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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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-06-22 07:35:00

Senegal is meant to be an African success story: one of the continent's most stable democracies, religiously tolerant and a major recipient of foreign aid as a result.

2006-05-21 10:05:00

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.

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.

2006-02-22 12:35:00

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.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.