Latest Slate Stories

2010-10-21 11:24:00

CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. has been awarded a 10-year contract worth up to $827.8 million for National Airspace System (NAS) support services that will enable the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accomplish a smooth and successful transition to Next Generation (NextGen), a satellite-based network that will replace the U.S. radar-based air traffic control system. The scope of the SE-2020 support services contract covers advanced systems engineering,...

2010-07-27 12:00:00

MEDINA, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 70E Store, LLC, an industrial safety clothing distributor and federal defense contractor based in Medina, Ohio, is now Slate Rock Safety, LLC. Slate Rock Safety, LLC retails and wholesales arc flash clothing and electrical safety apparel via multiple divisions. Slate Rock Safety's arc flash apparel and flame resistant safety clothing spans many industries. Facility maintenance departments, utilities, private manufacturing enterprises, government...

2010-05-18 13:05:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As seasonal severe weather conditions intensify throughout the Midwest, many people wonder how they can protect their homes from hail associated with strong storms. Sometimes reaching the size of softballs, hail can destroy a standard roof in less than 10 minutes. "Being safe and secure comes as a result of selecting the right building products for your home," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes®. "There...

2010-03-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking to a who's who in online search and vertical directories, CEO Bill Lange of relative upstart Full Slate asserted that online appointment scheduling will be critical to the success of marketplaces for personal and professional services. Having co-founded Full Slate in 2008 and completed a successful beta of its software-as-a-service in 2009, Mr. Lange said web-based scheduling is poised to reach an inflection point in 2010. Mr. Lange spoke...

2008-12-23 14:20:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans say goodbye to 2008, Clean Slate Riesling considers those celebrities and national figures who most need -- and perhaps, deserve -- to begin 2009 with a clean slate. For years Riesling has had a bad reputation for being overly sweet and in kitschy blue bottles with undecipherable labels. Clean Slate's modern packaging, uncomplicated label and crisp and refreshing flavors are giving Riesling a clean slate and making it easy and fun for...

2008-09-16 06:00:15

By Brian Stelter The editors of The Big Money, a new business Web site by the editors of Slate, had their work cut out for them Sunday: It was the day before their site opened, and Wall Street seemed to be in free fall. But if it was not the most auspicious time to introduce a financial news site, the editors did not let on. "I think there's a real opportunity now to tap into people's interest and even anxiety about the economy," James Ledbetter, editor of The Big Money, said last week....

2008-09-15 06:00:21

The Slate Group today launched The Big Money (www.TheBigMoney.com), a business site that provides intelligent and informative commentary and analysis that is both relevant to a user's everyday life and sophisticated enough for a veteran in the financial community. The Big Money will cover the intersection of business and a variety of areas including technology, green initiatives, media, fashion and food. "The Big Money is a natural extension for the Slate brand. We've found that Slate...

Latest Slate Reference Libraries

2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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