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2014-07-23 12:21:56

New Scalable, Portable Data Acquisition, Measurement Tool Will Be Presented At National Instruments Annual Conference in Austin CALABASAS, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), a systems engineering company and the leading independent provider of environmental simulation and electromagnetic compatibility testing, inspection and certification solutions in the United States, announced today that its new, durable and fully portable...

2014-07-23 12:21:38

Company Expands Online Accident Report Coverage CENTREVILLE, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carfax today announced that automobile accident reports from police departments across the U.S. now are accessible through its accident reports service, Crashdocs.org. Insurers, lawyers and other interested parties can order accident reports from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia through an easy-to-use online site. In addition, Carfax does not add convenience fees to accident...

2014-07-23 12:21:16

Dodge and Porsche Each Receive Three Segment-Level Awards; Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan Each Receive Two WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although manufacturers are putting more and more technologies and functionality in their new and redesigned models, satisfaction with these features is not significantly higher among owners of those models than among owners of carryover models, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution...

2014-07-23 12:20:51

ORLANDO, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers and initially acquired the target using its precision strike, semi-active laser. The dual-mode guidance section then engaged its millimeter wave radar, and the moving target was destroyed....

2014-07-23 08:38:36

Veteran Marketing Official Brings Brand Strategy, Communications Expertise to Toy Industry CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the hiring of new Marketing Director Jennifer Eiselein. A former Amazon senior manager who was instrumental in the launches of the company's Kindle tablets and e-readers, Eiselein will lead VTech's...

2014-07-23 08:38:24

ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerPoint Capital (TowerPoint), a leading institutional investor in cellular site locations, today announced it has entered into an agreement with AllianceBernstein Private Credit Investors to facilitate its ongoing acquisition of high quality assets and accumulate diversified portfolios in the United States, Canada and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. "We are thrilled with the opportunity to have AllianceBernstein as our exclusive financial...

2014-07-23 08:38:07

Bundled package for iOS and Android integrates award-winning NQ Mobile Security(TM) app with protection against device loss or damage DALLAS and BEIJING, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, and A Wireless, one of the largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailers, today announced the availability of a comprehensive, bundled security solution that ensures the safety of subscribers' devices and the valuable data they hold. The...

2014-07-23 08:38:00

Local Business Doubles its Growth Annually With the Help of the Internet ST. LOUIS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in tough economic times, small businesses and non-profits throughout the United States are benefiting from the continued expansion of the ecommerce industry, according to the annual Economic Impact Report released this week by Google. Varsity Tutors, a premier academic tutoring and test preparation platform, was selected by Google to serve as Missouri's example of a...

2014-07-23 08:37:52

With the alarming rise in data breach incidents across industries, cloud and mobile security is becoming an increasingly critical part of any organization's overall IT security strategy. RESTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ControlCase, a leading provider of Compliance, Information Security and Risk Management Solutions, is pleased to announce the annual conference will be held in Washington DC, USA. This year's conference is themed, "Cloud and Mobile Payment Compliance"...

2014-07-23 08:37:03

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Digital Power Management ICs - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Digital Power Management Ics in US$ Thousands by the following Application Types: Electronics, Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications, and Others. The report provides separate...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

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