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2014-08-07 12:27:53

76% of physicians believe we are "very" or "extremely" unprepared if an Ebola outbreak happens on US soil according SERMO poll of 1,100 doctors BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today doctors from around the globe are collaborating inside the SERMO community. They are sharing news and patient care for the Ebola crisis and are using the social network to relay messages in real-time from the...

2014-08-05 16:28:32

Family Expresses Gratitude and Relief for Her Safe Return to the U.S. ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SIM missionary and Ebola patient Nancy Writebol arrived at Emory University Hospital from Liberia for treatment. SIM (www.simusa.org) held a press conference upon her arrival to update media on her condition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133795 According to Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, Writebol is settling in at the medical facility. Her...

2014-08-04 16:26:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, is expected to return to the U.S. for further treatment on Tuesday, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves. She remains in serious, but stable, condition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140804/133029 Writebol was serving on a joint team with Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan's Purse, an...

2014-08-02 16:20:53

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the American missionary who contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, will return to the U.S. for further treatment in a few days, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian mission organization with which she serves. She remains in serious, but stable condition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140802/132807 Writebol was serving on a joint team with Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan's Purse, an...

2014-07-31 16:28:06

Nancy Writebol Receiving Experimental Drug CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian missions organization with which she serves. She continues her battle against the deadly virus. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140731/132369 Writebol was serving alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team...

2014-07-29 16:28:17

Faith-Based NGOs Ask for Prayers for Those Infected CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Americans, including a female missionary from Charlotte-based SIM (www.simusa.org), continue their battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140729/130822 Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse and SIM. Both faith-based organizations are calling for an...

2014-07-24 23:14:03

PhoneLiberia.com announces a special offer to help people living abroad keep a close relationship with family and friends back home: up to 20% off to call Liberia on Independence Day. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 In Liberia, Independence Day celebration starts with a special offer that will bring families together, no matter where the country they currently live in is: up to 20% off to call any mobile in Liberia! All hail, Liberia; hail at only 29.9 ¢/min instead of 36.9...

2014-05-11 23:02:12

PhoneLiberia.com announces 100% bonus on MTN mobile recharges to Liberia. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Mobile Recharge mathematics have new rules on PhoneLiberia.com, for all top ups using MTN operator. The 100% bonus offered by MTN for all orders above $5 doubles the value recharged. Thus, $6 bought equal $12 sent to the prepaid number; $12 equal $24 and so on. The offer applies only to top ups placed for MTN Liberia, being valid until May 21st. The bonus may be used for net...

2014-04-28 16:28:26

effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) raises $40,000 MARKHAM, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians responded generously to provide much-needed medical supplies and support for the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Hundreds of people across the country responded to an urgent appeal to help effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) and Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International transport supplies and additional staff to the West African nation. In four days...

2014-04-23 12:22:43

Grant to implement awareness raising initiatives in Lofa County WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan International USA today announced a $75,000 grant from ExxonMobil to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia. The grant will support local authorities who are responding to the epidemic by disseminating prevention messages via TV, radio, and SMS. It will also support the supply of hand washing kits to all schools in the county of Lofa. Ebola...


Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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