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2014-06-16 12:23:58

Voith Hydro barges large stators and distributors from plant in Hannibal, Ohio to Smithland, Kentucky YORK, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro has continued its manufacturing role in American Municipal Power's Ohio River projects through its recent shipment of three stators and three distributors from its Hannibal, Ohio plant to the Smithland Hydroelectric Project in Kentucky. Voith has previously shipped stators and distributors - which are major components of the...

Agricultural Productivity Loss Due To Soil And Crop Damage From Flooding
2014-02-19 13:38:40

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences The Cache River Basin, which once drained more than 614,100 acres across six southern Illinois counties, has changed substantively since the ancient Ohio River receded. The basin contains a slow-moving, meandering river; fertile soils and productive farmlands; deep sand and gravel deposits; sloughs and uplands; and one of the most unique and diverse natural habitats in Illinois and the nation. According...

2011-08-05 16:01:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington, W. Va., became the "top dog" in the national PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest today, winning $100,000 for a local dog park. PetSafe announced today that Huntington, a town located along the Ohio River with a population of about 50,000 citizens, received the most votes out of the 15 finalist cities in the "Bark for Your Park" contest. PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, launched the contest this...

2011-05-12 07:00:00

HOUSTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) announced today that the current high water and flooding issues on the Mississippi River System may have a greater impact on the 2011 second quarter results than originally anticipated. On April 27, 2011, as part of Kirby's first quarter earnings announcement, Kirby announced 2011 second quarter earnings guidance of $.67 to $.77 per share, including an estimated $.02 to $.07 per share negative impact from the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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