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2014-08-01 08:23:16

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 22, 2014 the Rwandan Foreign Minister visited the Rwandan students at Agrostudies. Her visit to Israel, while planned in advanced, coincided with the recent escalation between Israel and the Palestinians. Even so, the Minister decided to arrive on schedule as a show of support to the Israeli people: "I am here on behalf of the government of Rwandan to show solidarity to the people of Israel. This is a difficult time of Israel and...

2014-07-29 23:02:40

Market Publishers Ltd and Ameria cjsc signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet. London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd and Ameria cjsc signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet. MarketPublishers.com is now authorised to distribute and sell research reports prepared by Ameria. Natalie Aster, Assistant Manager at Partners Department, commented upon the recent partnership agreement: “Ameria is a...

2014-07-16 23:07:58

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced receiving a contract with T4EDU for STEM development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Boise, ID (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced receiving a contract with T4EDU for STEM development in the Kingdom...

2014-07-16 12:24:43

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matthew Crouch, Vice President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, issued the following statement calling on believers across the world to pray for peace in Israel and Gaza: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98465LOGO "As violence and conflict continue to escalate across Israel, we believe that the body of Christ has a responsibility to pray for the peace of this land that is so dear to the heart of God. "Since our...

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2014-07-16 11:03:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates announced plans to establish a space program and send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 – the first such announcement by an Arab country. The Persian Gulf nation is famously fueled by the petroleum industry and is currently home to the world’s tallest building. Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said one of the mission’s objectives is to emphasize the...

2014-07-15 12:33:28

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EdX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor today announced the launch of an open-platform Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal designed to bridge the gap between education and employment...

2014-07-09 23:01:48

While olive growers in Australia have struggled over the past five years, food trends and trends in consumer consumption are set to aid industry growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Olive Growing in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Over the past five years, the Olive Growing industry has grown from a low base due to disastrous weather conditions caused by drought. In 2009-10...

2014-07-08 12:26:54

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum offers West Coast audiences a first look at recent archaeological discoveries from the Arabian Peninsula SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the shifting sands of Saudi Arabia outside the city of Thaj, archaeologists discovered the tomb of a young royal girl buried nearly 2,000 years ago, uncovering exquisite jewelry, a haunting gold mask and other objects--all made of gold. These funerary treasures are just a few of the...

2014-07-07 12:27:51

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a trip which culminated in a concert at the Bahrain Cultural Hall in Manama on 16(th) June, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, Maribel Lieberman and Selima Salaun visited the island state last week at the invitation of developmental Bahraini NGO, Visionaries, as part of a programme of youth engagement and talent promotion. The Vietnamese pianist and artist joined internationally-acclaimed businesswomen and designers, Maribel Lieberman and...

2014-07-02 23:01:09

Industry association recognizes Qatar Cool as a benchmark for excellence Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The International District Energy Association (IDEA) awarded its System of the Year Award on June 10 at its 105th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Seattle, Washington. With over 600 people in attendance, IDEA Past Chair Raymond DuBose proudly presented this distinction to Qatar Cool for their system on The Pearl-Qatar. The IDEA System of the Year Award was originally based...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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