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2014-08-20 20:23:06

Company Also Awarded Top Rankings in National Network Study for Overall Performance, Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance LAUREL, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics released its second U.S. State RootScore(®) Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Virginia. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Virginia, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of:...

2014-08-20 20:23:03

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this week, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) will offer Exede® high-speed satellite internet plans that provide households across the Hawaiian Islands with virtually unlimited data usage for communications, web browsing, and streaming media. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091216/VIASATLOGO Virtually unlimited satellite internet service -- providing at least 150 GBs of monthly data without a strict data allowance -- is...

2014-08-20 20:20:28

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems across the fleet. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract has a potential value of $2.5 billion over eight years....

2014-08-20 20:20:22

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, payable Sept. 17, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Sept. 2, 2014. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems,...

2014-08-20 16:28:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company"), today announced the appointment of Deron Hunsberger as Senior Vice President, North America Sales, WMS Gaming. In his new role, Mr. Hunsberger will lead sales, participation and leasing, sales support, and marketing for the WMS Gaming business throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Hunsberger will lead the WMS team's focus on developing the WMS sales and...

2014-08-20 16:25:15

Leading Healthcare Information Technology Company Once Again Joins Inc. Magazine's Exclusive Ranking with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 86% CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today announced that Strata Decision Technology (Strata Decision) has been named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500/5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, for the second consecutive year. The list represents the most comprehensive look at America's independent...

2014-08-20 16:25:11

Truvia® Business Announces Year Two Results of its $1 Million Partnership With World Food Program USA WAYZATA, Minn., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Truvia(®) business announced it has helped to feed 49,705 Bolivian schoolchildren in the first two years of its three-year partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, a collaboration made possible by World Food Program USA, a non-profit organization that connects the U.S. private sector with humanitarian...

2014-08-20 16:23:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Average rates on new credit card offers held steady this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090210/CCLOGO The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. Rates for card...

2014-08-20 16:23:34

EXCHANGES TSX: DII.B, DII.A WILTON, CT and BOULDER, CO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cannondale and Slipstream Sports, today jointly announced that Cannondale Pro Cycling SpA and Slipstream Sports will join forces in 2015. Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B DII.A), will become a title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team and will take an ownership stake in the management organization of Slipsteam Sports LLC. Slipstream Sports, the...

2014-08-20 16:23:17

Featuring Cafe ArtScience with the Latest Culinary Innovations Designed to Amaze All of the Senses CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. Le Lab will be the US flagship of ArtScience Labs, a global organization dedicated to the development of the most radical ideas that transform the way we learn, imagine and evolve....


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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