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2014-09-18 12:29:47

The flu vaccine and hand hygiene are important measures to take to decrease the spread of infection. AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Influenza/Pneumococcal news conference today encouraged preventive measures be taken during the upcoming flu season to help reduce the spread of illness and infection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82508 The news conference highlighted, among other things, the Centers...

2014-09-11 23:11:19

This challenge helps teachers fight germs in the classroom with improved hand hygiene education. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 To prevent the spread of germs in schools, GOJO Industries, Inc., the makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, invites teachers to participate in the 30-Day Classroom Challenge, which asks them to pledge to educate their students about healthy habits to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs in the classroom. This challenge is designed to...

2014-09-09 08:39:23

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA), a Smithers Group company and ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited certification body, celebrated 20 years of continuous ISO 9001 certification today with four clients. Since 1987, when the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published its first quality management standard, the ISO 9000 series of standards has been recognized globally as the framework for a well-managed,...

2014-08-27 12:20:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective September 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Kellam will report to Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and chief executive officer, and will be based at the company's global headquarters here. As Goodyear's senior sales and marketing executive, Kellam...

2014-08-23 16:20:05

Newest Goodyear Blimp Christened by Robin Roberts AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp, Wingfoot One, was christened today by Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America." Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear's fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced airships. Roberts, also a long-time ESPN sportscaster and author, christened the new airship...

2014-08-22 23:09:49

The Troubled Teens Akron Helpline provides a new resource for parents and young adults to find professional youth rehab. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The rising numbers of teenage substance abuse is a disturbing trend in Akron, OH. Over the years, countless lives have been lost due to adolescent drug and alcohol addiction. To help make a difference in the community a new helpline was established to provide a valuable source of information for parents and teens in Northeast Ohio who...

2014-08-21 12:24:14

Teaming with ESPN's SportsNation, Goodyear Gives College Football Fans the Ability to Select Which Kick-off Weekend Matchup the Iconic Airship Will Cover AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College football is back and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is giving fans the chance to control the Goodyear Blimp during its kick-off weekend. Teaming up with ESPN's SportsNation, Goodyear is calling on college football fans across the country to vote for which...

2014-07-30 16:27:59

AKRON, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Country Club, a proud member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, welcomes the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to the club July 31-Aug. 3, 2014. Firestone, which is located in Akron, Ohio, and this past spring unveiled a multimillion-dollar clubhouse reinvention, is serving as the site of the Bridgestone Invitational for the 15(th) year and, with it, marks the 61(st) consecutive year of professional tournament golf at the...

2014-07-28 08:22:56

Tiremaker exceeds veteran hiring goal, pledges to hire 1,000 more veterans over the next year AKRON, Ohio, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years ago, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans. Today, the company announced that it surpassed its three-year goal more than a year early, and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO "The response to...

2014-07-24 08:23:30

AKRON, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America," long-time ESPN sportscaster and successful author, will christen The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp - Wingfoot One - on Saturday, August 23, in Suffield, Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Roberts joins a list of accomplished women who have christened previous Goodyear blimps, including astronaut Dr. Sally...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'