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2014-01-24 08:25:00

Olinda Brand Bridges Olive Supply Gap CORNING, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current olive shortage caused by poor climatic conditions in Spain, Greece, and Southern Europe means an uptick in business for at least one Northern California olive grower and processor. West Coast Products produces natural brine-cured jumbo olives, which compete with chemically cured, lye treated olives from the Mediterranean region. The ongoing international olive shortage sheds new light on...

2014-01-23 23:31:08

Recent Report Underscores Need for Social Service Programs of the Israel Tennis Centers New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 In response to an alarming report on the explosive growth of poverty among Israel’s child population, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) announced its first quarter 2014 schedule of special fundraising exhibitions in Florida and California. “Empowering Israel’s Children…Beyond Tennis” is the goal of the ITC’s efforts to raise awareness and funds...

2014-01-21 23:29:12

Dead Sea Moringa is pleased to announce that Revnutrition.com will now be retailing the most nutrient rich plant source in the world. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Dead Sea Moringa, whose products are cultivated from the most nutrient rich plant source on earth, the Moringa tree, are pleased to announce that Revnutrition.com, a leading online retailer of sports nutrition/wellness products, is now available for purchase. This announcement means that Dead Sea Moringa will be...

2014-01-21 08:29:52

Marketing & Ad:Tech Israel Conference offering $30,000 in Services Plus Funding to Winning Company Chosen by Panel of Corporate A-Listers TEL AVIV, Israel, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the number of tech accelerators globally now more than 1,500, there has been similar growth in Seed and Angel investments. Ironically, the number of venture firms making Series A and later stage investments in technology startups is actually declining, with 61% of US early-stage...

2014-01-09 08:29:56

DUBAI, UAE, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Estimated EUR6 million revenue expected by 2016 Portwest, an Irish company specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality work wear, has recently established a distribution centre and sales office in the UAE, servicing the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Nigel Player-Bishop, Managing Director, Portwest Middle East said, "Portwest has achieved strong growth during the initial period in the UAE...

2014-01-06 04:22:08

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, January 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Absal Paul, a leading international project management and contracting firm based in KSA, has secured a number of contracts worth an estimated EUR 100 million. The Saudi firm is a collaboration between Irish building and civil engineering contractor John Paul Construction and the Absal Group. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE....

2013-12-12 23:25:07

PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced the execution of a contract with T4EDU, a company that administrates and oversees contracting and projects for the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today...

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...

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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'