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2010-07-29 02:00:00

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mining Indaba LLC has secured Niall Ferguson, economic historian and bestselling author of Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World to be a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba. The event takes place in Cape Town, South Africa from 7-10 February 2011. Ferguson, a professor of history at Harvard University, will address the world's premier mining investment conference which attracts the most senior representatives...

2009-01-23 12:37:15

Mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has not fallen since 1994, according to a comprehensive review of major studies that assessed ARDS deaths. This disappointing finding contradicts the common wisdom that ARDS mortality has been in steady decline. The study was published in the first issue for February of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The authors reviewed all prospective observational and randomized controlled trials between...

2008-12-04 07:56:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week before a new President who campaigned on a promise to fix the economy takes office, public media provider WNET.ORG is putting the meaning of money into context - where it came from, where it goes, and why it has always been (and always will be) the fulcrum of civilization. The Ascent of Money, a two-hour documentary based on the newly-released book The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Penguin Group USA), will premiere on...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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