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2009-03-17 14:09:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reynolds American Inc. today called N.C. Gov. Perdue's proposal to increase cigarette taxes by another $1.00 per pack an "outrageous attack on jobs in our state." "It is incomprehensible that the Governor would introduce a tax hike of this magnitude on top of the historic leap in the Federal tax on cigarettes effective April 1," said Tommy J. Payne, executive vice president of public affairs for Reynolds American Inc. "The Governor has...

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2009-02-13 08:10:00

A new federal report released on Thursday found that Marlboro cigarettes are the runaway favorite of teen smokers, the Associated Press reported. Because Marlboro is also the favored cigarette of most adults, anti-smoking advocates argued that the same advertising targeting adults is also influencing teens, despite smoking rates for that age group showing a recent decline. Dr. Victor Strasburger, a professor of pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a spokesman for...

2009-02-12 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on the cigarette brand preferences of middle and high school students demonstrates the need for Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate tobacco, Partnership for Prevention Interim President Corinne G. Husten, MD, MPH, said today. "It's no accident that the most-advertised brand of cigarettes in history is also the favorite brand of high school and middle school students," Husten said....

2009-02-12 13:56:38

U.S. researchers suggest that exposure to tobacco advertising and promotional activities plays a role in influencing youth to start smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said that researchers found the three most heavily advertised brands -- Marlboro, Newport and Camel -- continue to be the preferred brand of cigarettes smoked by middle and high school student smokers. The study found 78 percent of middle-school students and 87...

2009-02-11 06:30:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At a Glance -- Full-year 2008 reported EPS up 3.2 percent at $4.57; adjusted EPS up 5.0 percent at $4.80 -- 2008 4Q reported EPS down 11.9 percent at $0.89; adjusted EPS up 10.4 percent at $1.27 -- 4Q reported EPS includes non-cash trademark impairment charges of $145 million and an investment impairment of $33 million -- 2008 highlights: -- R.J....

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2008-12-09 14:25:00

Only months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos, Australians were urged Tuesday to start eating camels to keep them from wreaking environmental havoc. Australia's population of more than a million feral camels "” the largest wild herd on earth "” is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources, according to a three-year study. In attempt to make its case, the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Center, which...

2008-12-04 16:26:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of $0.85 per share ($3.40 per share annualized). The dividend will be payable on Jan. 2, 2009, to shareholders of record on Dec. 15, 2008. This is the 18th consecutive quarterly cash dividend that Reynolds American has declared since it became a publicly traded company on July 30, 2004. RAI's policy...

2008-10-08 18:00:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of Matthew L. Myers was released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: According to news reports, R.J. Reynolds has announced plans to test-market three new smokeless tobacco products that dissolve in the mouth, come in "fresh" and "mellow" flavors and have slick, colorful packaging similar to gum and candy. Called Camel Sticks, Strips and Orbs, these new products also carry the name of RJR's Camel cigarettes, one...

2008-09-09 21:00:15

By wire NEW YORK -- Reynolds American Inc. and its tobacco unit, R.J. Reynolds, said Tuesday they would cut about 570 jobs, or 10 percent of their American work force, as cigarette sellers prepare to compete more aggressively for sales of smokeless tobacco products. The company expects the job cuts at its headquarters in Winston- Salem, N.C., to save $100 million by the end of 2010 and $55 million a year after that. Employees will begin losing their jobs in the third quarter, but some...

2008-07-31 06:00:43

By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 31--The acceptance of higher-priced cigarettes by smokers and their increasing use of smokeless products increased Reynolds American Inc.'s profit by 12 percent in the second quarter, the company said yesterday. The net income of $364 million came despite a slight dip in sales to $2.3 billion. Diluted earnings rose 14 cents to $1.24 a share. The earnings beat by 5 cents the average forecast of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment...


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Llama, Lama glama
2012-09-19 14:36:11

Llama, Lama glama The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated camelid from South America. It is often used as a pack animal or for meat by Andean cultures. Its hair is used to make clothing and handicrafts. The course outer hair is typically used to make lead ropes, rugs, and wall hangings, and the fibers can come in many colors ranging from black to reddish brown to white. Because of transportation and trade of this species, there are now more than 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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2007-10-22 10:42:28

The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), is a camelid species native to South America. They are most commonly found in Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and northwest Argentina. Peru has the largest number. Bolivia has great number of wild vicuñas in the Southwestern side of the country. It lives in the high alpine regions of the Andes. Vicuñas live in the grass lands and plains in the mountain regions at an altitude of 4,000 to 5,500 meters (13000 to 18000 feet). The vicuña is considered more...

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2007-08-14 12:56:55

The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus), is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of eastern Asia. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the Dromedary, also known as the Arabian camel, which has one. For a memory aid the B of Bactrian can be imagined as a graphic of two humps and the D of Dromedary can be imagined as a graphic of one hump. Nearly all of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrian Camels alive today are domesticated, but in October 2002 the...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.