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2009-09-11 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising health care costs are the single biggest economic concern facing American businesses, according to a survey of business leaders released today by Business Forward. Nearly 90% of those polled cite health care costs as a major concern, more than cite taxes, government regulation, labor costs or energy costs. Without reform, 86% of those polled believe that health care costs will continue to rise in the next five years, and 55% believe it will go...

2009-06-26 21:06:59

The New York Islanders made high-scoring forward John Tavares the first pick in the 2009 NHL draft Friday. Tavares had been the NHL's scouting system's top-ranked player all year, having produced 58 goals and 104 points last season for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. He was that league's MVP and was also selected as the top forward at the 2009 World Junior Championships. John has been a game-breaking type of player at every level and will add a scoring touch to our lineup,...

2009-03-02 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for leaping forward into day light savings time, Aquarium of the Bay will preview the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad during its "Spring Forward: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Spring Forward" is a part of a series of fun and interactive events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium's much-anticipated new exhibits opening April 4, 2009. The...

2009-02-26 14:04:03

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Ray Whitney Thursday to Anaheim for forward Chris Kunitz and a future prospect. It is the first of several moves that could be made by the disappointing Penguins make before the end of the NHL's trade deadline next Wednesday. This season, Whitney, a four-year NHL veteran, has been limited to just 28 games after a slow recovery from off season foot surgery. He has scored 13 points (two goals, 11 assists), and missed Wednesday's 1-0 win over the New...

2009-01-15 18:20:12

The expansion Seattle Sounders FC chose University of Akron forward Steve Zakuani with the first pick Thursday in Major League Soccer's SuperDraft in St. Louis. I'm excited. It's an honor for me, honestly, and it's a dream come true as well, the London-born Zakuani said. Toronto FC, which had three first-round picks, chose Wake Forest midfielder San Cronin as the No. 2 overall pick. The No. 3 choice was University of Maryland defender Omar Gonzalez, selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy....

2009-01-12 07:44:00

-- In Vitro Diagnostics Leader Celebrates 50th Anniversary -- LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and services, is celebrating the anniversary date of its founding, fifty years ago today. The company launched its "50 and Forward" celebration in 2008 and will continue the program through its anniversary year with events that reflect on IL's 50 years...

2008-12-30 19:57:16

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer said Tuesday he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and be out of action indefinitely. Boozer, who has been out since Nov. 19 after suffering a left quadricep injury, will have the surgery Jan. 9 because of a skin laceration that has yet to completely heal. Boozer, 27, has missed 21 consecutive games while trying to rehab his injured left knee. A third MRI prompted doctors to recommend the surgical procedure. Boozer has averaged 20.5...

2008-11-24 17:59:53

The National Hockey League suspended Los Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler for three games Monday for action during Saturday's loss to Colorado. Zeiler, 26, was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote at the 6:51 mark of the second period. Foote skated into the right corner of his zone for the puck and was hit from behind by Zeiler, who was appearing in just his second game of the season. Foote's neck bent awkwardly where the glass...

2008-11-19 15:03:30

A left wrist injury will sideline North Carolina freshman forward Tyler Zeller for the rest of the 2008-09 college basketball season. The 7-foot, 220-pound native of Washington, Ind., suffered the injury in Tuesday night's 77-58 rout by the top-ranked Tar Heels of Kentucky. With 1:26 remaining, Zeller was attempting a breakaway dunk but missed and landed on the wrist after a hard foul by Wildcats' forward Ramon Harris. He left the floor under his own power but was obviously in a great deal of...

2008-09-18 00:00:26

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic. Andy Sharman reports It was marketed as a scheme that would benefit up to 15,000 pupils and assist the teaching of a subject in crisis. But the Fast Forward Maths programme, launched by the University of Cambridge, has been rubbished by a leading academic, who says that the initiative will...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.