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2010-06-07 12:56:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Baptist University in Riverside will host two one-week summer academic camps in July, for middle schoolers and high school freshmen interested in graphic design and engineering. The daytime camps, with sessions held weekdays, will engage children in hands-on projects that make learning concepts about these career fields fun and accessible. The programs, called "Discovery University," are the first to be launched by the...

2010-06-04 17:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 12,000 California registered nurses remain scheduled to strike for 24 hours next Thursday, most of them at University of California hospitals, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. The strike will affect RNs at the large UC medical centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, and Irvine, UC student health centers in Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Riverside, and Santa Barbara, and at three...

2010-04-30 19:00:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Global employment screening company A-Check America today announced the release of RAPID I-9, a web-based Electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify module built into the company's award-winning employment screening application, A-Check Direct(TM). A-Check representatives said RAPID I-9 dramatically reduces the inconveniences of traditional paper-based employment eligibility verification, eliminates errors associated with confirming an employee's work...

2010-04-22 16:30:03

RIVERSIDE, Calif. "“ The Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin, have a unique biota now highly threatened by invasive species because of increased tourism and population growth. Indeed, alien or exotic insects today constitute 23 percent of the Galapagos insect fauna. One of these insect invaders is the cottony cushion scale, a sap sucking bug native to Australia. Capable of infesting many woody ornamentals and crops, the cottony cushion scale decreases the vitality of its...

2010-04-06 08:06:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Relaxing Company, Inc., creators of Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, announce the national launch of its newest euphoric product, boldly dubbed - THE RELAXING TEA. THE RELAXING TEA is the world's first bottled tea to enter the relaxation beverage market. With its natural blend of decaffeinated green tea and black tea, Kava Root extract and agave it is designed for functional enjoyment during life's stressful moments. "We are particularly proud to...

2010-03-04 13:07:00

Local Leaders Meet to Discuss Pressing Municipal Issues WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local leaders from across the country will convene in Washington, DC, for the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2010 Congressional City Conference, March 13-17. Held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, participants will meet with Administration and Congressional leaders to discuss topics important to cities and towns, including economic stability and job creation, transportation and...

2010-01-07 10:30:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourns, Inc. will announce innovative additions to the company's line of products for the Professional Audio industry during the upcoming NAMM Show, January 14-17, 2010 in Anaheim, Calif. The company's expanded product portfolio offers enhancements to Bourns' industry-leading components such as guitar potentiometers, commercial panel controls, slide potentiometers, and rotary encoders to meet the Professional Audio Market demand. Bourns is...

2009-11-05 12:38:36

Traffic corridors in Long Beach and Riverside are a major contributor to illness from childhood asthma Heavy traffic corridors in the cities of Long Beach and Riverside are responsible for a significant proportion of preventable childhood asthma, and the true impact of air pollution and ship emissions on the disease has likely been underestimated, according to researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in an online edition of the American Journal of...

2009-09-24 09:00:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing commute times, addressing housing issues, creating jobs and a good business environment -- these are some of the critical issues that the I-15 Interregional Partnership (I-15 IRP) are tackling, in hopes of bringing more economic vitality to Western Riverside and San Diego counties. The collaborative group's most recent undertaking is the design of bi-county economic development strategies in selected high growth industry clusters....

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2009-08-04 16:15:00

Citrus researchers at the University of California, Riverside have released a new mandarin (or tangerine) for commercial production. Named 'DaisySL' for Daisy seedless, the new fruit is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavor when mature. Its rind is smooth and thin, and bears a deep orange color."We are extremely enthusiastic about this fruit which distinguishes itself by being very low-seeded and moderately easy to peel," said Mikeal Roose, a professor of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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