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2014-10-31 16:21:41

Canary, LLC launches educational awareness campaign surrounding crude oil export ban DENVER, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 27, at the intersection of New York Avenue and 6th Street N.W., Washington D.C. got a facelift when a billboard was encircled by a bold yellow banner with the social media hashtag challenging passersby to #talkcrude. No, the banner isn't advocating for the right to swear like sailors--"talk crude" is the slogan for Canary, LLC's latest awareness...

2014-10-31 16:21:14

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., has completed the acquisition of Liberty Bell Equipment Corporation, a United States wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates (collectively, "MEDCO") including G2S Equipment de Fabrication et d'Entretien ULC, a Canadian wholesaler. MEDCO is North America's largest combined Paint,...

2014-10-31 16:20:48

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Storage containers to hold Defense Logistics Agency Energy-procured fuel for the government's effort to combat Ebola in West Africa arrived in Buchanan, Liberia, Oct. 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO The MV Vega delivered 30 International Standards Organization containers from Rotterdam, Netherlands, that will allow fuel to be stored for Operation United Assistance to the port there. The...

2014-10-31 16:20:40

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of passengers will be traveling through U.S. airports during the 2014 holiday season. This translates into long lines, congested traffic and stress, particularly for those traveling with small children. To help make the process go more smoothly, the travel experts at The GO Group, LLC have these recommendations: Check your flight before you leave for the airportNothing is worse than arriving at the airport and discovering that your...

2014-10-31 12:26:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 2,000 volunteers from around the world will pack their tools and take a trip to Nepal in November 2015 for Habitat for Humanity's 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050501/NYSU020LOGO Scheduled to take place Nov. 1-6, 2015, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will lead volunteers as they build homes in Pokhara, Nepal's third largest city and...

2014-10-31 12:24:01

SHANGHAI, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Worldgroup announces the appointment of Aaron Phua as Asia Pacific executive creative director for Coca-Cola, a newly created position following Coca-Cola's recent appointment of McCann Worldgroup as their Agency of Record for China. Phua will be based out of McCann Shanghai and will partner with Cia Hatzi, MWG's regional business director, to elevate the standard of creatively innovative solutions for Coca-Cola. Jesse Lin, Greater...

2014-10-31 12:23:24

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's premier subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, shomi(TM)', doesn't faff around when it comes to great programming, announcing another impressive content deal that brings exclusive content from BBC Worldwide North America to its audience. Continuing to deliver on its promise to bring the best in popcorn and magic, shomi adds some of the most binge-worthy content from across the pond to its roster. A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories,...

2014-10-31 08:29:40

PHOENIX, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insiderslab.com, an US market research community has a special focus on updating investors with insider trading news, reveals the latest insider trading alerts for the US stock investors, who can access these reports through the links below, including stock performance, insider trading signals, and visual results. The reports cover the stocks of Alpha Pro Tech (NYSEMKT:APT), Opko Health (NYSE:OPK), Yelp (NYSE:YELP), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU),...

2014-10-31 08:26:53

Generous scholarship from Bressman Law to be awarded to provide lasting opportunity for student's future scholastic success COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To serve as a community outreach throughout the United States to students persevering despite the effects of severe head trauma, Bressman Law has created a $1,000 scholarship designed to heighten public awareness of the challenges American youth face following traumatic brain injuries. This scholarship will lend...

2014-10-31 08:26:34

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX) today announced three Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) and two disease awareness abstracts have been accepted for poster presentations at the upcoming ObesityWeek meeting. This meeting will be held November 2-7, 2014 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. Details on the presentation times are as follows: Date/Time: November 6, 2014,...


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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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.