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2014-08-28 23:16:55

SWEAT Fitness, a Philadelphia-based gym, announces a Corporate Wellness Program to help companies promote healthier lifestyles. The program includes fun and convenient wellness initiatives. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 SWEAT Fitness, a Philadelphia-based gym, announces a Corporate Wellness Program to help companies promote healthier lifestyles. The program is fully customizable and includes fun and convenient wellness initiatives. SWEAT’s Corporate Wellness...

2014-08-28 16:26:32

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Uber have joined forces to ensure Budweiser Made in America Festival attendees arrive home safely this weekend. Uber, a mobile technology company that connects riders with drivers at the tap of a button, is offering all new Uber users a free ride of up to $20, using the promotional code BMIAPHL during the festival to promote their "Safe Rides" initiative....

2014-08-28 16:23:15

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL) ("APL", "Atlas Pipeline", or the "Partnership") announced today that the Partnership has successfully amended its revolving credit facility, significantly increasing the Partnership's borrowing capacity, extending the term of the facility, and lowering borrowing costs. The new five year facility matures on August 28, 2019, has an initial borrowing capacity of $800 million, and contains an accordion...

2014-08-28 12:25:48

Official ranking to be announced at 10th Annual Award Ceremony on October 9th PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Philadelphia Business Journal announced that IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. has been honored as a 2014 Best Places to Work award recipient. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140775 IT Solutions has been a full-service technology provider to businesses across the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region since 1994. The company has seen...

2014-08-26 23:04:51

Journal of Clinical Trial Results to Share Rare, Successful and Non-Successful Trial Results Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced that its President and CEO, Jeffrey S. Litwin, M.D. has been named editor-in-chief of MultiMedia LLC’s new peer-reviewed publication: Journal of Clinical Trial Results. The online, open-access publication serves researchers,...

2014-08-26 23:04:44

University City Science Center and Monell Chemical Senses Center Partner to Bring Scent-based Installation to Esther Klein Gallery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The human nose can detect a trillion different odors, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by...

2014-08-26 23:03:48

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of...

2014-08-26 12:28:27

--Center with Deepest Experience Advances the Field After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care-- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect....

2014-08-25 08:27:26

New Indication in Chronic Pain Marks Company's Third FDA Approval in Less Than a Year PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZORVOLEX® (diclofenac) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis pain. This marks the second indication...

2014-08-21 23:07:34

Series of 1-Day, Global Events Focuses on Maximizing Patient-Centric Endpoints Philadelphia (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today opened registration for the PROFICIENCY™ 2014 Regional Conference Series: Maximizing Product Value with Optimized Endpoints. The series of 1-day educational events enable biopharmaceutical developers to network with leading researchers as they participate...


Latest Philadelphia Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 10:58:27

Symbol: RUPH2 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Subshrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:DC, KY, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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2012-06-15 02:46:15

Symbol: PAPH Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PACAS2 Panicum capillare L. var. sylvaticum Torr.   PALI4 Panicum lithophilum Swallen   PAPHT Panicum philadelphicum Bernh. ex Trin. var. tuckermanii (Fernald) Steyerm. & Schmoll   PATU Panicum tuckermanii Fernald Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at...

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2012-06-15 09:06:11

Symbol: ERPH Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae...

2012-06-15 09:06:12

Symbol: ERPHP2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ERPHP4 Erigeron philadelphicus L. ssp. provancheri (Victorin & Rouss.) J.K. Morton   ERPR14 Erigeron provancheri Victorin & Rouss. Distribution: ErigeronphiladelphicusL. var.provancheri(Victorin & Rouss.) B. Boivin distribution:USA(NY, VT),CAN(ON, QC) Classification:      ...

2012-06-15 09:06:12

Symbol: ERPHP Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ERPHG2 Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. glaber Henry   ERPHS Erigeron philadelphicus L. var. scaturicola (Fernald) Fernald   ERPU13 Erigeron purpureus Aiton Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN,...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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