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2009-03-27 12:18:00

CHICAGO, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of leading asbestos litigators, judges and experts gathered for three days earlier this month in Beverly Hills to deliver a much-talked-about series of debates, conversations and presentations surrounding the most massive of toxic torts. The video, audio and complete set of program materials are now available from HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, the producer of the asbestos event. The conference, spanning three days at...

2009-03-25 08:12:00

LONDON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinica - the world's leading medical technology journal - is calling for a public inquiry into the state of asbestos regulation in the UK, in light of discrepancies over the risk of exposure to asbestos at London's Palace of Westminster. On the day of a parliamentary debate on the presence of asbestos in schools, the latest developments in Clinica's investigation into the extent of the problem and the ensuing healthcare need, add weight to calls for...

2009-03-16 09:12:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawsuits brought by the families of six Pennsylvania men who died of malignant mesothelioma were successfully resolved this past week, announced Baron & Budd, P.C. The deceased men -- an electrician, a carpenter, a pipefitter, a maintenance worker, a weekend home remodeler, and a Navy sailor -- had all been the victims of occupational asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure has been known for decades to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other...

2009-03-16 14:45:00

Smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smithsonian's Assurances That National Air and Space Museum is Safe for Workers and Public WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 17, to announce the filing of a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. In his whistleblower retaliation complaint, Pullman will charge that management retaliated against...

2009-02-19 12:42:00

DALLAS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Dallas attorneys are among the who's who of asbestos litigators to assemble next month in Los Angeles to discuss emerging asbestos litigation trends and review what transpired in 2008. Shepard Hoffman, Esq., Law Offices of Shepard A. Hoffman, LLC, Dallas, will be among a panel of litigators discussing new types of exposures while Jeffrey Simon, Esq., Simon Eddins & Greenstone and Robert Thackston of Hawkins, Parnell & Thackston, also from Dallas,...

2009-02-19 12:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- California attorneys and a presiding judge are among the who's who of asbestos litigators and notables that will assemble next month in Los Angeles to discuss emerging asbestos litigation trends and lessons learned from 2008. Robert Berkes of Berkes Crane Robinson & Seal of Los Angeles will offer an insurer's perspective on asbestos litigation; Steven Kazan of Kazan McClain Abrams Lyons Greenwood & Harley of Oakland will participate in a...

2009-02-18 16:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A who's who of asbestos litigators will assemble next month in Los Angeles to discuss emerging asbestos litigation trends and review what transpired in 2008. The event, March 9-11, is being produced by HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences. The conference, spanning three days at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel, is chaired by John Cooney of Chicago's Cooney & Conway, Timothy Krippner of Segal McCambridge Singer &...

2009-01-27 09:18:00

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- pur brands, llc. invites you to begin the New Year au courant by enjoying an ecologically and environmentally friendly, innovative, luxury fabric called pur camboo(R). The ultimate statement for today's eco-conscious, luxury-loving lifestyle, pur camboo(R) results from the pairing of two natural resources, a blend of cashmere and bamboo into one natural, luxury fiber. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090127/NE62834 ) Cashmere has long...

2009-01-20 21:40:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mealey's Conferences (now HB Litigation Conferences) released its upcoming schedule of CLE accredited teleconferences for tort litigators, plus a professional development opportunity for women in the legal profession. Upcoming teleconferences include: January 22 - Asbestos Gaskets: Exposure and the State of the Art. February 5 - Duragesic/Fentanyl Patch. February 5 - Nanotechnology: Is it the Next Plastics or the Next...

2009-01-12 12:49:00

Campaign Seeks to Reduce Use of Synthetic Textiles and Increase Use of Sustainable Fibers such as Industrial Hemp WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a supporting organization of the International Year of Natural Fibers (IYNF) 2009, which is a program of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The public awareness campaign officially gets underway in Rome on January 22, 2009. The IYNF launch is the beginning of...


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2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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