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2014-09-22 12:26:44

DALLAS, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds e-Book Market in the US 2014-2018 research report on the eBooks (Electronic Book/Digital Books) industry of United States of America. Spread across 70 pages, this research forecasts the e-Book market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 21.28% over the period 2013-2018. The report presents the current market scenario as well as the forecast of the e-reading devices including tablets, smartphones, and e-readers....

2014-09-22 12:24:41

Teradata thought leader, database educator rises in ExecRank list DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced today that Stephen Brobst, Teradata Chief Technology Officer, has been selected by ExecRank as the number four U.S. chief technology officer (CTO) for 2014. ExecRank screened over 2,500 Chief Technology Officers from among more than 10,000 CTOs in the United States. The top three CTO's...

2014-09-22 12:23:06

Global Divest/Invest Coalition Announces Hundreds of New Members including Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Mark Ruffalo, Norman and Lyn Lear, World Council of Churches, NRDC and More NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing movement to divest from the fossil fuels causing climate change and invest instead in clean, sustainable energy reached an historic milestone today: $50 billion. Over 800 global investors have now committed to divest their holdings in fossil fuels. New...

2014-09-22 12:21:15

Company to mark occasion with private gala that will honor the city's starred chefs and New York's rich and diverse food scene NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MICHELIN Guide New York 2015 edition will go on sale October 1, marking a ten year anniversary for the famous restaurant guide in the Big Apple. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147546 The MICHELIN Guide first came to the U.S. with the New York edition. In fact, it was the first city outside of Europe where...

2014-09-22 12:20:54

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northrop Grumman Foundation sponsored a unique, immersive space adventure this summer for participants that included two students and one teacher from the Salt Lake Center for Science Education. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27829. Chosen participants attended Space Camp(®) at the U.S. Space...

2014-09-22 08:34:23

Lithium-Powered Community Gives Canon Tools to Engage Customers through Trusted Content SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lithium Technologies today announced that the Canon community powered by Lithium has received over 5 million page views since its launch and registration continues to grow at an average of over one thousand new registrations each month. Lithium Communities help brands improve customer relationships by building trusted content that they own. Canon launched the...

2014-09-22 08:33:13

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergEx Group, a leading provider of global brokerage and trading-related services, today announced a dynamic order routing strategy that allows clients to designate a percentage of an order to be sent to IEX, with the remainder going to ConvergEx's Darkest algorithm, which searches for liquidity among more than 20 other non-displayed venues. ConvergEx is offering this strategy after careful analysis of IEX executions showed that client...

2014-09-22 08:32:48

After Food and Fashion, Software Joins "Made In Italy" Excellence in the USA SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's main objectives during his visit to Silicon Valley is to outline a path linking Italian startups to private equity, with a view to launching trailblazing companies. Decisyon, Inc. will be on hand to bring its contribution to this path. The Prime Minister will meet with Italian start-ups on September 22(nd) at 8:30...

2014-09-22 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York and many organizations throughout New York State and the U.S. will recognize National Falls Prevention Day (September 23(rd)) this year during Falls Prevention Week (September 21-27). According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors--70% of these falls occur in the home. Additionally, every 15 seconds, an older adult is...

2014-09-22 08:21:49

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a deal with Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) for the implementation of its route analysis tool at Orlando International Airport (MCO). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The technology, B Route Development, will allow GOAA to calculate and analyze route scenarios in less than two hours - a task that would normally take as much as two days - and present them to...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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