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2009-11-19 20:27:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Two San Diego charities and a San Diego Private Equity Firm are teaming up to gift educational books to the children, families and schools in the Philippines. The San Diego Classic Lions Club of National City and The I AM Foundation, two non-profit organizations, are teaming up with The I AM Foundation's lead sponsor, Aero Financial, to gift thousands of children with books, school supplies and other needed items. Remy Deramos, President of the San Diego...

2009-11-19 08:43:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Symstream Technology Group Ltd., a worldwide leader in wireless-technology, announced today an alliance with Machine2Machine Interactive Intelligence Inc. (M2Mi3), a pioneering M2M technology enabler and provider in the Asia Pacific region. M2Mi3 will deploy Symstream-enabled smart meters to the Philippines metering market. The new Symstream-enabled smart meter offers a solution to utilities looking to adapt to the changing power industry...

2009-11-18 17:21:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and Boeing today delivered an emergency shipment of medical aid to the Philippines, where thousands of people are still reeling from the devastation caused by back-to-back storms this fall. Floodwaters from Typhoon Ketsana and other storms have been slow to recede, creating a breeding ground for waterborne diseases. With tens of thousands still homeless and living in crowded evacuation centers, the threat of infectious...

2009-11-10 15:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cascal N.V. (NYSE: HOO) (the "Company"), a leading provider of water and wastewater services in seven countries, today announced unaudited financial results for the six months and the second quarter ended September 30, 2009. Cascal N.V. results are presented in U.S. dollars. Year-to-date Fiscal 2010 Results Revenue for the six months ended September 30, 2009 increased by $8.0 million or 10.5% at constant exchange rates, compared to the same...

2009-11-06 03:05:00

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan hosted the Philippines Telecom International Summit 2009 today. The summit's broad theme was to discuss the increasing national ICT competitiveness through universal broadband access and was attended by the who's who of the nation's telecom industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Mr. Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, Secretary, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), Office of...

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2009-11-03 15:49:10

Typhoon Mirinae drenched the Philippines and Vietnam over the last two weeks. Typhoon Mirinae dropped heavy rain over the central Philippines after hitting as a category two typhoon with wind speeds of 85 knots (~98 mph). Mirinae weakened to a tropical storm as it moved into the South China Sea but briefly increased to typhoon strength just before hitting Vietnam on Monday, November 2 in the southern coastal province of Phu Yen. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is...

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2009-11-02 14:01:38

When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Philippine Sea during the early morning hours today, November 2 infrared imagery saw another new tropical cyclone coming together. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the organization that forecasts tropical cyclones in that area of the world is getting a workout. Tropical Storm Mirinae just made landfall this morning in Vietnam, and had crossed northern Luzon, the Philippines this past weekend. Now, there's another threat in the region. At...

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2009-11-02 13:58:46

NASA's Aqua saw Mirinae approach Vietnam Mirinae (Santi) caused 12 hours of flooding rains in the Philippines when it crossed the northern Luzon region over the weekend. On October 31 at 5 a.m. Local (Asia/Manila) Time (October 30 at 2100 UTC) Typhoon Mirinae weakened dramatically after it moved inland over central Luzon, the Philippines. By October 31 at 5 p.m. Local time, Mirinae had already reemerged into the South China Sea as a tropical storm and was headed for Vietnam, but it left...

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2009-10-31 08:55:50

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Typhoon Mirinae's cold thunderstorm clouds were already over sections of the central and northern Philippines on October 30 at 4:53 p.m. (Asia/Manila) local time. Mirinae is also known as "Santi" in the Philippines. Microwave satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that Mirinae's center was close to making a landfall as the storm continued its approach from the east. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument...

2009-10-26 14:35:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Global Smart Cards Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155847/Reportlinker-Adds-Global-Smart-Cards-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The global outlook series on Smart Cards provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'