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2010-04-06 05:48:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockport Healthcare Group announced today that its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network has expanded to include over 500,000 providers, making it one of the largest national networks dedicated to the workers' compensation industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100406/LA81648LOGO) "During the past two years, Rockport has steadily grown to meet the needs of its clients and adapt to changes in the marketplace. This recent expansion...

2009-08-11 06:22:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockport Healthcare Group, a national preferred provider organization (PPO) focused exclusively on workers' compensation, has announced its recent network certification in the state of Georgia. The company is one of a select few to achieve this certification, which covers all 159 counties in the state. Rockport offers access to leading workers' compensation providers for third party administrators, managed care oganizations, employers and carriers...

2006-07-21 19:42:10

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - An elephant killed its female handler and injured a male handler at a Tennessee sanctuary on Friday, a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency official said. The female handler died instantly after being stepped on or kicked by "Winkie," a 40-year-old, 7,600-pound female Asian elephant, and a second attendant received minor injuries when he tried to intervene, TWRA official Doug Markham said. Both handlers were feeding the animals at the time, Markham...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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