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2014-10-02 12:23:16

LONDON, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TR-1: Notification of major interest in shares 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: (ii) Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) 2 Reason for the notification State An acquisition or disposal of voting...

2014-09-30 12:23:47

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lee Califf in response to Governor Jerry Brown's decision to sign SB 270 (Padilla) in to law. "The approval of SB 270 by the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown could serve as a case study for what happens when greedy special interests and bad government collide in the policymaking process. "Senator Padilla's bill was...

2014-09-11 23:05:30

Report created by 20-member panel during pilot process details pros and cons of GMO labeling ballot measure, with 11 voting in favor and 9 opposed Denver, CO. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A panel of 20 Colorado voters this week completed the first Colorado Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) and released their findings after a 3½-day analysis of Proposition 105. The pilot process brought together 20 randomly selected Coloradans representing a cross section of the state to review the...

2014-09-11 12:25:55

BERLIN, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Citizens' Initiative against TTIP rejected / Alliance announces resistance The Stop-TTIP Alliance, initiator of a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) against the TTIP and CETA international trade & investment agreements, today announced its opposition to the European Commission's decision to block the ECI. "Now the battle really begins," said Michael Efler, contact person of the ECI, which currently...

2014-08-19 12:23:21

LONDON, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: [ii] Royal Dutch Shell plc 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X An...

2014-07-09 12:23:40

- Urges Suroco Shareholders to Vote AGAINST the Petroamerica Arrangement - CALGARY, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Vetra Acquisition Ltd. ("VETRA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VETRA Holding S.a.r.l., today announced that it has increased the price of its binding offer to purchase all of the common shares of Suroco Energy Inc. ("Suroco") to $0.85 in cash per common share. This is VETRA's final offer for Suroco and will not be increased. VETRA is bringing additional value directly to shareholders in...

2014-06-26 16:22:02

- VETRA Urges Suroco Shareholders to Vote AGAINST the Petroamerica Arrangement on the BLUE form of Proxy prior to 8:00 a.m. (Calgary Time) on June 30th, 2014 - CALGARY, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Vetra Acquisition Ltd. ("VETRA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VETRA Holding S.a.r.l., in a letter to Suroco Energy Inc.'s ("Suroco") shareholders today urged Suroco shareholders to vote AGAINST Petroamerica Oil Corp.'s ("PetroAmerica") inferior offer. The full text of the letter is as follows: Dear...

2014-06-03 20:21:42

Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 Won't Appear on November 2014 Ballot SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) is disappointed by news that signatures to qualify a ballot initiative aimed at ensuring a stable source of federal health care funding for hospitals that provide care to California's most...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin