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2014-09-16 12:25:07

BBC Earth's new digital home brings global audiences something amazing every day NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Earth, the BBC Worldwide factual brand behind global blockbusters such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs and Blue Planet, today launches its new digital home on BBC.com/earth across the U.S. and Canada. The stunning site captures BBC Earth's passion for adventure and exploration by bringing visitors a virtual feast of incredible imagery, world class...

2014-09-16 12:21:49

Expansion to Denver provides top travelers the ultimate connecting convenience DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launched its Mercedes-Benz tarmac transportation service at Denver International Airport, offering chauffeured convenience at more airports than any other carrier. With today's expansion, United offers the service at all of its U.S. hub airports. The Mercedes-Benz tarmac transportation service provides the airline's top frequent flyers with...

2014-09-16 12:20:46

The company has the most robust customer support infrastructure and offers the widest range of heavy-duty truck engines in the market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on Frost & Sullivan's independent research surveying heavy-duty fleet, safety, maintenance, and service managers in the United States (US), Cummins Inc. emerged as the overall best heavy-duty truck engine supplier. While 49 percent of the respondents chose Cummins, its closest competitor captured...

2014-09-16 08:39:20

SUBWAY launches Softcard-branded NFC payment terminals at more than 26,000 locations nationwide, the largest NFC restaurant deployment in the United States MILFORD, Conn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The SUBWAY® restaurant chain today announced that it will launch NFC-based mobile payments nationwide on October 1(st) with Softcard, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless. Softcard users can use their mobile phones to...

2014-09-16 08:30:38

First-Ever Children's Cough and Cold Patented Medicines to Combine Trusted, Effective Ingredients with Real Cocoa for a Chocolate Flavor to Help Improve Dosing Compliance WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new national survey(1) of U.S. parents of school-age children (ages 4-13), almost 40% report that it isn't always easy to give their children over-the-counter liquid cough/cold medicines. One third (34%) of parents believe the taste of the medicine impacts how easy it is...

2014-09-16 08:30:07

ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert offers people with diabetes a new and easy way to simplify complex calculations to deliver precise insulin dosing advice INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that Roche's ACCU-CHEK(®) Aviva Expert system, the first and only blood glucose meter system with a built-in insulin calculator to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is now available by prescription. The device represents...

2014-09-16 08:30:01

American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco. Not all U.S. citizens are adequately or equally protected from the damage, disease, and death caused by tobacco products. However, U.S. states and localities still have the opportunity to protect...

2014-09-16 08:29:26

Regeneron plans to submit sBLA for this indication by year end TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). The designation is based on positive results in two Phase 3 trials (VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME), in which...

2014-09-16 08:26:50

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 3,000 Rwandans living in North America are travelling to Atlanta, Georgia (USA) this week to meet their leader President Paul Kagame, during the sixth edition of Rwanda Day, on September 19-20. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146311 Former US President Bill Clinton, US lawmakers and celebrities have also been invited to the event. American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson graced a similar event in Chicago, back in...

2014-09-16 08:26:19

Comic-Con, South by Southwest, Super Bowl, and more top the list of the nation's most influential annual events. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do South by Southwest, the Oscars, and the Met Gala have in common? They are events so powerful, so prominent that they make news simply by changing format, venue, or host and dominate conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Their popularity also proves why events still matter, providing the forum that connects people with one another,...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'