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2010-09-14 01:11:24

Differences between the sexes affected by environment during first six months of life It seems the old nature versus nurture debate can't be won. But a new Northwestern University study of men in the Philippines makes a strong case for nurture's role in male to female differences -- suggesting that rapid weight gain in the first six months of life predicts earlier puberty for boys. Males who experienced rapid growth as babies -- an indication that they were not nutritionally stressed -- also...

2010-08-26 03:48:00

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philippines remains a huge prepaid mobile market. This trend is expected to continue until 2015. However, the rise of mobile internet and broadband is likely to influence an increase in postpaid numbers in the same period, says Frost & Sullivan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) All three major operators in the Philippines use GSM system. 3G services...

2010-08-23 14:30:00

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Philippines President Benigno Aquino recently appointed Jolly Gomez, Reliv International's managing director of the Philippines, to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), one of that nation's most important sports organizations. "Jolly's appointment to the Philippines Sports Commission signifies the respect he has gained for his leadership role at Little League Philippines," said Ryan Montgomery, executive vice president of worldwide...

2010-08-05 03:18:00

LONDON, August 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Misys Opics Plus Solution to Manage Growth and Minimise Risk Misys plc (LSE: MSY), the global application software and services company, today announced that Philippine National Bank (PNB) has agreed to implement Misys Opics Plus 3.0, Opics Risk Plus and Eagleye to drive efficiencies as it expands its treasury business. The integrated solution will allow the bank to manage and grow its treasury operations more efficiently,...

2010-07-27 07:30:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported second quarter and year-to-date results for the period ended June 30, 2010. Year-to-date net income rose 9 percent to $37.7 million. Second quarter net income declined 13 percent to $17.0 million from the record year ago quarter of $19.6 million. Net income, excluding deferred compensation plan expense, declined 14 percent from $22.4 million to $19.1 million for the quarter and increased 12...

2010-07-15 00:02:00

SINGAPORE, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts to raise disease awareness in the Philippines have increased the number of cases and patient pool available for hepatitis C treatment. Screening and detection efforts by the Red Cross as well as growing awareness in the Philippines have been largely responsible for the rise in the number of diagnosed cases. These campaigns have encouraged people, mostly from the urban areas, to opt for physical examinations that enable the detection of hepatitis...

2010-07-14 06:36:14

Tropical Storm Conson became a typhoon overnight Monday with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm as it was making landfall in Luzon, the Philippines. Conson is already moving into the South China Sea and headed for a landfall in south China. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Conson at 04:55 UTC (12:55 a.m. EDT/12:55 p.m. local...

2010-06-22 10:17:00

MANILA, Philippines, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- When True Green Energy Group (TGEG) met with investment bankers regarding a public offering it was clear that the business fundamentals of True Green Energy Group could drive the deal. TGEG, the majority shareholder in Spectrum Blue Steel, has continued to hold the company's corporate development while SBS subsidiaries have stayed focused on finalizing municipal government contracts for the deployment of Biosphere Systems both in the Philippines...

2010-06-21 18:00:00

MANILA, Philippines, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Philippines Department of Health, Tarlac Provincial Health Office and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, today announced the successful completion of the Wireless Access for Health project's pilot phase. The project participants leveraged their expertise and resources in public health, medical care, technology and training to create an electronic health record system that meets the...

2010-06-12 06:30:00

On June 3rd, 2010, something hit Jupiter. A comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck the planet's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth. Soon, observers around the world were training their optics on the impact site, waiting to monitor the cindery cloud of debris which always seems to accompany a strike of this kind. They're still waiting. "It's as if Jupiter just swallowed the thing whole," says...

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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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.