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2012-08-16 14:21:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kingdom of Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo hosted an Iftar dinner honoring the work of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign - a non-profit, interfaith organization working to end anti-Muslim sentiment in America. During her opening remarks, Ambassador Nonoo highlighted the culture of religious tolerance Bahrain has cultivated. "For Bahrain, religious freedom is not merely an ideal we aspire to; it is the reality we...

2012-08-15 06:25:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emphasizing the role religious freedom plays in the life of Bahrain, the Kingdom's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo, hosted a special interfaith Iftar on Monday at the Embassy in Washington. Guests included members of Washington, D.C.'s academic, political, NGO, and business sectors, as well as individuals from various religious communities. The dinner was preceded by a panel discussion featuring His Eminence Theodore Cardinal...

2012-08-13 06:21:15

UTRECHT, the Netherlands and JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stork Technical Services and Saudi Industrial Services Co. (SISCO) are pleased to announce that on Monday 25th June 2012, an agreement to establish a limited liability company has been signed. The new company will offer specialized technical services with world class and high quality services to the oil & gas, petrochemical, energy and water desalination sectors. The agreement was made...

2012-08-12 23:03:30

MENA and African nations including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa are pushing forward new nuclear construction projects that offer global engineering firms over $300 billion of new contracts from 2012. (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 The 3rd Annual MENA Nuclear Construction Conference takes place in Dubai on the 25-26 September and is the only meeting that will bring together key buyers from each nation to build their $multi-billion supply chains. The MENA nuclear...

2012-08-07 22:23:54

NETANYA, Israel, August 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (the "Company") announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") was held as planned on August 7, 2012, at which the following items were voted upon and duly approved by the Company's shareholders: (1) re-election of Ami Erel, Raanan Cohen, Rafi Bisker, Shlomo Waxe, Haim Gavrieli, Ephraim Kunda and Edith Lusky as directors. (2) reappointment of Somekh...

2012-08-07 14:21:00

Roman Catholic Church to Relocate Regional Headquarters from Kuwait to Bahrain MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain will take over from Kuwait as the headquarters of the Vicariate of Northern Arabia for the Roman Catholic Church. Bishop Camillo Ballin will continue to lead the Vicariate. After thoughtful consideration and the completion of a new Roman Catholic Church in the Kingdom, Bahrain will host Vicariate as a testament to the Kingdom's religious and...

2012-08-07 10:24:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the course of research on Iranian dissidents, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) reviewed letters sent by a Senator and Members of the House of Representatives to the Secretary of State on the status of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. IPC also participated in a briefing by Members of the House. IPC research is consistent with views expressed in these letters and at the briefing. In a June 12, 2012 letter, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of...

2012-08-06 02:21:22

HAIFA, Israel, August 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference Call Scheduled for August 13, 2012 at 14:00 UK Time, 9:00 EST Oil Refineries Ltd. (TASE: ORL.TA) (the "Company"), Israel's largest integrated refining and petrochemical group, announced today that it will be hosting its earnings call for the second quarter 2012 on Monday, August 13, 2012. The conference call will take place at 14:00 BST (9:00 ET, 16:00 Israel time). On the call, management will review and...

2012-08-02 02:34:24

NETANYA, Israel, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company"), announced today that it will be releasing its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, before the US markets open. The Company will be hosting a conference call at 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 16:00 GMT, 18:00 Israel time). On the call, management will review and discuss the results and will be available...

2012-08-01 10:25:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International today called on President Obama to defend the rights of Syria's religious minorities in the face of escalating civil war and sectarian violence. In a letter to the president, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA, warned that "Syrian opposition forces increasingly match the Assad regime's disdain for the lives and liberty of the Syrian people, especially Christians and other...


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Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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