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2014-04-17 08:33:16

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Creating IT Futures Foundation and Per Scholas are expanding their collaboration to bring free technology education and job placement opportunities to more unemployed and underemployed adults in the National Capital Region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75669 The two non-profit organizations have brought their IT-Ready program to a new location in Silver Spring, Md., providing local residents with opportunities...

2014-04-17 08:32:44

Database Industry Luminary and VoltDB Co-founder to Explain "Why Traditional RDBMS Wisdom is All Wrong" at April 22 Inaugural Web Event BEDFORD, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB today announced a new series of complimentary educational webcasts titled, "Stonebraker Says." MIT Professor Michael Stonebraker, a.k.a. the father of the modern relational database and VoltDB co-founder, will share insights and lessons learned from his 40-year career of industry innovation....

2014-04-17 08:32:02

Shifts in Company Benefits, Staff Size Also Affecting Support Staff MENLO PARK, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technological advances are making a mark in the workplace -- and on the administrative field -- a new OfficeTeam survey shows. Nearly half (48 percent) of senior managers interviewed said new technology has had the greatest impact on administrative professionals' jobs in the past year. Changes in company benefits and reductions in staff size tied for second, each...

2014-04-17 08:30:19

Campaign Encourages Young People to Reduce Clothing Waste NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change and H&M, one of the world's largest fashion retailers, are teaming up with Olivia Wilde to get young people across the country excited about clothing recycling and sustainable fashion through a campaign called Comeback Clothes. The campaign encourages young people to give their old and worn-out...

2014-04-17 08:30:14

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook's recent $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is further validation of virtual reality's place in a host of industries, including gaming, medicine, the military, education and architecture. The Oculus Rift's arrival has ushered in a new age for virtual reality, one in which motion sickness and the high cost of clumsy equipment are afterthoughts and users can inhabit a real space, walking wherever they want. Photo -...

2014-04-17 08:30:11

#GETGEAREDUP For A Chance to Win a 2015 Ford® Transit Van and Team Penske VIP Experience at the Sprint Cup Series race in Charlotte ROSWELL, Ga., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCOTT(®), a leading Kimberly-Clark Professional brand, offers home improvement contractors and professionals the opportunity to win a 2015 Ford(®) Transit and VIP Race Experience with Team Penske and driver Joey Logano. The tried-and-true brand has launched a promotional sweepstakes, "Get Geared Up," that...

2014-04-17 08:29:03

Event Will Be Held in San Francisco, Site of the Heart Rhythm Society 35th Annual Scientific Sessions NATICK, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) will host an investor event on May 8, 2014 to provide an update on company Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology initiatives as well as developments and technologies in connection with its attendance at the 2014 Annual Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session in San Francisco, CA. The...

2014-04-17 08:28:32

The specific blood test has been designed to measure for elevated levels of cobalt or chromium in a metal-on-metal hip implant recipient's blood stream WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog says, "We want every US recipient of an all-metal hip implant to call us for the code for a specific blood test that has been designed to measure the levels of cobalt, or chromium levels in a recipients blood stream. If the levels are elevated, the recipient should call...

2014-04-17 08:26:50

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The evolution of news has been tied to drastic shifts in newsrooms--from organizational structure to staff sizes. With many outlets facing staff cuts and tightened budgets, freelancers have become essential in many news organizations, filling gaps and sustaining news production. Editors often use writers' associations, other publications, blogs, and freelancers' pitches to source reliable freelance journalists who can produce well-written,...

2014-04-17 08:26:46

Hiring plans remain consistent; concerns about available pool of qualified workers on the rise NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2005....


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Palaeovespa
2014-04-18 16:08:43

Palaeovespa is a genus of wasps that holds seven species, all of which are extinct. Two of the species were discovered in Baltic amber deposits from Europe dating back to the middle Eocene era, while the other five were found in Florissant Formation amber from the Priabonian stage era in Colorado in the United States. This genus, and four of its species, was first described in 1906 by Dr. Theodore Cockerell in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Cockerell described all but one...

Stream Bluet, Enallagma exsulans
2014-04-18 15:58:11

The stream bluet (Enallagma exsulans) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four areas of Canada including Nova Scotia and Ontario, three states in Mexico including Hidalgo, and thirty-four states in the United States including Alabama, Indiana, and New York. This species prefers to reside near flowing rivers and streams, unlike many other damselflies, and is often found in areas with abundant water-willow. It is most active during the summer months...

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Bengal Slow Loris, Nycticebus bengalensis
2014-04-16 11:01:26

The Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis), also known as the northern slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Indochina and on the subcontinent of India. Its range includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, and southern areas of Thailand. It prefers to reside in deciduous forests and evergreen forests with thick canopies. This species was classified as a subspecies of the Sunda slow loris until 2001, when genetic evidence was found that supported its classification as a distinct...

Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
2014-04-14 12:55:01

The giant anteater or ant bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is a species of anteater that can be found in South and Central America. Its range extends from Honduras to northern areas of Argentina, where it prefers to reside in many habitats including tropical rainforests and grasslands. This species received its scientific name, which translates to anteater and three fingers, from Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The giant anteater reaches an average body length between 5.97 and 7.12 feet, with a...

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