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2011-04-12 00:00:28

Mercy Ships volunteer crew come from more than 40 nations, working together to serve the poor of West Africa and other developing countries.

2011-04-07 14:30:44

Low-input farming for cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degredation of West Africa's tropical forest area.

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2011-04-07 08:22:57

A team led by researcher Rosalinda Gioia at Lancaster University (United Kingdom), has shown that high concentrations of PCBs (between 10 and 360 picograms/m3) are found in some countries in West Africa, such as the Gambia and Ivory Coast, and all along this coast.

2011-04-05 00:00:27

The procurement department at the Mercy Ships International Operations Center in Garden Valley, Texas, is charged with the daunting task of shipping medications, lab supplies, hospital equipment, and medical supplies (among other things) to their hospital ship in West Africa. Garden Valley, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) April 05, 2011 Mercy Ships is dedicated to improving World Health in some of the most poverty-stricken nations on earth.

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.

2011-02-01 00:17:16

Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, serving the poor in West Africa.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.