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2011-03-28 16:49:00

Maine Company's Technology Used in Sudan Election WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planson International Corporation, a small, woman-owned tech company headquartered in New Gloucester, Maine, is to receive the 2011 Sub-Saharan Africa Exporter of the Year award from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The award will be presented at the Bank's annual conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 31st. Planson used a $1.5 million revolving...

2011-02-05 00:00:45

P2 will donate energy-efficient lights, expertise and materials to the Engineering A Brighter Sudan Project Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) February 3, 2011 Precision-Paragon P2 announced today that the company will donate energy-efficient light fixtures for classrooms and additional materials to assist the construction of a solar-powered primary school in southern Sudan. The project is being spearheaded by Engineering A Brighter Sudan, a group formed by four engineering students at the University...

2011-01-10 14:18:41

Earth: Finding New Oil And Gas Frontiers Where to next in the search for oil and gas? EARTH examines several possible new frontiers - including the Arctic, the Falkland Islands, the Levant, Trinidad and Tobago and Sudan - where oil and gas exploration are starting to take hold. One of those places, Sudan, is in the news for other reasons: South Sudan voted yesterday on whether to secede from North Sudan. But given that South Sudan holds more than 70 percent of Sudan's 5 billion to 6 billion...

2011-01-07 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV and mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, are teaming up with George Clooney and the Satellite Sentinel Project - along with Not on Our Watch, the Enough Project, Google, the United Nations UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Trellon, LLC -- by calling on young people to help deter violence in Sudan, and send a loud message: "the world is watching." On January 9, 2011, southern...

2011-01-04 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The time has come. Registered Southern Sudanese Diaspora voters will choose to confirm the unity of Sudan or vote for the secession of Southern Sudan in the January 2011 Referendum in eight US cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA), Omaha, Phoenix (Glendale, AZ) and Seattle between January 9-15, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101123/PH07088LOGO ) Southern Sudanese people throughout the US...

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2010-12-15 23:00:00

Scientists from all over the world are taking a second, more expansive, look at the car-sized asteroid that exploded over Sudan's Nubian Desert in 2008. Initial research was focused on classifying the meteorite fragments that were collected two to five months after they were strewn across the desert and tracked by NASA's Near Earth Object astronomical network. Now in a series of 20 papers for a special double issue of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, published on December 15,...

2010-12-10 11:23:00

Bashir Dissolves Anti-Slavery Committee AWEIL, Sudan and WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has facilitated the freedom of 603 Southern Sudanese slaves in a pre-Christmas slave liberation action. Most of the slaves were captured by Baggara Arab militias in the service of the Government of Sudan during its jihad against the black, non-Muslim communities of Southern Sudan (1983 - 2005). Some of the freed child slaves were born...

2010-11-23 15:09:00

Ex-Im Bank Financing Supports the Sale of Equipment to Train Election Workers, Tabulate Results, and Develop Post-Election Policies WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small business in New Gloucester, Maine, will export computers to Sudan for use in a key upcoming election now that President Barack Obama has issued an order allowing financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) to support the sale. Planson International Corporation, a small,...

2010-10-28 11:57:13

Education is often heralded as an engine for peace and prosperity, but in the fifty-year civil war that has gripped Sudan, schools have played an important role in deepening the country's divisions. That's the conclusion of Anders Breidlid, a professor of international education and development at Oslo University College. His research on education in Sudan is published in the November issue of Comparative Education Review. Since taking power in northern Sudan in 1989, the Arab-dominated...

2010-10-22 00:00:37

'Cause on the Rocks' cocktail mixer at Viceroy Santa Monica generates funds and awareness for the building of clean-water wells and one-of-a-kind Eco-Sanitation systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 The Drop in the Bucket 'Cause on the Rocks' fundraiser presented by Causecast was hosted by esteemed actress, designer and philanthropist Alyssa Milano at the Viceroy Santa Monica on Tuesday, October 19. The evening raised funds and awareness for Drop in the...


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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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