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2014-08-28 04:20:29

HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AziNam Ltd., ('the Company") the offshore Namibia focused exploration company, is pleased to announce that a new licence has been issued for Blocks 2312A&B and 2412A&B, now renamed as Blocks 2312 and 2412A (the Central Blocks), offshore Namibia, operated by Chariot Oil & Gas ("Chariot") (CHAR:LN). The newly awarded license has a three year Initial Exploration Phase which commenced on the 27th of August 2014,...

2014-08-05 12:31:19

Partnership Provides Consistent Patient Experience Measurement Platform Across Facilities on Three Continents BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediclinic International, a private hospital group providing acute care and specialist-oriented multidisciplinary hospital services in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), signed a multi-year agreement with Press Ganey to better understand and improve the patient experience across the organization's 69...

2014-08-05 08:26:17

HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AziNam Ltd., the offshore Namibia focused exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has secured an additional 10% working interest position in Blocks 2111B and 2211A, the "Guy Block", from Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas. Following completion of the transaction, AziNam will hold a 30% interest in the Guy Block, for which it will bear an additional 10% of the operating costs as well as its participating interest...

2014-07-09 12:30:39

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Africa Printer Market (Laser, Inkjet and Dot-matrix) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2227078/Africa-Printer-Market-Laser-Inkjet-and-Dot-matrix---Industry-Analysis-Size-Share-Growth-Trends-and-Forecast-2013---2019.htmlMajor printer technologies include inkjet, laser and dot-matrix printers. The African economy is...

2014-07-01 23:05:18

The Journal of Mammalogy reports on a new species of sengi, or elephant-shrew, that has been found in Namibia. Small and swift, these unusual mammals are the unlikely distant relatives of elephants and aardvarks. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A new species of sengi, or elephant-shrew, has been found in Namibia. Small and swift, these unusual mammals are the unlikely distant relatives of elephants and aardvarks. The new species joins a small family but is visibly different from...

2014-06-27 23:08:45

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new tour, Namibia Sampler: Wildlife, Birding, and Spectacular Scenery, running September 13 - 25, 2014. Designed in partnership with Birding Africa, a leader in ornithology tours, travelers will uncover Namibia’s incredible biodiversity and striking landscapes in the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife parks. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 “Our partnership with...

Discovery Of A Prehistoric Reef Built By First Hard-Shelled Animals
2014-06-27 11:22:17

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Located on dry land in Namibia is a 550-million-year-old reef that researchers say was built by the first hard-shelled animals. It is one of the oldest reefs known and tiny aquatic fossils have revealed that the creatures developed hard protective coats and constructed the reefs for shelter and safety. The study, led by Professor Rachel Wood of the University of Edinburgh, and collaborated on with other scientists from Edinburgh,...

2014-06-20 23:02:10

ReportsnReports.com adds “Africa - Internet and Fixed Broadband Market” report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 A number of new international submarine cable links connecting nations on Africa’s east and west coast have considerably improved internet access to the continent. Terrestrial links have enabled land-locked countries to benefit from this connectivity by dramatically reducing the cost of services for telcos and customers alike. The new WASACE...

zebra migration
2014-05-27 11:46:14

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using GPS collars attached to eight adult zebras, researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in Namibia have discovered and documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa. According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) statement, several thousand zebra were documented migrating a distance of over 300 miles. Also involved with the research was Elephants...

Self-Organization Most Likely Cause Of Namibian Fairy Circles: Study
2014-05-21 07:09:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of mysterious bare “fairy circles” of ground dotting the landscape in the Namibian grasslands have been determined to not be the work of sand termites as had been previously suggested, but rather self-organization. Scientists have been researching these crop circle-style, bare patches of ground for decades trying to come up with a reasonable explanation for why these formations occur. Research published last March...


Latest Namibia Reference Libraries

Angolan Slender Mongoose, Galerella flavescens
2012-11-01 07:38:15

The Angolan slender mongoose (Galerella flavescens) is native to southern Africa, specifically in Namibia and Angola. It prefers a habitat within arid savannahs in Namibia, preferring areas with little vegetation, but its preferred habitat in Angola is unknown. It is thought that population numbers are high within its range, although little is known about the species’ habits. This species is slender in appearance and has 38 teeth. These teeth grow in at about twenty-four weeks of age. Young...

Cape Ground Squirrel, Xerus inauris
2012-06-18 16:30:51

The Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is native to southern areas of Africa. Its range includes South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, although it does not occur in coastal areas of this region. In Botswana, it occurs in southwestern Kalahari, and in South Africa, it occurs in south and south central areas. The name of the Cape ground squirrel is misleading, as its range is much larger than the name suggests. It is thought that the name was used in order to distinguish the species from the...

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2008-06-16 16:02:21

The Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis), is a species of hare found in South Africa, parts of central Africa, and Namibia. It is found at about 3200 to 6500 feet above sea level. Its dorsal fur is gray and black, while its ventral fur is white. It has a black and white tail, while it has lighter fur around its face. Its length varies from 17.5 to 25 inches, and it weighs 3.5 to 10 pounds. Females are typically larger than males. The average mass at birth is 4 ounces. Parental care is low and...

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2007-10-24 16:32:18

The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...

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2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...

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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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