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Researchers Help Boston Marathon Organizers Plan For 2014

Researchers Help Boston Marathon Organizers Plan For 2014 Race

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill After experiencing a tragic and truncated end to the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers were faced not only with grief but with hundreds of administrative decisions, including plans for the 2014...

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2014-04-17 12:26:53

NBATICKETS.COM, THE ONLY OFFICIAL TICKET MARKETPLACE OF THE NBA, PROVIDES FANS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, CONVENIENT AND SECURE ONLINE TICKETING DESTINATION LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA fans are gearing up for the postseason, and NBATickets.com, the official ticket marketplace of the National Basketball Association, is ready to help fans find and buy tickets to the hottest matchups, even when the game is sold out....

2014-04-17 12:26:43

AXS TV's Live Coverage Begins April 25 at 4pE/1pP and April 26 at 2pE/11aP Including Both Men's and Women's Races LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV is live broadcasting Indiana University's famed LITTLE 500, the largest collegiate bike race in the United States, for the twelfth consecutive year. The exclusive coverage of this unique sporting event takes place over two days live from Bloomington, Ind. on Friday, April 25 at 4pE/1pP for the women's race and Saturday,...

2014-04-17 12:25:57

Athletes Discuss Kenyan Culture and Training with Elmwood Elementary Students HOPKINTON, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock today brought the Boston Marathon defending women's champion Rita Jeptoo, two past champions, and other elite Kenyan athletes, to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School. The rally, part of John Hancock's 'Scholars and Stars' program, gives students an opportunity to meet Kenyan athletes and...

2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-17 08:27:06

LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading website for baseball handicapping picks, is proud to announce the latest statistics on the baseball success of its membership. The world of baseball handicapping is full of gimmicks and one-trick ponies. The Best Bet on Sports bucks that system by relying on cold, hard data analysis and research to pick winners in America's three major sports. A team of experts pore over the latest news and historical...

2014-04-17 08:27:03

Dinner to honor players for their on and off the field accomplishments followed by autograph show CHICAGO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund will hold its sixth annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, May 16, 2014. This dinner will honor players for their outstanding NFL playing careers and their legendary charitable work off the field. More than 60 players will be in attendance. Gridiron Greats, led by Mike...

2014-04-17 08:25:08

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UK football brand Mitre is proud to announce it is the Official Football Supplier to the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 co-hosted by Singapore and Vietnam. It is a biennial football competition organised by the AFF (Asean Football Federation) and contested by the national teams of South East Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140417/681368 ) Comments vice president of product and marketing at Mitre, Chirag Patel:...

2014-04-17 08:21:41

-The event brings together leaders in education, business and government to address the North Carolina Labor Skills Gap and discuss strategies for integrating STEM education in workforce development programs. MOORESVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), one of eleven campuses operating under parent company Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and the exclusive educational partner of NASCAR, will host the "Advanced Industries Summit" on Thursday,...

2014-04-16 23:16:38

Former University of Nebraska Cornerback May Be One of the Most Overlooked Stars for the 2014 NFL Draft Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Mohammad Seisay, former University of Nebraska cornerback, stunned NFL scouts with his performance during Nebraska’s annual Pro Day. Held on March 6, 2014, the annual Pro Day brought 28 NFL scouts from 23 different teams to Hawks Championship Center. Seisay drew quite a bit of attention both with his 40-yard dash (one of the fastest in his group)...

2014-04-16 23:14:52

Hilo Hawaii's First Official Triathlon Kicks Off July 13, 2014 Hilo, Hawaii (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Athletes from Hawaii to Australia, are set to queue up at James Kealoha Beach Park on Sunday, July 13 at 7:00am for Hilo’s first official triathlon. This Olympic-distance race will feature a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride, and 10km run. The race is limited to 500 participants and space is quickly filling up. Registration is $150 through May 30th, and $175 between May 31st and June 29th....


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Agricultural Show
2013-08-21 06:49:05

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation. Livestock entered into the show is judged for various merits with ribbons being awarded. Competitions are held as well as trading of equipment and breeding stock. Agricultural shows are an intricate part of life in small country towns or other farming communities. The shows can...

Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Big-eared Woolly Bat, Chrotopterus auritus
2012-07-17 11:09:49

The big-eared woolly bat (Chrotopterus auritus), also known as Peter’s woolly false vampire bat and the false woolly vampire bat, is the only member of its genus. It is native to South and Central America, with a range that includes southern Brazil, Paraguay, and southern Mexico to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within subtropical forests, roosting in hollow logs and caves. The big-eared woolly bat is large, making it a rather slow flier. It will fly at altitudes of up to 6.5 feet. It...

Natterer's Bat, Myotis nattereri
2012-06-25 17:20:04

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) is a small bat that is native to Europe. Typically, this bat bears brown fur on the back, wing, and leg membranes, with the wings appearing to be lighter in color. The underbelly is white in color. Its name is derived from Johann Natterer, an Austrian naturalist. As is typical with bats, Natterer’s bat uses echolocation to navigate and find food. The frequencies of its calls range between 23 and 115 kHz and can last up to 3.8 milliseconds. During the hot...

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