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2010-01-27 06:00:00

NORTHLAKE, Ill., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Every morning, Lillian Krockerberger sings her favorite opera arias in German. While that may not seem like a monumental accomplishment, this opera soprano turns 105 years old on Feb 3, 2010.Lillian was born in Germany in 1905. An orphan, she came to Chicago, Illinois in 1921 and worked as a maid and caregiver for a wealthy family. That's when she met her husband, Carl. "He saw me through the front window of the home I was working at. It was love at...

2010-01-14 11:37:00

TSX: GQM VANCOUVER, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report ("SEIR") for the Soledad Mountain Project was distributed by the Kern County Planning Department as lead agency under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on January 11, 2010. This has officially started the 45-day review period for the SEIR. The following are a number of key dates:...

2009-11-25 08:33:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC), a subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that it received the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award at the Annual Statewide Environmental Summit, sponsored by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) held in San Diego. This is the most...

2009-10-22 17:15:00

OROVILLE, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News media representatives and members of the public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cleantech Innovation Center in Oroville, California on October 26 at 10:30 a.m. The CIC-Oroville, locally dubbed "The Energy Farm," is a newly-renovated 42, 000 square foot multi-use facility housing a variety of enterprises aimed at promoting a green economy in Northern California. The Center is home to businesses...

2009-09-29 07:30:00

HAWP Conference 2009 Features a Global Array of Speakers from Industry, Academia, Research and Government OROVILLE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first High Altitude Wind Power (HAWP) Conference was announced today by its sponsors, California State University Chico, the BayTEC Alliance and the Cleantech Innovation Center at Oroville. To be held in both Chico, CA and Oroville, CA on November 5 and 6, the event is the world's first conference dedicated specifically to...

2009-09-24 17:34:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The citywide voter initiative to redevelop the former Naval Air Station Alameda took an important step forward on Wednesday, Sept. 23 when proponents delivered the necessary voter signatures to the Alameda City Clerk's office. More than 8,000 signatures were hand-delivered to the City at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, starting the process to qualify the initiative for the ballot in 2010. SunCal is currently under an exclusive negotiation agreement with...

2009-09-24 06:30:00

Unusual ConocoPhillips & Occidental Petroleum Contributions Noted SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the California Secretary of States' web-site, ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum made donations totaling $50,000(1) to Governor Schwarzenegger's Dream Team, ballot measure committee account. Each company made a $25,000 contribution on September 10, 2009. "The contribution from oil companies with significant dirty coal-interests(2)(3) reaffirms the need...

2009-09-14 08:54:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stamford Industrial Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SIDG, "SIG" or the "Company"), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Concord Steel, Inc. ("Concord"), which constitutes substantially all of the Company's assets, filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the "Bankruptcy Code"), in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio (the "Court") under the caption...

2009-08-13 16:06:00

Fleet Mgt. Ltd. Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Pollution and Obstruction Crimes WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based ship management firm, pleaded guilty today to a criminal violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for its role in negligently causing the discharge of more than 50,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay from the Cosco Busan when the vessel struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in dense fog on Nov. 7, 2007. Fleet...

2009-07-22 12:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Claremont McKenna College's Roberts Environmental Center today released a detailed analysis of the social responsibility reporting efforts of the world's top entertainment corporations. All but the highest-scoring company is based in the US. The report contains a compilation of Pacific Sustainability Index scores evaluating the environmental and social reporting of the 14 entertainment companies on the 2008 Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 1000...