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Peer-Reviewed Paper Says All Ivory Markets Must Close

Peer-Reviewed Paper Says All Ivory Markets Must Close

Wildlife Conservation Society The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says that...

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2014-08-20 12:23:43

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1939409/Global-High-Intensity-Discharge-HID--Bulbs-Industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin...

2014-08-20 08:27:35

IREX and Partners work to sustain peace amidst the crisis WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the start of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, IREX has been working with its partners to get out responsible and accurate information and promote a better understanding of proper prevention measures. With much of the attention focused on containment and treatment, IREX, through the USAID funded Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program, seeks to draw attention to...

2014-08-20 08:26:22

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group, today announced that they had reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 operating companies in Africa. VeriFone Mobile Money's Tap n Pay applications are a smart, secure and fast way for customers to pay, buy, bank, bill and remit money with their mobile phone at the point of sale....

2014-08-19 23:08:07

The first event of its kind, The ISE® Lions’ Den matched TEN of the security industry’s hottest emerging companies (Gazelles) against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who had a strong interest in new technology. Gazelles were invited to give a 10-minute “pitch” of their solution inside the private ISE® Lions Den for the chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes. Las Vegas & Atlanta (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 T.E.N., an information...

2014-08-19 16:26:09

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Advanced HVAC Controls https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2130455/Advanced-HVAC-Controls.html HVAC Sensors, Field Devices, Floor-Level Controllers, and Building-Level Controllers: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts Global concerns regarding the availability of energy and the monetary, political, and environmental consequences of its consumption are driving heightened awareness of...

2014-08-19 12:32:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced today that it has been awarded a three year contract from Harkand, a global provider of offshore support vessels and subsea services to the oil & gas industry. The new satellite network provides high-performance broadband connectivity for mission critical voice, video and data applications on vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the...

2014-08-19 04:24:01

Long-Term Commitment to Regional Expansion, Sustainable Growth and Skills Development of Up to 10,000 IT Consultants JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. With more than 1,300 customers across the continent, SAP is already enabling African businesses and governments of all sizes to grow, scale and globalize, as well as make the transition to a...

2014-08-19 04:22:15

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks 36 years since Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father and the first president of the Kenya passed on at State House, Mombasa, on August 22, 1978. He was a well-educated intellectual who authored several books, and is remembered as a Pan-Africanist. He is also the father of Kenya's fourth and current President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a presidency spanning 14 years, from 1963 until his death in 1978,...

2014-08-19 04:21:10

Winners felicitated at the prestigious annual awards banquet held at Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa's top industry performers were acclaimed at Frost & Sullivan's influential Awards Banquet held in Cape Town last week, 14 August 2014. Thriving in the current business environment indicates an approach that is visionary, incorporating innovation and game-changing strategies. Frost & Sullivan's best practice awards, based on a rigorous selection...

2014-08-18 23:06:06

The Edusei Foundation, on Friday the 8th of August, cut the sword for the building of the multi-purposed Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei International Center in Bekwai, Ghana. On hand to do the sword-cutting was Head of the Bekwai Catholic Diocese Simon Kwaku Wiredu as a crowd of traditional leaders and well-wishers looked on. Bekwai, Ghana (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The center, along with being the head office of the Edusei Foundation, will also be used for other commercial activities to help boost...


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The Fouta is a breed of horse originating from Senegal, West Africa. Also known as the Foutanke, the horse was developed from crossing the Fleuve and M’Bayer breeds resulting in a light work horse. The Fleuve horse is also found in Senegal, West Africa. This light horse was bred from crossing Barb horses with local ponies. The M’Bayer also evolved from the Barb horse and originated in the Baol region of Senegal. This breed is usually bay or chestnut. The average horse in Senegal is...

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2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

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Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Neanderthals
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The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.