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Image 1 - Climate Change To Blame For Dead African Trees
2011-12-12 10:20:24

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. "Rainfall in the Sahel has dropped 20-30 percent in the 20th century, the world's most severe long-term drought since measurements from rainfall gauges began in the mid-1800s," said study lead author Patrick Gonzalez, who conducted the study while he was a visiting scholar at UC...

Savanna Chimps Exhibit Human-like Sharing Behavior
2011-12-02 04:59:09

Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior. But a new study by Iowa State University anthropology professor Jill Pruetz now reports that chimpanzees from her Fongoli research site in Senegal also frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps. Co-authored by ISU anthropology graduate student Stacy Lindshield, their study is posted online in Primates and will be published in a future issue of the journal. The researchers...

2011-07-21 13:39:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a mobile services penetration rate of 65% at year-end 2010 that is expected to catapult to 93% by 2016, Senegal is one of the more advanced mobile markets in West Africa, with plenty of room for growth, according to Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). Senegal: Broadband Deployment, Competition and Innovation Spur Market Evolution offers a precise profile of Senegal's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data...

2011-07-18 16:04:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a mobile services penetration rate of 65% at year-end 2010 that is expected to catapult to 93% by 2016, Senegal is one of the more advanced mobile markets in West Africa, with plenty of room for growth, according to Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110718/SF37156LOGO) Senegal: Broadband Deployment, Competition and Innovation Spur Market Evolution offers a precise profile of Senegal's...

2011-05-16 14:00:00

DAKAR, Senegal, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the opening of a new branch office in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the company's geographic expansion initiative to strategically increase its presence in key growth markets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The new subsidiary will enable IBM to deliver high-value solutions and services to meet the growing needs of clients in Senegal and West Africa, where the company is working closely with a...

2011-02-14 09:59:00

DAKAR, Senegal, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the initiative of President Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal is organizing the second edition of the International Dakar Agricultural Forum on 18th and 19th April 2011 at the Meridien President Hotel in Dakar. A month before the G20 agricultural meetings, heads of state, ministers, farmers and experts from across the globe will meet in Dakar to discuss regulation and global agricultural governance. The event is organized in...

2011-02-10 05:00:00

BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. and DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecole Sinthiou Mbadane1 lies off the electric grid. Yet this rural Senegalese elementary school is providing students with a unique learning opportunity with the help of a groundbreaking solar-powered interactive whiteboard, part of CyberSmart's affordable solution to bring 21st century learning to even the poorest schools in the world. Recently, CyberSmart received a grant from the US Agency for International...

2011-02-09 13:00:00

DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Customs Directorate of Senegal's Ministry of Finance has turned to IBM (NYSE: IBM) and CFAO Technologies, an IBM Business Partner in West Africa, to help modernize Senegal's import and export processes. The new system, based on two IBM z10 mainframe computers, will give customs officers and their partners on-line access to real-time information across all of the country's 30 border checkpoints. (Logo:...

2010-12-15 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation from the National Association of Black Journalists is among black artists, writers, filmmakers, academics, scientists, and other leaders in Africa for the historic World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures. The Festival, under the auspices of President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and other African leaders, started Dec. 10 in Dakar, Senegal, and continues through Dec. 31. For only the third time in 50 years, a U.S. delegation of more than...


Latest Senegal Reference Libraries

Working horse
2014-06-14 10:44:57

The Fouta is a breed of horse originating from Senegal, West Africa. Also known as the Foutanke, the horse was developed from crossing the Fleuve and M’Bayer breeds resulting in a light work horse. The Fleuve horse is also found in Senegal, West Africa. This light horse was bred from crossing Barb horses with local ponies. The M’Bayer also evolved from the Barb horse and originated in the Baol region of Senegal. This breed is usually bay or chestnut. The average horse in Senegal is...

African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis
2012-06-19 13:45:47

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...

2012-06-14 13:15:54

Symbol: PHRE Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 06:09:38

Symbol: KHSE2 Group: Dicot Family: Meliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I PR    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-18 09:02:25

Symbol: BOSE4 Group: Dicot Family: Capparaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Capparales Family   Capparaceae – Caper family Genus   Boscia Lam....

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Word of the Day
sough
  • 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.'
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