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2008-12-16 08:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Accumetrics, Inc. has appointed 20-year industry veteran Ad de Waard as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing. "Ad joins us at an important juncture in the evolution of Accumetrics, as we are now well-positioned to expand our international business," says Timothy I. Still, President and CEO at Accumetrics. "His extensive experience in managing global distribution networks will be invaluable as we continue on our growth path and expand our...

2008-09-23 03:00:22

By Jessen, Andrea Randall, Andrew; Reinhart, Debra; Daly, Luke ABSTRACT: This study examined whether ferrate could meet the international standards for successful ballast water treatment, including final concentrations of less than 1 CFU/mL of Enterococci, less than 2.5 CFU/mL of Escherichia coli, and less than 1 CFU/100 mL of Vibrio cholerae. Pure cultures of E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and V. cholerae, and a mixed culture of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecilis were grown in saline...

2008-05-29 19:15:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The ability to map numbers onto a line, a foundation of all mathematics, is universal, says a study published this week in the journal Science, but the form of this universal mapping is not linear but logarithmic. The findings illuminate both the nature and the limits of the human predisposition to measurement, a foundation for science, engineering, and much of our modern culture. The research was conducted with the Munduruku, an Amazonian indigenous culture with a...

2005-11-04 08:41:20

By Laura Zuckerman HAMILTON, Montana (Reuters) - When Dick Neville proposed building log homes for a living in Montana in the mid-1960s, his banker advised him against it. "He said, 'Dick, get out of it before you hurt yourself,"' recalls Neville, the 72-year-old founder of Neville Log Homes, which produces 150 log homes a year in western Montana's Bitterroot Valley. He did well to ignore that advice. Neville and other log home makers are filling a housing niche whose national sales...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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