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2008-10-09 15:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-owned TBC (Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation) television on 9 October [Presenter] The Malagasy and Tanzanian governments have signed agreements that will enable exchange of information and expertise in areas of business, tourism, communication, defence and security, as well as establishment of permanent cooperation committees between the two countries. [Reporter] Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana used the opportunity to address the media before concluding...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that Pandamonium will be back in 2011 when the sequel to its worldwide hit, "Kung Fu Panda," is expected to return to theaters on June 3, 2011. The Company also anticipates releasing the film into IMAX(R) theatres worldwide. The sequel to "Kung Fu Panda," like all DreamWorks Animation feature films starting in 2009, will be produced in stereoscopic 3D technology. During its theatrical run,...

2008-09-27 00:00:17

**1/2  (86m | PG) A largely forgettable, computer-animated screwball adventure about four animals who escape from the Central Park Zoo and eventually end up lost on a tropical island, "Madagascar" has good energy, fairly steady chuckles for kids (fart jokes and spit-takes galore), and a few out-loud laughs for adults (mostly stemming from hilarious homages to movies from "Chariots of Fire" to "American Beauty" to "Planet of the Apes"). But eliciting more than a passing interest in...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

French integrated energy major Total has signed an agreement with Madagascar Oil to farm into the heavy oil Bemolanga license onshore Madagascar with a 60% interest. Located onshore in western Madagascar, the 6,500-square-meter Bemolanga license was awarded to Madagascar Oil in 2004. The license contains heavy oil in place that were evaluated at 10 billion barrels during earlier drilling operations and that can be developed using mining technology. Following the transaction, Total will...

2008-09-15 09:00:43

Writethru: Educationnal reform officially launched in Madagascar ANTANANARIVO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana officially launched the reform of education in Madagascar here on Friday and provided the ministerial decision of allocations for 2,719 semi specialized teachers who have just finished their one-year training in 16 educational centers of the Indian Ocean island country. The President Marc Ravalomanana said in the ceremony attended by 5,000 guests...

2008-09-14 15:00:17

By MICHAEL JANUSONIS Heading to the multiplex this autumn: James Bond, the critters from Madagascar, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino reunited for the first time since 1955, the vampires from the smash book series by Stephenie Meyer, and the High School Musical gang. Daniel Craig will again play James Bond in Quantum of Solace (Nov. 14). It picks up where Casino Royale left off two years ago, with Bond steaming over the death of the love of his life and looking for payback against someone...

2008-09-09 09:00:29

Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced an agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE:DWA) to develop and publish the mobile game to launch in conjunction with the March 2009 film release of "Monsters vs. Aliens." The film reinvents the classic '50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy. "We're excited to build on our relationship with DreamWorks to bring the mobile game based on this highly-anticipated film to...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the IMAX release of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa has been extended to include the Thanksgiving holiday, and will now run into December. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) and play for a full run in IMAX(R) theatres, including select new IMAX(R) Digital...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 1 September The government has not been particularly vocal over the demonstrations held in some districts on Friday. It appears as if the government wishes to give the impression that it attaches little importance to these events. President Ravalomanana has issued no statement on yesterday's rallies organized by the opposition in several towns. The head of state's speech broadcast on Ny...

2008-08-31 06:00:21

Excerpt from report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 30 August It was a scene yesterday on the 13 May Square in Analakely. Five masked elements of the Special Security and Intervention Group (GSIS) arrested opposition leader Henri Lecacheur in the middle of a meeting. The elements accomplished their mission in a flash. [Passage omitted] A security official contacted by phone last night said that Henri Lecacheur is detained at the Fiadanana...


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

800px-Madagascar_Pochard,_Captive_Breeding_Program,_Madagascar_4
2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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