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2011-07-07 00:00:29

Shriners Hospitals for Children Selects 2011-2012 Patient Ambassadors Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children® patients Alissa Perkins, 2, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kate Hickman, 13, of Houston, Texas, have been selected as the health care system's patient ambassadors for 2011-2012. As patient ambassadors, Alissa and Kate represent the thousands of children Shriners Hospitals for Children care for every year. Their stories are featured in the Shriners Hospitals...

2011-06-06 07:54:00

HOUSTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program opens its fifth annual call for grant applications, tree No. 2 million is among those pegged for donation. With 1.8 million donated trees firmly rooted in the ground, the landmark tree will be among several hundred thousand donated during the 2011-2012 tree-planting season. The foundation set the lofty goal of planting 3 million trees by 2014 and is well on its way. Since 2006, the foundation has awarded...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark is proud to present the Nik Wallenda Explosive Stunt Spectacular this Saturday, May 14. This special event is free with park admission. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/DA98581) Seventh generation stuntman Nik Wallenda, the great-grandson of the legendary Karl Wallenda, performs two spectacular explosive stunts in front of thousands of park guests and for a national TV...

2011-04-21 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) In the Hurricane's Path 36.8...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

LONDON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's been a distinct rise in US travellers interested in visiting Europe in the last year, and the cruise industry is busy moving vessels to Australia to meet an increased demand. However, with 24 North American ports and increased competition amongst cruise retailers, home port cruise vacations are a great alternative to flying to a distant embarkation port, as they have become easier to get to and even cheaper to enjoy, say CruiseLineFans....

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...


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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