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2010-06-14 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) today highlighted recent rating actions by A.M. Best, affirming the "A" Excellent ratings assigned to the ProAssurance Group and upgrading The PICA Group and The Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) to "A" (Excellent) and ProAssurance National Casualty to "A-" (Excellent). The ratings outlook for each is Stable. Further, Best affirmed the "A-" (Excellent) Ratings of ProAssurance Wisconsin and...

2009-11-24 09:47:00

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. One Pica is helping its clients market their products and sell more effectively through their e-commerce channel by leveraging Magento's recently released advanced enterprise functionality. One Pica specializes in leveraging the power of Magento's...

2009-09-08 09:18:00

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$. The report analyzes the market for Nanoporous (Microporous) Materials by the following product segments: Zeolites, Activated Carbon, Silica Gel, Activated Alumina, Clays, and Others. Annual...

2009-06-12 08:00:00

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. The BoNE Show is held every two years to shine a light on the best design and communications talent in the North East. One Pica was recognized for its work on the newly-launched nineteen47.com website, for...

2009-04-01 15:30:00

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081024/PROASSURANCELOGO) Stan Starnes, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ProAssurance said, "We're excited about what PICA brings to our organization. As the nation's dominant writer of...

2009-03-31 17:30:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) announced today that the policyholders of the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) have overwhelmingly approved the sponsored demutualization that will bring PICA into ProAssurance as a standalone subsidiary. The transaction, which requires final regulatory approval in PICA's domiciliary state of Illinois, is expected to close early in the second quarter. (Logo:...

2009-01-28 15:20:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) announced today that all required regulatory approvals have been granted in connection with its proposed sponsored demutualization of the PICA Group (PICA), the nation's leading provider of professional liability to doctors of podiatric medicine. The proposed demutualization is being submitted to PICA shareholders for their approval at a special meeting to be held on March 31, 2009. If approved, the...

2008-10-28 18:00:28

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 PICA Group (PICA) is the nation's leading provider of professional liability to doctors of podiatric medicine, insuring approximately 9,800 podiatric physicians in 47 states and the District of Columbia. PICA insures other healthcare professionals and provides E&O...

2008-09-18 15:00:38

British and U.S. scientists say nearly 7 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with hookworms and, therefore, are at risk of anemia. Hookworms are parasitic worms that live in the intestine and can cause a lower than normal number of red blood cells. In a systematic search of medical databases, reference lists and unpublished data, the scientists were able to compare levels of hemoglobin -- the oxygen-carrying part of red blood cells -- according to the intensity of...

2008-01-13 08:08:24

Chimps eat dirt. This has been known for years. And while chimp cuisine might look more gritty than gourmet to us, it turns out our closest animal relations have a good reason for feasting on soil: It improves their health. By studying samples of soil eaten by chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in Uganda, a research team led by Sabrina Krief of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris found that eating soil with their meals boosts the anti-malarial properties of...


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2006-02-24 11:46:26

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...

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2006-02-24 11:10:11

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...

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2006-02-24 11:04:20

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...

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2006-02-24 10:07:02

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 Korean race of P. pica is...

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2005-06-14 09:57:14

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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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