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Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary.
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) today highlighted recent rating actions by A.M.
BOSTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One Pica, a marketing and technology agency, and Varien, creators of Magento, the world's fastest growing eCommerce platform, today announced One Pica's participation in the Magento enterprise partner program.
NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nanoporous Materials http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131238/Nanoporous-Materials.html This report analyzes the Global Market for Nanoporous Materials in Millions of US$.
Named 2009 AIGA BoNE Show Winner for Website Design BOSTON, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- One Pica, a total brand experience agency, was awarded one of only five website prizes out of 500 total entries and 49 winners at last night's 2009 AIGA Best of New England (BoNE) Show ceremonies.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) announced today that it has closed the transaction that brings the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) into ProAssurance.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation announced today that the PICA Group will become part of ProAssurance through an all cash, sponsored demutualization.
The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is a bird in the crow family. It is 31-35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the European Magpie (Pica pica) however it is more slender and has proportionately smaller legs and bill. It has a glossy black cap on its head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in color with the wings and the feathers of the long (16-20 cm) tail are a beautiful azure blue. Preferred habitats include various types of coniferous...
The Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) is a large bird in the crow family that is found only in California. It inhabits the Central Valley and the adjacent chaparral foothills and mountains. Apart from its having a yellow bill and a yellow streak around the eye, it is virtually identical to the Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) which is found throughout North America. Genetic testing indicates a closer relationship between these two, than to the outwardly very similar Eurasian European...
The European Magpie (Pica pica) is a resident bird throughout Europe, much of Asia, and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family named as magpies. There are numerous races. Recent research has indicated that the Korean race, P. pica sericea, is genetically very distinct from the other Eurasian forms, and may possibly be a separate species. The northwest African race P. p. mauretanica and the southwest Arabian race P. p. asirensis are also distinct in plumage and may...
Image Credit: Thinkstock.com Magpies are medium to large passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. These colorful and noisy birds are closely allied to the jays and treepies. The names 'jay', 'treepie' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, and do not reflect any genuine genetic difference between the groups. Research has recently cast doubt on the taxonomy of the Pica magpies, since it appears that P. hudsonia and P. nuttalli may not be different species, whereas the...
The Black-billed Magpie is a large bird in the crow family that occurs in the western half of North America from Alaska to Oklahoma. Externally, it is almost identical with European Magpie (Pica pica) and is often considered specific. However, the American Ornithologists' Union splits it as a separate species (Pica hudsonia) on the grounds that it is genetically closer to California's Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) than to the European Magpie. This bird prefers semi-open country with...
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