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2014-08-08 08:24:51

Billionaires Row Chairman William Benson (2014 Special NAFCA Award Recipient) announced today Billionaires Row will be the Host Sponsor with partner Samsung Electronics, Ltd. for the 4th Annual AFRICAN NAFCA (Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards) being held in Los Angeles on September 13, 2014 NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attending Special NAFCA Award Honorees include Stars Sir Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett Jr. (Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinema) and Isaiah Washington...

2014-08-07 16:29:49

Equatorial Guinea Reaffirms commitment to eradicate malaria from the country WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called on American companies to increase cooperation with African countries in remarks during a meeting marking the 10(th) anniversary of the Malaria Control Program on the Island of Bioko (PCBIB). In his closing remarks, president Obiang gave his observations of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and the discussions of African...

2014-08-07 04:21:04

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Oil of DRCongo completes analysis of first and second phase seismic campaign - Total investment in project of $75 million - Seismic results indicate c. 3 billion barrels of oil in place Oil of DRCongo, the Fleurette Group's oil exploration subsidiary, today announces an update of the interpretation of the recently processed 3D seismic surveys acquired in...

2014-08-06 23:10:55

TelephoneJamaica.com announces a special offer to help people living abroad keep a close relationship with family and friends back home: up to 40% off to call mobiles in Jamaica on Independence Day. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Thanks to TelephoneJamaica.com offer, Jamaicans living abroad can call any mobile at a special rate of 14.9 ¢/min. The beautiful beaches, the exotic wildlife, the rhythm of reggae music and most importantly, the dear ones are one call away. The...

2014-08-05 12:23:01

Alfonso Cuellar named president and managing director of H+K Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced the appointment of Alfonso Cuellar to the role of president and managing director of Colombia effective immediately. He will be headquartered in Bogota. An expert in corporate communications and the energy industry, Cuellar also will serve as director for the energy practice in Latin America, advising national and...

2014-08-05 08:28:04

BEIJING, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (7:30 AM...

2014-08-05 08:22:02

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States -- Armenian armed forces have launched numerous large-scale attacks against Azerbaijan both across the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and along the Line of Contact. Armenia's irresponsible and provocative actions, which have led to a major escalation of violence and losses on both sides, prove once again that the protracted and illegal Armenian occupation of the...

2014-08-04 23:00:47

Staying in line with the Edusei Foundation's goal of developing the youth for a better future; the foundation, founded by Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, donated much-needed items to the Osu Children's Home. The foundation hand delivered the donated items and met with the children to give them words of encouragement. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Osu Children’s Home is located in the heart of Ghana’s capital, Accra. It was established to cater for orphans and other socially-challenged...

2014-08-04 16:21:06

WINNIPEG, Aug. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, met today with Mr. Vic Gerden, CEO of WestCanitest R&D (WestCaRD) and Mr. Ken Webb, Executive Director of Manitoba Aerospace, to discuss the Government of Canada's actions to ensure Canadians have the skills in demand in today's economy. Minister Kenney, MP Bateman, Mr. Gerden and Mr. Webb were touring the...

2014-08-04 12:36:49

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The hunt is still on for the best and brightest African innovators as Etisalat Nigeria is still open to receiving entries for the 2014 Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation. Chief Executive Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher explained that the pan-African prize aims to create a new layer to the classic character of innovation that Etisalat is known for by motivating Africans worldwide to bring their creative talents forward...


Latest Political geography Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

Masai Lion, Panthera leo nubica
2012-11-16 15:20:46

The Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica), also known as the East African Lion, is a subspecies of the African lion. It can be found in Eastern areas of Africa. Males reach an average body length between 8.2 and 9.8 feet, including the tail, with a weight between 320 and 440 pounds. Masai lions located in northeastern Africa are often classified with P. nubica, which include Tsavo lions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_lion), and these are known to produce males with no manes. The Masai lion...

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2008-08-07 10:35:10

The St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), locally known as the Wirebird due to its thin legs, is a small wader endemic to the island of Saint Helena. Kittlitz's Plover is the St. Helena bird's closest relative. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena, featured on the island's coat of arms. This plover is resident all year on the open areas of Saint Helena, and it is thought that the widespread deforestation on the island, while generally harmful...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.