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New Legislation Prohibits Sale And Possession Of Shark Fins
2011-09-13 04:52:22

  Campaigns to save shark species have progressed in the past week as the California State Senate passed a ban on the sale and possession of shark fins last Tuesday. Shark fins could cost as much as $600 per pound and is a billion-dollar global industry. Shark fins are harvested from sharks in the ocean by catching the species, and then cutting off their fins, only to toss them back into the ocean for the animals to bleed out and die. "Since the 1970s the populations of...

2011-06-22 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. The Senate must approve the current version of this bill before it moves to President Sebastian Pinera for his signature. "The Chamber of Deputies' strong support for the shark finning ban is good news for sharks--and the entire marine environment--off Chile's coast," said Matt Rand, director of global shark...

2011-04-18 09:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarium of the Bay today unveiled its No Fins, No Future: Support AB 376 exhibition to help local sharks by spurring support for the passage of Assembly Bill, AB 376, which would ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in California. No Fins, No Future will highlight the importance of this legislation through a multimedia station, including WildAid's public service announcement by Yao Ming. An action station will...

2011-04-06 10:38:00

VALPARAISO, Chile, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from the Pew Environment Group were in Valparaiso this week to present to the Senate fisheries commission and meet with the presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies as well as other government officials in support of a Senate bill that would end the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/DC78443) The Pew delegation discussed pending legislation mandating...

2010-10-14 03:00:00

LONDON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Frost & Sullivan European Market Share Leadership Award in the Diesel Generator Sets Market is presented to Caterpillar Inc. The company has consolidated its leadership position on a platform of adaptability, versatility and experience. In a declining market, it has been able to generate revenues, accounting for a leading share of 24.9 per cent in the European diesel generator set market in 2009. (Logo:...

2010-06-26 12:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Aquarium of the Bay, shark advocates mark the launch of a new exhibit and shark conservation appeal featuring Sherman, the loveable shark of the syndicated cartoon, Sherman's Lagoon. An upcoming comic strip will urge US proposals for international shark conservation measures including better bans on "finning" (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea). The exhibit features a two-week long series of strips in which...

2010-06-21 10:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned cartoonist Jim Toomey joins his cast of amusing aquatic characters to share the story of shark finning in Aquarium of the Bay's new exhibit, Sherman's Lagoon: Finning Isn't Funny, on Saturday, June 26. To celebrate this new and thought-provoking exhibit, Toomey will be onsite to meet fans, conduct Cartooning 101 classes and sign books on opening day. The Sherman's Lagoon: Finning Isn't Funny exhibit will be on display throughout the...

2010-06-03 22:30:00

VANCOUVER, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ: BLDP) announced that Bruce Cousins, the company's CFO, is leaving to pursue other career interests and, effective June 14, Tony Guglielmin will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cousins will remain with Ballard through June 30 to work with Mr. Guglielmin and ensure a smooth transition. Mr. Guglielmin was most recently CFO at Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., which planned and constructed a $2...

2009-09-24 17:26:00

(TSX: FES) CALGARY, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - John Geddes, Chairman of the Board of Flint Energy Services Ltd. ("Flint") announced today that Mr. Ian Reid has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective September 23, 2009. Mr. Reid's relevant oil and gas services and construction industry experience spans his 31-year career with Finning International Inc., the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealer. Mr. Reid most recently served as President of Finning (Canada), from...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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