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2014-07-09 16:20:28

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gill Holding Company, Inc., a global supplier of engineered assemblies and modules for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce that industry veteran, J. Timothy Gargaro has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. "Tim brings a wealth of experience having participated in more than 30 capital market bank syndications, equity and bond offerings as well as two initial public offerings in the automotive industry" said...

Predatory Sea Slug Learns What Not To Eat Through Trial And Error
2013-06-08 08:41:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A predatory sea slug that normally isn´t very picky about what it consumes has more complex cognitive abilities than scientists previously thought, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. These cognitive abilities allow Pleurobranchaea californica to learn the warning cues of dangerous prey and avoid them in the future. Found off the west coast of the US, Pleurobranchaea is a deep-water species of sea...

2011-06-09 12:32:44

It has 8 hairy legs, spins webs, hunts prey and lives its entire life under the surface of the water. No, it is not the something from a bad horror film, the Argyroneta aquatica, or Diving Bell Spider is the subject of a fascinating study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. "It is an iconic animal; I had read about the spider as a small boy in popular literature about ponds," says Roger Seymour from the University of Adelaide. Each spider constructs a net of silk in vegetation...

2011-04-08 10:55:00

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Coach, Brand Strategist and Bestselling Author Libby Gill joins thought leaders from Microsoft, LinkedIn, Humana, PepsiCo, Cisco, and many more in headlining the Women's Leadership Conference: "Inspiration. Influence. Innovation", on April 12th - 13th, at the Westin New York at Times Square. Presented by The Conference Board, this two-day forum convenes senior executives and strategists to share cutting-edge ideas and case studies to...

2011-01-10 15:07:49

Common genetic recipes pattern organs as different as shark gills and human hands A SCUBA expedition in Australia and New Zealand to find the rare embryos of an unusual shark cousin enabled American and British researchers to confirm new developmental similarities between fish and mammals. Elephant fish, a relative of sharks, utilize the same genetic process for forming skeletal gill covers that lizards and mammals use to form fingers and toes, researchers at the University of Chicago and the...

2009-07-05 13:54:20

A 42-year-old man in Britain says he was able to see his wife for the first time thanks to a procedure in which one of his teeth was implanted in his eye. Martin Jones told The Sunday Telegraph because of a scrap yard accident 12 years ago, he was blind when he met his wife Gill four years ago. But with one of his front teeth now serving as a lens holder in his right eye, Jones is finally able to look upon his 50-year-old wife. The doctors took the bandages off and it was like looking through...

2009-03-24 07:45:00

The genetic toolkit that animals use to build fins and limbs is the same genetic toolkit that controls the development of part of the gill skeleton in sharks, according to research to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 23, 2009, by Andrew Gillis and Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago, and Randall Dahn of Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. "In fact, the skeleton of any appendage off the body of an animal is probably patterned by the...

2008-12-16 17:35:57

University of Buffalo football Coach Turner Gill has been given a contract extension through the 2013 season, the school announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gill originally signed a five-year contract at Buffalo in December of 2005. The Bulls were 8-5 this season and won the MAC championship, defeating Ball State 42-24. Gill was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2007.

2008-10-03 18:00:24

GILLA INC. (OTCBB: GLLA) ("Gilla"), has entered into a definitive agreement effective October 3, 2008 to acquire all the shares of Terra Merchant Resources Corporation ("Terra"), a private company incorporated in Ontario, Canada. Terra has secured rights to a gold exploration property in Angola, known under the name of Salutar Commercio Mining Concession, located some 120 km north of Cabinda City, Angola. The concession covers approximately 200 square kilometers. Through a Joint Venture...

Latest Gill Reference Libraries

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray, Manta Birostris
2012-12-29 11:07:10

The largest ray in the world is the giant oceanic manta ray. It is found in the open water of all the major oceans of the world. In the eastern Atlantic it can be seen from New Jersey to Uruguay; in the western Atlantic from the Azores Islands to South Africa; in the eastern Pacific from southern California to Peru and in the western Pacific from Japan to New Zealand. It also can be seen in the entire Indian Ocean. This manta ray will swim in deep water but enter the shallows around reefs for...

Atlantic Fire Ascidian, Pyrosoma atlanticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Pyrosoma atlanticum is a species of colonial tunicate found in temperate waters worldwide, usually between 50°N and 50°S. It is most plentiful at depths below 800 feet. It is found in colonies that are pelagic and move throughout the water column. In the evening the colony will move closer to the surface and descend back by dawn. Large colonies can rise and descend more than 2,500 feet in a single day. A colony of this species is cylindrical and can grow up to 2 feet long and 2.5 inches...

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