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2014-07-18 11:54:45

University of Minnesota Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect the environment Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific...

2014-07-18 08:27:02

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) will host the Michigan Innovation Forum at its North America headquarters, Friday, July 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20040202/DETU004LOGO The Forum will include U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Congressman Fred Upton, Jeff M. Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool, and select Michigan business leaders who will discuss the role Michigan businesses...

2014-07-18 08:26:31

MUMBAI, India, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights - Second successful USD Bond offering in less than 15 months - Built Order Book of over USD 2.4 billion - USD 300 million offering oversubscribed by more than 8 times - Overwhelming response from 200+ high quality investors across US, Europe and Asia Rolta India Limited ("Rolta") today announced the successful pricing of 8.875% Senior Notes (the "Notes") in the...

2014-07-18 08:25:40

Construction project first of three new buildings to create hundreds of local jobs. CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking ceremony took place this morning (Friday, July 18, 2014) at Wolf Point West Tower featuring more than one hundred and fifty workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily project being built in Chicago. The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) indirectly provided a $34 million equity investment...

2014-07-18 08:25:39

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest tobacco company in the United States, today announced that it will release second quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, before the market opens. The news release will be available under the Investor Relations section of Lorillard's website at www.lorillard.com. About Lorillard, Inc. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third...

2014-07-18 08:25:01

Actual Disbursements in 2013 Increased 8% As Some Funds from Earlier Years Were Spent MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down 3 percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2014 International AIDS Conference. The...

2014-07-18 08:24:51

BELLEVILLE, ON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) today provided a key regulatory update on its flagship Phase 3 program, Mycobacterial Cell Wall-Nucleic Acid Complex (MCNA) sterile suspension for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) refractory high grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. MCNA U.S. Regulatory Update Following several months of active dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

2014-07-18 08:23:23

RECOMMENDED COMBINATION OF SHIRE PLC AND ABBVIE INC. NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary -- The Boards of AbbVie and Shire are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of Shire with AbbVie. -- Under the terms of the Merger, Shire Shareholders will be entitled to receive: for each Shire Share: £24.44 in cash and 0.8960 New AbbVie Shares -- The Merger terms represent:...

2014-07-18 08:22:19

MIAMI, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richmond Private Equity Group Limited announced today that its "portfolio company", National Med Care Ltd, a Salt Lake City Utah, based pharmaceutical marketing firm has entered into an agreement with Taking You Forward Inc., a Cebu Philippines based BPO firm to form a joint venture for the marketing of its compound pharmaceutical products in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Taking You Forward will provide 400 call center...

2014-07-18 08:21:49

ALBANY, New York, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on Unwrought Nickel Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on Unwrought Nickel Markets in Americas to 2018 [http://www.researchmoz.us/unwrought-nickel-markets-in-americas-to-2018-market-size-trends-and-forecasts-report.html ] . This industry report package offers the most up-to-date market data...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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