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Exotic goldfish species dumped in Colorado Lake posing threat to nature ecosystem

ELY: A handful of goldfish dumped into a Colorado lake, evidently by a pet owner years ago, have reproduced and thousands of the non-native fish now threaten indigenous aquatic species, state wildlife officials said on Friday. Rangers in Boulder County last month detected teeming schools of the goldfish in a semi-rural lake, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said. ... Read More »

Brief moon eclipse coming April 4, visible in Asia

HONG KONG: A brief total eclipse of the Moon may be visible on Apr 4 to skywatchers in western North America, Australia and East Asia, astronomers say. The phenomenon occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up so that the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. Unlike in the case of a solar eclipse, which requires skywatchers to ... Read More »

Total eclipse of Moon: April 4, 2015

PERTH: Australians are in for an extra Easter show with the last of the three 2014-15 total lunar eclipses playing out on Saturday night, 4 April 2015. All of Australia will be able to see at least most of the total eclipse, with those watching from the eastern half of the country being able to see the whole total eclipse, ... Read More »

NZ wine sales increase by 19% in North America

WELLINGTON: New Zealand premium wine and an improved economy have boosted by 19 percent in North American sales to 425,000 cases for New Zealand’s largest listed wine company, Delegate Group. The Auckland-based company confirmed record operating profit of $20.5 million for the six months ending December 31, up 2 per cent from $20.2 million in the previous corresponding period, following ... Read More »

NZ wine sales increase by 19% in North America

WELLINGTON: New Zealand premium wine and an improved economy have boosted by 19 percent in North American sales to 425,000 cases for New Zealand’s largest listed wine company, Delegate Group. The Auckland-based company confirmed record operating profit of $20.5 million for the six months ending December 31, up 2 per cent from $20.2 million in the previous corresponding period, following ... Read More »

North America, Canada aluminum demand raises 5% in 2014

ARLINGTON: The aluminum industry in the United States and Canada saw year-over-year demand growth of 5.0 percent through the end of 2014. This according to preliminary data released in the Aluminum Association’s monthly “Situation Report.” The estimated 25.5 billion pounds of aluminum shipped by North American producers and fabricators last year is the largest shipment total for the industry since ... Read More »

QBE to sell agency businesses in North America to Alliant Insurance for about $US300 million

WASHINGTON: QBE will sell agency businesses in North America to Alliant Insurance Services for about $US300 million as the insurance giant seeks to trim the complexities around its business. John Neal, CEO QBE Group described the sale price as attractive for our shareholders. Under the agreement, QBE will get $US217 million upfront with the balance payable over five years. Frank ... Read More »

Sony marks PlayStation’s birthday with Original Grey

TOKYO: Its 20 years since the small, grey original PlayStation emerges into the world, Sony apparently launches a PS4 that looks like the original console. It will sell 12,300 of the honoring machines, colored in ‘Original Grey’, a symbolic number related to the original PlayStation’s release date which they will be sold for $499 in North America, €499 in Europe ... Read More »

Best Buy to sell Five Star China business

SHANGHAI: US’s retailer Best Buy said on Thursday it will sell its struggling Five Star China business to domestic real estate firm Zhejiang Jiayuan Group in order to focus on its North American operations. Best Buy’s president and chief executive officer Hubert Joly said the sale of Five Star does not suggest any similar action in Canada or Mexico. Instead, it allows us ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalling 381,876 trucks in US to rectify fire hazard

NEW YORK: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chrysler Group said 381,876 ram trucks are recalling mostly in the United States to correct a potential fire hazard. Chrysler said in a statement that problems with 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs equipped with Cummins (CMI.N) diesel engines could cause fuel-heater housings to overheat and fuel to ... Read More »

Ample supplies bring oil price to 2-year low in Asia

SINGAPORE: The crude oil price round the world have fallen remarkably and oil prices Asia also fell due to increase in supply and strengthening of dollar in international currency market. As per details, for November supply US delivery price have eased three cents to reach $ 90.70 benchmark while Brent crude slipped 10 cents to $94.06 in afternoon trade on ... Read More »

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