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2014-03-27 04:20:50

TOKYO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It would be hard to overstate the rapturous welcome given to the Dalai Lama when he visited a community of people affected by leprosy in India recently. The feeling was clearly mutual. "Dear brothers and sisters, I am extremely happy to come here and see you," the spiritual leader told a crowd of 500 at the Kasturba Gram Colony in Tahirpur Leprosy Complex, New Delhi, on March 20. After clasping hands with as many people as time permitted, the...

2014-03-03 20:20:45

CRANBURY, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS), a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert Harrer as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harrer comes to Innophos with over twenty years of experience in various global financial leadership positions. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief...

2014-02-27 23:02:07

His Holiness the Dalai Lama personally recognized the Co-Founders of Operation Smile, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, for their humanitarian efforts during an event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, California last weekend. Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 His Holiness the Dalai Lama personally recognized the Co-Founders of Operation Smile, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, for their humanitarian efforts during an event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, California...

2014-02-26 20:21:58

His Holiness Addressed Universal Responsibility & Alleviating Inner Turmoil through Compassion in the 21st Century at a Public Talk at the Forum, Presented by Chase on the 25th and Q & A Session with Ann Curry on the 26th at the California Science Center LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lourdes Foundation, an international organization compassionately empowering and lifting up the lives of youth to build a stronger foundation for the future leaders of our global...

2014-02-18 08:25:52

LONDON, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Conference in London on God in the 21stCentury Around 500 delegates from 26 countries attended a landmark conference, including faith leaders from various countries, politicians, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, academics and representatives of various NGOs. The conference also received many messages of support from key figures including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Holiness...

2014-02-15 23:03:19

"Dalai Lama Awakening" a film that explores the spiritual and life-changing journeys of innovative Western thinkers who have met with the Dalai Lama. Narrated by Harrison Ford, this film reflects the inner transformation of these travelers. Apple Valley, California (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 The Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living in Apple Valley, California and Wakan films presents a Preview Screening of Director Khashyar Darvich's documentary film, Dalai Lama Awakening,...

Recent Decades Likely Wettest In 3,500 Years In Tibet
2014-02-12 12:34:10

University of East Anglia Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet – according to climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou, China). Researchers looked at 3,500-year-long tree ring records from North East Tibet to estimate annual precipitation. They found that recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in this semi-arid region. The precipitation records have been...

Genome Analysis Reveals Origins Of Genetic Adaptations For High Altitude In Tibetans
2014-02-11 09:00:22

University of Chicago Medical Center Genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa. These genes were passed on to more recent migrants from lower elevations via population mixing, and then amplified by natural selection in the modern Tibetan gene pool, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University,...

2014-01-31 16:22:51

Charity single brings together some of the greatest voices in the world to promote humanity's common ground and an international children's charity LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new musical project hopes to shine a light on humanity's commonalities by bringing together international superstars and major music industry professionals. Planned for an official release on March 12th, "We Hear Your Voice" is a charity single with a powerful message of peace, hope, and unity. Written...

Glacier Melt From Global Warming Can Flood Tibetan Pastures
2014-01-20 04:22:04

[ Watch the Video: Melting Tibetan Glaciers Flooding Farmland ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As glaciers melt and sea levels rise due to global warming, coastal regions and islands are beginning to panic. But even places as high up in the mountains as Tibet can face the negative consequences of melting glaciers. The Tibetan Plateau, also known as the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is the largest plateau in the world – about four times the size of France. Its...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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