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2014-10-29 16:30:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of Pfizer's Trumenba, the first vaccine in the United States to prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease in individuals ages 10 to 25. Before today, vaccines licensed in the U.S. protected against four major strains of the disease: A, C, W and Y. They did not prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease, which accounts for one-third of U.S. cases. The National Meningitis...

2014-10-29 16:29:59

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MV Vega, a commercial cargo vessel chartered by the Defense Logistics Agency, arrived in Liberia Oct. 25 to deliver critical supplies to support Operation United Assistance, the U.S. government's effort to fight Ebola in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO The vessel, which was loaded at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is bringing food, water, construction materials,...

2014-10-29 16:28:55

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While sudden cardiac death is undeniably devastating to a patient's family, friends and often to whole communities, cardiology experts disagree on whether to screen all U.S. children for underlying heart problems that put them at risk for a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A person suffering a SCA requires immediate interventions to survive. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155220 A diverse group of uncommon congenital...

2014-10-29 16:28:31

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) ranks among the nation's top academic medical centers, having won the University HealthSystem Consortium's (UHC) Quality Leadership Award now five years running -- a winning streak matched by only one other health system in the U.S. The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC's prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and...

2014-10-29 16:26:44

LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand to rise over 1% per annum through 2018 A robust recovery in US construction spending along with the continued rebound in manufacturing output will drive advances in US solvent demand at a greater than one percent annual pace through 2018. Strength in both nonresidential and residential building construction will stimulate not only direct solvent use in construction related activities, but also increased solvent demand in paint and...

2014-10-29 16:26:17

Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13(th) annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs...

2014-10-29 16:25:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Energy - Permian Basin, LLC (AEPB), an affiliate of American Energy Partners, LP (AELP), announced today that its affiliate, American Energy Permian Holdings, LLC, intends to offer $800 million of exchangeable junior subordinated notes due 2022 (Notes) in an unregistered offering to institutional investors. The net proceeds from the offering of the Notes will be contributed to AEPB and used by it to fund pending acquisitions,...

2014-10-29 16:23:27

LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LON-ReportbuyerUS demand to rise nearly 3% annually through 2018 US demand for power and hand tools is forecast to increase nearly three percent annually through 2018 to $12.7 billion. Among professional users, growth will stem primarily from the recovering construction industry, which is being helped by a boom in housing starts. Additionally, the improved outlook for durable goods manufacturing and the expansion of the vehicle park will boost...

2014-10-29 16:22:03

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (MACP) -- Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar announced today that Morocco will provide direct military, operational and intelligence support to the United Arab Emirates to assist in its fight against terrorism as part of a bilateral military cooperation agreement between the two countries. "Morocco will give its active support to the United Arab Emirates in their fight against terrorism and for the...

2014-10-29 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) highlighted advances in C4ISR and showcased the future of integrated avionics equipment during an Oct. 28 briefing at the National Press Club. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=28730. Jeffrey Q. Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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