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2014-09-10 20:21:15

UNITY, Maine, Sept.10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is not too late to salvage a livable planet. "Because environmental change will be the dominant theme of the coming decades, I believe that this century will come to be known as the Environmental Century," Unity College President Stephen Mulkey told incoming students during opening convocation on August 23. "This is a watershed moment for our species, and it could turn out to be our finest hour." The next generation will...

2014-09-10 16:27:39

Generous Support Fulfills Association's Endowment Commitment for Future Improvements and Advancements to Revitalized Center WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House Historical Association is honored to announce a $5 million gift by businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to the Association in support of the revitalized White House Visitor Center opening on Saturday, September 13. The completely transformed visitor center is the result of a...

2014-09-10 16:27:01

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) employee leaders and community activists will rally at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VISN 6 regional office Friday, Sept. 12 to protest anti-worker policies and poor leadership that is negatively impacting service delivery to veterans in North Carolina, Virginia and the VA Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia. The VA medical centers in VISN 6 have been weakened by...

2014-09-10 16:25:19

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the release of the highly anticipated motion picture Annie, in theaters on December 19, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment is helping to support Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Turnaround Arts works with local program partners to provide intensive arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty schools across the country, leading to increases in attendance,...

2014-09-10 12:28:52

-Dr. Cagnoni Joins Non-Profit Organization Focused on Fostering Innovation and Collaboration to Strengthen the Bay Area BioEconomy- SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area BioEconomy Initiative (BAB) today announced that it has named Pablo J. Cagnoni, M.D., President of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to its Steering Committee. Onyx, an Amgen subsidiary, is engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to improve the lives of people with...

2014-09-10 12:25:31

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) chairman John P. McMeel and vice chairman Hugh T. Andrews announce the appointment of Andy Sareyan to president, chief executive officer of Andrews McMeel Universal, effective November 3, 2014. Sareyan will report to McMeel and Andrews and will oversee all AMU operations, which includes Universal Uclick (UU), Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP), and AMUSE divisions....

2014-09-10 08:30:23

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that data from the Phase 3 clinical trial program for BELVIQ(® )(lorcaserin HCl) CIV will be presented at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians' (ASBP) 64(th) Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium taking place September 10-13, 2014, in Austin, Texas. "These data presentations continue to support Eisai's efforts to foster a greater...

2014-09-09 23:02:34

The Boston Professional Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) elected Kristyna Smith, an aerospace and mechanical engineer at Draper Laboratory, to serve as its president in a recent vote. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Boston Professional Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) elected Kristyna Smith, an aerospace and mechanical engineer at Draper Laboratory, to serve as its president in a recent vote. Smith came to Draper...

2014-09-09 16:23:43

2014 Spokesperson Katherine Heigl and Hollywood Celebrities Unite Animal Lovers and Rescue Facilities to Light Up the World for Homeless Pets RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of last year's overwhelming global support, Helen Woodward Animal Center is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations worldwide for the 2(nd) Annual Remember Me Thursday(TM) global pet adoption awareness campaign. Now some very big names are...

2014-09-09 12:31:03

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has named Dean Johnson as president of its Canadian business, Acklands-Grainger. Johnson assumes this role from Eric Nowlin who elected to return to California with his family at the end of his expat assignment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140905/143560 "We thank Eric for...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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