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2014-04-15 08:36:52

New book by Bob McCarty claims decision by former USDI Clapper to force use of old polygraph may have placed US troops in jeopardy LEWES, Del., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NACVSA -- According to an explosive new book, 'The Clapper Memo' by investigative reporter Bob McCarty, then Under Secretary of Defense James Clapper signed an order that forced the US military to abandon a proven screening technology, and in its place required use of the old polygraph. Clapper's order banned...

2014-04-15 08:35:57

Industry Veteran Henrik Jeberg Joins Team to Manage and Grow SMS PASSCODE's Presence in U.S. and Canada SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMS PASSCODE®, a technology leader in adaptive multi-factor authentication software, today announced that it has established its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/mm03957logo NEWS FACTS: -- As the popularity of cloud services and the resulting demands for remote login and...

2014-04-15 08:34:39

DUBLIN, Apr. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cvwdfz/gis_market_in_us ) has announced the addition of the "GIS Market in US" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the GIS market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 10.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the Government sector. The GIS...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-15 08:31:08

Healthcare organizations in the US are now able to deploy Anoto Live(TM) Forms either on premise or as a hosted solution by Anoto, Inc. WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anoto, a global leader in digital writing solutions, today announced that it has achieved compliancy for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Anoto is now qualified to offer Anoto Live(TM) forms as a hosted or locally installed solution to the US healthcare market....

2014-04-15 08:29:57

CENTER CITY, Minn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, will sponsor the "Recovery 2.0" free online conference May 3-7. The web-based event will present one-on-one, in-depth conversations between yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen and a wide variety of recovery and wellness specialists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/DC61972LOGO "The Hazelden...

2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-04-15 08:29:25

Dr. Steve Yang Joins Company as EVP and Chief Operating Officer; Edward Hu Named Chief Investment Officer and Remains Chief Financial Officer SHANGHAI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D services company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that Dr. Steve Yang has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Edward Hu will...

2014-04-15 08:28:57

Sales of $18.1 Billion increased 3.5% Versus 2013 First Quarter; NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced sales of $18.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.5% as compared to the first quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.3% and the negative impact of currency was 1.8%. Domestic sales increased 2.2%. International sales increased 4.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.9% and a...

2014-04-15 08:28:55

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Animal Health, the leading companion animal health distributor in the United States, and the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), announced today that it has launched a new iPad® online ordering application to help veterinary practitioners manage their product purchases. Easily downloadable at no cost through iTunes®, the Henry Schein Animal Health app includes features such as product search...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
2014-01-20 14:44:05

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. This forest, which holds 2,222,313 acres, is a combination of lands from Routt National Forest, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland, which were grouped together for management purposes in 1995. Despite the grouping of these areas, the forest is divided into three sections that represent each former region. The Medicine Bow National...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

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