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2011-06-13 05:00:00

DARIEN, Ill., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viskase Companies, Inc. (VKSC.PK) ("Viskase" or the "Company"), a leading worldwide producer of non-edible cellulosic, fibrous and plastic casings used to prepare and package processed meat and poultry products, announced today that Vincent J. Intrieri, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has tendered his resignation from the Viskase board. Mr. Intrieri has served as Chairman of the Board of Viskase since 2003. In a statement, Mr. Intrieri said,...

2011-06-10 13:30:25

A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realize efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle, according to Dr. Jim MacDonald. MacDonald, an AgriLife Research beef cattle nutritionist, finished his second trial of cattle early this year studying starter diets in feedlots during the transition phase from pasture to feed yard. Typically, a steer or heifer will come off of a forage...

2011-06-08 08:00:00

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnsonville Sausage today announced the introduction of its brand-new Chicken Sausage, with 50 percent less fat and 100 percent Johnsonville taste. Available in three varieties - Apple, Three Cheese Italian Style and Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese - Johnsonville Chicken Sausage is now available in select retailers nationwide. "At Johnsonville, we're always listening to find out exactly what our consumers want in their sausage products,"...

2011-05-16 14:43:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today reached an agreement with Parx Casino and Parx Casino and Racing operations that will resolve violations related to their horse racing operation and casino in Bensalem, Bucks County. "Parx has accepted responsibility for its environmental violations with a payment of $389,800 and a binding agreement to complete projects that will prevent future pollution incidents," said DEP Southeast...

2011-05-13 15:10:06

A Spanish study has analysed traffic accidents involving cattle being transported for human consumption in the country for the first time. Despite the "relatively" low mortality rate, animals suffer high-risk situations that cause pain and stress. The scientists say that specific protocols for action are needed with regard to these accidents, and to prepare the emergency services to deal with them. Most of the 86 lorry accidents identified from 2000 to 2009 in Spain involved the...

2011-05-10 16:46:00

IRVING, Texas, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will hold a conference call and webcast on Friday, May 13, 2011 to discuss the Company's first quarter 2011 financial results. The teleconference will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Mr. Randall Stuewe, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. John Muse, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. The related press release will be issued after the market closes on May 12,...

2011-05-02 14:04:00

United Poultry Concerns Draws Attention to the Plight and Delight of Chickens MACHIPONGO, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Respect for Chickens Day is an annual project of United Poultry Concerns dedicated to celebrating the beauty of chickens and protesting the misery of their lives in farming operations. Launched in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day urges people to do a compassionate ACTION for chickens on or around May 4 - leafleting on a busy street...

2011-04-11 11:23:00

NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies (OTC BB and OTCQB: BNET) announced today that it believes its partnership with Kreider Farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is an example of how agriculture will be a leader in helping solve the nation's environmental challenges. Bion made this announcement in response to an April 6th petition, filed on behalf of several environmental groups, urging the US EPA to issue a national ambient air quality standard...

2011-04-05 18:24:00

SNOQUALAMIE, Wash., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of a unanimous vote, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association does not support passage of Initiative-1130 should it make the November ballot. Instead, the WSVMA previously stated its support for passage of Senate Bill (SB) 5487. The proposed legislation before the Senate in Olympia establishes a certification program for commercial egg laying chicken operations that will provide the nation's strongest...

2011-02-28 10:17:00

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, March 3, 2011 to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and year-end 2010 financial results. The teleconference will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Mr. Randall Stuewe, CEO and Chairman of the Board, and Mr. John Muse, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. The related press release will be issued after the market...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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