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2011-05-11 04:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced plans to add the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America to its distribution center in Flanders, NJ. Staging for the system is currently underway and construction will conclude this summer. Upon completion, the 5.38 megawatt on-site solar mechanism will occupy 869,294 square feet and is estimated to generate 72 percent of the electrical needs for the Toys"R"Us® facility. "The...

2011-04-20 12:00:00

BRUSSELS, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every person's intestinal system falls into one of three clearly distinguishable types of gut microbiota, comparable to blood types. These types are not related to race, native country or diet, according to a new metagenomics study by an international consortium of scientists including Jeroen Raes, of the VIB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, published in Nature. Metagenomics is the study of the genetic material of complete ecosystems, in this case...

2010-12-16 04:10:00

STUTTGART, Germany, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PE INTERNATIONAL AG, a leading provider of sustainability management software and expert consulting services, announced today that it has secured EUR 8 million (10.8 million USD) in venture capital from Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), and the Cleantech team of European investment company Gimv. Through SVC, PE INTERNATIONAL will join Siemens' global innovation network. The financing will be used to support the company's ambitious growth...

2010-07-01 01:27:00

PARIS, July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - EUR 13.7m Second Round Funding Sofinnova Partners, acting as a leading investor, Gimv and Amundi Private Equity Funds announced today their investment in McPhy Energy, together with the historic investors in a second round of funding worth EUR 13.7m. The funds will be used towards the global expansion of McPhy Energy and the further industrialisation and commercialisation of its products. McPhy Energy is an innovative French company...

2009-05-25 12:08:39

The Flemish regional government says it will financially support the Belgian operations of the Swedish automaker Volvo. Volvo Cars CEO Stephen Odell met Kris Peeters, the prime minister of the Flemish regional government, on Monday, and Peeters announced the government would be willing to provide bank loan guarantees, the Swedish news agency TT reported. It is important that the factory in Gent (Ghent) has a future, Peeters said. The jobs there are very important. Under certain conditions we...

2009-04-22 11:27:50

Belgian scientists have created a plush green robot that is intended to ease the minds of young children in hospitals. Equipped with a touchscreen on its stomach, Probo will teach hospitalized children how certain operations work. "The main goal of this project is to have emotional communication with children," said Jelle Saldien, one of the researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) design team. Ivan Hermans, president of the Anty Foundation, said he...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of nanobodies, has received a grant worth E1.8 million from the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders. The grant, which is over three years, allows Ablynx to further develop technologies related to its Nanobody platform. Furthermore, this grant will enable Ablynx to expand its intellectual property portfolio. Edwin Moses, CEO and chairman of Ablynx, said: "We are...

2008-07-15 03:00:31

By Gadeyne, Els Onghena, Patrick; Ghesquiere, Pol ABSTRACT: Educational research has found few benefits of preprimary school nonpromotion; nevertheless, in many countries the practice remains quite common. The aim of this study is to extend knowledge regarding preprimary nonpromotion via investigation of a wide set of child and family characteristics deemed predictive and discriminative of different postkindergarten nonpromotion alternatives in Flanders, Belgium. The study participants were...

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Maxwell Mascotte Touring 1911
2014-02-21 11:44:23

In 1904 the Maxwell-Briscoe Company was founded by Jonathan Dixon Maxwell and Benjamin Briscoe in Tarrytown, New York. The Tarrytown factory was destroyed by fire in 1907. Maxwell-Briscoe built a new factory in New Castle, Indiana. It was the world’s largest automobile plant and Chrysler used it until 2004 when it was demolished. In 1913, Maxwell’s assets were acquired by Walter Flanders and moved the company to Detroit, Michigan, but also kept two plants in Dayton, Ohio to...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.