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2009-01-27 18:02:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What's your Net Promoter Score? This key customer loyalty measure can help you identify and close gaps in your customer strategy so that you can start turning your most-valued customers into brand advocates. Richard Owen, co-developer of the Net Promoter Score, co-author of "Answering the Ultimate Question: How Net Promoter Can Transform Your Business" and CEO of Satmetrix, will be speaking at this year's premier thought leader event. It's not too...

2008-06-29 06:02:19

By Price, Gilbert Analysis of thousands of Diprotodon fossils has resolved the debate about how many species of this ancient giant wombat existed - and uncovered some clues to their behaviour. Imagine you could travel back in time to a period not more than 100,000 years ago. What sort of world would you have seen? What was the landscape like ? What sort of animals would you likely encounter? This was a harsh period in the Earth's history, subjected to massive shifts in climate and...

2006-03-20 17:38:50

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out the 2004 obstruction and witness tampering conviction of former star investment banker Frank Quattrone and granted him a new trial. Citing erroneous jury instructions by U.S. District Judge Richard Owen, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York directed that the case be reassigned to a new district judge in the interest of justice. Owen had sentenced...

2005-12-08 08:15:00

By James Grubel GOOLWA, Australia -- Richard Owen stands outside his old shack overlooking the mouth of the Murray River and laments the decline of Australia's greatest waterway. For 25 years, Owen has watched over the spot where the Murray meets the surf of the Southern Ocean, and has witnessed the sand slowly take control and close the river mouth. "When we first came down here, we had wetlands in front of us," Owen told Reuters as he looks out at a sandbank between his property and the...


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Iguanodon
2012-01-11 16:16:53

Iguanodon, meaning “Iguana tooth,” is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur known from the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic Period to the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period. It lived in Asia, Europe and North America. Research in the early 2000s suggests however that only one species, I. bernissartensis, is well-substantiated, and lived during the Early Cretaceous Period in Europe. It was first discovered in 1822 and described three years later by English geologist Gideon...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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