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2014-06-18 12:24:54

DALLAS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Oil Country Tubular Goods Market by Grade (API, Premium), by Product (Seamless, ERW) & by Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the global Oil Country Tubular Goods Market with analysis and forecasts of the global revenue. The OCTG Market is estimated to grow from over $41.8 Billion in 2014 to nearly $59 Billion by...

2014-06-18 12:23:18

Porsche Ranks Highest among Nameplates for a Second Consecutive Year; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of problems experienced by new-vehicle owners has increased from the previous year, as automakers continued to be challenged when introducing sophisticated technologies in new vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS) released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130605/LA26502LOGO The study, now in...

egyptian plague burial site
2014-06-18 05:03:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Italian archaeologists has uncovered the remains of ancient plague victims at an ancient burial plot in what is now Luxor, Egypt, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Egypt Exploration Society journal Egyptian Archaeology. Between 250 AD and 271 AD, as many as 5,000 people died each day as a result of the disease, explained Owen Jarus in an article published by LiveScience. The epidemic became...

2014-06-17 16:24:38

- 'Magic of Flying' and 'Bald Cartoons' Win Gold - CANNES, France, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne London's 'Magic of Flying' and Ogilvy Brasil's 'Bald Cartoons' have both taken home Gold Lions in the Outdoor and Media categories respectively at the second day of this year's Cannes Lions Festival, bringing the network's total to 70 Lions to date. OgilvyOne London's British Airways campaign, 'Magic of Flying', picked up three Gold Lions today, with two in the Media category and one in...

2014-06-17 12:35:18

DALLAS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the report "Electronic Cartography Market by Application (Marine - Commercial and Defense, Aviation - Marine - Commercial and Defense), Components (Systems, Charts), Marine Electronic Navigation Systems (ECDIS, ECS), Aviation Electronic Navigation Systems (Very Large Aircrafts, Wide Body Aircrafts, Narrow Body Aircrafts), Marine Electronic Charts Licensing Mode (PAYS, Direct), Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South...

2014-06-17 12:23:33

LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.html Includes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...

2014-06-17 08:37:41

IBM & ITIDA Provide Collaborative Enterprise Cloud Computing Opportunities to 100 Independent Software Vendors CAIRO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) is providing cloud computing expertise to one hundred Egyptian Software Companies to help drive innovation and new cloud development skills. This is part of a collaborative agreement with the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), in which IBM will offer its expertise to the ISVs with the aim...

2014-06-16 08:24:45

Insider Media Management, PR Firm Staffed with Former Journalists, Tapped to Earn Publicity for American Gospel Crusade BOCA RATON, Fla., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pastor Reinhard Bonnke, who has preached to millions in Africa over the past 35 years, is bringing the message of the gospel to a special "America Shall Be Saved" tour throughout the United States. The first event in Orlando drove more than 20,000 worshippers to the Amway Arena. The next stop for Bonnke's Gospel...

2014-06-15 08:20:51

LONDON, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Hormone Refractory Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/drug_discovery/hormone_refractory_breast_cancer_global_clinical_trials_review_h1_2014.htmlHormone Refractory Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Hormone Refractory Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials...

2014-06-13 23:01:35

Superplasticizers are mainly concentrated in Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (ME&A), followed by Europe and North America. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/concrete-superplasticizers-market-1321.html (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 The report “Concrete Superplasticizer Market by Types (SNF, PC, SMF & MLS), Application (Ready-Mix, Precast, Self-Compacting, High Performance, Shotcrete & Others), Forms (Liquid & Powder) & Geography - Regional Trends &...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Delalande’s Coua, Coua delalandei
2014-09-11 11:30:30

Delalande’s Coua (Coua delalandei), known also as the Snail-Eating Coua and Delalande’s Coucal, is an extinct species of non-parasitic cuckoo from Madagascar. It only was known to science as an extant bird for a rather short time during the early 19th century. There is some disagreement regarding the area of occurrence. Although there were reports that the bird was also found in the area of Fito and Maroantsetra along with near Toamasina, the coastal areas of northern Toamasina Province,...

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...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'