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2014-08-25 12:29:54

- Spansion's customers are losing confidence in Spansion in the face of Macronix's strong intellectual property HSINCHU, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337) and Macronix America, Inc., global leaders in non-volatile memory solutions, announced that Allied Telesis, Inc., one of the respondents in a pending U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") patent litigation that Macronix filed against Spansion and certain Spansion customers, agreed to a...

2014-08-25 12:27:11

Dangers of Not Vaccinating Children Discussed on SERMO, the Leading Physician Social Network BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today its community is actively discussing the implications and key concerns of the anti-vaccine movement as families around the country prepare for going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b In order to gauge the...

2014-08-25 12:26:40

Winning Entries from the University of South Alabama, NYU, the University of Iowa and Yale NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, a longtime advocate of medical research, today announced the winners of its inaugural essay contest which asked medical and health professions students and fellows to offer their ideas on the most innovative ways to build support and ensure funding for medical research. The first place winner of $10,000 is Peter...

2014-08-25 12:26:36

Natural Growth Hormone Supplements From HGH.com Offer Athletes and Bodybuilders Industry-Recognized Muscle-Building, Recovery and Weight-Loss Options BOONTON, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent arrests adding to the controversy surrounding illegal synthetic growth hormone injections, leading health and bodybuilding supplement provider HGH.com aims to raise awareness of legal, non-synthetic growth hormone supplements and educate the public on over-the-counter...

2014-08-25 12:26:25

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will participate in the Morgan Stanley 2014 Global Healthcare Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY, on Monday, September 8, 2014. Derica Rice, Lilly's Executive Vice President, Global Services and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at 12:50 p.m. EDT. A live audio webcast will be available on the Webcasts & Presentations section of Lilly's Investor website at...

2014-08-25 12:25:02

Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are the presidents Americans would most want to have as a high school teacher; Barack Obama the one Americans would never want to have NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As President Obama continues to deal with a number of crises, criticism over his vacation and his job ratings also continue to drift downward. This month, almost one-third of Americans (32%) give the President positive ratings for the overall job he is doing, while almost seven in ten (68%)...

2014-08-25 12:24:28

Music superstar helps bee-loved Honey Nut Cheerios character Buzz encourage people to connect through dance and celebrate happy and healthy moments MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight-time Grammy Award-winning megastar Usher and Buzz the Bee, the iconic Honey Nut Cheerios((TM)) character, are using dance to spread the word that being healthy can be fun and delicious. Starting today, the two new friends are asking people to celebrate and share healthy and happy moments, like...

2014-08-25 12:23:48

Brooklyn Based Victoria Fine Foods Bows Multi-million TV, Radio, Digital and In-store Campaign NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria Fine Foods (VFF), the #1 slow kettle cooked pasta sauce manufacturer in the US, will be launching a multimillion dollar integrated media campaign to ask consumers the question: "Have you ever really looked to see what's in your pasta sauce?" Extensive consumer research conducted among primary consumers of pasta sauce indicated that they were...

2014-08-25 12:23:33

Of eight finalists, overall Agency of the Year to be recognized at Content Marketing World 2014 CLEVELAND, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight content marketing agencies have received top honors from the 2014 Content Marketing Awards, the largest awards program in North America honoring excellence in brand-created content. The Agency of the Year award recognizes excellence in content marketing agencies, as well as achievements around the execution of content marketing. Photo -...

2014-08-25 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25th, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the launch of the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The ceremony will take place in the site's parking area at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Highlights of the free event include a coin exchange where the public can trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter. WHAT: Great Sand Dunes National Park...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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