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2008-08-30 18:00:21

By DAVID POWELL HOUSEHOLDERS in Conwy who recycle aluminium cans and foil have helped environmental projects in Malawi. Alupro (the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) is making sure an orange tree is grown to maturity for every tonne of aluminium drinks cans and foil recycled in the UK. Conwy residents have recycled 128 tonnes of aluminium cans and foil in just 12 months. So they have 'given' 128 fruit trees to families in rural Malawi. They are looked after on the shores...

2008-08-27 03:00:43

By Masina, Lameck Despite the anti-smoking lobby, championed by the World Health Organisation, that has threatened the future of the tobacco industry in many African countries, for the past two-years Malawi has experienced a boom in tobacco sales. Lameck Masina reports Last year's tobacco selling season, for the first time in seven years, saw the commodity fetch good prices on Malawi's auction floors. At the start of the 2007 selling season in April the average price of tobacco ranged from...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Cooper, R G Magwere, T Chloroquine (CHQ) is a cheap, relatively well tolerated drug initially developed for the treatment of malaria in the 1930s. CHQ has, however, since accrued a plethora of uses in the treatment and amelioration of several other diseases and conditions because of its lysosomotropic properties. It also has characteristic physiological and systemic effects. This review gives an overview of the history and pharmacology of CHQ, and progresses to consider some of the...

2008-08-19 09:00:48

Writethru: Malawi to disband Air Malawi LUSAKA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Malawi government will disband Air Malawi and establish a new airline in which it will have 51 percent stakes, website of The Nation newspaper of the country reported Thursday. In his wrap up statement to Parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe said Air Malawi has failed the country and a new airline will be a solution to retain a flag carrier. He said since 2004, the government has spent...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By VICKY SHAW MADONNA reaches her half century tomorrow but the queen of pop shows no signs of relinquishing her crown. The singer has the knack of constant reinvention, from cone corsets, her Sex book and kissing Britney Spears, to becoming a children's author and raising awareness about the devastating effects of HIV in Malawi. According to Guinness World Records, Madonna is the most successful female solo artist, selling around 120 million albums and 40 million singles. Not one to...

2008-08-12 06:01:05

THREE more clinical staff at Coventry's University Hospital are heading to Africa to help improve medical conditions there after receiving a fundraising boost. The International Committee of The Rotary Club of Coventry raised pounds 2,000 last year for Health Link Malawi charity which sends clinicians from the hospital to Nkhotakota, Malawi. It was the committee's chosen charity from July 2007 to June 2008 and during the year it raised money with a cheese and wine evening, theatre trip,...

2008-08-08 00:00:00

North Lincolnshire's reputation as a recycling hot spot has spread as far as Malawi - and the council is hoping for a summer boost to its green credentials. A plaque has been placed in African country of Malawi to recognise the efforts of North Lincolnshire residents in recycling aluminum cans. Since last year, the council has been working with recycling firm Alupro to swap cans for trees in the country. Since it signed up to the Fruit Trees for Malawi initiative last year, North...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

NEW YORK, July 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mayfair Mining & Minerals, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MFMM) (Frankfurt:M1M)(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is expanding its interests and activities within the Southern African Development Community by the formation of a joint venture mining company in the country of Malawi, for the purpose of pursuing additional gemstone and metal mining licences. The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country encompassing 45,745 square miles bordered...

2008-07-20 03:00:40

By Masina, Lameck Malawi has taken up Brazil's lead and is now planning to switch from petrol to ethanol as the main vehicle fuel. Experiments on converting cars to run on this fuel have gone well and greater use of ethanol will be healthy for the economy. But is this campaign too soon and too ambitious? Lameck Masina reports from Blantyre. As the price of crude oil keeps on rising, the Malawi government has embarked on an ambitious drive to ensure that all vehicles in the country switch to...

2008-07-01 00:10:00

A devon school has become one of the first in the country to join what the Prime Minister has dubbed the "world classroom". Pupils at Brixham College are now set to forge ties with Lojwa Community Day Secondary in Malawi as part of a project devised by children's charity Plan. The aim is to help meet UK government targets for schools of international links and boost education standards in the developing world. Plan UK's school linking manager Susan Evans said: "It's the most ambitious and...

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Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'