Posts sent in: November 2014

Turkeys Can?t Outrun This Food Revolutionary In Vienna - Bloomberg

26 Nov 2014 

Biologist-Mayor After his election in 1994, Mayor Michael Haeupl expanded urban-farming initiatives that took root in the 1980s. A biologist who worked at the Natural History Museum before jumping into politics, he added tracts zoned for organic farming and leased them to small businesses, stocks turning the city into one of Austria s biggest vegetable producers. While Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart remains a draw, the background sounds many hear are provided by tractors plying Danube River banks sown with wheat and rye. Baroque architecture and imperial palaces arent surrounded by moats but by vineyards yielding trading 3.2 million bottles of wine a year. Ulli Sima , the councilwoman in charge of environmental protection, oversees more than 20,000 hectares of fields and forests -- equal to about 60 of New Yorks Central Park . People thought we were crazy when we first started reclaiming land for agriculture, [read] she said. Its since become an important part of the citys character. Tree Planting Last month, for example, Sima led a project to plant 16,000 saplings on Viennas northeast edge, an area deemed by city planners to have too few trees.

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Stephen Pryor To Retire As President Of Exxonmobil Chemical Company; Expected Appointment Of Neil Chapman As President Of Exxonmobil Chemical Company - Yahoo Finance

23 Nov 2014 

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Pryor was born in New York, NY. He holds a bachelors degree in biology from Lafayette College and a masters degree in business administration from Harvard University. Chapman, 52, joined Esso Chemical in 1984 at the Esso refinery in Fawley, UK. He advanced through a series of engineering, operations, planning and marketing roles in various chemicals affiliates in the United Kingdom, Belgium, United States and Hong Kong. After the merger, Chapman was Chemicals sales manager in Asia Pacific and project executive of the web directories Fujian Integrated Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in China. In 2002 he joined the Fuels Marketing division as head of ExxonMobil Aviation International Ltd. in the United Kingdom before becoming vice president, Industrial and Wholesale Fuels based in the United States.

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France Investigates Hsbc Bank Over Allegedly Helping Clients Dodge Taxes | Star Tribune

23 Nov 2014 

Switzerland-based HSBC Private Bank said Friday that French investigators demanded a 50 million euro ($62 million) bond. The office of France's financial prosecutor confirmed that an investigation was opened on Tuesday. France's government is increasingly cracking down on tax dodgers, including establishing an office dedicated solely to investigating financial crimes. HSBC said the investigation involves the bank's actions in France from 2006 to 2007. HSBC, Europe's largest bank view by market value, has had similar problems in recent years. Two years ago, it agreed to pay a $1.9 billion fine in the U.S. to settle a money-laundering probe. It faced accusations it transferred funds through the U.S. from Mexican drug cartels and on behalf of nations such as Iran that are under international sanctions.

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Honolulu Woman Dances Through Pregnancy - Washington Times

22 Nov 2014 

So Horibe had to dial it back a little. Her previous fitness routine included the Insanity workout, an extreme, hourlong DVD session. Shes taking a break from that. Of course, dancing leapt back in to her life to fill some of the void. Horibe started teaching, and because shes not the type to stand back and just observe during instruction - she likes to get up and get involved - her lessons can become a workout for her. Horibe teaches at Drill Team Hawaii a few times a week and just started beginning adult hip-hop classes at ProtoHub Honolulu, a shared workspace and community center in Kakaako. Her active pregnancy doesnt end there: She also swims, walks her dog, and occasionally goes on hikes.
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Scott Opens With 1-over 73 At Australian Masters - Yahoo Sports

21 Nov 2014 

Scott, who won the Masters the past two years at other nearby sand-belt courses - Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath - began play on the back nine Thursday and shot 38, including a double-bogey on the 18th after his approach found a bunker. He countered that with an eagle on the par-five 6th before parring his remaining three holes. Australians go here Michael Wright and Stephen Allan were the early leaders with 67s, leaving Scott fitness at least six strokes behind. Americans Boo Weekley and Kyle Stanley were playing in the afternoon. Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, playing in Scott's group, shot 69.

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