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2011-10-23 07:00:00

Donations to fund building supplies, health care resources for 1040i's February project to West Africa. Norman, OK (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 A Norman-area man is asking for a very unusual birthday gift this year â“ a gift that is not meant for him, but one that can save a childâs life. Rather than the typical tie or socks Mike Cousineau is requesting donations to 1040 Initiative (1040i), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that provides life-changing...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

With approximately 90% of all visually impaired people living in developing nations , the medical services provided by Mercy Ships in West Africa are focused on the areas of greatest need. Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Approximately eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Today, on World Sight Day [October 13, 2011], Mercy Ships honors those courageous patients who have received eye surgeries onboard...

2011-09-07 14:00:00

The Child Rescue Centre, in response to the alarming prevalence of child trafficking and forced child labor, has established a partnership with Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) to provide assistance to victims of trafficking in Sierra Leone. With a proven ten year history of quality care for the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, the Child Rescue Centre is now focusing on victims of child trafficking, and will become a safe and secure centre for victims to receive...

2011-08-09 05:10:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) today announced 2011 second quarter earnings and provided an operational update. Harvest reported second quarter earnings of approximately $90.1 million, or $2.24 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $296,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the same period last year. The second quarter results include exploration charges of $4.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, and a loss on the extinguishment of...

2011-07-09 00:00:30

Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW) Expands Project Monitoring Platform to West Africa Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Water For People, a non-profit international development organization dedicated to helping people gain access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation was granted $500,000 by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to bring the cutting-edge monitoring platform, Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW), to West Africa. The two-year grant will broaden the reach of FLOW, expanding...

2011-06-13 06:32:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunergy, Inc (the "Company") (OTC: SNEY) is pleased to provide update #2 for shareholders on its dredging operations on the 140 sq. km. Pampana River in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The information below comes as an update from Dale Bourassa, President and COO Allied Mining and Supply LLC and Chief of Sierra Leone Operations for Sunergy, Inc. "We are deep into the second month of dredging operations on our Pampana River Project in Sierra...


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
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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