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2014-10-19 23:01:09

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "The US Firearms and Ammunition Market: Trends and Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Firearms and Ammunition industry manufactures small arms (including shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and grenade launchers), small arms ammunition, other ammunition and ordnance and accessories. Firearms and ammunition makers of the United States have benefited from conflicts abroad...

2014-10-19 23:00:49

Overall, recent trends toward the liberalization and globalization of world capital markets have resulted in greater mobility of investor capital, benefiting the financial sector through greater international participation in financial markets but also intensifying competition. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Financial Data Service Providers industry in its growing industry report collection. (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Financial Data...

2014-10-19 16:20:12

SINGAPORE, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct. 20-26. Bringing together 15 teams of university students from five countries (United States, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia), RobotX challenges each team to develop and test a highly-capable unmanned surface vessel (USV)....

2014-10-19 12:21:11

IRIS Registry now used by close to one-third of U.S. eye physicians and surgeons; contains insights from 10 million patient visits SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in the development of an innovative quality of care initiative launched less than a year ago. In presentations today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Academy revealed that close to...

2014-10-19 04:20:53

Financing to support clinical studies & development of Check-Cap colon imaging system ISFIYA, Israel, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., developer of the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive, high-resolution imaging system for colorectal cancer screening, today announced the closing of a financing to support clinical development of the Check-Cap imaging system. The financing was led by Fosun Pharma, a leading Chinese healthcare company, joined by existing...

2014-10-18 23:02:29

The FBI issued a warning this week to alert US businesses about hackers suspected to be affiliated with the Chinese government targeting “high-value” digital information from both commercial and governmental organizations. GDF’s founder highlights some of the security basics essential for protecting organizational digital assets on the cyber front from a wide array of threats. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 For the second time in less than a month, the FBI has issued a...

2014-10-18 23:01:45

Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 20th – 22nd at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Tim Rocho, CEO of Set for Life Financial, LLC is excited to be a sponsor of the upcoming PaymentsSource PayThink conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 20th – 22nd at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort. “PayThink is built for financial services executives to focus on how today’s trends will shape the future of banking and payments,...

2014-10-18 23:01:35

The continued existence of RPSs, as well as new biomass energy technology, is expected to continue allowing industry players to compete with other energy-generation technologies in the next five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Biomass Power industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 The Biomass Power industry has grown at a healthy rate in the five years to 2014. The industry's...

2014-10-18 23:00:55

Programs such as Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign and the National Football League's Fuel Up to Play 60 program have driven awareness of the negative effects associated with childhood obesity and such awareness has resulted in parents being more active in finding fitness programs for their children, resulting in revenue growth for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry...

2014-10-18 16:21:16

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan "a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States" WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is any medical or public...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

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