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2014-09-02 12:26:29

Third Annual Program Features Weekly TVs Awarded with Prizing Upgrades When Johnson Scores IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV company(1), today announced the launch of "TDs for TVs," the third installment of a professional football program featuring San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson. "TDs for TVs" provides fans the opportunity to get involved with Johnson's on-the-field play and gives back to his favorite nonprofit - Boys & Girls...

2014-09-02 12:25:12

Firm Invests More Than 6,400 hours to Minneapolis Non-Profit Organizations MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that its Minneapolis market donated a total of $90,000 to four Minneapolis-based non-profit organizations, funded through grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. The grants complement the professional services firm's Earn Your Future campaign dedicated to addressing youth education with a combination of donations and skills-based volunteer...

2014-09-02 12:24:27

Rising star encourages kids to get involved and help save other kids around the world NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress, platinum recording artist and author Zendaya, this year's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, is asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF's lifesaving programs. Zendaya will be appearing as a "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF superhero" in print, online, and broadcast public service...

2014-09-02 12:23:04

$15,000 donated to environmental nonprofits in OC ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Frank Capolupo as Orange County's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. He was announced as the winner at an event held at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. As part of the event, Cox employees volunteered to help cleanup and mulch trails. The Cox Conserves Heroes program recognizes volunteers for creating, preserving or...

2014-09-02 12:21:15

Leading Engineering and Construction Firm Ranked Highest Among U.S.-Based Contractors RESTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel once again has been named one of the world's top contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. The company ranked third on the magazine's Top 250 International Contractors list, the same as last year, and ninth on the Top 250 Global Contractors list, one spot up from last year. On...

2014-09-02 08:35:39

Revenues Up 30% Cash Flow from Operations Up 115% Adjusted EBITDA((1)) Up 107% Gross Margin of 58.5%, a 210 Basis Point Increase Book-to-Bill of 1.1x OMNI-LITE INDUSTRIES CANADA INC. TSX-VENTURE: OML CERRITOS, CA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - For the six months ended June 30, 2014 Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. is pleased to report revenue of $3,182,790 US ($3,392,854 CAD) and cash flow from operations((1)) of $911,548 US ($971,710 CAD). Over the same period last year,...

2014-09-02 08:35:28

Customer Survey of 26,000 Subscribers Provides Direct Feedback About Wireless Voice, Text Messaging and Data Experience HILLIARD, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced it has been ranked highest among wireless carriers in the North Central Region, which includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to results issued today in J.D. Power's 2014 Wireless Network Quality Study((SM),) Volume 2. The results, which are based on customer...

2014-09-02 08:34:48

-- Company to Provide Updated Fiscal 2015 Guidance, Insight into Fiscal 2016 and Customer Updates -- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandalay Digital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNDL) (the "Company" or "Mandalay Digital"), a leading provider of mobile technology solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary Digital Turbine, announced today it will host a conference call and webcast to provide updated financial guidance for fiscal 2015 and insight into fiscal 2016, and discuss...

2014-09-02 08:31:49

DMC among few to receive $10 million award from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to test new primary care model in Detroit DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has been selected to receive an award of $9,966,608 as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Health Care Innovation Awards program. The Principal Investigator and DMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suzanne White is one of only 39 recipients of about...

2014-09-02 08:31:32

ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that Drew Young has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Neurology and Immunology. In this capacity, he will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the U.S. Neurology and Immunology franchise, including future products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/141784 Bringing more than 20 years of experience leading global and...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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