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2011-03-02 06:30:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE), a leading national energy solutions provider, announced today that SCANA Corporation has awarded Pike an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for approximately 250 miles of new 230kV transmission lines associated with the expansion of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina. These lines will support the two nuclear power units being added by South Carolina Electric &...

2010-11-10 12:04:49

Carotenoid pigments are the source of many of the animal kingdom's most vivid colors; flamingos' pink feathers come from eating carotenoid-containing shrimps and algae, and carotenoid colors can be seen among garden birds in blackbirds' orange beaks and blue tits' yellow breast feathers. These pigments play a crucial role in sexual signals. According to the study's lead author Dr Tom Pike of the University of Exeter: "Females typically use carotenoid colors to assess the quality of a...

2010-02-04 12:01:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE), one of the nation's largest providers of energy solutions, today announced that retired Marine General Peter Pace has joined Pike Electric's Board of Directors, effective February 4, 2010. "General Pace is an outstanding addition to our Board," said J. Eric Pike, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pike Electric. "A highly respected leader, he brings tremendous knowledge and experience regarding...

2009-05-25 13:15:30

British actress Rosamund Pike says she has no idea why her filmmaker beau Joe Wright called off their wedding last year. The pair collaborated on the 2005 big-screen version of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and dated for several years before splitting up. I still have no idea why Joe called off the wedding. He was never clear about it. Part of what makes it so confusing, the Web site MI6 quoted Pike as saying in an e-mail to The Guardian that followed up a recent interview. Our Save...

2009-05-15 16:30:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE) one of the nation's leading energy solutions providers, is pleased to announce that James D. (Jim) Culbreth has joined the company as Internal Audit Director. Culbreth comes to Pike with more than 17 years experience in internal audit, most recently from Grant Thornton, where he served as Manager, Business Advisory Services. In that role, he provided counsel for risk assessments, financial, operational...

Latest Pike Reference Libraries

2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in eastern New York, northern New England, most of Canada (though pike are rare in British Columbia),...

2005-06-09 13:06:35

The Northern Pike (Esox lucius) is a carnivorous fish found in brackish and freshwaters throughout the northern hemisphere. It eats mainly fish, but water voles and ducklings are also known to fall prey to pikes. Moreover, it is a cannibal. This trait serves in maintaining a stability in the pike population. Young pike have been photographed eating pike of a similar size. Pike grow to a relatively large size: lengths of 150 cm and weight of 25 kg are not unheard of. The pike generally...

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