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2014-10-30 12:34:14

SAP NS2(TM) Conference Features National Security Thought Leaders and Partners, Including Robert Gates, Frances Townsend and John Negroponte FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the U.S. national security mission faces unprecedented complexities -- from ISIS threats to Ebola outbreaks to Russia's political aggression -- SAP NS2(TM) is right for the times, delivering world-class technology solutions that improve both the mission and "business" of U.S....

2014-10-30 12:34:02

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, today released its fourth Des Moines RootScore(®) Report and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Des Moines for the fourth consecutive time. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance. Scores were based on...

2014-10-30 12:32:46

- Agreement makes bank the largest to sign on with Iowa company HOUSTON and DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced an agreement that opens its technology platform to payments innovator Dwolla, allowing customers of the bank to use the Iowa startup's real-time network to make money transfers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155284LOGO The deal makes BBVA Compass the largest bank to partner with Dwolla, a nimble alternative to the...

2014-10-30 12:30:31

Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey of nonprofit health centers and...

2014-10-30 12:30:26

While Xtandi Will Dominate the Overall Market, Emerging Hormonal Therapies Will Also Succeed in Capturing Significant Sales, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Medivation/Astellas Pharma's Xtandi will be the sales-leading agent across the world's major markets for prostate cancer, garnering $3.4 billion in 2023. Growth in sales will be driven primarily by Xtandi's uptake as a first-line...

2014-10-30 12:29:23

Collaboration to Expand Pioneering Education Program NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation announced today their collaboration on expanding and enhancing The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program to improve care for the nearly one million people in the United States living with Parkinson's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155543LOGO It is estimated that the...

2014-10-30 12:29:20

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's private health insurance exchange, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care coverage. The analysis showed Glidepath increased employee cost awareness, encouraged employees to make effective cost choices to meet their needs, and strengthened knowledge and adoption of Health Savings...

2014-10-30 12:28:38

Caution That Reduced Investment in Cancer Innovation Is Harming Patients WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even before the next Congress is formally elected, a national group of healthcare stakeholders called the Cancer Innovation Coalition (CIC) took the unusual step of going to Capitol Hill to call for early legislative and regulatory action in 2015 that will reinvigorate cancer innovation in the U.S. The reason, according to a panel of leading cancer...

2014-10-30 12:27:14

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online grocery shopping is currently one of the smallest segments for food and beverage sales, but this rapidly changing business is poised for tremendous growth over the next several years. Market research publisher Packaged Facts forecasts that online grocery shopping sales will grow from about $23 billion in 2014 (accounting for 3.5% of total online and offline grocery spending) to approach $100 billion by 2019 (capturing 12% of total...

2014-10-30 12:27:04

Credit Unions are holding steady as trust remains largely consistent over the past few years NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the increasing prevalence of online-only banks and the option of completing most transactions via the Internet at any institution, Americans have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting a financial institution and deciding how to conduct their monetary transactions. But just how much trust do Americans have in these institutions? Half of...


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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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.