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2014-10-22 16:27:57

With a device necessary for many medical conditions and surgeries, manufacturers of urinary catheters have a safe and stable source of revenue that can withstand the steepest of economic downturns. VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - According to in-depth reports from iData Research, the leading global authority on medical device market research, the combined U.S. and European markets for urological devices was valued at almost US$4.7 billion in 2013, with both Coloplast and...

2014-10-22 16:25:48

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Average rates on new card offers remained unchanged again this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090210/CCLOGO The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. Rates for card...

2014-10-22 16:25:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Wertheimer, whose photographs of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley in 1956 are considered the definitive visual document of the soon-to-be "King of Rock & Roll" died on October 19, 2014 at his home in New York City. He was 85. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153770 His niece, Pam Wertheimer, said he died of natural causes. "Alfred Wertheimer took an assignment nobody else was interested in, to shoot an up-and-coming crooner...

2014-10-22 16:23:39

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, announced today that on October 21, 2014 three U.S. subsidiaries of LDK Solar, LDK Solar Systems, Inc., LDK Solar USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. (collectively, the "U.S. Debtors") filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under...

2014-10-22 16:21:09

Bulldog LED Lighting manufacturers all their products in the USA and will be a proud ambassador for American Made Matters Day: A Call-To-Action For Consumers SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog LED Lighting is proud to announce that they have been named a National Ambassador for the 2(nd) Annual American Made Matters Day on November 19(th). The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to...

2014-10-22 16:21:02

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs and Border Protection and CDC. Active post-arrival monitoring means that travelers without febrile...

2014-10-22 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The team is a Forward Engineering Support Team (FEST) from our North Atlantic Division (NAD) consisting of personnel with expertise...

2014-10-22 12:30:49

Physicians Express Concerns about His Qualifications with No Prior Healthcare Experience and Redundancy of New Role BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of doctors in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b Seventy-nine percent of the respondents chose "No" when asked, "Do you approve of the newly...

2014-10-22 12:30:14

Presentations examine certain demographic and clinical disease characteristics that may be indicative of Cimzia® treatment response and remission for moderate to severe Crohn's disease ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on CNS and immunology treatment and research, is sponsoring several data presentations on Cimzia(®) (certolizumab pegol) at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-10-22 12:27:38

Partnership Targets In-Venue Audiences Nationwide NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinetics' Active Exchange, the largest cross-screen, location-aware advertising platform in the US, was given a considerable boost today with the on boarding of TouchTunes, the largest interactive entertainment platform in North America. With over 60,000 locations in the U.S. and 71,000 globally, TouchTunes is now making its audience in lifestyle venues available to WPP's portfolio of leading...


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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