|Alcoa Moves to Protect Rare Plant Found Only Along Yadkin River||
In the shadow of the 96-year-old Narrows Dam, biologists fanned out across the rocky banks of the Yadkin River earlier this fall searching for the Yadkin River goldenrod, a plant once lost to science and only found sporadically along a 2.5-mile stretch of shoreline on the Stanly-Montgomery county line.
|2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® HOLIDAY GIFT BOX||
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|Effects of Seven Pesticides on the California Red-Legged Frog||
On November 4, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) that will result in the completion of Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultations for the effects of seven pesticides on the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii). The seven pesticides are: glyphosate, malathion, simazine, pendimethalin, permethrin, methomyl and myclobutanil.
|VIRGIN PRODUCED LAUNCHES VIRGIN PRODUCED INDIA||
Virgin Produced announced today that it has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group to launch Virgin Produced India, a creative content company that will specifically cater to the youthful and fast-growing Hindi-speaking population. Based in Mumbai, Virgin Produced India promises to be a game-changing addition to the thriving Indian entertainment industry, with a full service operation that will develop, produce and distribute Bollywood films and remake Hollywood content for Indian audiences.
|Volunteers Needed in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief||
In the wake of the recent Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines, Projects Abroad is calling for volunteers to help with valuable typhoon recovery work.
|Soroptimist International of the Americas: A Model for Success||
Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, is a model for success. Soroptimist; its executive director and CEO, Elizabeth M. Lucas; and its online community, LiveYour dream.org, have all been recognized recently for achievement in furthering the organization's impact.
|Chicago and Quito, Ecuador Sign Historic Sister Airport Agreement||
The City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador (MMDQ), and the Metropolitan Public Company of Airport Services and Special Zones and Regimes (EPMSA) in Quito yesterday signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that links Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport in a "Sister Airport" agreement. The agreement was signed in Quito by CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino; Dr.
|CHICAGO HONORS AMERICA’S VETERANS||
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have announced plans for this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which will be held “on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month” (November 11, 11 a.m.) at Soldier Field. The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Four-Star General Robert W. Cone, Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. Cone assumed these duties in 2011 after serving as Commander, III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas and Deputy Commanding General - Operations for U.S. Forces - Iraq.
|THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE CHOREOGRAPHERS OF COLOR AWARD||
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Choreographers of Color Award: Justin Allen, Stefanie Batten Bland and Norbert De La Cruz III. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July.
|Chicago-Area Fans to Support Habitat for Humanity||
Feld Entertainment, producers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, today announced a call-to-action to Chicago-area fans to support the groundbreaking work of Windy City Habitat for Humanity in Chicago’s storied West Pullman community. For every $10 donated to Windy City Habitat for Humanity throughout the month of November, via a special on-line Ringling Bros.