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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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2008-07-17 00:10:00

Tobacco companies control menthol levels in cigarettes, so lighting up for the first time will appeal more to young smokers who preferred milder tastes, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found industry documents from decades past about product development and on strategic plans for menthol products. "Menthol stimulates the cooling receptors in the lung and oral pharynx," said Dr. Gregory Connolly of Harvard. "It makes smoking...

2008-07-01 09:00:05

The Amsterdam police said 15 camels, two zebras and an undetermined number of llamas and potbellied swine briefly escaped from a traveling Dutch circus yesterday after a giraffe kicked a hole in their cage. Police spokesman Arnout Aben said the animals wandered in a group through a nearby neighborhood for several hours after their 5:30 a.m. breakout. The animals were back at the circus later in the day after being rounded up by police and circus workers with the assistance of dogs. Aben...

2006-12-01 18:00:37

By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Dec. 1--Lynn Beasley, the president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the architect of the controversial Joe Camel marketing campaign, said yesterday that she plans to retire Jan. 1. Beasley, 49, is the highest-ranking official left from the RJR team that bought Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. in 2004 to create Reynolds American Inc. She will be replaced by Daniel Delen, 41, who has been the president of British American Tobacco...

2005-11-28 01:02:35

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says. The 18-month inquiry found feral pigs, wild dogs, cats and rabbits were the most destructive pests in Australia, causing havoc for farmers, although feral deer, camels, foxes and horses also posed significant problems. "It is time to take control of this pressing problem facing Australian...

2005-11-28 01:00:00

CANBERRA -- Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says. The 18-month inquiry found feral pigs, wild dogs, cats and rabbits were the most destructive pests in Australia, causing havoc for farmers, although feral deer, camels, foxes and horses also posed significant problems. "It is time to take control of this pressing problem facing Australian farmers," inquiry...

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2004-12-01 08:06:05

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Parts of Australia's Outback could soon be overrun by wild camels if drastic measures are not taken to cull them, a wildlife scientist said Wednesday. Australia is now home to around 500,000 camels roaming the country's vast tracts of desert, said Glenn Edwards, a senior scientist for the Northern Territory provincial government. Camels were first introduced to Australia in the mid-1800s to transport goods across the desert. When trucks and trains made the beasts...


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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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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