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2014-08-28 12:25:05

New Service and Retail Locations in Three Missouri Counties FARMINGTON, Mo., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has launched network operations to St. Genevieve, St. Francois and Washington counties in rural eastern Missouri, offering the latest innovative products and solutions to consumers. Existing Verizon Wireless customers, as well as new customers, will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation's largest 4G Long Term...

2014-08-28 12:22:09

Product protection plans boost revenue and customer loyalty for retailers MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The adoption of retail product protection plans continues to increase in the United States. Frost & Sullivan estimates the total US retail product protection market size to be approximately $8-10 billion across consumer electronics, home appliances, jewelry, sporting goods, furniture, and other product categories. Strong support of leading retailers, coupled with...

2014-08-28 12:21:36

FUELS program begins fifth year after providing more than 2.4 million meals across North America AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Faurecia North America, the world's seventh-largest automotive supplier, next week will launch its fifth annual FUELS community food drive, a program that has provided more than 2.4 million meals since 2010 for hundreds of thousands of hungry residents across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. More than 20,000 Faurecia employees...

2014-08-28 12:21:34

Salinas and Monterey Drivers Join Teamsters Local 890 to Improve Working Conditions SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MV Transportation drivers have voted unanimously, 67-0, to join Teamsters Local 890 in Salinas, Calif., to improve their working conditions. The 91 drivers provide adult paratransit services, shuttle and tourist trolley routes in Salinas and Monterey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "We stuck together. We worked together...

2014-08-28 08:32:18

Free email newsletter reaches 65,000 chief executives GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-market companies are a powerful force in the U.S. economy: These 200,000 businesses with annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion generate 33 percent of U.S. GDP and employ one-third of all Americans in the private sector. They contribute to the economy, generate growth and spur innovation at outsized rates. But unlike the giant public corporations whose every moves are covered...

2014-08-28 08:29:23

XIAMEN, China, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- China Xiniya Fashion Limited ("Xiniya" or the "Company" NYSE: XNY), a leading provider of men's business casual apparel in China, today announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, before the open of U.S. markets on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Xiniya's management will host and earnings conference call on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8 p.m....

2014-08-28 08:28:39

Study Meets Co-Primary Endpoints of LDL Cholesterol Reduction THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 YUKAWA-2 (StudY of LDL-Cholesterol Reduction Using a Monoclonal PCSK9 Antibody in Japanese Patients With Advanced Cardiovascular Risk) study evaluating evolocumab in combination with statin therapy in Japanese patients with high cardiovascular risk and high cholesterol met its co-primary endpoints: the percent...

2014-08-28 08:28:27

Represents First BLA Submission for a PCSK9 Inhibitor THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein that reduces the liver's ability to...

2014-08-28 08:28:11

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from an analysis of US respondents from Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 (DAWN2(TM)) study were published recently in Current Medical Research and Opinion. The study shows that minority populations in the US with diabetes, including African Americans, Chinese Americans, and Hispanics, reported positive psychological well-being, better quality of life, and feeling more empowered with respect to their diabetes...

2014-08-28 08:27:54

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has initiated patient enrollment in an Investigational Device Exemption ("IDE") pivotal trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the WEB(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System ("WEB"). Adam Arthur, MD, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery/Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Principal Investigator of the WEB-IT study enrolled the first four patients in the study,...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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