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2014-10-30 08:37:20

Loblaw's Expansion Adds Nearly 200 New Stores, Making At-a-Glace Food Rating System the Most Widely Adopted Program to Help Shoppers Make Healthier Choices PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guiding Stars, the leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it is now the most widely implemented program of its kind in North America, helping consumers in 2,100 grocery stores and supermarkets in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces and two territories to make...

2014-10-30 08:36:51

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In November 2014, in honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Pebbles of Hope, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will launch its first programs to provide resources and support to parents and caregivers dealing with the challenges of caring for a premature baby in underserved areas, both in the U.S. and internationally. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155344 The organization will provide cutting edge educational,...

2014-10-30 08:36:43

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) will announce its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after the close of U.S.-based financial markets. Howard Robin, president and chief executive officer, will host a conference call to review the results beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The press release and a live audio-only Webcast of the conference call...

2014-10-30 08:35:45

Frost & Sullivan: Enabling speedy and precise information retrieval is a priority for EHR vendors MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic health records uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the considerable resources - both capital and time - healthcare providers have invested over the past five years. Electronic health records have become the heart of health IT, and U.S. clinicians use them on a daily basis. Logo -...

2014-10-30 08:34:31

EnteroMedics to Host Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call on November 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that Brad Hancock will join the Company as Chief Commercial Officer effective November 17, 2014. Mr. Hancock has more than 30 years of...

2014-10-30 08:31:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A sweeping story, Black Storm: Curse on the Caliphate takes place in the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and, of course, the Middle East. Commander Colt Jackson, introduced in Mr. Kelly's last novel, Blood Moon Over D'Apocalypse((TM)) is a Navy Seal who is asked to take on extraordinary missions. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155288Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155289 In this...

2014-10-30 08:30:46

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of retail health clinics in the United States is growing steadily, thanks to drug store chains, according to Kalorama Information. In recent years, as a result of the economic downturn, retail clinic growth had been at a standstill, but 2013-14 was a year of opportunities, as the number of retail clinics reached nearly 1,600 according to the healthcare market researcher's report, Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Consumer...

2014-10-30 08:26:54

Energy service management providers aim to distinguish themselves by delivering additional services MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan conducted a customer survey to determine customer perception and purchase criteria for electricity and energy service management among commercial & industrial (C&I) companies. The survey indicates that US customers are satisfied with their existing provider and very few intend to change their provider at the end...

2014-10-30 08:25:09

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Quarterly non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.66* up 13* percent versus prior year -- Quarterly adjusted EBITDA up 10* percent versus prior year -- Announced major company restructuring in September 2014 -- Fiscal 2014 non-GAAP EPS of $5.78* up five* percent versus prior year -- Quarterly GAAP EPS of $0.47 versus prior year of $0.70 and fiscal 2014 GAAP EPS of $4.59 versus prior year of $4.73...

2014-10-30 08:24:48

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) third quarter 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis (see Note [2]), were $5.3 billion compared with $4.2 billion for the same quarter a year ago. - Third quarter 2014 CCS earnings excluding identified items were $5.8 billion compared with $4.5 billion for the third quarter 2013, an increase of 31%....


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'.