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2014-10-16 08:36:53

Double the network capacity, higher peak speeds now in more than 400 markets nationwide ANNISTON, Ala., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology - known as XLTE - in more markets including Anniston, Alabama, to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. Today, more than 400 of Verizon's 4G LTE 500-plus markets have been enhanced with XLTE, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. XLTE...

2014-10-16 08:33:45

Changes Will Further Enhance Company's Ability to Grow Profitably BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure that will further enhance the Company's ability to serve customers and increase profitability while also continuing to capture strategic growth opportunities across its footprint. The new...

2014-10-15 23:01:54

mediStat Specialized Pharmacy today announced it has voluntarily registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facility under section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act. Foley, AL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 mediStat Specialized Pharmacy today announced it has voluntarily registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facility under section 503B of the Federal Food,...

2014-10-15 16:30:01

BILLERICA, Mass., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have announced that they have entered into a partnership to study the bioenergetic health of cells in cryopreserved blood - a step that will ultimately produce a first-of-its-kind clinical test of metabolic bioenergetic health. As cutting-edge work is now being done on metabolo-therapeutics, there is a critical need to develop indicators of patients' metabolic status...

2014-10-15 12:26:29

- Program educates students on workforce readiness and financial literacy HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 150 high school juniors and seniors from six area high schools got a lesson in financial education and learned about careers in sports management during a Business of Sports event at BBVA Compass Stadium yesterday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139263 The Business of Sports program, sponsored by BBVA Compass, Junior Achievement, the Houston Dynamo...

2014-10-15 12:24:13

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline Oct. 14 to investigate the cause of the loss of a support system following a lightning strike on an electrical transmission line near the plant. Because the unit was already in the process of coasting down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, the decision was made to leave the unit offline and begin the refueling and maintenance outage on Oct....

2014-10-15 12:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on Sept. 14. Electricity production resumed on Oct. 14 at 9:26 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Safety is...

2014-10-13 12:27:29

Easy to use "Oral Strips" Solve Improper Dosing and Pill-Swallowing Issues for Patients Relying on Nutraceuticals to Preserve Ocular Health BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macular Health, LLC, a recognized leader in the ophthalmic nutraceutical industry, is poised to introduce a breakthrough product to the marketplace: fast-dissolving, easy to use oral strips. Modeled after breath freshening strips already well-known to most consumers, the MacuStrip will deliver exact...

2014-10-10 12:24:37

Now offers dentists the most comprehensive grafting portfolio worldwide BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons, an oral reconstructive device company, today announced the launch of MinerOss® X, a family of xenograft products for dental implant site development procedures. The MinerOss® X family includes cancellous or cortical particulate, a moldable collagen block, and a cancellous particulate pre-loaded into a delivery syringe to assist with optimal placement....

2014-10-09 23:08:44

The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)-Track Two training class November 10-14, 2014. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)-Track Two training class in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the primary training cities in 2014, the week of November 10-14, 2014. The Braintrust Consulting Group has bundled a series of classes into a complete track to earn Scrum Developer...


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Conecuh National Forest
2013-10-14 14:58:08

Conecuh National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Alabama in the United States. This forest holds 83,000 acres of land that was reforested after most of the original forest was cut down in the 1930’s. This negatively affected the red-cockaded woodpecker, but the forest is currently being reforested with longleaf pines, which are native to the forest. This hilly area also contains dogwood, upland scrub oak, hardwood swamps, pitcher plant bogs, cypress ponds, and...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

Larry DeLucas
2012-08-17 14:27:14

Larry DeLucas is an American biochemist and astronaut. He was born James "Larry" DeLucas on July 11, 1950 in Syracuse, New York. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received the following degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1972; a Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 1974; a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Optics in 1979; a Doctorate in Optometry in 1981; and a Doctorate in Biochemistry in 1982. After he received his last doctorate,...

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2012-06-14 11:28:00

Symbol: RHAL5 Group: Dicot Family: Ericaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   AZAL Azalea alabamensis (Rehder) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, MS, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.