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2014-09-24 12:27:10

BURNABY, Canada, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growth in Semiconductor, Display and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Markets to Drive Overall Demand for Photomasks in the Country Photomasks are key tools used in the manufacture of semiconductors, Flat Panel Displays (FPD), optical devices and other products. The photomask market is largely dependent on growth in the overall semiconductor industry. During the last three years, the United States photomask...

2014-09-24 12:26:46

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Alcohol Justice have received news that accounts of two long-term projects have been published in a special alcohol policy issue of World Medical and Health Policy. "Optimal U.S. State Alcohol Excise Taxes to Recover Government Cost of Excessive Consumption" by Holley Shafer, and "Alcohol Ads on Public Transit: Policies From Major Metropolitan Areas in the United States" by Sarah Mart and Jessica Blakemore,...

2014-09-24 12:26:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "When President Ronald Reagan signed the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act 30 years ago today, few could imagine how the law would transform the healthcare landscape. Today, we know that this landmark 'Hatch-Waxman' legislation is responsible for improving the lives of millions of Americans by creating a new framework allowing safe, affordable generic drugs to come to the market. It is instructive to look...

2014-09-24 12:24:09

Experts from California Water Board, Mercer, Sustainalytics, and Zevin Asset Management Among Those to Outline Views on Implications for Investors COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangers posed by stranded carbon assets and drought to the bottom lines of investors will be a major focus of The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (SRI) November 9-11, 2014 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado...

2014-09-24 12:23:56

U.S. Industry Recycling Rate Remains Above 65 Percent for Third Consecutive Year ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aluminum beverage cans are once again the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States with an industry recycling rate of 66.7 percent in 2013, according to new data released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This marks the third consecutive year the...

2014-09-24 12:23:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today the final antidumping margins on grain oriented electrical steel ("GOES") imported into the United States from the Czech Republic, as follows: ArcelorMittal Frydek Mistek 13.76 percent Sujani 35.93 percent The antidumping margins are customs duties imposed by the US government on imports from the Czech Republic. "We are pleased by...

2014-09-24 12:21:41

Company Intends to Purchase Low Carbon Renewable Jet Fuel DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States. The airline's agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. The blended product will be used at...

2014-09-24 08:32:26

MIAMI, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iguama announced today that ecommerce pioneer Bruce Matthews will join the company as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Iguama is the online shopping mall where Latinos can discover and buy all the things they can't get at home. The marketplace provides a social environment in which US brands and stores can connect with consumers in Latin America directly and handles every aspect of fulfillment out of the United States...

2014-09-24 08:29:04

Tampa, Schaumburg and San Francisco Bay Area campuses achieve reaccreditation from American Psychological Association ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University is pleased to announce that the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) programs at its Schaumburg, Tampa and San Francisco Bay Area campuses were awarded continued grants of accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). APA...

2014-09-24 08:28:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. and Canadian donors boosted their giving to nonprofit health care institutions to historically high levels of more than $10.7 billion, increasing annual donations by more than $380 million during the 2013 fiscal year, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) reports today. "These hopeful figures demonstrate the generosity of thousands of donors in the United States and Canada," says Steven W. Churchill, MNA,...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

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,...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'