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2014-10-21 16:21:04

Q3-2014 diluted earnings per share (EPS) of C$1.04 increased 21 per cent over adjusted diluted Q3-2013 EPS of C$0.86 ((1)) CN generated record quarterly revenues and improved operating ratio to 58.8 per cent MONTREAL, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014. Third-quarter and nine-month 2014 financial highlights -- Net income was C$853 million, or C$1.04...

2014-10-21 16:20:41

Donation to help bring camaraderie, fun, and entertainment to local troops and military families. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) and the USO have partnered to present a family-friendly concert featuring platinum recording artist Trace Adkins at Fort Hood Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The moment-filled, morale-boosting USO concert is designed to thank the members of the Fort Hood military community for their service, and help...

2014-10-21 16:20:36

SAINT-GEORGES, QC, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Manac Inc. (TSX: MA) ("Manac"), a North American leader in the design and manufacturing of specialty trailers, and Peerless Limited ("Peerless"), its wholly-owned subsidiary located in Penticton, British Columbia, are pleased to announce appointments that aim at strengthening their growth strategy, product development and operations across North America. Andy McEachern joined Peerless as Senior Vice-President of Peerless following the...

2014-10-21 12:37:39

Open Letter to Shareholders Summarizes Recent Milestones MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging countries and in the United States, releases the following letter to Shareholders from the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Oleg Firer: Dear Net Element Shareholders, I am writing you today for several reasons. The...

2014-10-21 12:34:22

Investment of more than $1 billion will sustain thousands of Puget Sound jobs EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus. Permitting for the new 1-million-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction...

2014-10-21 12:34:02

Continuing Gap's trend of like-minded designer collaborations for GapKids and a first foray for the Kate Spade & Company brands into childrenswear NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gap is thrilled to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls' and boys' apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This marks kate spade new york and Jack Spade's first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company...

2014-10-21 12:33:54

'In Her Company,' Spotlights 30 Inspiring Women in Food, Technology, Fashion and More NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern minimalist design and socially-conscious company EILEEN FISHER, Inc. has teamed up with TakePart.com, Participant Media's digital news and lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer, to launch the 'In Her Company' campaign recognizing 30 up-and-coming businesses in the food, technology and fashion industries led by...

2014-10-21 12:32:33

Registration for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's annual Walk On! Challenge now open PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past nine years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has offered the Walk On! Challenge as a free children's health initiative to all fifth-grade students throughout the state. To commemorate the 10(th) anniversary, the program is expanding to include even more students. The Walk On! Challenge's valuable lessons will now be offered to all...

2014-10-21 12:32:07

Bipartisan Congressional Briefing Highlights Research into the Difficulties of Supporting Dual Eligible Populations WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, will preview new research into the dual eligible population at a bipartisan Congressional briefing sponsored by the Special Need Plan (SNP) Alliance. Inovalon will share findings from the...

2014-10-21 12:31:58

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government's attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government's main concern is to manage pre-election public perceptions, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, called Klain "a brilliant strategist," who is "known for his ability to manage...


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Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

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