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2011-12-13 22:37:37

'UF-172' ideal for use in large containers and landscapes Beautiful ornamental caladiums, valued for their bright, long-lasting, and colorful leaves, are prized throughout the world as container and landscape plants. In Florida, where more than 95% of the world's caladium tubers are produced, researchers are continuously working to develop new varieties to satisfy consumer demand. Plant scientists Zhanao Deng, Brent K. Harbaugh and Natalia A. Peres from the University of Florida's...

2011-05-20 08:08:00

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) today announced that F. Mark Gumz, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the company effective May 31. Karl Watanabe, current OCA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be promoted to President - Corporate, OCA. In this new role, Watanabe will report to Michael C. Woodford, Olympus Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer, who will become the Chief...

2011-05-18 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For twenty years, On-Camera Audiences, Hollywood's leading provider of live television audiences, has filled a role that most people don't even know exists - connecting devoted fans with the television shows they love, and putting their faces on camera. Today, OCA is taking it to another level by connecting fans through their new social website. Two decades ago, television audiences had one role: to provide the laugh track. Today's fans want to...

2011-05-02 11:00:00

SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 2011 by teaming up with Hep B Free and OCA to help raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for hepatitis B--the leading cause of liver cancer and one of the greatest health disparities facing the Asian Pacific American community. According to Hep B Free, one in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B versus one in 1,000 of...

2010-09-16 17:03:51

World yam collection in Nigeria provides ultimate rescue for African yam diversity in an initiative to conserve critical crop collections backed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust Farmers and crop scientists worldwide are engaged in an ambitious new effort to add 3,000 yam samples to international genebanks with the aim of saving the diversity of a crop that is consumed by 60 million people on a daily basis in Africa alone, according to an announcement today from the Global Crop Diversity...

2010-09-13 03:00:00

Vienna, Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- OCAS announced today that an innovative early-warning alert system for aircraft is fully operational on the Ohio River about 30 miles upriver from Louisville, near Madison, Indiana. It's associated with the construction of a new 345 Kv transmission line for Louisville Gas & Electric Company (LG&E) that spans the Ohio River near LG&E's Trimble County Generating facility. Towers on either end of this river crossing are more than 430 feet...

2010-08-27 10:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), a leading virtual public school, or e-school, has been designated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education for achieving a value-added measure of "above expected growth" for the second consecutive year. The rating and value-added result demonstrate that students are making significant gains in academic achievement and the school is exceeding state standards for quality. OCA serves students in grades K-12 from...

2010-08-24 05:00:00

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- OCAS, Inc. and RES Americas announced today a regional exclusive partnership which allows RES to market, distribute, and install the OCAS Wind Turbine Collision Avoidance System in North America. The regional exclusivity covers the northwest states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The OCAS solution keeps wind farm strobe lights off at all times unless an aircraft is detected on an unsafe heading toward the...

2010-05-19 14:54:48

Potatoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors-including tubers with red, yellow, orange and purple flesh. This diversity also applies to phytonutrients, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Prosser, Wash., are discovering. Together with colleagues, they've devised new analytical procedures for rapidly detecting and measuring phytonutrient concentrations in the tubers. Phytonutrients are plant compounds that are of particular interest for their potential to help diminish the risk...

2010-03-24 13:09:00

SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Nordstrom is partnering with CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designer Phillip Lim on a limited-edition T-shirt that will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom for the month of May. These limited-edition T-shirts will be available at 16 Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com/apahm beginning May 1st. T-shirts will sell for $85 each with all after-cost proceeds benefiting OCA, a national...