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2014-04-18 16:23:00

UNION CITY, Calif., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 15, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, granted preliminary approval of a settlement that Abaxis, Inc. has reached with Plaintiff St. Louis Police Retirement System ("Plaintiff") in a shareholder class and derivative action that Plaintiff filed on October 1, 2012 on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated, and derivatively on behalf of Abaxis ("Abaxis" or the "Company"),...

2010-04-09 14:31:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Justice John Paul Stevens plans to retire from the Supreme Court some time this summer. On the subject of Justice Stevens's legacy, former law clerk Christopher Eisgruber cited his extraordinary career, "He will be remembered as a champion of the dignity of the individual and as a defender of the rule of law." "He is also special for another reason," says Eisgruber, "He was appointed by a president who...

2009-10-05 16:52:28

Police in Massachusetts said a would-be robber abandoned his plans when a clerk demanded to see the gun he claimed to be concealing. Investigators said Adam Alsarabi, 22, of Lawrence, Mass., allegedly approached a cashier at White Hen Pantry in Haverhill, Mass., at about 12:42 a.m. Friday and said he had a gun and wanted money from the register, The (North Andover, Mass.) Eagle Tribune reported Monday. However, police said the suspect fled the store when the clerk insisted on seeing the gun...

2009-08-20 21:33:57

Police in Massachusetts said they arrested a woman who attacked a store clerk with a Slim Jim meat snack and a bottle of apple juice. Hingham police said the woman, identified as Nancy Ward, 46, of Hingham, became enraged Aug. 7 because a Cracker Barrel store did not have an item she wanted and she believed she had been overcharged by a clerk, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., reported Thursday. The woman allegedly threw a bottle of apple juice at the clerk, striking him in the head, and...

2009-07-20 13:34:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, in compliance with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, amended their previously filed, second-quarter lobbying disclosure report. The amended report reflects $544,853.00 as the second-quarter filing, instead of the early filing figure of $11.3 million. An administrative error resulted in the previously incorrect data being provided to the...

2009-06-30 15:05:22

Police in South Dakota said a motel front desk clerk turned away a robber who demanded money while armed with a butter knife. Rapid City police said the Howard Johnson Express Inn clerk refused to give the man any money when he approached her at about 6 p.m. Sunday and the suspect left the facility, the Rapid City Journal reported Tuesday. Police said they received a description of the attempted robber and a man matching the description was seen by an officer at about 7 p.m. standing in...

2009-06-22 11:40:26

A man who busted into an Australian gas station and demanded money was told by the unimpressed clerk that no payments will be made to unarmed robbers. Crown Prosecutor Jane Williams said John Newall, 27, was nearing the close of a four-day amphetamine binge when he walked into the United service station in Bridewater and exclaimed: I want the money, The Mercury of Tasmania, Australia, reported Monday. The clerk, however, was not impressed by the attempted robber, authorities said. You need a...

2009-05-28 13:49:23

Police in Arkansas said a store clerk convinced a would-be robber to give up his crime and gave him $40 from his own pocket to buy insulin. The E-Z Mart clerk told Fort Smith police that a black man between the ages of 20 and 30 approached him outside of the store at about 10:45 p.m. Monday and said he needed something from inside, the Southwest Times Record of Fort Smith reported Thursday. The clerk said the man lifted his shirt inside the store and showed him what appeared to be the colored...

2009-05-12 16:11:04

A mother said her 6-year-old daughter's teddy bear was kept off a flight in Scotland by a check-in clerk who classified the doll as excess baggage. Amparo Peris-Bordes, 38, said she was told by the easyJet check-in clerk at the Glasgow, Scotland, airport that she would have to pay $14 to have the bear belonging to her daughter, Alba, stored with the checked luggage, The Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Peris-Bordes said she decided to mail the bear back to her Willingham, England, home after a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.