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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...

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. The formal closing of the transaction will occur upon the completion of the audit and execution of definitive agreements. The Company made this initial payment so that it could assume operating control of WorkAbroad.com this week rather than waiting for the formal closing...

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. "When people sacrifice to conserve, they want to benefit from that sacrifice," says Patrick Christie, University of Washington associate professor of marine affairs and a Pew fellow in marine...

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. Despite being criticized as a poor rice producer because of its status as the world's biggest rice importer, the Philippines has actually done remarkably well in raising its rice yields from 1.16 tons per hectare in 1960* to 3.59 tons per hectare in 2009**. In 2009, Philippine rice yields were...

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...

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. results are presented in U.S. dollars. Year-to-date Fiscal 2010 Results Revenue for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 increased by $13.9 million or 11.7% at constant exchange rates, compared to the same...

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. Luiz Augusto Pinto, stated in his letter from the government of Cristalina state of Goias Brazil, 'that it was a great pleasure for him to convey the government's immediate intentions to deploy The Biosphere MKV and wanted to further understand the process of...

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. This new hybrid system is called a Biosphere MKV which will be connected to a "MRF" system. This Biosphere system coupled with the Material recycling facility will achieve energy self-reliance while helping the country's dependence on...

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. Choosing a form of video surveillance requires a lot of consideration and a familiarity with all types of security cameras and CCTV systems out there. We chose professional PC video surveillance equipment...

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. The world's annual dumping of 1.6 billion tons of trash is a sustainable source of power! Trash, rubbish, whatever you call it, the 1.6 billion tonnes of stuff the world throws away each year -- 250 kilograms per person -- is a big potential source of clean green energy. Ronald Flynn founder of Spectrum Blue Steel said, "We are able to...

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...

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

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

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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