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2014-10-21 16:21:49

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced it has signed a contract valued at US$6.4 million under its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to further enhance the flight path safety system that aids the design of airport approach and departure flight paths. The value of contracts awarded to date...

2014-10-21 16:20:36

SAINT-GEORGES, QC, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Manac Inc. (TSX: MA) ("Manac"), a North American leader in the design and manufacturing of specialty trailers, and Peerless Limited ("Peerless"), its wholly-owned subsidiary located in Penticton, British Columbia, are pleased to announce appointments that aim at strengthening their growth strategy, product development and operations across North America. Andy McEachern joined Peerless as Senior Vice-President of Peerless following the...

autism
2014-10-21 03:30:12

Provided by Karen N. Peart, Yale University About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months. Published in the October Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this is the first large-scale, multi-site study aimed at...

2014-10-21 12:32:43

Dr. James Glauber will provide medical leadership delivering guidance and oversight in the health plan's mission of serving the underserved SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 125,000 San Francisco residents, announced today, that James Glauber, MD, MPH, will serve as the plan's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Glauber brings over 20 years of clinical experience and administrative guidance to SFHP. Most...

2014-10-21 12:32:42

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today that the Company's manufacturer in China has provided a timeline for the delivery of the PocketPuffer® Dry Herb Vaporizer with the first units expected to arrive in the U.S. in about two weeks. This limited production run of this product is for the drawing winners for testing and evaluation of the unit. After an expected two week survey period, a full production run will begin...

2014-10-21 12:32:40

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Bijan Afar, is advising all individuals to take advantage of the 2015 open enrollment period to select the form of insurance that best serves their dental needs. Patients have from November 15, 2014, until February 15, 2015, to choose their type of dental insurance and add or remove dependents from their coverage. A variety of advantages are available to patients when they choose PPO insurance for 2015. In particular,...

2014-10-21 12:32:38

DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global RNA Based Therapeutics Market (Technology, Application, End Users and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 A new report titled "RNA Therapeutics Market (technology, applications, end user and...

2014-10-21 12:32:36

Veterinary experts available to share tips on managing arthritis in pets SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's normal for our dogs and cats to slow down a bit as they age. But when they begin having difficulty walking or even lowering their heads to eat, they may be exhibiting signs of arthritis, a disease that can be debilitating--but one that can also be managed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153431 In the latest video from the American...

2014-10-21 12:32:35

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grove Instruments Inc., a medical device company based in Worcester, MA, developing the world's first noninvasive glucometer today announced that the Company has achieved a landmark clinical milestone known internally as "durable calibration." "This achievement was the last hurdle on the critical path to commercialization of our first product," explained Arthur Combs, Grove's CEO. "We have already identified our initial target markets...

2014-10-21 12:32:33

Registration for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's annual Walk On! Challenge now open PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past nine years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has offered the Walk On! Challenge as a free children's health initiative to all fifth-grade students throughout the state. To commemorate the 10(th) anniversary, the program is expanding to include even more students. The Walk On! Challenge's valuable lessons will now be offered to all...


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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