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2014-07-24 20:23:29

MONTREAL, July 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to jointly develop and pursue power generation, mining and metallurgy and nuclear-related environmental protection projects. The MOU signing took place today at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia. The agreement was signed by Preston Swafford, Chief Nuclear Officer,...

2014-07-24 20:23:26

RICHMOND, BC, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) announced today that the Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provided an injection of $100 million over three years and is aimed at reducing energy intensity and improving energy efficiency used in the thermal-mechanical pulping process at seven pulp facilities throughout...

2014-07-24 20:21:08

DULUTH, Minn., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday Stationstores will be adding compressed natural gas (CNG) to their existing Stationstore located at 3931 W First Street, Duluth, MN. Holiday will also begin operating CNG?powered trucks in its fuel delivery fleet. Trillium CNG(TM) will build, operate, and maintain the public access fast-fill CNG fueling location. Trillium CNG(TM) has twenty years of experience and a national network of compressed natural gas locations. Currently,...

2014-07-24 16:22:31

VANCOUVER, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to announce commencement of drilling operations at the Company's 100%-controlled Waitangi Valley-1 exploration well in Petroleum Exploration Permit 38348, located in New Zealand's East Coast Basin. The Waitangi Valley-1 well spudded on July 23, 2014 and will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 3,600 meters (11,800 feet). Waitangi Valley-1 is situated 250 kilometers north of TAG's...

2014-07-24 16:22:17

Utility's Renewable Energy Portfolio, Effective Energy Efficiency Programs Touted in National Report SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge...

2014-07-24 12:24:00

DALLAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Global Demand, Capacity and Prices for Polypropylene - End-Use Sectors in Asia-Pacific to Drive Growth" 2014 market research report says worldwide polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003, reaching 65 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86 mmty by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8%. It forecasts China and Russia to be the leading contributors to...

2014-07-24 12:23:56

ST. LOUIS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong Energy, Inc. ("Armstrong Energy") announced today that it will host a conference call with management on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern) to review Armstrong Energy's consolidated results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. A press release announcing the results will be issued on Thursday, August 14, 2014 before the market opens and will be posted to Armstrong Energy's website at...

2014-07-24 12:23:55

WELLINGTON, Colo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Scimetrics Ltd Corp an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to test a bait for use against feral hogs. The study will utilize innovative technology to minimize risks to non-target animals while researching the effectiveness of the feral hog bait. These fierce hogs endanger animals, crops, large ranges of wildlife habitat, and domestic pig operations in over 40 states-- including Texas,...

2014-07-24 12:23:52

Offering Appearance Of A Shrub, Barrel 'Hides' Next To Homes CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With water becoming an ever increasing need globally, and with fresh water becoming more expensive nationally, a recently organized American company is preparing to introduce a modern and upgraded version of the traditional rain barrel. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130118 The Natures ReadyWater (TM) rain barrel is designed to mimic a normal...

2014-07-24 12:23:38

Noesis also taps former US Department of Energy Finance Expert Michael Park as VP of project finance to secure project financing for growing list of Noesis Partners AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Noesis Energy, the industry-leading financing platform for energy efficiency projects, continued to capitalize on the demand for financing of commercial and industrial (C&I) energy efficiency projects such as lighting upgrades and HVAC retrofits. During Q2 of 2014,...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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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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