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2014-06-09 23:09:48

Computer Frontiers, Inc. (CFI) is a certified, women-owned technology company headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, with affiliate companies located throughout Africa. CFI is proud to announce that Frontier Services International Limited, has established a new office in Gambia, Africa. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Frontier Services Limited is an affiliated company of Computer Frontiers Inc. and was incorporated in the Gambia in the first quarter of 2014. Frontier Services Ltd. supports Computer...

2014-05-09 12:26:44

Luxottica, Essilor, DHL and other industry leaders unite to provide services and expertise to equip and empower Gambians with local infrastructure to provide vision care access for entire country by 2015 BANJUL, Gambia, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OneSight, an independent nonprofit providing access to quality vision care and eyewear in underserved communities worldwide, is expanding its sustainable development work in The Gambia, a country in West Africa which previously...

2014-02-14 23:01:17

Futty Danso, Portland Timbers Defender, and Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City will host a benefit on behalf of The Brikama Society on February 20, 2014 from 5 PM to 7 PM. All proceeds raised from the BBQ and items donated will go to benefit The Brikama Hospital in The Gambia. Oregon City, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Heart of Caring is strong at Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City according to the skilled nursing campus’s administrator, Nate Dawson. “I’m inspired by the...

2011-07-05 00:00:30

Something huge is happening in the tiny West African country of The Gambia. With a population of about 1.7 million people and a land area of approximately 4,007 square miles, Gambia is the smallest continental African country. However, its size has not stopped Gambian trailblazers from making a huge impact on technology. In fact, New Century, LTD, Gambia's newest ICT consulting firm, which also provides endless business support services, has launched a revolutionary new website,...

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2011-04-07 08:22:57

"We were not expecting to find such high levels of PCBs, highly toxic compounds that are considered as priority compounds by European legislation, in a region such as the western coast of Africa", Ailette Prieto, a researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU-Spain) and co-author of a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, tells SINC. PCBs, which some studies have shown to be carcinogenic compounds, were used years ago as dielectric fluids in...

2008-07-14 03:00:34

Cultural Class: Youngsters at a Stoke-on-Trent school dressed to impress when they staged a multicultural day. The event was held at Eaton Park Primary School, in Bucknall, to raise money for some Gambian teachers and students to visit the school in Arbourfield Drive. Pupils from every class, right through from nursery to year six, performed a song or dance from a different country around the word. Geographical areas covered included Italy, America, India and China. Tickets were sold...

2006-07-02 16:55:11

By Pap Saine BANJUL (Reuters) - Former Chadian President Hissene Habre will be tried on charges of political murder and torture in Senegal, where he lives, the African Union said on Sunday. Legal experts advised African Union leaders Habre be tried in Africa, not Belgium which has requested his extradition. "The African Union has dealt with this matter and decided that President Hissene Habre be judged in Senegal, and that his trial must be fair, transparent and just," Congo Republic...

2006-05-24 07:11:38

By Rose Skelton FAJARA, Gambia (Reuters) - The young Gambian man in the yellow string vest calls out to a European woman walking along a wide golden beach shrouded in a fine sea mist. "Hey nice lady! Nice lady, I want to talk to you," he yells. She keeps walking. "It's nice to be nice," he grumbles as he returns to his friends, his matted hair escaping from his cap. The young man is one of Gambia's "bumsters," youths who offer to walk with tourists as they visit markets and beaches...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'