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2014-09-11 12:21:16

DUBLIN, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Adhesives - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Adhesives in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual...

2014-09-11 08:34:30

Fast-growing wireless power company expands U.S. presence and adds new VP of Product Management AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi.com) developer of the world's most advanced and safest wireless power systems, today announced it is expanding its global presence with the opening of a new office and U.S headquarters in Austin, Texas. The office has been established by recently appointed Vice President of Product Management, Robert McCormick,...

2014-09-11 08:32:49

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to popular belief, the kinder, gentler approach to debt collection usually turns out to be the smartest. A new infographic from FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, shows why many collectors are replacing challenging calls with friendlier, automated contact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111010/CG83314LOGO The FICO infographic, The Customer-Centric Collector Rises,...

2014-09-11 08:32:14

Renowned science and Harvard investor funds a huge STEM Science Fair in the US Virgin Islands. NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest science fair in the US Virgin Islands received a huge boost from the Southern Trust Company, Inc. which is owned by renowned science and Harvard investor and local resident, Jeffrey Epstein. The fair, called the St. Thomas-St. John STEM Fair, was organized by the Virgin Islands Department of Education and brought together hundreds of...

2014-09-11 08:28:47

Remote Access Digital Platform Helps US Doctors Treat Chinese Patients SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HelloMD (hellomd.com) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Crosswave Management (crosswavemanagement.com) to provide Chinese patients with access to top US doctors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140910/145306) The two companies will form a joint venture, based in China, to provide Chinese patients with access to doctors...

2014-09-11 08:28:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center's number one goal is to make certain that every diagnosed victim of mesothelioma and their family has instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, who consistently outperform the vast majority of less qualified lawyers when it comes to mesothelioma compensation. The Center wants to emphasize these extremely experienced mesothelioma legal experts are also very knowledgeable about...

2014-09-11 08:28:31

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of senior information technology executives at some of the nation's largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics - a technology that is central to achieving the systematic quality improvements and cost reductions required by healthcare reform. Health Catalyst surveyed members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), all of whom are chief...

2014-09-11 08:27:41

New Medication for Obese Adults, or Overweight Adults with at Least One Weight-Related Comorbid Condition DEERFIELD, Ill., and LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for...

2014-09-11 08:25:42

The new program explores educational reform and other issues U.S. educators are facing NEW YORK, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and television heavyweight ITN Productions and Lincoln Square Productions have teamed up to create an in-depth news program exploring the impact of U.S. education reform initiatives, such as teacher evaluation and implementation of college- and career-ready standards, rapid...

2014-09-11 08:23:51

Insurance coverage supports investment grade rating for financing bond MUNICH, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group's Complex Accounts unit, Munich Re's Green Tech Solutions team, and consultants New Energy Risk (NER), have teamed up to deliver an innovative performance insurance policy for a portfolio of fuel cell servers installed across the U.S. The insurance cover provides critical support for the project financing by insuring the fuel cells' performance over 15 years, should...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

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