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2009-06-19 09:06:00

Ruth Messinger: Members of administration must get on same page to effectively bring peace NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), long involved in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, expressed concern today that the Obama administration is sending contradictory signals in recognizing the magnitude of what has taken place and continues to occur on the ground in Darfur. "We believe that when conditions are as deplorable as they are, when...

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad. The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention...

2009-06-17 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad.   The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call...

2009-05-29 11:11:00

CSI Urges President Obama to Help Stamp out Slavery in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a report on the liberation of 232 Sudanese earlier this month. The slaves - Christian and traditionalist members of the Dinka tribe - were liberated, with CSI's support, from Arab masters in Darfur and neighboring Kordofan. The released captives were then repatriated to their homeland in Southern Sudan by Arab retrievers working in...

2009-05-22 14:06:00

FIRST AMENDMENT ROOM NATIONAL PRESS CLUB TUESDAY MAY 26, 2009NOON - 3 PM "Sudan is a priority for this Administration, particularly at a time when it cries out for peace and for justice. As we work to bring peace to Darfur, we will continue to work with both parties to Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement to ensure its full implementation. All parties must see this through if Sudan and the surrounding region are to enjoy lasting stability." -- President Obama, March 18, 2009. WASHINGTON,...

2009-05-15 14:33:00

BASTROP, Texas, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A Senior delegation from the government of Southern Sudan arrived in Texas on Sunday for a weeklong program of discussions with public and private sector companies. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative was selected to host the officials Friday morning to provide a tour of the nation's first implemented smart grid system. "We are excited to host the South Sudanese leaders and hear about their plans to develop a smart grid," said Matt Bentke, COO of...

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2009-05-06 12:45:47

U.S. actress Mia Farrow is documenting on YouTube her hunger strike in support of refugees in Darfur. The New York Post Wednesday said Farrow is now in Day 11 of a water-only fast she hopes to keep for a three weeks to protest the ban of 16 human welfare agencies from the region by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Of course, I don't expect that me on a hunger strike is going to do that much, the Post quoted Farrow as saying in one YouTube clip. But if it provides a news hook for newspapers...

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2009-04-22 11:50:22

U.S. actress Mia Farrow says she plans to go on a hunger strike to protest the Sudanese government's decision to expel foreign aid agencies from Darfur. Farrow has long campaigned on behalf of the people in the war-ravaged region. The goodwill ambassador for UNICEF said she plans to start her fast of only water Monday. The BBC quoted the 64-year-old actress as saying she wants to demonstrate outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children...

2009-04-16 11:49:55

Some countries still harbor wild poliovirus, so all polio-free countries need to maintain sensitive surveillance systems, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report released Thursday said that from 2007-2008, the cases of polio in Africa increased 144 percent, from 387 cases in 2007 to 946 in 2008, primarily because of a resurgence of cases in Nigeria as well as increases in Angola, Chad and Sudan. The importations of wild poliovirus resulted...

2009-03-30 13:33:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is gravely distressed by the lavish welcome afforded to Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir, whose arrest on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes is sought by the International Criminal Court, at the Arab League summit in Qatar. "Welcoming an accused mass murderer with a kiss on the red carpet is morally repugnant," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "This action is unworthy of the role as a respected regional mediator to...


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Nile Lechwe, Kobus megaceros
2012-09-10 17:01:29

The Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros), a species of antelope, is also known as Mrs Gray's lechwe, the waterbuck, or the wasserbock. It can be found in Ethiopia and Sudan, where it prefers a habitat within grasslands, steppes, wetlands, coastal areas, or swamplands with water reaching a depth between 3.9 and 16 inches. Leopold Fitzinger first described this antelope in 1855. The Nile lechwe varies in size depending on sex, with males typically reaching a weight of up to 260 pounds and females...

2012-06-14 11:34:58

Symbol: RASU8 Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Arecidae Order   Arecales Family   Arecaceae – Palm family Genus   Raphia P. Beauv. –...

2012-06-18 03:59:53

Symbol: DAGE Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Distribution: DactylocteniumgerminatumHack. distribution:USA(MD) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons...

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2008-10-18 12:31:16

The Taita Fiscal (Lanius dorsalis) is a member of the shrike family. This is an African species. It is found from southeastern Sudan and southern Ethiopia to northeastern Tanzania. Its habitat is dry open thornbush and acacia and other dry open woodland. The Taita Fiscal is 8.25 inches in length and is fairly unique. It has white underparts and a black crown, hind neck and wings. The back is gray, the rump is white, and there is a characteristic white V-shape on the back. The tail is...

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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