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MATE. The second officer on board of a merchant ship or vessel.
     2. He has the right to sue in the admiralty as a common mariner for wages. 1. Pet. Adm. Dee. 246.
     3. When, on the death of the master, the mate assumes the command, he succeeds to the rights and duties of the principal officer. 1 Sumn. 157; 3 Mason, 161; 4 Mason, 196; See 7 Conn. 239; 4 Mason, 641 4 Wash. C. C. 838.

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Wedell-Wedellsborg succeeds Terje List, who will be leaving Matas on 31 October 2017, after serving as CEO for 17 years.
Matas sells cosmetics and consumer health care products on wholesale.
Matas noted that the specific stores, with total annual revenues of about DKK50m, will be consolidated prior to the end of March.
On many occasions when people have been moaning, many from other areas who tell me they were sent by specialists who can't do the type of surgery Mr De Matas does, I've told them I had surgery some years ago from Mr De Matas and he is the best at what he does.
Matas was the first to share his findings with the rest of the American medical community.
But don't mention any setback, The dreaded blight can call, It'll kill those juicy matas, As one by one they fall.
Owners Juan Mata and his wife Victoria opened the new restaurant Feb.
And that has helped Matas achieve its current dominant position in the sale of health and beauty aids, vitamins and natural remedies, baby goods and a category known in the Danish language as "material.
Juan and Victoria Mata, owners of the Camino Real restaurant in Cashmere, have leased the 1,860-square-foot former Pizza Hut building at 1450 N.
Former Manchester United scholar Japhet Mata, who joins the League One club's academy as a first year scholar, signs for Rochdale, according to the club's official Web site.
Former Aston Villa and Everton striker Andy Gray believes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should not be criticised for the exclusion of playmaker Juan Mata.