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Gadfly

A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.

Gadfly

A slightly derogatory term for a shareholder who attends annual meetings of shareholders and asks the executives difficult questions. That is, the gadfly may question executive pay, ask why a dividend was not larger when it could have been, and may also generally point out issues about which other shareholders may not be aware. Obviously, many executives do not like the presence of gadflies, though shareholders may find them useful.
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floridensis), FSCA Synonymy: Stenotabanus floridensis (Hine), 1912; Tabanus floridensis Hine
Hybomitra cincta (Fabricius), 1794 Florida Record: Jones & Anthony 1964, FSCA Synonymy: Tabanus cincta (F.
Hybomitra difficilis (Wiedemann), 1828 Florida Record: Philip 1961, FSCA Synonymy: Tabanus carolinensis, authors, not Macquart; Tabanus difficilis (Wiedemann), 1828
hinei), FSCA Synonymy: Tabanus politus Johnson, 1900; Tabanus hinei (Johnson), 1904; Hybomitra hinei wrighti (Whitney), 1915 Burger 1995.
Table 2) Florida Record: Goodwin 1976, FSCA Synonymy: Tabanus trispila (Wiedemann), 1828 Goodwin, 1976.
Keywords: Cnidium officinale Makino; Tabanus fulvus Meigan; High glucose induced cell proliferation; Extracellular matrix; TGF-[beta]; Mesangial cell
On the other hand, Cnidium officinale Makino (Cnidii rhizoma) and Tabanus fulvus Meigan (Tabanus) are known to have a regulatory property for blood circulation and inflammatory diseases (Tahara et al.
Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus were purchased from the Korea Medicinal Herb Association and authenticated by Dr.
The water extracts of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus were analyzed by using HPLC chromatographic system (Agilent 1100 series) equipped with a Phenomenex column ([C.
At the final incubation periods, to examine the effects of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus on high glucose-induced mesangial proliferation, GMCs were also treated with several different concentrations (2.
evansi), asi como sometidos a un alto reto de infestacion por dipteros hematofagos, principalmente Tabanus spp.