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2010-04-05 14:45:00

A 95-million-year-old amber deposit uncovered in Ethiopia, the first major discovery of its kind from the African continent, is helping scientists reconstruct an ancient tropical forest and gain new insights into an ecosystem once shared by dinosaurs. The scientific team"”an international group of 20 researchers including Paul Nascimbene of the American Museum of Natural History's Division of Invertebrate Zoology"”describes the findings, which include new fungus, insects, spiders,...

2010-01-20 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- No nonsense is like your best friend -- wise, smart, listens to everything you have to say and offers solutions to everyday dilemmas. So, No nonsense decided to create a nationwide interactive campaign and contest that celebrates the bond between best friends. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100120/CL38014-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100120/CL38014-b ) The result is: Between Friends, There's No nonsense. This...

2010-01-20 06:00:00

POMACLE, France, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Bioamber, a joint venture between US-based DNP Green Technology and France-based ARD (Agro-industrie Recherches et Developpements), announces the successful start-up and commissioning of the world's first bio-based succinic acid plant. Since December 2009, the plant has been producing renewable succinic acid from wheat derived glucose. Built on time and on budget, this industrial scale plant has an initial annual capacity of 2,000 metric tons....

2010-01-13 17:26:00

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading retail pharmacy chain has teamed with one of the nation's largest privately-owned specialty pharmacies to form a new company that will provide more accessible services for patients dealing with complex and chronic health conditions. The new company, Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, is a joint venture between Hy-Vee, Inc. of West Des Moines, IA and Amber Pharmacy of Omaha, NE to offer specialty pharmacy services through Hy-Vee's retail...

2010-01-13 10:39:00

495 Children Recovered to Date WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today observes the anniversary of the AMBER Alert program by asking that all individuals assist in the work of recovering abducted children by being aware and responsive to AMBER Alert postings. Since its creation in 1996, the AMBER Alert program has helped to find and safely recover 495 abducted children. Today all 50 states, the District of Columbia,...

2010-01-13 10:30:00

Public Urged to Register for Notifications of Child Abduction Cases via AlertPA HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski marked National Amber Alert Awareness Day today by reminding Pennsylvanians that they can receive electronic notifications on abducted child cases via the state's AlertPA notification system. He said that ensuring more people receive information on these cases increases the chances authorities have in rescuing...

2009-11-02 05:35:00

Scientists have confirmed that spider webs discovered in Britain are the oldest on record, dating back 140 million years to the Cretaceous period. The webs, which were enclosed in amber, were discovered on a beach in East Sussex by fossil hunter Jamie Hiscocks and his brother Jonathan. Professor Martin Brasier, a paleobiologist at the Oxford University, said the fossils were the earliest spider webs ever to be entered into the fossil record. "This amber is very rare. It comes from the very...

2009-10-27 13:00:00

492 Children Safely Recovered Since Program Began WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth annual AMBER Alert Symposium, sponsored by the Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) opened today in Tampa, Fla. The symposium includes federal, state, tribal and local representatives from the United States as well as international partners from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Child abduction victims and their families, along with the latest information on...

2009-08-21 12:18:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The crossroads of the world -- Times Square -- served as the backdrop for a star-studded, fun-filled weekend designed to reduce the nearly 1 million children who will be classified as missing or abducted this year. AMBER Ready and the AMBER Ready Foundation presented three days of education and entertainment with the support of top entertainers, and launched the nation's first wireless child protection service and community predator deterrent program....

2009-08-14 10:55:00

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ --Reginald H. Bowman, President, The City Wide Council of Presidents of the New York City Housing Authorities' Residents, which represents the 178,000 families that live in the Public Housing of the New York City Housing Authority, announced today that the organization has made a commitment to invest $1.5 million in the AMBER Ready program on behalf of more than 30,000 families now living in New York City Public Housing. "The phenomenon of 800,000...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'