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2011-02-10 06:35:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today its 2011 capital program and guidance. The Company's total capital program is estimated at $2.7 billion, with investment split relatively evenly between the United States and international operations. Approximately 42 percent of the program is going toward major project investments, 18 percent for exploration and appraisal activities, and the remaining 40 percent for ongoing maintenance and near-term...

2011-02-01 00:17:16

Mercy Ships operates the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, serving the poor in West Africa. The programs offered when Mercy Ships serves a nation range from life changing surgeries to physician training. Garden Valley, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Mercy Ships, a global charity, is putting an international twist on bringing smiles to kids. Give Kids a Smile Day, observed the first Friday in February by the American Dental Association, is a day when dentists in the United...

2010-11-22 10:16:00

AFG publishes its new website at: www.AFGuinea.org HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Friends of Guinea ("AFG"), a tax exempt non-profit targeting medical relief and disease prevention in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, announced that effective today Michael P. Carson has become its new Executive Director. He was selected by AFG's board after interviewing a formidable group of candidates derived from an intense executive search performed by Heidrick &...

2010-11-04 16:33:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 of $38.9 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared to $33.2 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, in the September 2009 quarter. The quarter benefited from sequential improvement in the underlying operations and a significant reduction in the effective tax rate, which was driven by a global restructuring of Bristow's operations as...

2010-11-03 19:05:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Industries, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBL) today announced revenues of $189.5 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $203.7 million for the third quarter of 2009. Net loss was $27.9 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010 compared to net income of $14.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. Included in the third quarter results is a goodwill impairment of $37.4 million in the...

2010-10-28 10:45:00

Financial resource base grows, supporting expansion plans HOUSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Friends of Guinea ("AFG"), a tax exempt non-profit targeting medical relief and disease prevention in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, reported its project(s)' success in 2010. Mrs. Diaraye Sylla Kourouma, AFG's President (aka "Bebe"), reported that the continued funding and staunch support from its key donors, such as Hyperdynamics Corporation (Amex: HDY), has provided the...

2010-10-06 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) announced today the addition of three key technical and operational staff members: Kenneth A. Nibbelink was named Chief Geologist, Donald E. Rice was appointed Senior Geophysicist, and Dennis Morton has joined the company as Operations Manager, based in Conakry, Republic of Guinea. "As we are beginning to receive data from the ongoing 3D seismic survey of our oil and gas concession in Guinea, there is a...

2010-09-23 21:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held this week in New York City, Durabilis announced its US$ 10 million commitment to support the development of sustainable and integrated agro-business supply chains in West Africa. Over the next 5 years, Durabilis will develop a number of innovative agro-business supply chains in West Africa that will utilize high technology innovations for low cost Bottom-of-the-Pyramid (BoP)...

2010-09-09 10:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. This includes a partnership with CARE to sponsor a new program of activities to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their families in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The partnership with CARE will improve access to education and basic services, promote better agricultural practices and help address the worst forms of child labor in cocoa...

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2010-06-02 08:14:25

Secretive Hemidactylus fasciatus is actually 4 species distributed in forest patches across W. Africa The West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest , according to a report in this week's issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The discovery by former University of...


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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