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2010-03-02 13:51:00

TSX: GQM VANCOUVER, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd. announces that the 45-day review period for the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Soledad Mountain Project concluded at 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2010. The SEIR was distributed on January 11, 2010 by the Kern County Planning Department, as lead agency under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to approximately 430 recipients and notification of release to...

2010-02-26 15:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is asking the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve proposals that would reduce average electric rates by 2.5 percent from March 1 levels, beginning June 1. The proposals are among a number of measures PG&E is taking to help customers with their electricity costs. "We understand that electricity is a fundamental need, and know that...

2010-02-19 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd. was ordered to pay $10 million today for its role in causing the Cosco Busan oil discharge and a subsequent cover-up after the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November 2007, the Justice Department announced. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, pursuant to the plea agreement, ordered $2 million of the total $10 million monetary assessment to be devoted to fund marine...

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2010-01-31 06:29:58

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for two state-run agencies to investigate a rash of birth defects that have affected Kettleman City for over a year now, according to the Associated Press. The intervention from the Governor's office was a welcome surprise to both residents and activists who have been demanding answers on why this is happening in this small impoverished municipality. The pleas for help were largely ignored for nearly 15 months. Though it is a big victory now for the...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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