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2014-10-30 23:13:32

Swiss Post Solutions (SPS), a premier provider of business process outsourcing and digitization solutions, announced the results of its annual client survey, revealing a high level of satisfaction among customers in North America. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Swiss Post Solutions (SPS), a premier provider of business process outsourcing and digitization solutions, announced the results of its annual client survey, revealing a high level of satisfaction among customers in North...

2014-10-30 23:01:02

The new supply chain management capabilities using the Freightgate Universe Platform will help streamline workflow and reporting processes to sharpen Alliance International’s competitive edge. Fountain Valley, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Freightgate, a global provider of Best in Class Logistics Cloud Solutions, and Alliance International, one of North America's largest independently owned providers of global logistics and customs clearance services, have successfully added...

2014-10-30 16:24:04

- Q3 Revenue of $1.3 Billion CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced 2014 third quarter financial results. Third quarter 2014 revenue increased 3.2% to $1.31 billion from $1.27 billion for the prior year quarter. The quarterly revenue increase was driven by a 7.4% increase in the Oil & Gas segment, an 11.6% increase in the Electrical Transmission segment and a 34.4% increase in the Power Generation and Industrial...

2014-10-30 16:21:36

- City-to-city, express bus company served five million customers in six months, providing further evidence of dramatic growth of bus travel NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of today, megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, has served 40 million customers across North America since the company began in 2006. The company served five million customers in the last six months alone, helping to make city-to-city bus travel the fastest growing and most...

2014-10-30 08:43:14

Non-GAAP EPS $.19 vs $.69; GAAP EPS $.38 vs $.61 RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO), a global leader in security-related services, today reported third-quarter earnings. Third-Quarter Highlights GAAP: -- EPS includes Peru divestiture gain ($.45) and Netherlands restructuring charge ($.24) -- EPS $.38 vs. $.61; revenue down 7% (13% organic growth) -- Segment profit down 79% (58% organic decline); margin 1.9% vs. 8.1% --...

2014-10-30 08:41:26

Smartpick AR Branded As Distrib AR For Bakery Implementation To Reduce Error-Rated And Increase Productivity ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, announced that the logistics automation firm, PCData, has integrated Smartpick AR into its PCData's Distrib XE Module and branded it as Distrib AR for use in the baking industry. Smartpick...

2014-10-30 08:38:44

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) -- Total adjusted segment EBIT of $316 million, down $72 million vs. last year -- Full-year outlook remains positive; anticipate meeting or exceeding targeted combined Agribusiness-Foods ROIC of 1.5 points over WACC -- Agribusiness negatively affected by slow farmer selling and ~$80 million mark-to-market hedging impact, which is largely expected to reverse upon...

2014-10-30 08:24:48

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) third quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note [2]), were $5.3 billion compared with $4.2 billion for the same quarter a year ago. - Third quarter 2014 CCS earnings excluding identified items were $5.8 billion compared with $4.5 billion for the third quarter 2013, an increase of 31%....

2014-10-29 16:29:41

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and updated its full year fiscal 2014 earnings guidance. Third quarter 2014 results include: -- Revenues of $345.2 million, down 12.9% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 12.4% -- Earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) were $0.67 -- Cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $76 million,...

2014-10-29 16:27:32

Polled consumers in 27 cities across North America, Europe and Australia TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Specialty Institute(®) (ASI) today released groundbreaking global research proving logoed promotional products deliver commanding advertiser recall among 85% of consumers surveyed. The superior recall far exceeds other advertising and marketing alternatives, creating a higher return on investment (ROI) than other forms of media. For its 2014 Global Advertising...


Latest North America Reference Libraries

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

Parastylotermes
2014-04-25 09:31:15

Parastylotermes is a genus that holds five extinct species of termite that resided in Europe, India, and North America. The genus was first described by Thomas E. Snyder and Alfred E. Emerson in 1949. The first species to be described, P. robustus, was described by Baron Kurt von Rosen in 1913, but he was unsure about which genus to classify the species in. This species, which is known from three imagos and four separate wings, was placed into its current genus in 1949. The classification of...

Corbicula fluminea
2013-10-11 11:17:31

Corbicula fluminea is a species of freshwater clam, an aquatic bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Corbiculidae. This species is originally from Asian origin, therefore it is often referred to as the Asian Clam or Asiatic Clam. Within the aquarium and koi pond trade it is frequently called the Golden Clam or Golden Freshwater Clam. Within southeast Asia its known as the Prosperity Clam or the Good Luck Clam. It has been introduced into many parts of the world such as North America...

Nintendo Wii U
2013-08-10 09:31:20

The Wii U is a video game console released on November 18, 2012, in North America, November 30, 2012 in the PAL region, and December 8, 2012 in Japan. It is manufactured by Nintendo to compete against the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. As of March 31, 2013, 3.45 million Wii Us have been sold worldwide. In the US 400,000 units were sold in the first week of release. Over 40,000 units were sold on the first weekend in the UK, and in the month of December, over 600,000 were sold in...

Game Boy Micro
2013-08-04 07:34:17

The Game Boy Micro is a handheld gaming console released by Nintendo on September 13, 2005 in Japan, September 19, 2005 in North America, October 1, 2005 in China as the iQue, November 3, 2005 in Australia, November 4, 2005 in Europe and November 9,2005 in South Korea. It was officially unveiled on May 17, 2005 at a Nintendo press conference. Its predecessor is the Game Boy Advance SP and its successor is the Nintendo DS. It was discontinued on January 31, 2008 and has sold over 2.42...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
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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