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2014-03-31 12:20:37

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) is in the midst of an "exciting and transformative time," leveraging the most diverse portfolio in company history, wrote Michael Ward, CSX chairman, president and chief executive officer, in the company's 2013 Annual Report delivered this past week. "The CSX you see today has overcome a challenging macroeconomic environment while transforming itself to leverage the growth opportunities that exist in nearly all of its...

Active Nightlife Of Birds Driven By Desire To Reproduce
2014-01-23 10:04:09

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences For a non-nocturnal bird, the yellow-breasted chat spends a significant amount of time visiting other birds' territories during the night. A University of Illinois researcher who was studying birds' movement during the day noticed that males were active almost every night, while the females were active at night but particularly during the window of time when they were fertile. "We were studying the...

2011-01-18 19:21:08

Emergency medicine researchers with the University of Cincinnati (UC) are advocating a new strategy for diagnosing a common but dangerous condition in the emergency room. Pulmonary embolism, or PE, is a potentially lethal disease in which a blood clot, usually from the legs, travels to the lungs and becomes lodged in a pulmonary artery. But the most common way of testing for PEs, a computed tomography angiography (CTA), comes with so many side effects that researchers in emergency medicine...

2010-05-05 13:28:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the U.S. economy continues to recover, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) remains sharply focused on safety, service and productivity, the things that have made the company successful through a variety of economic conditions, Michael Ward, CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, told investors at the company's Annual Shareholder meeting today. The company performed very well in the recent recession while positioning itself as a...

2010-04-27 14:07:00

LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. must make a renewed and aggressive national commitment to modernize its infrastructure in order to keep its leading position in the global economy, Michael Ward, CSX Corporation's chairman, president and chief executive officer said this morning as part of a panel discussion on "Investing in Global Infrastructure" at the Milken Institute Global Conference. "The quality of America's infrastructure has long been one of the key reasons for its...

2009-08-14 13:00:00

Facility will provide environmentally friendly freight service and create jobs NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Congressman Bob Latta and CSX Chairman, President and CEO Michael Ward today broke ground for a new intermodal terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio, which will support the efficient and environmentally beneficial movement of containers between rail and truck. The new Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal will employ more than...

2008-10-11 03:00:19

Offshore drilling could provide much-needed energy or create huge environmental problems, panelists at a Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square said last night. The debate at the newspaper's downtown offices drew about 40 people, including the four panelists - two in support of drilling for oil or natural gas and two against. High gasoline prices and concerns over oil imports have heightened interest in offshore oil and gas. Congress and President Bush recently set aside longstanding bans...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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