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2014-06-11 12:30:34

Diatomaceous earth, a very useful and abundant resource, has long been used as an effective and safe insecticide. DiatomaceousEarth.com and thousands on Facebook are now sharing its secrets. LEWISVILLE, Idaho, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Tuesday DiatomaceousEarth.com launched its learning center where people can read how-to articles and interact with the DE community by posting comments and questions on DiatomaceousEarth.com's Facebook page. Since diatomaceous earth has...

2014-06-10 12:29:26

WILMINGTON, Delaware, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedicalBillersandCoders.com has been catering to the increasing demands of billing professionals in Ohio for transition concerns about Bundled Payments. MBC has been helping healthcare practices understand the intricacies of this new payment model that is all set to replace the traditional pay-for-service. As part of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative, four bundled payment models have been proposed by...

2014-06-09 12:23:15

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. patent number 8,729,245 to PharmAthene, with claims that cover methods for the production of its recombinant butyrlcholinesterase (rBChE) bioscavenger in mammalian cells. PharmAthene is initially developing rBChE as a pre- and post-exposure therapy for military and civilian victims of nerve agent attacks. "Organophosphorus compounds, including...

2014-06-06 23:01:56

6Webs.com publicizes their picks of the best security system providers in the state of Delaware. 6Webs.com discusses what homeowners take into consideration when buying a burglar alarm system. Dover, DE (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 6Webs is the leader in home security systems reviews. Consumers that are in the market for a alarm system can compare the features and services of the country's leading security system companies online at 6Webs.com. 6Webs.com recently finished conducting their...

2014-06-03 08:22:20

Auto insurance group provides discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Delaware. Customers receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full...

2014-06-02 16:26:10

The Veterans Administration has awarded more than half a million dollars to a Philadelphia veterans home WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $550,706 to Pennsylvania for a grant supporting improvements to the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia. The money will help fund a renovation of the nurse call system and upgrades to the elopement system at the...

Electric School Buses Could Save School Districts Millions
2014-05-30 03:20:52

University of Delaware Electric school buses that feed the power grid could save school districts millions of dollars — and reduce children's exposure to diesel fumes — based on recent research by the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). A new study examines the cost-effectiveness of electric school buses that discharge their batteries into the electrical grid when not in use and get paid for the service. The technology, called vehicle-to-grid...

2014-05-30 08:25:43

Court's Confirmation of a New Independent Director Will Significantly Improve Corporate Governance for the Benefit of All Shareholders GREENWICH, Conn., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Partners, L.P. ("Oracle Partners"), Biolase, Inc.'s ("Biolase" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: BIOL) largest shareholder, announced that it has won a significant victory in its shareholder litigation against Biolase. Larry Feinberg, the Managing Member of Oracle's general partner stated: "Oracle...

2014-05-28 23:01:56

Today, SunGard K-12 Education, a leading K-12 administrative software and technology services company, celebrated Delaware Department of Education’s national recognition for effective data use. At the event, which was held at South Dover Elementary in Dover, Del., the company announced the creation of a grant program to benefit Delaware school districts. Dover, Del. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Today, SunGard K-12 Education, a leading K-12 administrative software and technology services...

2014-05-22 08:26:18

J-pad Publishing and K. R. Raye showcase Book One in The Colors Trilogy and host autographing session for Book Two, "The Colors of Love" NEWARK, Del., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author K. R. Raye will showcase her contemporary, New Adult titles from the Colors Trilogy at Book Expo America (BEA). Raye will join the list of authors, such as Rick Riordan, Mary Higgins Clark, Brenda Jackson, and Stan Lee, who will sign their books on Friday, May 30. She will host an autographing...


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Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1874. The modern game fowl varies in...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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