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Small Area Of Heavy Rain In Fading Tropical Depression 25W Seen By NASA
2012-11-16 11:58:45

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Depression 25W was raining on southern Vietnam on Nov. 14 when NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and measured rainfall rates within the storm. TRMM noticed that the heaviest rainfall was limited to a small area and was located over open waters. NASA's TRMM or Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite was launched in 1997, and can read that rate at which rain falls in storms on Earth from its orbit in space. NASA's TRMM satellite flew...

2012-11-13 08:28:12

HONOLULU, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Following the annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, attendees gathered around the new pavilions for a traditional Hawaiian "maile lai" ceremony. Attendees at the pavilion dedication included ABMC Secretary Max Cleland, Senator Daniel Akaka, Congresswoman Colleen...

2012-11-08 08:29:44

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel have partnered on a special tabloid edition: 50 Years Later - A Salute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War. The special edition marks the 50(th) anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. The 48-page all color special edition includes: A look at Vietnam veterans from all 50 states, each representing a different aspect of post-Vietnam life in the USA. Some of the veterans are well-known, such as Arizona...

2012-11-01 11:20:10

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AmaWaterways, the award-winning river cruise line, teams up with Travel Agent University (TAU) and Luxury Travel University (LTU) to offer travel agents a free, online course designating them an "AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist." Travel agents who successfully complete the course will be entered to win a seven-night voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120607/LA21079LOGO) From Nov.1-15, 2012,...

2012-10-30 07:28:05

AFIKIM, Israel, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the direction of afimilk [http://www.afimilk.com ], the largest, most comprehensive dairy farm project in the world has entered its third year, and is operating in five of 12 farms with 23,000 cattle. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58628-afimilk-largest-dairy-farm-project The project [http://www.afimilk.com/Projects ], located in Vietnam, was planned and...

2012-10-15 07:26:14

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osprey Publishing, a leading publisher of books for history buffs, has four suggestions to help Americans commemorate Veterans Day this year. Make a military history pilgrimage. Thousands of Vietnam veterans will be gathering on the Mall in Washington, DC from November 5-10( )for a reading of the over 58,000 names that have been inscribed into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The wall turns 30 this year. There is a traveling...

2012-10-12 15:21:20

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New online video contest Vote It Forward Festival (VIFF) is now accepting short film submissions on the topic of voting in the United States. VIFF will award a total of $10,000 to videos of all genres, with a submission deadline of October 29, 2012. Inspired by the 2012 Presidential election, VIFF encourages both filmmakers and amateurs worldwide to share their motivation for participating in the electoral process. View video entries and...

Very Strong Wind Shear Battering Tropical Storm Gaemi Seen By NASA
2012-10-05 15:34:13

It is easy to see the effect of the strong northeasterly wind shear battering Tropical Storm Gaemi in satellite imagery from NASA. Visible imagery on Oct. 5 shows a large oval-shaped area of showers and thunderstorms associated with the storm, southwest of the exposed center of circulation. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Gaemi as it was approaching Vietnam on Oct. 5, 2012 at 0550 UTC (1:50 a.m. EDT). A true-color image of the storm was captured by the Moderate Resolution...

2012-10-01 10:27:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) voted to authorize a $118 million direct loan to the government of Vietnam for the export of a Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company telecommunications satellite and additional goods and services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM83673LOGO) The loan, which represents Ex-Im Bank's first satellite transaction with the government of Vietnam, supported...

2012-09-24 22:21:10

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vietnam's economic growth rate has been among the highest in the Asia Pacific region in recent years, with an annual GDP rate of 7% - 8.5%. With customer service becoming a key focus in Asia Pacific, Vietnam is improving customer relationships for the purpose of greater loyalty, brand recall and profitability. According to Dao Thi Minh Thao, Research Associate, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan APAC, this effort is leading to an...


Latest Vietnam Reference Libraries

Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized subspecies that occur throughout its range, and some experts assert that a sixth subspecies should be...

Lyle's Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
2012-08-29 15:20:02

Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is a megabat that is native to Yunnan in China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Although nothing is known about this species in China, it is known to prefer homes in mangrove forests in Vietnam. It is known to roost in trees, where it can be destructive, and feeds on fruit in orchards. Because of this, it is considered a pest in Thailand, where the majority of its full populations can be found. One colony in Thailand is thought to number around three...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-12-21 13:04:13

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests. They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 1000 to...

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