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2011-04-22 00:00:30

Vista LifeSciences has developed and introduced a new clinical/mobile health management system to support HIV/AIDS treatment and management in Lesotho, Africa through collaboration with the U.S. President's Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Vista mHealthâ“ž¢ system allows medical workers to ensure quality and continuity of care by using mobile technology to access electronic records for HIV/AIDS patient assessments and interventions. More than 20,000 patient...

2010-06-22 14:57:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While all eyes are on the World Cup in South Africa, local NGOs caution that school closings, influx of tourists, and relaxation of border controls leave children susceptible to exploitation, petty crime, prostitution, and drug dealing. South Africa is already riddled with one of the highest prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS. But a unique collaboration of Africans and Americans is tackling the problem. Camps for youth in Africa...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and LONDON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, ViiV Healthcare and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation announced a new partnership that will expedite access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment and help children live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. ViiV Healthcare has committed $2m over a two-year period to fund the partnership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100326/EGPAFLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-06-02 05:30:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Veuve Clicquot Champagne is delighted to welcome back HRH Prince Henry of Wales to play in the third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, taking place on New York's historic Governors Island on Sunday, June 27, 2010. One of New York's most unique and glamorous daytime social events, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic once again benefits the American Friends of Sentebale, the U.S. arm of the global charity founded by Prince Harry of the British Royal Family and...

2010-05-17 13:31:00

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer fast approaching, Veuve Clicquot Champagne today announced the return of the highly-anticipated, third annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to New York's historic Governors Island on Sunday, June 27, 2010. One of New York's most unique events, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is also becoming one of the country's biggest and most glamorous daytime social occasions. Once again, the event's beneficiary will be the American Friends of Sentebale, the...

2009-11-06 21:45:00

SALVADOR, Brazil, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After three days of seminars, teacher exhibitions and judging by an internationally renowned panel of education experts, today Microsoft Partners in Learning announced the winners of the 2009 Worldwide Innovative Teacher Awards at the Worldwide Innovative Education Forum. Partners in Learning recognizes and rewards teachers who demonstrate exemplary use of technology in the classroom to improve student learning. The 14 winning teachers --...

2009-08-25 11:27:02

 Dr. Anthony Garcia-Prats, a pediatrician with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org), has been selected to receive Chapman University's (www.chapman.edu) highest honor "“ the Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence -- for his achievements in bringing quality medical care to the children of Lesotho and Tanzania.Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern will present Garcia-Prats with the award during a special ceremony at Chapman University Aug. 26....

2009-05-13 08:10:00

Britain's Prince Harry is set to play in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic in what will be his first formal visit to the United States. Proceeds from the May 30 exhibition match are to benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S. charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa. Sentebale was co-founded by Prince Harry of Wales and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso of Lesotho in honor of their mothers -- Princess Diana and Queen Mamohato, respectively. Prince Harry will play on...

2008-09-23 00:00:09

By MICHAEL SAVAGE The big question Why are we asking this now? They are the ultimate in glitz and have been described as fragments of stars, or like tears of the gods. For thousands of years, mankind has been besotted by the beauty of the diamond. It is no surprise then that the discovery of what could turn out to be one of the largest examples of the gem has re-ignited our love affair with the stone. A 478-carat diamond, described by its finders as a "near-flawless" example, has been...

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By James Macintyre People are dying "on a grand scale" around the world because of social injustice brought about by a "toxic" combination of bad policies, politics and economics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. Avoidable health problems caused by social factors - as opposed to biology and genetics - are causing large-scale health inequalities in the UK, the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health has found after a three-year study. Evidence showed that...

Latest Lesotho Reference Libraries

2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

2007-10-22 08:19:01

The Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus), is a species of antelope found in South Africa and Lesotho. It is found along coastal lands within shrubland and heathland vegetation. They are diurnal, though they rest during the heat of the day. Herds contain only males, only females or are mixed and do not exceed forty animals. They were once killed as pests and were almost extinct, but have since recovered. The Bontebok stands 31.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 200...

2006-03-01 10:04:48

The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is common to southern Africa, and is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. They nest on cliffs and typically lay one egg per year. The species is listed as "Vulnerable", and the IUCN Conservation Status is (VU A1ade+2de, C1+2b). The major problems it faces are poisoning, disturbance at breeding colonies and electrocution. The current population is estimated at 8,000.

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • 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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