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2014-04-16 23:04:44

Video Wall Control Room Solutions Industry Veteran to Lead Activu’s Product Strategy and Development Rockaway, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Activu Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent video wall visualization solutions that enable collaborative situational awareness in command centers, control rooms and across an enterprise, announced today that John Stark has been named Vice President of Product Management. “Activu has long been known as a pioneering leader in...

How Plants In Arid Lands Gain Nutrients To Survive
2013-11-06 11:48:07

Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...

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2008-08-12 14:45:00

New software developed to spot fraudulent trading patterns is successfully catching scammers who use the net to hype up stocks. Internet conmen are using junk mail to hype stocks so they can sell shares they own in the companies at a profit. Experts believe an estimated 15% of all spam or junk e-mail is made up of messages that "pump" stocks that are later "dumped". The anti-fraud software, developed by web giant VeriSign, works by keeping an eye on real-time trading activity. "This gives...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Whatcom County's new Shoreline Master Program, and state officials hailed the locally developed set of environmental rules as a model for other counties to follow. Gordon White, Ecology's shorelands and environmental assistance program manager, said Whatcom County started the master program update process promptly in 2003, after the state mandated the updates, and became the first county...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--Wild chinook salmon runs in the south fork of the Nooksack River have lingered on the brink of extinction for decades, but Whatcom County Indian tribes are persisting in their efforts to restore a thriving population. This summer, that means spending hundreds of thousands of dollars restoring logjams and accumulations of woody debris that earlier generations worked hard to remove. "We've had a tremendous loss of wood out of all our...

2008-08-06 00:00:25

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--BELLINGHAM -- A Las Vegas-bound Allegiant Air flight got stuck on a Bellingham International Airport taxiway Monday, Aug. 4, after the pilot made too wide a turn, putting the MD-80's nose wheel into the dirt. Port of Bellingham Aviation Director Art Choat said the mishap occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Airport staff escorted airline employees to the area to assist passengers in getting transferred onto another aircraft that Allegiant had...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--BELLINGHAM-A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 22--BELLINGHAM--A 160-foot-tall crane lifted a boat, barge and drill rig into the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. wastewater lagoon Tuesday, starting the first phase of a multi-year cleanup and construction project that will turn the 30-acre impoundment into a marina. The Port of Bellingham took over the lagoon and the rest of G-P's 137 waterfront acres in 2005 after agreeing to shoulder the costs dealing with mercury contamination on the site,...

2008-07-19 12:00:00

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 19--The struggling population of Cherry Point herring sagged by about a third this year, erasing much of the modest gains since a low point in 2000. "We had a bit of a downturn here in 2008, which was kind of disappointing," said Kurt Stick, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who conducts annual studies to determine how many herring spawn along Cherry Point and nearby shorelines. Stick estimated the 2008 spawning...

2008-07-19 00:00:21

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 18--"We had a bit of a downturn here in 2008, which was kind of disappointing," said Kurt Stick, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who conducts annual studies to determine how many herring spawn along Cherry Point and nearby shorelines. Stick estimated the 2008 spawning population at 1,352 tons, down from 2,169 in 2007 and the lowest since 2002 when the estimate was 1,330 tons. Herring are considered an important...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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