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2010-01-07 04:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced the appointment of Pedro Parente to the newly created position of President and CEO, Bunge Brazil, effective January 11, 2010. In his new role, Mr. Parente will lead all of Bunge's businesses in Brazil, and will report to Alberto Weisser, Chairman and CEO, Bunge Limited. "Pedro brings to Bunge a track record of success in the private and public sectors," stated Mr. Weisser. "His expertise and...

2009-01-16 15:15:27

A pregnant Australian woman got a month off her license suspension after she asked for leniency saying she was speeding to a toilet when she was pulled over. But a Sydney magistrate also gave Bettina Catherine May a lecture about her selfishness, The Daily Telegraph reported. Her license had been suspended for three months, until Magistrate Jennifer Giles reduced the suspension to two months. She put her interests completely above the other passengers on the F3, Jennifer Giles said. This...

2006-08-28 13:37:09

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian biofuel company, Tecbio, has linked up with NASA and U.S. aerospace firm Boeing to develop a biokerosene aviation fuel, Tecbio's President Expedito Parente told a seminar on Monday. The alternative vegetable-oils based fuel to power airplanes was invented by Tecbio in 1980 and flight tested in Brazil in 1984 before being abandoned. It attracted fresh interest after oil prices rose to record levels this year. "We are starting to resurrect...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.