada Did Friday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games: BIATHLON Mark Arendz, (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in the men's 15-kilometre standing division, placing 11th at 40:34.2 (1+0+0+1). Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ont.) finished 12th in the women's...

2014-03-14 00:22:56

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Thursday competition was highlighted by four-time Paralympian alpine skier Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, who overcome a season of injury to win a remarkable bronze in the men's visually-impaired slalom race - for his fourth career Paralympic medal. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000QGEUffYGHuA...

2014-03-13 23:03:28

The diverse range of global talent includes Ricardo Baldacci from Brazil, Hermine Deurloo from the Netherlands, Pablo Elorza from Argentina, Vladimir Maras from Montenegro, Rozina Patkai from Hungary, NGA Big Band from Germany and Nick Vintskevich from Russia. These new jazz luminaries in the making will perform together with legendary Lenny White and Randy Brecker. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The Gala Concert of the Made in New York Competition, which will take place at the...

2014-03-13 16:26:08

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On the last day of round robin matches in wheelchair curling, Canada's day in the Ice Cube can only be described as "interesting." After downing Slovakia decisively with a score of 16-0, Canada went on to lose to last place Finland (1-6) by a score of 12-1. Canada set two Paralympic Winter Games records for most points scored and the highest margin of victory in their 16-0 rout of Slovakia. But according to skip Jim...

2014-03-13 12:29:33

Laparoscopic Penetration is Particularly High in China, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that markets for laparoscopic devices in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) will see rapid growth as rising per capital incomes and favorable demographic trends result in the increasing adoption of laparoscopy, which offers faster recovery, better cosmetic results and less postoperative pain compared to...

2014-03-12 20:23:39

SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever's second gold medal of these Games highlighted Canada's fifth day of competition in Sochi, along with a silver-medal performance by para-alpine skier Kimberly Joines in the women's sitting category, though still considered unofficial until an appeal process takes place tomorrow. What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-03-12 16:24:46

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The last time Canada met Korea in Paralympic wheelchair curling action was in 2010 at the gold medal game in Vancouver. So, in a way today's game was a rematch of the two powerhouses from four years ago. The obvious difference this time is the makeup of the Korean team. While Canada's team is made up of three 2010 veterans and two newcomers, the Korean team has only one member, Myungjin Kim, from their silver medal squad. They...

2014-03-12 16:24:27

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Kimberly Joines conquered rough, low-visibility course conditions to fight her way to a silver medal position in the women's slalom sitting category at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, but is currently awaiting the results of an appeal by a German athlete who was disqualified and is appealing that decision. Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber was disqualified following the first of two slalom runs...


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Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

Asian Badger, Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be found at an elevation of up to 13,000 feet and is separated from the European badger by the Volga...

Steller Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus
2012-11-01 07:34:19

The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a species that can be found in the northern Pacific. It is also known as Steller's sea lion or the northern sea lion and is the only member of its genus, Eumetopias. Its range stretches from Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril Islands in Russia. Its southern range includes Año Nuevo Island near California. Although it once bred as far south as the Channel Islands, it has not been seen there since the 1980’s. Traditionally,...

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