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2010-11-16 05:30:00

DAKAR, Senegal, November 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Press Organization (APO) announced today an alliance with Afribiz.info for the distribution of its economic and business-related wire service via http://www.afribiz.info. Through an agreement with Afribiz.info, the communication and community portal dedicated to Africa's economy, news issued by enterprises, governments, NGOs, political organizations and United Nations duty stations across Africa, concerning the continent's...

2010-09-29 12:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will add an eighth destination to its growing Africa route network in January, with the first-ever scheduled direct service between the United States and Luanda, Angola. Flights will operate three times per week with 243-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft flying between Delta's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Luanda with an intermediate stop in Dakar, Senegal. (Logo:...

2010-08-04 11:22:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health nonprofit IntraHealth International recently elected Magatte Diop of Dakar, Senegal to its 11-member Board of Directors. An African banker and entrepreneur with decades of experience in international finance and private sector programming, Diop is IntraHealth's first overseas appointment to the Board of Directors. Diop is president of Peacock Investments, a financial services firm in Dakar--one of several companies he has...

2009-11-02 12:35:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With a renewed focus on recreation and off-road racing performance, HUMMER comes to Las Vegas and the 2009 SEMA Show with a group of four special trucks and SUVs demonstrating the purpose-built nature of HUMMER vehicles. HUMMER introduces two concepts, the H3 Moab, outfitted with a host of off-road performance accessories inspired by its namesake, and the H3T Sportsman - a proposal for the ultimate outdoorsman's truck. In addition, Rod Hall Racing's...

2009-09-04 16:23:00

SAO PAULO, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 31-year history, the world's largest rally competition, formerly known as Paris-Dakar, will include in its 2010 edition a category in which competing vehicles will run on ethanol. The new category was introduced by the organizers at the request of Brazilian rally veteran and former Paris-Dakar winner Klever Kolberg, who will drive the first-ever flex-fuel vehicle to take part in the prestigious race next year -- a Brazilian-made...

2009-03-17 13:41:00

ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced limited-time special fares on its new routes to Kenya and Liberia*, making travel to Africa more affordable on the only airline with scheduled service between the U.S. and that continent. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) Delta is offering a one-way introductory fare of $819** for travel between Atlanta and Nairobi, Kenya (via Dakar, Senegal), from June 2 to Aug. 30, 2009;...

2009-02-12 06:00:00

BRUSSELS, February 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WABCO Holdings Inc. [http://www.wabco-auto.com ] (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO is a long term supplier to the KAMAZ-Master team of heavy duty trucks providing its most advanced, high performance braking technology. KAMAZ-Master, the Russian national off-road truck rally team, recently won Dakar 2009, the world's most challenging endurance rally....

2009-01-22 14:56:00

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen made motorsport history by winning the 2009 Dakar Rally with its clean diesel powered Race Touareg TDI's. This year's Dakar Rally, which made its debut in South America, marked the first victory ever for a diesel-powered vehicle in the automobile class in the Rally's thirty year history. Volkswagen factory driver and off-road motorsport veteran, Mark Miller, also made history as the highest finishing American that has ever raced in the...

2009-01-05 10:22:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals' CEO, Ronn Bailey, announced today that Vanguard Integrity Professionals will be sponsoring French racer, Eric Vigouroux, in the 2009 Dakar Rally, which runs from January 3 to January 18 through the deserts and mountainous regions in Argentina and Chile. Vanguard Integrity Professionals, which is sponsoring Team Dakar USA, provides security software and consulting to many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around...

2008-08-06 03:00:43

Research and Markets Laura Wood Senior Manager Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 press@researchandmarkets.com Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ c56fe5/senegal_telecoms) has announced the addition of the "Senegal - Telecoms Market Overview Statistics & Forecasts" report to their offering. Senegal has developed one of Africa's most extensive and modern...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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