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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...

2008-07-10 09:01:02

Writethru: Senegal committed to achieving "food security": official DAKAR, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Senegalese government has said it attaches great importance to the realization of "food security" in the country, especially in the wake of the ongoing global food crunch, Daouda Fall, a senior agriculture ministry official, said. Fall, who is the special adviser to the Senegalese Agriculture Minister Amath Sall, made the remarks Tuesday during an exclusive interview with Xinhua....

2006-07-09 08:05:51

By Rose Skelton DAKAR (Reuters) - At the top of a tower block in one of Dakar's densely packed neighborhoods, Xuman sits in the studio of Ocean FM radio and addresses the young people of the Senegalese capital. "For all our friends who decide to leave Senegal," the 7 ft (2-meter) tall, dreadlocked rap artist shouts into the microphone. "For all our friends who believe that the solution lies in Barcelona, or on the other side of the sea," he continues. "This is for you." From the...

2006-06-22 07:35:00

By Nick Tattersall "BEVERLY HILLS," Senegal -- Young fishermen playing table football in the sand look up wistfully as another plane bound for Paris roars over their rubbish-strewn beach. Mothers dressed in bright cloth wraps lounge beside polystyrene cool boxes, brushing away flies in the fetid air as they wait for their sons to return with the day's catch. Senegal is meant to be an African success story: one of the continent's most stable democracies, religiously tolerant and a major...

2006-05-21 10:05:00

By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR -- From Moscow to Monrovia, from New Zealand to New York, people turned out in hundreds of thousands on Sunday to march in support of the global fight against hunger, that silent killer which claims a child every 5 seconds. As Pope Benedict appealed from Vatican City for "concrete and swift action" to stop world hunger, walkers in more than 100 countries across 24 time zones took part in the worldwide initiative organized by the United Nations World Food Program. In...

2006-05-08 07:55:46

DAKAR (Reuters) - A U.S. rower hoping to cross the Atlantic in a wooden boat to raise awareness of Africa's AIDS crisis was forced to abandon his trip hours after he set off when his boat took on water and sank, his Web site said. The Senegalese navy and an ocean freighter rescued Victor Mooney, a 41-year-old public affairs officer from New York, on Sunday afternoon soon after he set off from the historic slaving island of Goree bound for New York's Brooklyn Bridge. Mooney was hoping...

2006-02-22 12:35:00

By Diadie Ba and Alistair Thomson DAKAR -- Ministers and experts from across West Africa met on Wednesday to draft a plan to contain the bird flu virus as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a looming regional disaster. The H5N1 bird flu strain confirmed in Nigeria earlier this month has killed 92 people in Asia and the Middle East since 2003 and triggered the culling of millions of domestic fowl. Experts fear that in Africa, where chickens live in millions of homes,...

2006-02-13 08:05:00

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Massaer Niang had been praying he would be caught when Spanish border guards dragged him, struggling for breath, out of the rough waters off North Africa. Like thousands of migrants who try to break into "fortress Europe" each year, the 24-year-old Senegalese student had hidden between the carriages of goods trains, been beaten by police and shot at during repeated attempts to get out of Africa. In the cold nighttime waters off the heavily guarded...

2006-02-13 08:51:31

By Diadie Ba DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Maria Victoria Correa is a Catholic but she keeps a prayer mat in her house for Muslim visitors, one of the everyday kindnesses which underpin Senegal's religious tolerance. At a time when cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad have triggered violent protests in several Muslim countries, the respect between faiths in Senegal remains unshaken. While the overwhelming majority of its people are Muslim, the West African country has made religious...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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