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2014-02-06 23:04:30

Prices Begin At Only $2,456 Per Person for a 6-Night Stay Including Airfare and Taxes, Transfers, Hotels, Guided Sightseeing, and Breakfast Daily Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Continuing on its quest to bring travelers affordably priced vacation packages to the world's most compelling destinations, GreatValueVacations has just launched destination South Africa! Today, the company introduced 10 new South Africa vacation packages on its website with prices starting at...

Last Glacial Age Decimated Global Killer Whale Population
2014-02-05 09:53:07

[ Watch the Video: Ice Age Decimated Killer Whales ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from an international team of researchers has found that killer whale populations around the world were decimated by the last Ice Age that occurred around 40,000 years ago. The study, which was published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, is based on a genetic analysis of archival DNA that showed significant genetic diversity bottlenecks in orca...

2014-02-04 23:31:54

Rand Merchant Bank, one of South Africa’s leading banks has confirmed their sponsorship of a wind energy summit in Cape Town later this year. South Africa (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 In a rapidly growing market and with more than three competitive bidding rounds already underway, onshore wind in South Africa has never been so enticing to the global industry. Confidence in this market has yet again been stressed by Rand Merchant Bank [RMB] who has confirmed their ‘gold sponsorship’ of...

High Blood Pressure Rates Highest In South Africa
2014-02-04 08:38:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new global study sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), South Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure among people 50 years old and over for any country in the world. Study researchers found that 78 percent of participants from South Africa tested positive for high blood pressure, or hypertension. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study was focused on the health of...

2014-02-03 12:21:18

Wine and Culinary Vacation Focuses Exclusively on the Cape Wine Region and Provides Experiences with Celebrated Winemakers; 8-Day Package Priced Starting at Just $3,450* (rest. apply) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations) has developed a wine and culinary-themed package designed to satisfy the most ardent oenophile. Priced starting at just $3,450* (restr. apply), the 8-day "Sommelier's Choice" air-inclusive vacation...

2014-01-29 23:04:49

In-demand research study “World's Emerging Connector Markets: Brazil, Israel, Russia, South Africa and Other” drawn up by Bishop & Associates Inc has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, the ROW electronic connectors market is currently evaluated at USD 2.7 billion. London, UK (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The ROW region is regarded as a patchwork of numerous economies, which are currently at the different development stages. The ROW region can...

2014-01-29 16:20:35

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, has announced that it is resuming its popular non-stop flights between Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York - JFK International Airport. The non-stop flight will resume on March 9(th), nearly three weeks ahead of its original schedule of March 28th. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/FL77195LOGO ) While SAA's New York-Johannesburg flight has continued...

2014-01-27 12:21:48

LONDON, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At end-2013, ferro-chrome prices remained near four-year lows. European benchmark charge chrome prices were rolled-over at USCent112.5/lb in Q4, while Chinese domestic spot high-carbon ferro-chrome prices stood at USCent83-85/lb. World ferro-chrome consumption reached a record level of 9.8Mt in 2012, however, and demand was estimated to have risen by a further 6% to 10.3Mt in 2013. The diverging trends reflected the expansion in the...

2014-01-24 23:24:56

African renewables have recently seen unprecedented growth but it is clear there are still challenges ahead, such as Social Economic Empowerment. London (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 IRENA’s General Director Adnan Z Amin’s recently highlighted the impressive growth of renewables in Africa. Amin’s statement comes at a particularly timely period as it was announced today that at Wind Energy Update’s Wind Energy Summit South Africa, a government and UN panel will discuss one of South...

2014-01-20 23:21:44

CU Students will start first day of spring semester celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Bishop P.A. Brooks, founder of New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit, where he has served for over 54 Years will speak during a chapel service Jan. 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. Bishop Brooks serves as the Second Assistant Presiding Bishop for the Church of God in Christ, the largest African-American Pentecostal Denomination with an estimated 6.5...


Latest South Africa Reference Libraries

Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Grootslang
2014-04-22 13:29:14

The Grootslang is a legendary creature said to inhabit a cave in Richtersveld, South Africa, as well as warm freshwater rivers and swamps. The name Grootslang loosely translates to “big snake.” The legend of the Grootslang tells that the creature has been around since the world began. Allegedly the creature was a mistake that the Gods created. Upon realizing what they had done, the Gods split the Grootslang into two creatures. The first elephants and the first snakes. However, one...

African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens
2013-11-22 13:31:33

The African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens, known also as the African Split-Skin Toad, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. It’s monotypic within the genus Schismaderma. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Lesotho. The natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist...

Crimson Sprite, Pseudagrion massaicum
2013-08-22 12:58:43

The crimson sprite (Pseudagrion massaicum), also known as the Masai sprite or the vermillion sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside near streams and rivers in bushlands and savannahs. The total population number of the crimson sprite is unknown, but it is a locally common species in South Africa. It is thought that...

Corkscrew Clubtail, Paragomphus elpidius
2013-07-16 16:11:32

The corkscrew clubtail (Paragomphus elpidius) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrub lands, where it can be seen near freshwater marshes, lakes, and rivers. Its population numbers are thought to be stable, although it is not known if the species holds a...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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