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2014-04-04 16:25:42

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE), is pleased to announced that they have executed a LOI (Letter of Intent) to purchase a Colorado online vaporizer retailer called Vaportownusa.com. The operations of Vaportownusa.com are established and the company has a significant revenue base which has the potential to accelerate exponentially. It is our intention to close this transaction in an expedited manner and the purchase price will be satisfied...

2014-04-02 20:20:25

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-End results for the period ended January 31, 2014. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "Our early experience at Ekati continues to exceed our expectations while Diavik also outperforms its planned targets. The diamond market has improved, both in pricing and volume of demand, as the important...

2014-04-01 00:21:46

DALLAS, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE), announces that the company is in the screening process of vetting potential cannabis investments. Currently management has short listed businesses in Sonoma County (California), Riverside (California), and Denver (Colorado). With Investor interest in the cannabis sector growing, the company intends to distinguish itself from other companies in the cannabis space by investing in revenue producing businesses....

Earthquakes Rattle California, Largest In 34 Years Hits Yellowstone
2014-03-31 11:15:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CALIFORNIA As many as 30 earthquakes were recorded in California over the past 24 hours, most of which were less than a magnitude in intensity. Despite all the tremors regional seismometers pick up in California and Nevada -- 808 in the past week alone -- most go unnoticed by residents. The lack of a significant earthquake in the region also poses a problem to emergency management officials, who want Californians to be prepared...

2014-03-25 12:25:06

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring the highest active volcanoes in the world, the greatest concentration of species by area, white sand beaches and the breathtaking Galapagos Islands are just a few reasons why Ecuador received recognition as the "Green Destination of the World for 2013," by the World Travel Awards. According to the World Travel Awards, Ecuador is also considered the number one destination to visit in Latin America and the seventh must-visit place in...

Newly exposed fault scarp
2014-03-25 08:07:09

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa. The magma responsible for this volcanism is formed in the upper mantle and ponds at the boundary between crust and mantle. For many years, the question of why volcanoes develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of...

2014-03-14 08:22:19

TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") is pleased to release an updated reserve and resource statement for the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines. The tables below summarize the mineral reserves and mineral resources at the Ekati Diamond Mine as at the end of January 31, 2014, and the Diavik Diamond Mine as at the end of December 31, 2013, expressed in millions of tonnes, carats per tonne, and millions of carats. The...

2014-03-13 08:25:52

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From "Tiger of the Indian Ocean" to "Cyber island", Mauritius has turned now into a "Safe and Reliable Investment Hub" in terms of good governance as well as ethical, economic, political and social stability. Ranked 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa in the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2013, Mauritius offers a particularly favorable setting for doing business. The country has in fact achieved one of the fastest growth...

2014-03-05 23:26:06

In February 2014, twelve Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchusheliobates) chicks have hatched as part of a captive rearing program was born at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador. This was the first success in the Mangrove Finch “head-start” program, which is designed to rescue the Mangrove Finch, the most threatened bird on the Galapagos Islands due to threats from nest parasites. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The International Community...

2014-02-10 08:32:59

ETNA Broker is on display at MoneyShow Traders EXPO in New York. NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ETNA will showcase its products at the International Traders Expo held in New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, February 16-18. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/MN61247) Meet ETNA Team for live one on one demonstrations of our flagship product ETNA Broker, a white-labeled online brokerage platform with gorgeous web based and mobile trading terminals, order...


Latest Volcanism Reference Libraries

Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

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