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2014-01-20 23:22:20

New strategic alliance to benefit property & casualty U.S. P/C insurance industry Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, today announced it has partnered with Weather Fusion LLC, to be the exclusive provider of its STRIKEnet Lightning Verification reports and lightning services to the U.S. insurance industry. The transition from Vaisala to Weather Fusion as the point of sale for STRIKEnet will occur over the next...

2014-01-14 16:22:45

LONDON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:World Nonwovens MarketWorld demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2017Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.3 percent annually to 9.0 million metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries. Countries with well developed manufacturing sectors and a population with relatively high personal incomes -- such as the US, Japan,...

2014-01-03 15:44:44

Adherence to dietary recommendations is weak among people suffering from metabolic syndrome or having increased risk for metabolic syndrome, according to the Nordic SYSDIET study led by the University of Eastern Finland. In most cases, the diet is too high in salt and saturated fat, and too low in dietary fiber and unsaturated fat. Furthermore, many don't have a sufficient intake of vitamin D. Metabolic syndrome is becoming increasingly widespread, and it is associated with an elevated risk...

2014-01-03 15:30:10

Expectant women with prenatally diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a study of over 500,000 mothers in Finland. Women with a history of depression are at the highest risk of postpartum depression. The fact that fear of childbirth puts women without a history of depression at an approximately three times higher risk of postpartum depression is a new observation which may help health care professionals in recognizing postpartum...

Pulsatile Blood Flow Uncovers New Migraine Features
2013-12-05 17:15:05

University of Eastern Finland With every heartbeat, the blood is sent to all our peripheral tissues, generating changes in pulsatile perfusion. Using these pulsatile changes as a source of information, researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new method of 2D mapping of microcirculation, called BPI (Blood Pulsation Imaging). The aim is to use the pulsatile vascular changes detected with BPI for diagnostic purposes. The research consortium comprising physicists,...


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Finnsheep
2014-09-30 09:43:16

The Finnsheep, also known as the Finnish Landrace, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Finland. This breed was first brought to North America in 1966 and has been promoted by the US Finnsheep Breeders Association. It has also been introduced into Australia, where improvements have been made to make it more adapted to living in arid conditions. Crossbreeding has also been conducted in Australia, creating breeds that produce better meat. It is not uncommon to find Finnsheep blood...

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2008-05-27 14:25:27

The Karelian Bear Dog is a hunting breed from Finland. The breed is commonly used for hunting large animals such as moose and elk and is capable of hunting bear and boar as well, thus its name. The breed has never been interbred with other breeds in its homeland in order to preserve its hunting instinct. The breed stands 19 to 24 inches high and should be in fantastic physical condition. The coat of the Karelian Bear Dog is stiff and straight with a soft undercoat. The coat is...

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2008-05-24 14:34:35

The Finnish Spitz is a hunting dog which originated in Finland. It is often referred to as a "bark pointer" as it barks to indicate located game. It is typically used for hunting small animals such as squirrels, but can also be used to hunt larger animals such as elk, moose, and bears. Since 1979, the breed has been the official dog of Finland. The breed generally stands from 14.5 to 19 inches tall and weighs 20 to 33 pounds. The Finnish Spitz has a square build; it is nearly as long as it...

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2008-05-24 14:26:12

The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized Spitz type dog originally bred to herd reindeer. It is one of the most popular dogs in its country of origin, Finland, and has become a well-liked companion dog. The breed originally herded for the Sami, a group of people who once inhabited the areas between Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The breed was eventually standardized before World War II, and the original breed standard was set in 1945. The breed is currently recognized in Finland, Europe,...

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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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