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Business News Archive - August 17, 2009

DUBAI, UAE, August 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new conference designed to offer strategies and solutions for ship owners and operators, coast guards, navies and governments to tackle the worrying rise in maritime piracy and crimes at sea, will be held between the 6th-9th December 2009 in Dubai. Developed in collaboration with the commercial shipping industry and the region's coast guards and navies and organised by the International Quality and Productivity Center, Counter-Piracy and Ship Security 2009 will be a forum for the entire maritime community to come together and debate the issues, whilst not losing sight of the practical solutions that can actually be implemented, which are really needed by the region's shipping industry. Recognising that it is critical for the community to continually exchange intelligence and best practice to tackle the problems, Counter-Piracy and Ship Security 2009 will offer case studies and analyses from shipping operators who will share their

HAIFA, Israel, August 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Adjusted refining margin 45% higher than Reuters' Mediterranean Ural Cracking Margin benchmark; - Net loss for the quarter total $8 million, compared to $71 million net income in second quarter 2008; - Mild Hydrocracker activated in May 2009 - Increasing overall gasoil production capacity by 1.5%; - Completed maintenance and upgrade of largest crude unit in July, to contribute to higher margins starting from Q3 2009 Oil Refineries Ltd.

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Top 10 Back-to-School Cars, www.kbb.com/schoolrides09, today were named by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information.

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Directly on the heels of earning a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the all-new 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle has been named to the 2009 "Top 10 Back-to-School Cars" list by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com.

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the RMG GROUP (RMG Regel + Messtechnik GmbH and all of its subsidiaries, together RMG) for approximately $400 million USD.

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Texas Petrochemicals, Inc., (OTC:TXPI.PK) ("TPI") today is reporting preliminary summary results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2009.

The National Energy Summit & International Dialogue September 23 - 24, 2009 WASHINGTON, Aug.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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