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2014-06-11 23:04:43

Planned projects to convert natural gas into fuels, intermediate chemicals and fertilizers have doubled in just 12 months, according to presentations from the Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) North America conference held last week in Houston. Energy researcher Zeus Intelligence, a unit of Hart Energy, surveyed 24 gas-conversion projects in the U.S. and Canada in 2013. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Planned projects to convert natural gas into fuels, intermediate chemicals and fertilizers have...

2014-06-11 16:21:09

HOUSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OILT) (the "Partnership") today announced that the board of directors of its general partner has approved an expansion project to construct new crude storage, pipelines, and dock infrastructure at its terminal in Beaumont, Texas. The multi-phase crude expansion will have a total capacity of up to 6.2 million barrels of storage at a total cost of approximately $340 million when all currently planned phases have...

2014-06-11 12:26:13

HOUSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has again been recognized as a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Improving their national ranking, Texas Children's Heart Center placed second nationally in the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 survey. To learn more about Texas Children's Heart Center please visit texaschildrens.org/heart. For more than half a century, the integrated,...

2014-06-11 08:25:34

The author hopes to bring American Christians back to their roots in God HOUSTON, Texas, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When will American Christians actually heed the call? Author John Prutzman prays that American Christians won't wait until America is judged. He offers his book, America Judged, as a wake-up call to the 70+% of Americans who call themselves Christians. In this book, readers, who are wondering how it is that American Christians have been losing the cultural war in...

2014-06-11 08:24:29

New Survey Also Reveals Pride Not As Relevant to Younger Gay Men BOSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Gay Pride month, Jack'd, the fastest growing gay app in the world among young gay men, conducted a comprehensive survey and today released new data declaring San Francisco, Detroit and Oakland the 'most fun cities' for Gay Pride. Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston ranked among the 'least fun.' The survey results also highlight the attitudes and opinions of Jack'd...

2014-06-11 08:23:19

HOUSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunnova Energy Corporation, a provider of solar service to homeowners across the United States, announced today it has secured $145 million in financing to accelerate customer acquisition and market growth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140610/116824 "We are proud to be joined by very successful energy investors and institutions. Not only have we significantly increased our capital base, we have attracted a wealth of entrepreneurial...

2014-06-11 08:20:31

- Offering excellent pay and great benefits HOUSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston area truck drivers looking for an excellent paying job with great benefits are invited to attend a Jobs Fair, to be held by Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. The Jobs Fair will take place at the Springhill Suites, 5169 I-10 East Baytown, Texas (281-421-1200) on: -- Friday, June 20 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Saturday, June 21 - 9:00...

2014-06-10 08:31:32

Heart, newborn, cancer, kidney, pulmonology and digestive disorders all top ranked subspecialties HOUSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is honored to be consistently named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2014-15 edition of Best Children's Hospitals, Texas Children's ranked fourth among all 183 pediatric institutions surveyed nationally and is one of only 10 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll...

2014-06-10 08:26:28

RotoView Photo for Android provides a unique way to use your phone by tilting and movement HOUSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INNOVENTIONS, Inc., an early pioneer in motion-enhanced smartphone display technology, has released its free RotoView Photo app, giving Android users a new and unique way to scroll large images by tilting the phone with just one hand. Scrolling with such natural rotation motions eliminates the need for repeated touch screen gestures that block the user's...

2014-06-09 16:21:59

HOUSTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting organisation Argus has launched the Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report. This publication provides US Gulf coast pricing for ethylene and propylene, including daily volume-weighted averages, market analysis, coverage of global contract and swaps prices and a large news section. The US petrochemical industry is experiencing a resurgence, as low-priced ethane and propane have made domestic...


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Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

2012-06-14 08:55:31

Symbol: THTE Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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