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2010-11-30 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erik D. Olson, director of the Pew Health Group food programs, issued the following statement commending the U.S. Senate for passing food safety legislation: "We applaud the U.S. Senate's passage of historic bipartisan food safety legislation. It is a major step toward improving how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects people from preventable illnesses that sicken millions and kill thousands of Americans every year....

2010-10-29 08:43:00

Underwritten by American Clinical Laboratory Association and its Educational Arm Results for Life WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's historic investment in wellness and prevention mandated under the Affordable Care Act may not always save money - but it will be worth it. This according to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chair Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), as well as experts from business, policy, and academia, during a National Journal Live policy summit...

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2010-09-17 09:35:00

As one Senator pushed Congress to ensure funding of stem cell research, scientists were left lamenting how the back-and-forth legal wrangling over the issue has delayed their research and left lab workers confused and frustrated. On Thursday, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin told a Congressional health panel that legislators needed to take steps to make sure that court rulings do not block federal funding of stem cell research. "We've come too far to give up now," Harkin, the head of the Senate health...

2010-09-17 08:20:00

"Lab testing is backbone of prevention," says Results for Life, Summit Underwriter WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and long-time advocate of prevention, will keynote a National Journal Policy Summit focused on unraveling the complexities of the cost and value of prevention in a post health reform world. The Sept. 21 event is being underwritten by the American Clinical Laboratory...

2010-09-13 18:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced a $10 million grant to fund a new Framework of Action to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the cocoa industry in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. Together the two countries supply more than half of the world's cocoa. Labor Minister E.T. Mensah of Ghana, Labor Minister Emile Guirieoulou of Cote d'Ivoire, and representatives of the international chocolate and cocoa industry joined Secretary...

2010-09-13 15:50:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new and historic partnership between the global chocolate and cocoa industry, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel and the governments of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire reaffirms the industry's continued commitment to promoting responsible cocoa farming in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. The new "Framework of Action in support of the Harkin-Engel Protocol" launched today in a press conference at the U.S. Department...

2010-05-25 15:45:00

Measure preserves, fully implements DSHEA WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Natural Products Association (NPA) offered its support of the Dietary Supplement Full Implementation and Enforcement Act of 2010, legislation that would provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with additional resources to enforce the strong, existing laws governing supplements, while also holding FDA accountable for their activities with the added resources. The bill was introduced...

2010-05-20 17:15:00

JULIAN, W. Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) issued the following statement today: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Don L. Blankenship, Chairman & CEO said, "We are pleased that Sen. Tom Harkin said today, during a Congressional hearing, that he intends to question the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration on why its investigation of the Upper Big Branch mine accident on April 5 should not be conducted...

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2010-03-24 07:10:00

A little-known provision in the recently passed health care reform bill will require restaurant chains to display caloric content of their food offerings on menus and outside of drive-thru windows, Associated Press (AP) writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported on Tuesday. The new federal policy, which was written by Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is designed to standardize the way in which fast-food restaurants and other eateries display their...

2010-03-11 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials at the Natural Products Association (NPA), the leading U.S. trade organization for manufacturers, retailers and distributors of natural products, are "pleased" with the recent agreement between industry proponents Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Byron Dorgan (D- ND) regarding McCain and Dorgan's recently co-sponsored Dietary Safety Supplement Act (S.3002). (Logo:...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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