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2014-10-20 12:31:07

'Emerging Leader Award' aims to inspire a much-needed focus on Lyme disease among researchers SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research in the US, today announced a call for applications for its 'Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Award' and accompanying $100,000 grant. This award will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease...

2014-10-20 12:30:21

New California standards add to confusion as nation's food and nutrition experts tout mounting health and taste benefits at national meeting ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of olive oil users agree choosing an olive oil is confusing because they aren't sure what's important. In fact, only 25 percent say they are "very knowledgeable" about olive oil, according to a new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) of more than 2,000 olive oil users.*...

2014-10-20 12:27:49

BAYONNE, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Repeating Arms is proud to introduce the Order of the Arrow Centennial Tribute Rifle to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts Of America's(©) high mark of distinction. In 1915 the Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded and has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Today, the OA is recognized as Scouting's National Honor Society expanding its reach beyond camping...

2014-10-20 12:26:34

Four-Day Film Showcase on the Largest Screen Available in L.A. to Host Exclusive Q&A Screenings with Al Pacino, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons and More WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, AARP is celebrating the 50+ moviegoer with its second annual Movies for Grownups® Film Showcase, which will take place in Los Angeles November 6 - 9, 2014 at Regal Cinemas, L.A. LIVE's premiere house theater. Ten films will be shown over four...

2014-10-20 12:24:08

September bookings total 29 units or approximately 9MW of operating capacity. With these orders, FlexEnergy's Portsmouth plant is now booked to full capacity for the rest of 2014 and its backlog for 2015 continues to grow. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- September domestic (US) sales are focused on the Oil and Gas Sector. Through direct sales and working together with its partner Flex Leasing and Power Services - http://www.flexleasingpower.com/ - FlexEnergy...

2014-10-20 12:22:04

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency financial and other assistance will be available to the families of U.S. service members deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola on the same basis as those deployed to combat zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Homefront announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110623/DC25541LOGO The national nonprofit, which has provided emergency assistance to the families of deployed service members since its founding...

2014-10-20 12:21:15

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based agency LimeGreen, LLC has been retained by Kia Motors America (KMA) to support its corporate diversity initiatives as a result of continued growth and influence of multicultural consumers in the United States. Initially targeting the African American market, LimeGreen's responsibilities are expected to expand to include other multicultural consumers. KMA's selection of LimeGreen will enable new diversity initiatives intended...

2014-10-20 08:40:11

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIO Networks, an international provider of Information Technology services and mission-critical on-demand data centers, has concluded the final regulatory process regarding the acquisition of redIT. On June 16, 2014, KIO Networks had announced the beginning of the regulatory approval process to acquire redIT. This integration of redIT, an international company specializing in providing IT managed cloud, connectivity, and data center services...

2014-10-20 08:37:59

American Travelers Gravitating to Warm Weather Destinations During 2014 Holidays BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking data from Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites(1), reveals that 21 million Americans are expected to fly from October through December, either for holiday festivities, to a sunny beach locale or somewhere in between.* U.S. domestic seat capacity is expected to be up over three million seats during the busiest travel...

2014-10-20 08:35:07

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot(®), the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that it has named Marc Powers executive vice president, U.S. stores, effective November 1, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO Powers, who began his career with The Home Depot as an hourly store associate in 1986, currently serves as senior vice president of operations for the company's nearly 2,000 U.S. stores. In that role, he has...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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