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General News Archive - August 17, 2011

The National Pediculosis Association ® (NPA) kicks off another Comb First! campaign for back-to-school this September.

Survey shows that moms are looking for savings and alternatives to retail. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 While economic woes continue, threats of recession rumble and retail prices rise, the Back to School season is in full swing and thrifty moms are looking for ways to stretch their budgets.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s ISD Now Forum is a free event open to the community. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 UMBC’s ISD Now Forum and Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2011, respectively. Presenter: Dr.

Non-Profit Organization Encourages Americans to Be Physically Active, Practice Tolerance and Buy Products Made in the USA Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 TAP America, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America and its citizens, today announced that Seattle residents Mike Hardin and Noal Cattone have registered to run the grueling 50 miles (82K) 30th Le Grizz Fifty Mile Ultra-marathon to promote physical fitness and to help raise funds and awareness for the organization.

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is convinced there are a minimum of 100,000+ homes in Florida, that contain toxic Chinese drywall. The bulk of these homes were built, or remodeled between 2004, and 2007.

Public-Private Partnership Will Improve Agriculture Productivity Through New Scientific Advancements Des Moines, Iowa, and Guanajuato, Mexico (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 DuPont and LANGEBIO, the Mexico National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity and a unit of CINVESTAV, have entered into a collaboration to increase understanding of plant reproductive biology and genetic diversity.

Global digital media network receives widespread praise for Global Editorial Meetings (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Digital Journal, a global digital media network with contributors in 200 countries, reported a strong response to its series of Global Editorial Meetings, ushering in a new precedent for how newsrooms interact with their audience and how editorial content is produced. Online story meetings were open to the public, taking place throughout July.

Global Editorial Meetings provide insight into news consumer habits, likes and dislikes (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 After receiving widespread praise for its Global Editorial Meetings, Digital Journal today released feedback to give newsrooms and editors a chance to hear about the types of content people are looking for. Throughout the month of July, Digital Journal hosted online story meetings that were open to the public.

Lasertron’s proprietary metal decoration process is suitable for panel sizes up to 48”x 96” and does not use toxic chemicals, thereby maintaining Lasertron’s policy of “green” manufacturing.

With all the pressures on the fabric dyeing industry to use less water and since the release of the report by Greenpeace on Fabric Dying in China, Katmandu and Critical Masses' phones, emails and fax machines have been ringing from companies within the United States, the E.U., Latin America, China, India, the Middle East, and South Africa.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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