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2010-07-14 06:30:00

WINDHOEK, Namibia, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In her illuminating new two-part novel "Jeshua: A Lifelong Search for Enlightenment: Volume One" (published by iUniverse), debut author MoonPony follows one boy's destiny after he is born from a virgin through the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago and begins a quest for enlightenment that will teach the people the truth - with the hope that the truth will finally set them free. When a being from the higher plane of existence named Immanuel chooses to...

2010-04-29 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile communications markets of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have all experienced subscriber growth over ten percent in the last five years. This has created a powerful network effect, which continues to drive market growth, albeit at lower levels. Value-added and data services are increasingly becoming revenue drivers, particularly in competitive markets such as Botswana and Namibia, which have high mobile penetration...

2010-03-09 08:25:34

Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Stuart Pimm of Duke University recognized for scientific and management contributions to the understanding and restoration of ecosystems. Winners to deliver public lectures April 22 at USC, which administers the prize. Two conservationists whose careers have centered on understanding ecosystem functions as the essential foundation for ecosystem restoration will share the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The award, consisting of...

2009-11-24 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First National Bank of Namibia Ltd has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help the bank localize its banking systems and operations. Under the $5 million agreement, IBM will provide FNB with two of the latest IBM System z10 Business Class mainframes and supporting software to meet regulatory requirements and support the bank's growth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The deal marks the first deployment of mainframe...

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2009-07-01 16:35:00

In an attempt to save thousands of baby seals from being killed for their fur, Namibia animal rights activists are trying to raise millions of dollars to buy out a fur company that buys the pelts. The annual seal-harvesting season officially started on Wednesday with a quota of 85,000 pups to be killed.  The hunters club the animals to death on the Namibian coast as part of the hunt. "I got the offer from the Australian-based owner Hatem Yavuz to buy out his company for 14.2 million US...

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2009-06-16 12:05:00

Volunteers at a conservation center in Namibia are working to protect endangered cheetahs, which are often killed by farmers because they are deemed threatening. Namibia is home to the largest population of the world's fastest land animal. Volunteers at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) are working to reverse recent downward population trends. Leigh Whelpton, a CCF volunteer, told AFP of three cheetah cubs that were brought to the center by a farmer who had killed their mother. "The farmer...

2009-05-17 19:01:37

Salvador Caldo Redondo of Spain won the first stage of the Racing the Planet: Namibia 2009 ultra-marathon Sunday, in which contestants will run 150 miles. Race officials said Redondo arrived at the race's first camp after 12 hours, 24 minutes of running through Namibia's desert landscape, later joined by other runners around a fire. In second place was South African runner Ryan Sandes, while Lucy Hilton of Britain led the women's field. The race, which is the equivalent of five consecutive...

2009-03-28 13:08:35

U.S. jewelers say a recession-caused slump in the gem trade is being felt worldwide as retailers close and diamond mines order furloughs. Tiffany saw its fourth-quarter profits drop more than 75 percent while more than a thousand jewelers throughout the United States closed last year, including Christian Bernard Jewelers, a national chain, The Washington Post reported Saturday. In Botswana, where diamond mining accounts for more than 30 percent of the economy, all four government mines...

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2009-03-19 09:50:00

An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy. The picture that emerges from these first-ever simultaneous observations with optical, X-ray and new-generation gamma-ray telescopes is much more complex than scientists expected and challenges current theories of how the radiation is generated. The galaxy in question is PKS 2155-304, a type of object known as a "blazar." Like many...

2009-02-17 15:01:00

SRA subsidiary provides ADS-B and multilateration system for nationwide coverage FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced it has been selected to supply a national wide area multilateration (WAM) system for Namibia. The system, which will be delivered to the Namibian civil aviation authority (CAA), will cover more than 825,000 square kilometers and will be a significant component of an...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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