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2009-12-08 08:00:00

PARIS, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a program to support immunization advocacy in West Africa. The program, called ADVocacy for IMmunization (ADVIM), is a collaborative effort involving the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),...

2009-11-06 08:24:00

VANCOUVER, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lion Energy Corp. ("Lion") (TSX-V: LEO), a Canadian exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing oil and gas reserves in Central and East Africa, Southern Star Energy Inc. ("Southern") (OTC Bulletin Board: SSEY), a U.S.- based oil and gas exploration company with lease acreage properties in Louisiana, and Gold Star Resources Corp. ("Gold Star")(TSX-V: GXX), a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the strategic...

2009-11-06 07:15:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lion Energy Corp. ("Lion")(TSX-V: LEO), a Canadian exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing oil and gas reserves in Central and East Africa, Southern Star Energy Inc. ("Southern")(OTC Bulletin Board: SSEY), a U.S.- based oil and gas exploration company with lease acreage properties in Louisiana, and Gold Star Resources Corp. ("Gold Star")(TSX-V: GXX), a Canadian resource exploration company focused on the strategic...

2009-11-04 16:02:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended September 30, 2009. For the September 2009 quarter: Revenue was $291.6 million, which was substantially unchanged from September 2008 quarter revenue of $291.7 million and June 2009 quarter revenue of $290.5 million. Operating income was $53.6 million, an increase of 26% from the September 2008 quarter and 20% from the June 2009 quarter....

2009-10-14 14:18:20

Study in Mali, West Africa indicates possibility of vaccine-resistant malaria Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) have charted the extreme genetic differences that occur over time in the most dangerous malaria parasite in the world. While there is no approved vaccine for malaria, various experimental vaccines are in development. The CVD study suggests that developing a broadly protective vaccine for malaria may be challenging...

2009-08-10 10:07:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates was awarded a $20 million contract by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote agribusiness and trade promotion in West Africa. The Expanded Agribusiness and Trade Promotion (E-ATP) program will increase the value and volume of intra-regional agricultural trade of rice, millet/sorghum and poultry value chains along key transport corridors in seven countries in West Africa, including Ghana, Benin,...

2009-07-22 08:05:00

HOUSTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that the Plan of Development for the Aseng oil project has been sanctioned by the Company, its partners, and the Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Noble Energy serves as technical operator of the development with a 40 percent working interest. Formerly known as Benita, Aseng was originally discovered in 2007 as a gas-condensate field in Block "I" offshore...

2009-07-21 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- African oil trends and news is the focus of a new website sponsored by Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V; GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; http://www.goldstarresources.com), a Canadian oil company involved in the strategic acquisition of 'onshore' prospective oil and gas exploration projects in West Africa. Gold Star Resources created the new website because of the company's emergence as an energy resource player in West Africa. The firm recently...

2009-07-15 14:15:00

VENICE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the expanding Out of Africa organic shea butter line of products, hundreds of West African children are being educated so they can provide for themselves and contribute to their communities. The Southern California-based company, formed in 2005, works with the women's cooperatives in Benin, West Africa to harvest and produce the finest shea butter that is used in the company's products. Out of Africa soaps and body care products are made...

2009-07-13 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. President Barack Obama's highly publicized trip to Ghana has helped focus attention on oil and gas exploration throughout West Africa , as well as attracting new energy investment support to the African Continent, says the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF). In an exclusive news interview with Business New Network television (see the interview at www.goldstarresources.com and...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'