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2014-04-07 08:20:41

Daily Non-Stop Houston Route To Doha Provides Important Business Link To Middle East and Beyond HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week Qatar Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, celebrated five years of flying to Houston, Texas. The airline began daily, non-stop service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Doha on March 30, 2009. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/NY99300 Qatar Airways CEO, Mr. Al Baker, said, "This year marks...

2014-04-04 23:29:11

Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC, a leading Independent Oil & Gas exploration and production company in Nigeria has joined the Africa Clean Energy Summit; ACES 2014 as a partner. SEPLAT is a leading indigenous exploration and production company currently operating in onshore Niger Delta basin Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Africa Clean Energy Summit is positioned to be one of the world’s foremost annual climate solution events, dedicated to advancing...

2014-04-04 08:25:34

DUBLIN, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sw9mvw/radiation_therapy) has announced the addition of the "Radiation Therapy Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sw9mvw/radiation_therapy ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Radiation...

2014-04-04 08:22:54

DUBLIN, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qgnmgb/coatings_global) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Coatings Industry " [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qgnmgb/coatings_global ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US,...

2014-04-04 04:20:28

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nairobi, 3rd April 2014, WORD FROM OUR COO I'm Daniel Furnad, COO & Senior Executive Producer of Africa 24 Media. Working at Africa 24 Media gives me a unique view of this continent and its cultures, innovations, special people and ability to have fun! I'll be communicating to you on this newsletter and will be happy to respond to subjects that you suggest. THE ZAMROCK SURVIVORS SCREENS AT SAUTI ZA BUSARA...

2014-04-01 23:31:24

Compared to the male members, the female members are more likely to let other users know more about them via the pictures they have uploaded, rather than through written words on the site. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 MillionaireMatch.com, the largest dating website that assists millionaires to find love and happiness, has today announced the results of the survey it carried out on Wednesday, March 24th, where it asked its members how they best express themselves to other...

2014-04-01 12:28:48

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Air Filter Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Air Filter market to grow at a CAGR of 4.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the APAC region. The Global Air Filter market has also been witnessing the increase in partnerships. However, the threat of rivalry could pose a...

2014-03-31 23:36:23

BioHitech America has taken another step toward the international distribution of its Eco-Safe Digester and BioHitech Cloud products through a partnership with GreenComm Labs. Chestnut Ridge, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 As the International focus on sustainability and landfill diversion continues to grow, the quest for a more efficient organics solutions for discarded waste becomes increasingly important. Approximately one third of the world’s food is wasted each year, making the...

2014-03-29 23:21:37

Jobberman CEO to speak at 2014 MIT Africa Innovate conference. Lagos (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Ayodeji Adewunmi, a familiar name in online recruitment in Africa, will speak at the 4th annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference to be held on the 11th and 12th April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab. Adewunmi is the President & CEO of Jobberman.com, launched in August 2009, Jobberman is the biggest job site in Sub-Saharan Africa with strategic partnerships with key media companies and in strong...

2014-03-29 12:20:40

ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Guardian, the international security and emergency evacuation firm has added Somalia to the list of countries where it provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, medical support, and evacuation services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140329/PH93727LOGO) The firm's security and emergency response coverage includes the Puntland and Somaliland states and Somalia's largest cities such as Mogadishu,...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Working horse
2014-06-14 10:44:57

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...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
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...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

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
2013-10-03 16:03:35

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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sough
  • 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.'
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