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2014-03-11 08:40:42

CYPRUS, Greece, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In spring 2014 the idea of Aphroditecoin was born. Inspired by auroracoin, aphroditecoin wants to help the Cypriots to get back to their normal lives. The idea is that Aphroditecoin is a cryptocurrency which will be handed over to the Cypriots soon. It is based on litecoin and is 75% premined. The premined coins will be distributed to the entire population of Cyprus, commencing on midnight 21th of April 2014. Photo -...

2014-03-09 16:22:47

CAIRO, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan & in the presence of His Excellency Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi - The biggest project of its kind in the region, with a total value of EGP280 billion (USD40 billion) - Arabtec Real Estate's first project; is set to consolidate Arabtec's presence in Egypt - The project will create over...

2014-03-04 08:25:53

Chicago-based firm to help build local economic ties to the region on March 8-14 trip CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a Chicago-based civil and environmental engineering and architectural firm, will accompany U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on an infrastructure business development trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar from March 8 - 14, 2014. The governments and private sector in all three countries are...

2014-02-27 12:25:39

California Olive Committee Announces Sponsorship of PBS' "Hey Kids, Let's Cook" FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mom and dad aren't the only ones cooking in the kitchen. Kids are cooking, too! In fact, in a survey from FleishmanHillard/TheMotherhood.com, 43 percent of moms said they want to get their kids more involved in cooking with more than half of the respondents getting kids involved in cooking as early as age 3. To help support getting kids more interested in...

2014-02-27 08:23:49

MUMBAI, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents Saudi Arabia Steel Industry Outlook 2018. The report covers steel production and consumption forecast till 2018 of crude and finished steel. http://www.bharatbook.com/metals-and-minerals-market-research-reports-138935/saudi-arabia-steel-industry-outlook-2018.html (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130128/590935) Saudi Arabia's steel demand has made the country one of the largest...

2014-02-26 12:21:23

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has completed a project for Terraseis, a leading seismic survey contractor that specializes in acquiring land and transition zone surveys in challenging environments, to clear mines and other unexploded ordnance from areas within a 400-square-kilometer section of Kurdistan, Iraq in preparation for oil and gas exploration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72323 ) (Logo:...

2014-02-24 12:21:49

DOHA, Qatar, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prompted by the demands of growing cities, flooding and a drive to improve wastewater management, the region is set to spend in excess of $3billion to develop this critical infrastructure class. Qatar is leading the way with its much anticipated IDRIS program, set for commencement in 2014, as well the continued work on the Local Road and Drainage Program which featured 200 separate projects. In addition to this,...

2014-02-18 12:33:40

DOHA, Qatar and DUBAI, UAE, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar, has awarded a contract to Causeway to supply cost planning and automated measurement software for CAD drawings and BIM. Causeway was selected following a thorough review of the market and a highly structured tender process. Ashghal was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all...

2014-02-17 12:27:19

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, UAE, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international project management and contracting firm Absal Paul has selected Causeway Project Accounting software to support the management of an estimated EUR100 million worth of contracts in the Middle East. Based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Absal Paul was established in 2012 as a collaboration between Irish building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction and the Absal...

2014-02-14 23:26:05

In order to accelerate the transition steps of the enterprise and find the new location, XienStone.com has recently taken some measures. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 In order to stop the disorderly exploitation of stone quarries and maintain the ecological environment, Fujian province began to close the mines successively since 2013, and launched the policy of “Close all the mines until 2015”. It brought a serious shock to the whole stone industry. As a long-established enterprise which...


Latest Western Asia Reference Libraries

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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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