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2011-03-30 16:25:00

SHANGRI-LA COUNTY, China, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBET), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of traditional Tibetan medicine in China, today reported record financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Summary of Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2010 Financial Results: Revenue of $32.4 million, an increase of 41% from $23.0 million in 2009 Gross profit of $16.2...

2011-03-29 22:57:00

LHASA, Tibet, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonway Automobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonway ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be showcasing 12 of their traditional gasoline A380 SUVs as they caravan through the Himalaya Mountains in an eight day expedition from Lhasa, Tibet to Katmandu in Nepal, starting April 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/SF32168LOGO-b) The caravan will take about three days to cross the Himalayas from Lhasa to Katmandu, and will...

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2011-03-27 10:30:00

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Chinese Academy of Sciences used satellites, outbreak data and genetics to uncover an unknown link in Tibet among wild birds, poultry and the movement of the often-deadly virus.Researchers attached GPS satellite transmitters to 29 bar-headed geese "“ a wild species...

2011-03-25 13:55:00

SHANGRI-LA COUNTY, China, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBET), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of traditional Tibetan medicine in China, will host a conference call on Friday, April 1, 2011, at 10:00 am Eastern to discuss its fiscal year-end December 31, 2010 financial results. Tibet's 10-K and corresponding earnings release is expected to be filed on March 30, 2011. "At Tibet...

2011-03-03 23:32:46

Polluted snow causes early runoff, stronger monsoons in Asia In some cases, soot "“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants "“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases, according to a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Michigan and NOAA found that soot landing on snow on the massive Tibetan...

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2011-02-12 06:25:00

Coupon deal-of-the-day site Groupon said it is pulling a series of commercials that first appeared around Super Bowl XLV after critics said they poked fun of Tibet, whales and the Amazon rainforest as if they were unimportant. Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon, announced the decision to no longer show the controversial ads in a blog post on Thursday. "Five days have passed since the Super Bowl, and one thing is clear -- our ads offended a lot of people," said Mason. "We hate that we offended...

2011-02-09 05:00:00

SHANGRI-LA COUNTY, China, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBET), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of traditional Tibetan medicine in China, today announces the launch of a new corporate website. "We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website," said Taylor Guo, Chief Executive Officer at Tibet Pharmaceuticals. "We now have a website designed from the ground up to provide for a...

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2011-02-07 13:42:43

Internet start-up Groupon faced outrage Monday for running a Super Bowl advertisement on Sunday that highlighted Tibet's woes to promote the online bargain site. The commercial during the game opens with mountain scenes set to a melancholy flute and the words, "The people of Tibet are in trouble.  Their culture is in jeopardy." Actor Timothy Hutton then said, "But they still whip up an amazing fish curry," and explains how he used Groupon for a discount at a Tibetan restaurant in...

2011-02-03 06:00:00

SHANGRI-LA COUNTY, China, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBET), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of traditional Tibetan medicine in China, announces the availability of a new online Investor Fact Sheet. "Maintaining our mission of keeping investors informed with the latest developments at the Company, we are releasing our new fact sheet, which will be frequently updated," said Taylor...

2011-02-02 09:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Cory Booker, Buddhist author and scholar Robert Thurman and New Jersey-based philanthropist Drew Katz will announce today The Newark Peace Education Summit, a major three-day event, taking place in Newark, New Jersey from May 13-15, 2011. His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV will participate in sessions of the summit and deliver the keynote address, and Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights advocate, and Jody Williams, the...


Latest Tibet Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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