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Lizard Island
2014-09-19 03:00:16

Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may be playing an important role in this perilous slowdown. In a quest for historical context on the peril facing coral reefs, the team compared current measurements of the growth rate of a section of Australia’s Great Barrier...

2014-09-18 16:24:50

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe report titled "Asia-Pacific Nutraceuticals Industry Outlook to 2017 - India and China to Lead Growth" present a comprehensive analysis of the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals industry covering market size in terms of revenues, market segmentation by geography, trends and developments and future outlook of the industry. The report also entails a detailed description of the...

2014-09-18 12:31:45

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN, CHSCM), the United States' leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global agriculture and energy business, announced today it has acquired a 50 percent share of Broadbent Grain, an agricultural supply chain management company located at Queensland and Victoria, Australia. "Investing in Broadbent Grain will further expand CHS grain origination capabilities in Australia by adding grain storage,...

2014-09-17 12:32:39

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exablaze, the leading developer and manufacturer of ultra low latency network devices, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146757 Exablaze joins a growing list of innovative technology organizations working collaboratively with IBM to build and deliver advanced server, networking...

2014-09-17 08:25:46

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian-based growth hacker, Mark Middo, and author of 5 Minute Business, is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs globally to earn a profit while following their passion. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146672 "As a growth hacker, I generally work with start-ups where budgets are tight, leveraging technology to think outside the square in order to grow the product or service at a rapid pace," says Mark. Middo rose to...

2014-09-17 04:20:29

Company to distribute SolarMax inverters in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd. ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced a new partnership initiative with Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax to distribute SolarMax solar inverters in Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080506/CNTU030 The partnership is an extension...

2014-09-15 16:21:24

Adds engine and power system distribution to complement existing truck distribution business BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia ("MTU-DDA"), a leading distributor of the world's finest diesel and gas engines and power systems, operating across the on- and off-highway markets in...

2014-09-15 04:21:09

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although it may be hard to believe that there is an even more bioactive form of Red Reishi mushroom that has its own set of unique qualities ready to enter your body and make some upgrades, it's true. Like the concentrated Red Reishi Extract (also produced by Immortality Superfoods), Red Reishi Spore Oil (Liquid Gold) still comes with all the amazing qualities of the mushroom itself, such as immune-modulation, stress relief, liver...

2014-09-10 08:32:09

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Kinetics Corporation, a leading mobile health technologies company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the marketing of the company's Personal KinetiGraph(TM) (PKG(TM)) technology designed to improve the assessment and monitoring of symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders that affect movement. The Personal KinetiGraph is the first wrist-worn device approved in...

2014-09-10 08:21:15

More than 45,000mi2 added in one of Southern Hemisphere's biggest RDS-TMC rollouts DETROIT, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelematics, Australia's leading telematics solutions provider, today announced a major network expansion of its real-time traffic service at the ITS World Congress in Detroit. In one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest service rollouts, Intelematics will add more than 45,000 square miles (72,500 square kilometers) to the SUNA RDS-TMC network by December...


Latest Australia Reference Libraries

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Bellendena montana
2014-10-15 11:15:54

Bellendena montana is a low-growing species of shrub. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Mountain Rocket. This multi-stemmed shrub only grows in high altitude subalpine and alpine regions in Australia. B. montana plants produce white flowers in the summer months and fall times produce red or yellow fruits. The species typically range in size growing between 10 to 70 inches tall and almost 40 inches in diameter. The plant produces thick,...

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree measuring no more than 15 feet. Interestingly, in areas of extreme exposure, such as on exposed coastal...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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