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2011-08-09 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will award its 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Mtetwa will be recognized for her efforts to fight injustice in her home country of Zimbabwe. The Inamori celebration begins with an academic symposium at 12:30 p.m. in the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, located on the ground level of...

2011-06-02 22:35:25

Mathematical models analyzing how a cholera outbreak spread in Zimbabwe are providing new insights into the most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics, according to University of Florida researchers. The mathematical models employed to analyze a large cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe in 2008-2009 suggest that mass vaccinations deployed strategically could prevent future cholera epidemics in that country and others. The researchers' findings, published online in...

2011-05-23 15:10:00

WESTPORT, Conn., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As "The Oprah Winfrey Show" nears the end of its 25th and final season, the Friday, May 20 episode of the program featured an hour titled "Oprah's All-Time Favorite Guest Revealed!" updating viewers on the lives of some of the program's most memorable guests. During the show, Oprah also revealed that her favorite guest of all-time is Tererai Trent, a woman from the village of Zvipani in Zimbabwe. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2011-05-05 15:37:36

If you want to improve HIV testing rates in remote rural areas, get the community involved, says UCLA's Thomas Coates, who has directed a new study examining HIV testing programs in communities in Africa and Southeast Asia. The research, published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, shows that when community mobilization activities and post-test psychosocial support services were added to easily accessible HIV counseling and testing programs, rates of initial and repeat testing in these...

2011-04-02 00:00:28

Seeing the ruthless act of the CEO of grand daddy of web hosting and domain registration world, Gossimer has decided to offer a portion of money from transferred-in domains to charity to help in Zimbabwe. Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 When March was drawing to an end, a catastrophic event shook the online world when CEO of GoDaddy posted a video of him killing an elephant in Zimbabwe for fun. Everyone was aghast on the killing, and very few people noticed the plight of "Orange...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

CLEVELAND, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zimbabwean human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa is a hero to victims of human rights abuses, civil society activists and foreign journalists covering unrest in her country. In recognition of her tremendous contributions, she will be honored with Case Western Reserve University's 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize. The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will recognize Mtetwa during events...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

Hands-On Seminars, an international continuing education organization for physical therapists, offers humanitarian teaching for the physiotherapists of Zimbabwe Astoria, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 With an invitation by the Zimbabwe Physiotherapy Association, Hands-On Seminars recently completed a seminar training in Manual Physical Therapy, aimed to promote manual physical therapy care in this African country. Zimbabwe with a population of 13 million people is severely underserved in terms...

2011-03-18 07:34:00

BEIJING, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The launching ceremony for the "2011 China-Africa Brightness Action" was held at the Beijing HNA Marriott Hotel on March 17th. Co-organized by the National Committee of Blindness Prevention (NCBP), China Association for Promoting Democracy, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), HNA Group Co., Ltd, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) and Beijing Tongren Hospital, the campaign will give patients...

2011-03-10 10:39:00

HARARE, Zimbabwe and PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - The Government of Zimbabwe ("GoZ") and Essar Africa Holdings Limited ("EAHL"), a privately held company of the Essar Group, today confirmed that they had reached an agreement for the revival of the operational assets of Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company ("ZISCO").  The agreement marks an important milestone in the process which started with the public tender for a majority of GoZ's shareholding in ZISCO and begins...

2011-02-09 13:07:42

The big drop in the numbers of people infected with HIV in Zimbabwe is because of mass social change, driven by fear of infection, according to an international study reported today in the journal PLoS Medicine. The scientists unraveling the reasons behind this unexpected downturn now reveal what they hope are the most important lessons in the fight against the disease for the rest of Africa. Zimbabwe's epidemic was one of the biggest in the world until the number of people infected with HIV...


Latest Zimbabwe Reference Libraries

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2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

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2007-10-24 16:32:18

The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...

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2007-01-19 19:26:46

The yellow mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country. It resides from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are as many as twelve subspecies of yellow mongoose. In general, the yellow mongoose has lighter highlights on the underbelly and chin, a bushy tail. Southern yellow mongooses are larger. They have...

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2007-01-01 16:39:37

The yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. It has a slim body with long arms and legs and a yellowish-brown hair. It resembles the chacma baboon but is smaller. Its muzzle is not as elongated. The hairless face is black, framed with white sideburns. Males can grow to about 33.07 in (84 cm), females to about 23.62 in (60 cm). It has a long tail that grows to be nearly as long as the body. The yellow baboon inhabits grasslands and light forests....

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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