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2014-09-29 08:30:12

A single ILUVIEN implant provides treatment for three years ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) ("Alimera"), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that it will hold a conference call to provide additional information regarding the recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of ILUVIEN(®) for the treatment of...

2014-09-29 08:28:01

Tweet It: @SherylCrow and @metheridge revisit their breast cancer journeys in the latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here www.aarp.org/magazine WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends since 1988, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge have endured their share of hardships--bad breakups, depression and for Etheridge, the anxiety around coming out sexually. But they fought their toughest battle when, within two years of each other, Crow and Etheridge each received a breast cancer...

2014-09-29 08:27:42

Oracle recognizes PwC in delivering specialized solutions SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle awarded PwC US with its 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year - Global, in recognition for the firm's specialized delivery of cloud-based solutions and services using Oracle technology. The award recognizes PwC for its commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware. Winners were...

2014-09-29 08:25:52

Xcenda conducts first health economic analysis on coffee consumption CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcenda, the strategic consulting arm of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution service companies, recently conducted the first-ever health economic analysis on coffee consumption. This research was analyzed in an economic model and found that moderate coffee consumption was associated with an increase in life years and a...

2014-09-29 08:24:33

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) today announced that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of the common stock of a yieldco vehicle focused on contracted clean power generation assets in attractive, high growth, emerging markets, primarily in Asia (excluding Japan) and Africa. The number of...

2014-09-29 08:23:27

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has commenced preliminary engineering to expand production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) by investment in a new, world scale MDI plant at its Geismar, Louisiana site. The 400,000 metric ton expansion will leverage the significant advantages of the Geismar site, with its access to US shale gas, strong logistics base and excellent integration. The new capacity is...

2014-09-29 08:22:14

Hip-hop physics show to reach 55 schools in 30 stops across the United States MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show, which will visit its 1,000(th) school during this special tour, is in high...

2014-09-29 08:22:13

Innovative unmanned systems program moves forward to Phase II EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO The next-generation Tactical Exploited...

2014-09-29 08:21:52

TROY, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it completed the sale of its Mascot operations in Canada and the United States to an entity that will operate under the name Mascot Industries LLC. All other Meritor brake and trailer axle remanufacturing operations, as well as Meritor's distribution business, are not affected by the sale and will continue to operate as usual. "The decision to sell Mascot was the best option for our customers...

2014-09-29 08:21:50

LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) announced today that it plans to release its third quarter 2014 financial results at 7:00 a.m. (Eastern time) on Tuesday, October 28(th) followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. During the call, John C. Plant, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and Joseph S. Cantie, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the Company's financial results and other...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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