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2009-12-02 17:12:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: First Aid Kits - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164288/First-Aid--Kits---Global-Market-Opportunities.html Active lifestyles among young and old alike, meanwhile, are giving year-round life to the first aid category. The trend towards self-care is a major force for widening market opportunities in the first aid products category. The global...

2009-11-02 09:21:00

DUBLIN, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostelworld.com, the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market, today announced its "Sleep Credit" discount giveaway, which gives travelers a $10 credit towards their next reservation when booking a three night stay. $30,000 worth of sleep credits will be awarded during the promotion. Starting on Wednesday, November 4th at 7 a.m. GMT, guests who book a three night minimum stay on Hostelworld.com in London, New...

2009-10-30 06:45:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With school underway, attention is focused on backpack safety. But carrying heavy bags, briefcases, computers, luggage and even handbags can affect anyone. "We're seeing an increasing number of injuries to the shoulder area, neck and upper back musculature, and the low back, in both children and adults as the result of carrying bags that are too heavy or too large," said Jeffrey M. Cole, M.D....

2009-10-13 14:29:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students' lust for electronic products may be driving them toward the quality factor and away from past "coolness" factors, such as whether or not their friends have it, according to the latest research from OnCampus Research. When asked what goes into making a brand "cool," 81.1% of college students said the quality of the product and 47.1% followed with uniqueness. These were the top factors for both males and females. "We were a...

2009-10-07 11:40:39

Serious hikers and backpackers tend to become supporters of environmental and conservation groups while casual woodland tourists do not, a new study says -- and a recent fall-off in strenuous outdoor endeavors portends a coming decline in the ranks of conservation backers. Oliver Pergams, visiting research assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Patricia Zaradic, director of the Red Rock Institute in Pennsylvania, made headlines in early 2008...

2009-09-21 11:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Instapure Brands, Inc. announced today it will donate water filtration systems and replacement filters to the Food Bank for Larimer County and the Weld Food Bank in Greeley; a donation totaling $15,990. The systems and filters can provide 500 households with filtered water in their homes for more than one year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090624/LA37579LOGO) Local food banks are in the midst of Hunger Action Month activities: collecting...

2009-09-16 12:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovest Systems, a financial technology firm specializing in trust accounting and wealth management solutions, today announced that it is proud to have participated in Operation Backpack, a program sponsored by Volunteers of America - Greater New York. Innovest donated backpacks full of school supplies for kindergarten children, many living in shelters in the Greater New York community. In addition to donating the supplies, Innovest's employees filled...

2009-08-17 12:16:00

EDINA, Minn., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks can be a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of children and adolescents. As students prepare for school, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) and the American Spine Foundation (ASF) want to shed light on backpack safety. The MCA and ASF are offering parents tips on preventing unnecessary backpack pain and injuries. Does the backpack have two wide, padded shoulder straps? Non-padded straps are not only...

2009-08-12 15:07:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no where in the world that rivals South Beach as a young, hip place for late-night partying. Its prices also are second-to-none, with cocktails at trendy clubs typically $15 or more and hotel room rates out of reach for 20-something visitors from drive-in markets looking for a fun-filled night out. What's a partier to do? Enter The South Beach Hostel, a recently rejuvenated lodging option for young people around Florida in search of a...

2009-08-10 08:00:00

IRWINDALE, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Incase announced today that Dave Gatto has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO). Gatto comes to Incase with proven experience in leading and developing high growth consumer products companies and will oversee Incase's continuing strategic expansion. In this role, he will focus on capturing and capitalizing on growth opportunities while spearheading the development of and investment in organizational resources. Gatto steps into the role of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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