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2014-05-21 12:25:59

Entertainment by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Times will honor America's veterans, with an emphasis on the dozens of veterans serving in Congress, in a gala celebration just before Memorial Day. The ticketed event takes place tonight at the Capitol Hill Club from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening's entertainment will be provided by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, who will also perform with the National Symphony Orchestra...

2014-05-21 08:20:53

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 leaders in national defense urged Congress today to reform the way it oversees homeland security, saying that the current system jeopardizes national security and leaves the nation vulnerable to cyber-attacks, bioterrorism, and other threats. In a full-page ad in the May 21 editions of The Wall Street Journal, the bipartisan group reflected the overwhelming consensus that the system is dysfunctional and said: "The nation is...

2014-05-20 23:14:46

Over the past 10 years, thousands of device professionals have attended Medical Device Quality Congress (MDQC) and benefited from the unmatched educational sessions presented by industry experts and FDA officials. For 2014, FDAnews has crafted a groundbreaking three-day agenda that will provide a thorough overview of all the key issues confronting devicemakers, with actionable information and insights that can be taken back and applied immediately. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014...

2014-05-20 12:38:28

New AMSF Video Highlights The Need To Update Our Sales Tax Laws To Reflect 21st Century Technology WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) continued its public education efforts on the need for Congress to pass federal e-fairness legislation this year by releasing a new video, "Times have changed." The video highlights how the world of commerce and retailing was in a much different place in 1992 when the Supreme Court ruled that states...

2014-05-20 12:34:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement today in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule for 2015 Part D prescription drug plans: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO "NCPA is still reviewing the final CMS rule but we have some initial observations. "First, we commend CMS for requiring plan...

2014-05-19 23:03:53

SAE International announces the line-up of executive panels for the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, which will be held Oct. 7-9 in Rosemont, Ill. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 SAE International announces the line-up of executive panels for the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, which will be held Oct. 7-9 in Rosemont, Ill. The panels will include:     Blue Ribbon Panel: Engineers as Leaders The commercial vehicle competitive...

2014-05-19 00:20:12

Report Highlights Solutions, Programs and Needed Next Steps WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) today released its inaugural "Action for Dental Health: Report to Congress" which recognizes the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Action for Dental Health (ADH) movement and the grassroots efforts taking place across the country to eliminate barriers to dental health. The report was released during the ADA's annual Washington...

2014-05-16 12:27:50

Says H.R.4605 Will Provide Care for America's Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Armstrong-Dailey, founding director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), Friday applauded the re-introduction of the Children's Program of All-Inclusive Coordinated Care (ChiPACC) Act of 2014 in the United States Congress by U.S. Reps. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Jim Moran of Virginia. The bill was recently co-sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, known...

2014-05-15 12:36:22

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a retrospective pooled analysis of eight phase III trials (two 18-week and six 24-week) of linagliptin 5 mg once-daily, showed reductions from baseline A1c at 18 (eight trials) and 24 (six trials) weeks compared to placebo in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. Additionally, similar proportions of patients in...

2014-05-14 16:23:34

Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey of biodiesel producers released Wednesday. The survey, conducted by the National Biodiesel Board found, that nearly 80 percent of U.S. biodiesel producers have scaled back production this year and more than half have idled production at a plant...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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