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2011-07-28 12:04:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turns out the cliche' "those were the good old days" might not be too far off, according to sentiments revealed in the sixth annual Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) www.arasportsmanshipaward.com survey on the state of sportsmanship. The 2011 survey of 1,000 Americans, fielded by TNS Worldwide, revealed that 71% percent of Americans believe that the state of sportsmanship is worse now, than when they were growing up. But, unlike the...

2009-12-22 09:12:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas State University Wildcats are walking tall with the announcement of their senior tight end, Jeron Mastrud, as recipient of this year's ARA Sportsmanship Award, presented by the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) www.arasportsmanshipaward.com. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091222/CG29612) "The ARA Sportsmanship Award is the only national award that recognizes an athlete's character as it relates to sportsmanship," said...

2009-06-29 08:00:00

EHR Interface Improves Patient Care with Automatic Access to Radiology Reports SAN ANTONIO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sevocity, a division of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI), today announced the release of a free EHR interface to Austin Radiological Association's (ARA) radiology reports. ARA is one of the largest radiological service providers in central Texas and operates 14 outpatient radiology clinics in addition to providing radiologist services to area hospitals. "Sevocity's interface...

2009-06-26 05:00:00

Recycled airbag modules are safe alternative when installed properly FAIRFAX, Va., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent review conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of 1,446 fatal accidents from 2001 and 2006 found that in an alarming 255 instances - almost 18 percent - airbags that should have been replaced following deployment in a previous crash were missing. This data points to a significant issue of ensuring that individuals who complete vehicle collision...


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Hyacinth Macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
2009-06-16 17:47:50

The Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or Hyacinthine Macaw, is a species of parrot that is found in South America. It exists in three main colonies: the Pantanal region of Brazil, the Cerrado region of eastern Brazil, and around the Tocantins River, Xingu River, Tapajós River, and the Marajó island in the eastern Amazon Basin of Brazil. They are also found in eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. Its habitat is palm swamps, woodlands, and other semi-open wooded areas. It...

Red-shouldered Macaw, Diopsittaca nobilis
2009-06-04 22:50:45

The Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis), also known as the Noble Macaw, Long-wing Macaw, and Hahn's Macaw, is a species of parrot native to Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia, Brazil, and far south-eastern Peru. It is found mostly in tropical lowlands, savannah and swamplands. This is not considered an endangered species, although populations in the wild have declined due to habitat loss. Though not considered endangered, it is illegal to export wild caught birds of this species. The...

Blue-winged Macaw, Primolius maracana
2009-06-04 22:44:54

The Blue-winged Macaw (Primolius maracana) is a species of parrot found in central and eastern South America. In the pet trade, this species is known as Illiger's Macaw. It is found in eastern and southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and formerly (not confirmed) in north-eastern Argentina. Its habitat is evergreen and deciduous forests. Due to capture for the pet trade, this species has declined in population in the wild in the southern parts of its range. This species has been considered...

Green-winged Macaw, Ara chloropterus
2009-06-04 22:36:32

The Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is a species of parrot found throughout northern South America. Although this is the most common macaw in the wild, its numbers are declining due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the pet trade. The breast of the Green-winged Macaw is bright red. The lower feathers of the wing are green. The reddish tail is surrounded by teal feathers. There are red lines around the eyes. This is a large, strong bird...

Blue-and-gold Macaw, Ara ararauna
2009-06-04 22:26:38

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw or Blue-and-gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), is a species of parrot that is found in tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. In Central America, it is restricted to Panama. In Trinidad it is endangered, and in western Ecuador it is possibly extinct. It remains widespread and common in most of mainland South America. Its habitat is forests and woodlands. The adult can reach a length of 30 to 34 inches and weigh between 2...

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