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Business News Archive - November 09, 2010

PARIS, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - BOURBON Quarterly Financial Information Offshore Activity Grows for Second Consecutive Quarter - BOURBON Revenues Q3 2010 vs Q3 2009: +6.4% - Revenues From Directly-Owned Vessels Q3 2010 vs Q3 2009: +11.9% "In a market environment that continues to be difficult, BOURBON can today report third-quarter 2010 revenue growth of 6.4%.

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "With over 65 percent of the world's hungry in Asia, progress in rice productivity is still lagging behind the advancements of other crops," said Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO, speaking today at the International Rice Congress (IRC) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

DELHI, India, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to enhance customer support, Caterpillar Inc.

LONDON, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDS.A; NYSE: RDS.B) confirms that its subsidiary, Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited (SEHAL), has sold 78.34 million Woodside shares representing 10.0% of the total issued shares in Woodside. SEHAL now holds 190,119,364 shares representing 24.27% of the issued share capital of Woodside. Notes to Editors Royal Dutch Shell plc Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BMB Munai, Inc.

LONDON, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtech Conference and Exhibitions invites all cement industry professionals to attend its Cemtech Middle East & Africa Conference, which takes place at the luxurious Semiramis Intercontinental hotel in Cairo, Egypt, during 19-22 February 2011. Over three days, leading cement industry experts will present the latest trends in cement technology as well as give valuable insights into the Middle East and African cement markets.

HAMBURG, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The non-profit company maribus gGmbH was established two years ago with the aim of raising the public's awareness of the interconnectedness of the marine environment, thus contributing to more effective protection of the world's oceans. The partners who have made such a vital contribution to the production of maribus's first publication, the "World Ocean Review" ("WOR"), have many years of commitment and expertise in studying the seas at the highest scientific level. They are: - the International Ocean Institute (IOI), founded by Professor Elisabeth Mann-Borgese in 1972, - the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" - a research group supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and made up of more than 250 scientists from a variety of disciplines, - and "mare" - the German-language magazine which focuses on the topic of the sea. The result is a comprehensive, detailed and unique report about

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 800 people attended a sold-out high-speed rail event put on by the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County at the Fresno Convention Center Thursday, Oct. 28. Attendees came from across the United States, including Washington, D.C.

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information, today announces that the first-place winner of its $10,000 Video Car Review Contest has claimed the prize.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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