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2014-07-31 08:22:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional...

2014-07-30 23:14:33

Public awareness plus increased numbers of skilled medical practitioners identified as critical elements in managing America's most common cancer. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer report released today highlighted skin cancer as a major public health problem. Paul Elmslie, CEO of skin cancer education provider HealthCert International says that the efforts by the government and health care providers in Australia over...

2014-07-30 23:11:26

With the increased summer heat, Succeed adds the Heat Stress Prevention training course to help keep workers safe and avoid heat-related illness. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Heat stress is a medical condition that occurs when the body’s normal temperature balance cannot be maintained because it can no longer cool itself. There are numerous fatalities every year from occupational heat exposure, both indoors and outdoors. According to OSHA, in 2012, 31 people died from...

2014-07-30 23:04:57

Becomes only R2:2013 certified electronics recycler in the Dakotas. Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Bargain Bytes, Inc. has become one of the first companies in the country to earn certification to the newly upgraded Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recycling (R2) Standard. Already certified to R2:2008, e-Stewards and ISO 14001, Bargain Bytes has joined the elite group of recyclers that have achieved the new R2:2013 certification. “This accomplishment sets us...

2014-07-30 12:25:20

DUBLIN, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Linear Alkyl Benzene Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Linear Alkyl Benzene industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry...

2014-07-29 23:10:37

Which states will need the most immediate attention when a natural disaster strikes? New research found at http://www.foodstorage.com/prepperfeed/blog/disaster-preparedness-how-does-your-state-rank/ (June 11, 2014) reveals the resilience of all 50 states based on the likelihood of a natural disaster compared to each state's level of preparedness. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Tumultuous weather is thrashing the United States on all sides, which means there is potential in...

2014-07-29 12:34:46

OTTAWA, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the appointment of Ms. Kimberley Henney as Governor representing Yukon on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). For the past 14 years, Ms. Henney has worked in several roles in a health and safety capacity under the Government of Yukon. She has provided leadership in corporate health, safety...

2014-07-29 08:33:49

New Application Backed by Scientific Data Shows Mood-Enhancing Structured Breaks Lead to Improved Productivity and Creativity SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's workplaces, employees often take breaks by checking Facebook and other social media sites, which recent studies have shown can reduce well being due to feelings of inadequacy. UpJoy (www.upjoy.org), a new Santa Barbara-based start-up led by the country's leading psychologists, is aiming to change...

2014-07-28 23:10:35

OMICS Group is immensely delighted in announcing the release of the special issue titled “Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders” for the Journal of Ergonomics. This special issue has been released to update readers about the most recent advancements in the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in workplaces and application of ergonomics to prevent them. Henderson, USA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Several renowned scientist from across the globe that contributed their research work to...

2014-07-28 23:07:40

Market Size - $6.74 bn in 2013; Market Growth - CAGR of 4.6%; Market Trends – Regulatory restrictions on non-biodegradable materials, new report by Grand View Research. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/linear-alkyl-benzene-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The global market for linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is expected to reach USD 9.27 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand...


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2013-04-30 13:41:59

1. vitreous body 2. ora serrata 3. ciliary muscle 4. ciliary zonules 5. canal of Schlemm 6. pupil 7. anterior chamber 8. cornea 9. iris 10. lens cortex 11. lens nucleus 12. ciliary process 13. conjunctiva 14. inferior oblique muscle 15. inferior rectus muscle 16. medial rectus muscle 17. retinal arteries and veins 18. optic disc 19. dura mater 20. central retinal artery 21. central retinal vein 22. optic nerve 23. vorticose vein 24. bulbar sheath 25. macula 26. fovea 27. sclera 28....

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2005-05-26 12:07:27

Beryllium is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Be and atomic number 4. A toxic bivalent element, beryllium is a steel grey, strong, light-weight yet brittle, alkaline earth metal, that is primarily used as a hardening agent in alloys (most notably, beryllium copper). Notable characteristics Beryllium has one of the highest melting points of the light metals. The modulus of elasticity of beryllium is approximately 1/3 greater than that of steel. It has...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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2005-05-26 08:34:39

Orpiment is a common monoclinic crystalline mineral - Chemical Composition: As2S3, arsenic trisulfide - Molecular Weight: 246.04 gm - Hardness: 1.5-2 - Optical refractive index: Biaxial (-), a=2.4, b=2.81, g=3.02 Orpiment is a mineral that is found world-wide, and occurs as a sublimation product in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, hot springs and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar. It takes its name from the Latin...

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