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2014-01-21 23:24:19

My Health Record is offered to over 3 million residents of Central Southern England and The Channel Islands. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust in the UK is about to rollout its “My Health Record” portal — which is based on Get Real Health’s InstantPHR™ patient engagement platform — to a wider outpatient population, as well as add support for extra care pathways. The move follows UHS’s successful initial pilot of...

2013-06-29 23:03:06

Fit Body Boot Camp in Jersey, Channel Islands has made so much of an impact that owners Craig Culkin and Ryan Hodgson have decided to open an East Jersey, Channel Islands location to accommodate the entire Jersey community. Jersey, Channel Islands, UK (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The Fit Body Boot Camp in Jersey, Channel Islands has only been open since last September, but the popular fitness boot camp franchise’s central location has already signed on 250 active members and has helped over...

2011-06-14 07:32:00

BEIJING, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. ("UTStarcom" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: UTSI), a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and Broadband for cable and telecom operators, announced today that it received a final acceptance certificate ("FAC") on a US$10 million contract of next generation core telecoms network ("NGN") from Jersey Telecom Limited ("JT"). UTStarcom and JT have been working together since year...

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2011-04-19 10:30:09

Precipitation and predators key in ecological regulation of infectious disease A little information can go a long way when it comes to understanding rodent-borne infectious disease, as shown by a new study led by scientist John Orrock of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues. The researchers studied wild deer mouse populations on the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California.  The mice carry a variant of hantavirus--a disease spread by rodents--called Sin Nombre...

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2011-03-05 11:12:13

Oregon, Smithsonian-led team uncovers numerous artifacts at late Pleistocene sites on the Channel IslandsEvidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American inhabitants dating from 12,200 to 11,400 years ago is emerging from three sites on California's Channel Islands.Reporting in the March 4 issue of Science, a 15-member team led by University of Oregon and Smithsonian Institution scholars describes the discovery of scores of stemmed projectile points and crescents dating to...

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2011-01-31 11:55:00

The Isle of Sark, the smallest of four main Channel Islands, earned the title "Dark Sky Island" for its spectacular night sky views. Sark has its fair share of visitors in the summer months and is also a haven for rare wildlife. The island is full of wildflower walks, scarecrow competitions and sheep races. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has declared Sark the first "dark sky island" in the world. The organization is devoted to preserving the darkest and most beautiful night...

2010-09-28 12:38:00

CAMARILLO, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, special congressional appropriations known as 'earmarks' have become synonymous with wasteful government spending and corruption. Andy Roth, a vice president at the Club for Growth, claims that "Earmarking is a corrupt practice, plain and simple." "Hold on," say two CSU Channel Islands (CI) Professors of Political Science. Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly's new book Cheese Factories on the Moon: Why Earmarks are Good for...


Latest Channel Islands Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 13:30:15

Symbol: PHINI4 Group: Dicot Family: Hydrophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PHDII2 Phacelia divaricata (Benth.) A. Gray var. insularis (Munz) Munz Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

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2007-01-22 14:23:23

The island fox (Urocyon littoralis) is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California. It is the smallest fox species in the United States. There are six subspecies of the fox, each unique to the island it inhabits, reflecting its evolutionary history. Other names for the Island Fox include coast fox, short-tailed fox, and island gray fox, Channel Islands Fox, Channel Islands Gray Fox, California Channel Island Fox and Insular Gray Fox. Its small size is a...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'