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2014-10-30 16:20:31

Hundreds of soccer balls and shoes are distributed as part of global initiative to upcycle approximately 43 acres of former airline seat coverings DALLAS­­, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the U.S. as part of its global upcycling initiative LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose. The distribution in Kenya completes the second phase of the multi-year environmental program, which will upcycle...

2014-10-23 23:03:07

Today Sport Court® named the three finalists for a new Court Award program, which will provide a court surface to a not-for-profit, Sport for Development group. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Today Sport Court® named the three finalists for a new Court Award program, which will provide a court surface to a not-for-profit, Sport for Development group. The winner will be announced on Oct. 28 at the Beyond Sport Summit in Johannesburg. The company will award a...

2014-10-22 08:34:58

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders, urging the East African region to overcome the colonial mindset to be able to increase trade. Kagame was speaking at the annual East Africa Business Summit, attended by business executives and governments from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Chairperson of East African community (EAC), attended the...

2014-10-20 12:22:22

First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility. The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church...

2014-10-15 12:24:10

Program's first stop in Kenya targets over 125,000 school children to receive more than 23 million liters of safe water a year KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestergaard, a global company dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged people, launched its LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program in Kenya this month. As part of this program, high-volume LifeStraw® Community water purifiers have been distributed to provide more than 23 million liters of safe water a...

2014-10-15 04:22:48

Samsung has implemented a highly successful strategy to account for over 50 percent of smartphone sales in Kenya CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the mobile phone market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Samsung Kenya with the 2014 Kenya Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. For the third year running, Samsung has retained its sales leadership in the highly competitive Kenyan mobile phone market, posting...

2014-10-10 12:26:52

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline set by Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan for Telecom companies to cut down calling rates has expired, but some firms have not yet adhered to the call. The harmonized calling rates agreed upon by Information Communication Technology ministers of the named countries are aimed at implementing the 'One Network Area' initiative of ensuring affordable communication services to accelerate trade and investment across the region....

2014-10-08 08:21:46

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://www.aggreko.co.za/products-services/power-rental-services ] and temperature control solutions [http://www.aggreko.co.za/products-services/temperature-overview ], is witnessing exponential growth in demand for rental power within the African minerals sector as mining companies increasingly opt for rental solutions to back-up or supplement supplies from the...

2014-10-07 23:10:53

NorthStar Alarm donates soccer jerseys to orphanage in Kenya and has them hand delivered by Chris Grammer, a NorthStar sales represenative who is a part of the Orphan Outreach program. Bungoma, Kenya (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Fifty orphans in the ACK Madeleine School in Bungoma, Kenya, are wearing smiles and new soccer jerseys donated by NorthStar Alarm after NorthStar Alarm employee, Chris Grammer, and the Orphan Outreach program visited their school this past month. NorthStar was among...

2014-10-06 12:28:33

WASHINGTON and NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation, MicroEnsure, and Penda Health today launched a new initiative to a provide low-cost health insurance and health information to low-income Kenyans. The initiative, called the "Uzima Project", will focus on providing low-income people access to high quality health services and financing, along with a messaging and reminders service that encourages users to adopt healthy habits and practices. It...


Latest Kenya Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

East African Oryx, Oryx beisa
2012-10-01 08:53:07

The East African oryx (Oryx beisa), or the beisa, is an antelope that can be found in east Africa, as its name suggests. This species prefers steppes and semi desert areas. This oryx holds two subspecies, which occur in different areas of its range. The fringe-eared oryx occurs in areas of Tanzania and southern Kenya, south of the Tana River, while the common beisa oryx in the Horn of Africa and north of the Tana River. It was previously thought that the East African Oryx was a subspecies of...

Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri
2012-09-10 12:02:13

The gerenuk (Litocranius walleri) is a species of antelope that is also called Waller's gazelle or the giraffe-necked antelope. It can be found in East Africa with a range stretching from eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, to eastern and northern areas of Kenya to northeastern Tanzania. It is the only member in its genus. This species holds two recognized subspecies. The gerenuk ranges in size between sexes, with males reaching an average weight of 99 pounds and a height of 41 inches, while...

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2012-06-14 08:23:36

Symbol: TRSE7 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae – Pea family Genus   Trifolium L. – clover...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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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.
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