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2014-07-17 08:22:57

- Record revenue of $5.9 billion for the quarter, up 8% year over year HOUSTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today results for the second quarter of 2014 are as follows: Q2 2014 Q2 2013 Q1 2014 ------- ------- ------- Revenue (millions) $5,935 $5,487 $5,731 Adjusted net income (non- GAAP, millions)...

ebola outbreak
2014-06-28 05:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday. According to CNN's Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen, the WHO has said it has sent teams of experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in order to help local health officials deal with...

2014-05-27 12:23:55

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NEAH GES is pleased to announce the lead sponsorship for the West Africa Oil & Gas Security 2014 Summit to be held in Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria on the 18th-19th of June 2014, with a focus on the promotion of sustainable security and protection development for national and international oil and gas companies active in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91256 Major Energy producers are scheduled...

2014-05-15 16:23:05

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC) today announced plans to join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a U.S. Department of Commerce Energy Business Development trade mission to West Africa. The delegation will travel to Ghana and Nigeria from May 18-23, 2014. The goal of the mission is to expand opportunities for U.S. companies in the energy sector while addressing a major need to develop increased energy and power...

2014-05-13 12:27:31

Index Provider Launches 14 New Equity Indices Covering Africa JOHANNESBURG, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) announced today that it has launched the deepest and most extensive suite of African equity indices currently available to investors. Fourteen (14) new equity indices covering thirteen (13) African markets were launched today by SPDJI providing investors in Africa, as well as those outside, with a comprehensive offering of indices measuring the performance...

2014-05-12 16:24:04

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEWW Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected to accompany U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on a Trade Mission to West Africa. The Trade Mission is set for May 18-23, with stops in Ghana and Nigeria. SEWW Energy is one of 20 businesses joining the mission to promote U.S. exports and expanding the U.S. companies' presence in Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86527 SEWW Energy was...

2014-05-07 08:25:10

An active quarter with successful drilling and substantial progress to first production CALGARY, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") today announces its financial and operational results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Highlights: -- A Q1 2014 net loss of $6.9 million ($0.07 per common share) compared to $47.0 Million ($0.64 per common share) in Q1 2013 -- $153.8 million of cash...

2014-04-24 20:21:25

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Roxgold Inc. ("Roxgold" or "the Company") (TSX.V: ROG) today reported its financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, including development highlights from its Yaramoko Gold Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Over the year Roxgold made significant progress in advancing the 55 Zone deposit at the Yaramoko property, including delivering a Preliminary Economic Assessment and commencing work on its Feasibility Study, which has since...

2014-04-16 23:12:17

Indigenous Wisdom-Based Expertise of Dr. Chiku Malunga Comes to Accra, Ghana This Week Where He Conducts High-Level Mentoring Seminar for the West Africa Civil Society Institute – Includes Guest Participants from Africa Lead Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Imagine bringing African Indigenous wisdom to society and today’s business culture. Malawi-based author, Chiku Malunga, PhD, does just that and quite successfully as his globally embraced fresh perspective continues to be in...

Liberia Is Home To The Second Largest Chimpanzee Population In West Africa
2014-04-10 12:30:18

Max Planck Institute When Liberia enters the news it is usually in the context of civil war, economic crisis, poverty or a disease outbreak such as the recent emergence of Ebola in West Africa. Liberia’s status as a biodiversity hotspot and the fact that it is home to some of the last viable and threatened wildlife populations in West Africa has received little media attention in the past. This is partly because the many years of violent conflict in Liberia, from 1989 to 1997 and from...


Latest West Africa Reference Libraries

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2009-04-07 15:38:01

The Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius) is a species of bird that is found in tropical west Africa. It is found mostly in trees around wooded country and also gardens. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. The adult is 10.25 inches in length. It is fairly plump, has a short neck and a large head. The tail is somewhat short. It has a black crown, back, tail and breast band. The throat and belly are red and the rump is white. There is a yellow eye patch....

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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-30 00:34:17

Steatocranus (Boulenger, 1899) is a small genus of rheophilic cichlid fish endemic to the Congo River, although one species, Steatocranus irevinei, occurs in West Africa. The genus currently includes 9 species, all of which have relatively reduced swim bladder function. The name Steatocranus refers to the fatty deposit on the forehead of most species. Two species, Steatocranus casuarius (also known as the Lionhead, Blockhead or Humphead) and Steatocranus tinanti are relatively common in the...

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