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2014-07-18 16:20:35

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lynden family of companies was once again included in Inbound Logistics magazine's annual Top 100 3PLs and 75 Green Supply Chain Partner lists. Lynden is profiled in the June issue of the magazine for "meeting and exceeding environmental regulations, maximizing fuel efficiency and monitoring and guarding against accidents, emissions and avoidable pollution." The Top 100 3PL list appears in the July issue. The lists are compiled...

2014-07-18 12:22:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Furie Operating Alaska, LLC ("Furie"), a growth-oriented independent oil & gas company, announced today the completion of a $160 million investment commitment from Energy Capital Partners Mezzanine Opportunities Fund. The investment will fund the build-out of infrastructure for the installation of an offshore natural gas production platform, marine pipeline, and onshore production facilities to bring proven natural gas reserves to...

2014-07-15 08:28:50

TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in conjunction with Galderma Canada are pleased to announce that Metvix PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), is now available at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto as an additional treatment option for patients with NMSC (non-melanoma skin cancer). For eligible patients the positive impact of Metvix PDT cannot be overestimated in pre-cancerous AK (Actinic Keratoses) and superficial BCC (Basal Cell...

2014-07-14 23:01:41

Yamaha Disklavier Plays Instrumental Role in Most Prestigious Competition for Pianists Under 32 Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Peter Friis Johansson, a concert pianist from Denmark and Sweden, was named the winner of the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition, held here beginning June 28 through July 12. Alexey Chernov of Russia was awarded second prize in this year’s event. Frank Dupree of Germany earned third prize, Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain took fourth prize, and Chen...

2014-07-10 12:21:01

SEATTLE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. "Lavanya brings a wealth of airline industry experience to Alaska Air Group, which makes him perfectly suited to lead our investor relations effort," said Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Air Group executive vice president of finance and chief...

2014-07-09 23:09:31

Alaska Fishing Directory announces their new website to better connect with customers and show more about their services online. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Alaska Fishing Directory announced their new website to better connect with their customers and to show more about their services online. Customers can now visit their website at http://www.alaska-fishing-directory.com/ and view their services online. Alaska Fishing Directory is the one-stop site that is dedicated to fishing...

2014-07-09 08:20:59

SEATTLE, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group's board of directors has named Veresh Sita vice president and chief information officer for Alaska Airlines. As CIO, Sita will have oversight of a department of 300 information technology professionals and be responsible for investing in the infrastructure, enterprise systems and technical innovation at Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier Horizon Air. He will join the company on Aug. 1. "Veresh's leadership and rich...

2014-07-08 12:20:35

Introductory fares from $176 to Los Cabos and $186 to Puerto Vallarta* SEATTLE, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers can now book travel on Alaska Airlines new nonstop flights from Portland, Ore., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval by the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin seasonal service between Portland and Los Cabos from Nov. 3 through April 27, 2015, and between Portland and Puerto Vallarta from Nov. 4...

2014-07-03 12:21:15

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named Shaunta Hyde to the newly created position of managing director of community relations. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines. "Boosting our company's connections to the communities we serve is a top priority for Alaska Airlines," said Joe...

2014-07-03 08:20:28

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 5.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.9 percent. These statistics include...


Latest Alaska Reference Libraries

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
2013-04-29 16:18:13

Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in the southeastern portion of the American state of Alaska. The park holds 13,175,799 acres of land, divided between the park and preserve, which was once inhabited by Native Americans like the Ahtna and Tlingit peoples. Although Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867, American citizens did not move into the area until the 1880’s, when gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory. It is thought that George Holt was the...

Spotted Seal
2013-04-29 16:12:21

The spotted seal (Phoca largha or Phoca vitulina largha), also known as the largha seal or simply the largha, is a “true seal” in the family Phocidae. It is native to northern areas of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring seas, preferring to reside on sea ice. Its range includes the continental shelf of the Okhotsk and Bering Seas, Chukchi, and Beaufort. Its southern range extends to the Yellow Sea. When it migrates, it can be found in the Sea of Japan and northern Huanghai. During the...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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