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2010-03-18 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The average overseas Filipino has been cheated out of hundreds of dollars by calling cards that don't deliver the minutes promised, according to new research by Rebtel, the Internet phone company used by more than 4 million people every day for their international calls. Overseas Filipinos said they were cheated out of $500 on average by fraudulent calling cards, and many said they had been ripped off for up to $3,500 or more, according to Rebtel's survey...

2010-03-09 15:10:00

ATLANTA, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: MCGI) today announced that it has made the initial payment under its letter of intent to acquire WorkAbroad.com.

2010-02-20 09:57:09

As biologists and ecologists propose ever-larger conservation areas in the tropics, ones that encompass multiple countries, social scientists say it's local people banding together with their community leaders who ultimately determine the success or failure of such efforts in many parts of the world.

2010-02-19 15:18:43

Los Baños, Philippines: In the last fifty years, the Philippines has more than tripled its rice yield, while the world average rice yield has increased only about 2.3 times.

2010-02-16 06:18:00

LONDON, LOS ANGELES and MUMBAI, India, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Actis, an emerging markets private equity specialist, announced today that it has invested US$50 million to acquire a substantial minority stake in Integreon, the leading global provider of legal support, research and business services to law firms, financial institutions and corporations. As part of this investment, JM Trivedi, Actis's Head of South Asia, and Gautham Radhakrishnan, a Director at Actis, will join...

2010-02-10 15:05:00

LONDON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cascal N.V. (NYSE: HOO) (the "Company"), a leading provider of water and wastewater services in eight countries, today announced unaudited financial results for the nine months and the third quarter ended December 31, 2009. Cascal N.V.

2010-01-28 10:40:00

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Founder and C.E.O of True Green Energy Group, and the Founder of Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation, Mr. Ronald Flynn explained, "that the secretary of the environment for Brazil, Mr.

2010-01-19 13:28:00

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Blue Steel is accelerating the exploration and development of renewable energy in the Philippines with an endless supply of garbage and new contracts with major cities and local municipalities every day.

2010-01-06 09:07:00

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald Flynn, Founder of Spectrum Blue Steel, said today, "We want our shareholders and partners to enjoy watching the construction of the material recycling facility and the Biosphere MKV system being constructed in San Fernando, Philippines.

2010-01-01 22:54:00

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The rotting garbage in landfills produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 21 times worse than carbon dioxide.


Latest the Philippines Reference Libraries

Carabao, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
2012-08-16 09:41:25

The carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis) is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo. It is also known as kalabaw in the Filipino language and the kerbau in the Malay language. It is native to Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and some areas of Southeast Asia. It is often associated with farmers because it is skilled in pulling plows and carts, allowing farmers to grow and transport crops easily. In some areas, it is killed for its meat and hide, and in other areas, it...

Indomalaya Ecozone
2009-07-01 12:56:43

The Indomalaya ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. It covers most of South and Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. This area was originally known as the Oriental Region by most scientists (especially biogeographers). Indomalaya extends from Afghanistan to Pakistan through the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to southern China, and through Indonesia toward Java, Bali, and Borneo. Indomalaya borders Australasia to the east and both are separated by the Wallace Line. Indomalaya...

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2009-06-26 17:54:54

The Fishing Spider (Thalassius albocinctus) is a species of arachnid found in tropical Asia from India to the Philippines. It gets its name from the habit it has of catching small fish. It is found near water. This spider is easily identifiable by the presence of a black, glossy, broad band and white lateral band that runs along the cephalothorax (conjoined head and thorax) and abdomen. It has long yellow-brown legs. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-08-11 20:03:38

The Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitat. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2007-10-24 12:57:02

The Barred Buttonquail or Common Bustard-Quail (Turnix suscitator), is one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. This species is resident from India across tropical Asia to south China, Indonesia and the Philippines. In India it is widespread and is found up to 8200 feet in elevation in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and most of Southeast Asia and the Philippines. This typical little quail is rufous-brown above, rusty and...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.