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2014-07-31 04:00:00

University of Exeter Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance. Writing in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, scientists from the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department report that the number of green turtles nesting at the remote South Atlantic...

2014-07-01 12:27:50

ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension is pleased to announce six members of the new Ascension Board of Directors: -- The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, EdD, President, DePaul University, Chicago, who will serve as interim Chair. Father Dennis, former Vice Chair of the Ascension Board of Directors, is also a professor of education at DePaul and a faculty member in the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Management Development Program, as...

2014-03-26 08:35:02

The company transitions to a single brand identity and launches updated corporate website WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today the launch of its new corporate website, www.ascensionins.com, as well as its new logo and brand identity. This rebranding effort follows a period of expansion for the company over the past three years, in which several acquisitions of smaller, successful brokerage firms were completed. Ascension's...

2013-12-31 16:22:13

New Role Expands Ascension's Compliance Capabilities and Affordable Care Act Expertise WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc., announced today that Ed Bray has joined their benefits practice group in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Compliance. Bray will be responsible for delivering health and welfare benefits compliance support and services to Ascension's clients. Bray joins Ascension with over 15 years' experience directing...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.