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2014-06-27 00:20:44

TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team is off to the semifinals after defeating Australia 63-47 on Thursday evening at the 2014 Women's World Championship at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. Team Canada, the reigning world championship bronze medallist, will face defending Paralympic bronze medallist the Netherlands in the semifinal contest at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 27 with a berth to the gold medal game on the line. It was...

2014-06-26 23:11:36

Australia's Four Pillars elite - the top four banks - moved further ahead in consumer credit card market dominance in the 12 months to April 2014. An anuual survey showed they consolidated their market share against previous credit supplier high flyers HSBC and Citibank. Sydney New South Wales, Australia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Three of Australia’s Big Four banks enjoyed a surge in growth and popularity among credit seekers over the past 12 months at the expense of hyper-active HSBC...

2014-06-26 08:27:28

MILAN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization's large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these "disorders of the brain" account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the...

2014-06-25 23:01:01

The 2nd annual DUG Australia conference and exhibition offers a full roster of top oil and gas industry speakers including executives from PETRONAS and APPEA. Hosted by Hart Energy’s new energy information franchise, Oil and Gas Investor Australia, the event is scheduled for 26-28 August 2014 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The 2nd annual DUG Australia conference and exhibition offers a full roster of top oil and...

2014-06-25 00:20:18

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada will face Australia in the quarter-finals at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship following a 59-52 victory over Great Britain on Tuesday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. Canada finished in second place in Group B with the win over Great Britain, improving its record to 4-1. The Canadians rebounded from a loss to Germany less than 24 hours earlier to power past the Brits. Both sides exchanged the...

2014-06-24 23:12:28

The companies announced a three-year extension of their contract following a successful trial of TaKaDu’s innovative software. Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia, and Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Unitywater, a leading water utility from Queensland Australia, and TaKaDu, a global leader in integrated water network management, today announced a three-year extension of their contract following a successful trial of TaKaDu’s innovative software. Unitywater and TaKaDu...

2014-06-24 08:22:26

MIAMI, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced non-GAAP net income of $80 million, or $0.10 diluted EPS for the second quarter of 2014 compared to non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2013 of $57 million, or $0.07 diluted EPS. For the second quarter of 2014, U.S. GAAP net income, which included a net gain on vessel transactions of $15 million and net unrealized gains on fuel derivatives of $11 million, was $106 million, or...

2014-06-24 04:20:38

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of citizens surveyed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in six countries (89 percent) say they are willing to share their biometric details - the unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, that can be used to verify identities and automate recognition - when traveling across international borders. However, most (69 percent) of the 3,000 survey respondents say they have not shared any biometric information to date. Survey...

2014-06-23 23:02:34

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Market Snapshot: Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 – Asia-Pacific” to its store. Place a direct purchase order at http://www.lifescienceindustryresearch.com/purchase?rname=15170. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 This report provides quantitative analysis of the two mammography systems market segments: full field mammography systems and film-screen mammography systems. The analysis includes market size data by revenue and volume...

2014-06-23 08:25:01

Latest Approved TV and Digital Spots Poke Fun at Projected Top-10 NBA Draft Pick Centered on Idea that "Life Changes After the Draft" NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today launched on YouTube a series of five new commercials with adidas featuring NBA Draft prospect Dante Exum of Australia. The latest ads are part of Foot Locker's successful "Approved" marketing platform and poke fun at Exum's...


Latest Australia Reference Libraries

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Litoria fallax
2014-05-26 10:53:47

The Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) is a small and very common tree frog located on the eastern coast of Australia, from around Cairns, Queensland, to around Ulladulla, New South Wales. Individuals of this species are often found somewhere else, having been accidentally relocated by transported fruit boxes. Confirmed sightings of breeding pairs have confirmed their survival in Victoria’s cooler climate. This is a small species; the females can reach a maximum size of 25 to 30...

Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
2014-05-19 12:50:49

The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), or the eastern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range once included mainland Australia, but it is still common on Tasmania. This species is one of six living quoll species and was named for its ferret-like appearance. George Shaw, who classified it with possums in the Didelphis genus, first discovered it in 1800. Male eastern quolls reach an average body length of 23.6 inches and weight of 2.8 pounds. This...

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata
2014-04-27 08:44:45

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) is native to the Central coast of California and Mexico primarily the Guadalupe and Cedros Islands. The Monterey pine is planted extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, and South Africa. The Monterey pine is closely related to the Bishop and Knobcone pine. The Monterey pine is a short to medium tree growing from 49-98 feet tall with some growing to 200 feet tall in perfect growing conditions. The crown is rounded with...

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