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2011-04-19 06:00:00

BOSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today reported that China's timber supply deficit (its imports of logs and the roundwood equivalent of imports of primary products like lumber, wood panels, woodchips and pulp) will jump from 107 million cubic meters in 2009 to 182 million cubic meters in 2015. This timber dependency forecast is included in a recently published Special Market Analysis Study: China's Timber...

2011-03-07 10:30:00

BOSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today reported that China's imports of woodchips increased 340% between 2008 and 2010, and that import levels are expected to more than double by 2015. This prediction is included in a newly published Special Market Analysis Study: The 18th annual International Pulpwood Trade Review. This annual report has become an essential tool for operators of tree farms and managed...

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2011-02-23 06:05:00

The amount of global farmland used to grow genetically modified (GM) crops increased 10% last year, with the United States remaining the largest zone for the biotech produce, according to a study released Tuesday in Brazil by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). There are now 366 million acres (148 million hectares) given over to GM plantations in 29 nations, managed by 15 million farmers, according to by ISAAA, a group that promotes biotech crop...

2011-02-10 01:38:09

ICRAF hails International Year Of Forests Trees growing on farms will be essential to future development. As the number of trees in forests is declining every year, the number of trees on farms is increasing. Marking the launch of the International Year of Forest by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) in New York on 29 January, Dennis Garrity, the Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, highlighted the importance of mixing trees with agriculture, the practice known as...

2011-02-09 10:50:00

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Allen Chan, Chairman & CEO of Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, was appointed as a Vice President of the China National Forestry Industry Federation (formerly China National Forestry Industry Association; "CNFIF") in December 2010. The CNFIF is chaired by Mr. Jia Zhibang, Director of the State Forestry Administration. CNFIF is a nationwide non-profit, voluntary...

2010-11-02 20:15:00

Strengthens international supply of wood to serve China's wood deficit TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company"), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, is pleased to announce today the acquisition of a New Zealand plantation and the proposed intention of Sino-Forest and its subsidiary, Omnicorp Limited ("Omnicorp"), to enter into an agreement pursuant to which, upon satisfaction of certain conditions,...

2010-10-27 12:02:00

PLANTATION, Fla. and TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- C3/CustomerContactChannels ("C3"), a global provider of business process outsourcing services, announced today the official grand opening of its contact center in Twin Falls, ID. Since announcing its plans to open the center back in June, the Company has hired nearly 900 people in Twin Falls with plans to hire approximately 75 more people before the end of the year. (Logo:...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

Green Initiative Honored for Mobilizing 1 Million People to Plant 8.2M Trees CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 30th at the 2010 Beyond Sport Summit hosted in Chicago, Project GreenHands was honored as winner of the "Sport for the Environment" award. Beyond Sport is a global initiative that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to create positive social change. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101004/CL75673 ) (Photo:...

2010-09-20 09:36:00

PLANTATION, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- C3/CustomerContactChannels announced today that it has signed a contract with another leader in the health insurance industry to provide enrollment support services and general customer service. C3/CustomerContactChannels is a global provider of BPO services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/FL45975LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/FL45975LOGO ) Under the terms of the contract,...

2010-09-13 08:35:00

PLANTATION, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- C3/CustomerContactChannels announced today that Karen DiMezzo has joined their management team as Vice President of Customer Strategy. C3/CustomerContactChannels is a global provider of BPO services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/FL45975LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/FL45975LOGO ) Ms. DiMezzo brings nearly two decades of customer management experience to the veteran C3 team. Prior to joining...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.