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2009-09-16 10:50:00

EAST ALTON, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Simmons firm, a leading national law firm in the fight against mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases and headquartered in East Alton, Ill., will host the first HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference on Friday, September 25, at the Westin St. Louis. Simmons' managing partner Michael Angelides will serve as a conference chair. Over the last decade, Angelides has helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of hundreds...

2009-07-29 06:05:00

- Agreement with G. J. Littlewoods & Son, Inc. Enables Crailar Organic Fibers to Project Initial Revenue in the Fourth Quarter of 2009 - PORTLAND, OR, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) a company committed to unlocking the potential of renewable and environmentally sustainable biomass resources from hemp and other bast fibers, signed an agreement with G.J. Littlewoods Son, Inc. to manufacture Crailar(R) Organic...

2009-07-02 14:57:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-site settlement, G-I Holdings Inc. has agreed to address asbestos contamination caused by its past operation of the largest chrysotile asbestos mine and mill in the country, the United States and the state of Vermont announced today. The 1,673-acre abandoned mine site in Vermont, known as the Vermont Asbestos Group Mine Site (VAG Site) is the most significant of the contaminated sites covered by the settlement, which...

2009-06-12 13:22:09

A spike in the number of ermine moths has left trees in parts of Britain covered entirely in cocoons of silk resembling giant spider webs, observers said. I was quite excited when I first saw it because it gives quite a beautiful effect as it looks silky in the sunlight, Deborah Collick, parks manager in Maidstone, Kent, told The Daily Telegraph in a story published Friday. Adult ermine moths lay up to 400 eggs each. Hatching larvae then eat the tree leaves and spin themselves into cocoons of...

2009-06-03 14:55:00

New York House magazine selects Universal Fibers(R) for its inaugural competition. BRISTOL, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, Universal Fibers(R) is being recognized for its commitment to sustainability by being honored with an environmental award. Schein Media announces that ReFresh Fibers(R) is a winner of the New York House magazine Innovative Green Design Award in the Flooring/Floor Coverings Category. Winners represent the greenest materials, most sustainable...

2009-05-20 15:12:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HB Litigation Conferences, formerly Mealey's Conferences, has announced that its National Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San FranciscoSept. 23-25, 2009. "The program brings together all sides of the litigation," said Tom Hagy, president of HB, "including judges, physicians, and even jurors from an actual asbestos trial." Chairing the program are Joseph Belluck of Belluck & Fox LLP; Michael Pietrykowski of...

2009-05-08 07:16:53

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source. A jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities by the leaves triggers a single, highly tuned olfactory receptor in the silkworms' antennae, they show. The results are contrary to the notion that insects are generally attracted to their host plants through the recognition of a blend of volatile compounds by a...

2009-05-04 11:37:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, is proud to announce that at least nine judges will participate in the June 3 "Judicial Forum on Asbestos," according to HB President Tom Hagy. Also, Hagy said prominent asbestos defense attorney Marc Kasowitz will join well-known plaintiff attorneys Perry Weitz and John Cooney on the chairing panel. Judges and attorneys from around the country handling thousands of asbestos lawsuits will gather at...

2009-04-28 17:27:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Judges and attorneys from around the country handling thousands of asbestos lawsuits will gather in New York on June 3 for a conference and webcast on effectively managing this massive litigation and fostering a better understanding of asbestos trusts. The program - entitled the "Judicial Forum on Asbestos" - is being produced by HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences. The chairmen are Perry Weitz of Weitz & Luxenberg of New York...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

Universal Fibers adds New Spotlight to Environmentally Conscious Industrial Fiber Products BRISTOL, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Fibers is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with David T. Rouse, owner of Rouse Enterprises, LLC to represent their solution dyed industrial products. Rouse Enterprises, LLC will represent Universal's industrial solution-dyed yarn products and capabilities to the marketplace in the United States and Canada. Thanks to the...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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