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2014-10-30 23:00:30

Barnes-Jewish Hospital named as ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ by national survey St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2014, a unique annual...

2014-10-30 20:24:01

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX: CYT) ("Catalyst" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with NewPage Corporation, NewPage Wisconsin System Inc. and Rumford Paper Company (the "Sellers") to purchase the Biron paper mill located in Wisconsin and the Rumford pulp and paper mill located in Maine, USA (the "Paper Mills") for consideration of US$74.0 million, subject to certain...

2014-10-30 20:23:17

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) announced today that it plans to release its third quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The Company has also scheduled a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 900-2996 (from within the U.S.) or (706) 643-2685 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes...

2014-10-30 20:23:13

Schedules Conference Call for 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, November 10, 2014 YORK, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS; ASX: UNS) announced today that it intends to release its financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended September 30, 2014 after market trading ends on Monday, November 10, 2014. Management has scheduled a conference call for 4:30 p.m. U.S. EST on Monday, November 10, 2014 (Tuesday, November 11,...

2014-10-30 20:22:14

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Patent Marketing, in connection with its newest advisory board member, Matthew G. Whitaker, issues a White Paper on recent warning from the US Patent and Trademark Office. Former Iowa US Attorney and Republican Candidate for the United States Senate, Matthew G. Whitaker, Joins World Patent Marketing Advisory Board. Matthew G. Whitaker is a former US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. He was appointed June 15, 2004 by...

2014-10-30 20:21:21

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Net income of $396 million, or $3.05 per diluted share -- Delivered $390 million towards California synergies and business improvements year to date -- Tesoro Logistics LP ("TLLP") to become full-service logistics company with announced acquisition of QEP Field Services -- Closed the West Coast Logistics Assets acquisition with TLLP for $270 million -- Repurchased $150 million of shares during...

2014-10-30 16:30:44

Program Will Provide $10 Million To Promote Economic Development In Rural And Small Communities DENVER, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, announced today that it has joined with Frontier Communications and DISH as a major sponsor of "America's Best Communities," a three-year, $10 million prize competition designed to stimulate growth and...

2014-10-30 16:28:59

Action to Include Strike by 18,000 Kaiser California RNs OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from California to Maine will hold strikes, picketing, and other actions Wednesday, November 12 in 14 U.S. states and the District of Columbia - with possible support actions globally - as the largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals. National Nurses United will hold a press...

2014-10-30 16:27:56

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statewide opposition to the pending sale of six community hospitals in California to a company under federal investigation is growing, as 10 more California elected officials, seven community organizations and three labor unions recently urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to block the sale to Prime Healthcare. U.S. Reps. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) join Assemblymembers John Perez (D-Los...

2014-10-30 16:25:53

Ownership Group led by Entrepreneur Henry Nguyen and Sports and Entertainment Leader Peter Guber; also Includes Earvin Johnson, Mia Hamm Garciaparra, Tony Robbins, among others LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new era for Major League Soccer in Los Angeles began today as MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that a new team has been awarded to an ownership group led by entrepreneur Henry Nguyen, sports and entertainment leader Peter Guber, and sports veteran Tom Penn....


Latest United States Reference Libraries

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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