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2014-10-18 23:00:55

Programs such as Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign and the National Football League's Fuel Up to Play 60 program have driven awareness of the negative effects associated with childhood obesity and such awareness has resulted in parents being more active in finding fitness programs for their children, resulting in revenue growth for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry...

2014-10-18 16:21:16

Human Rights Campaign calls preventive treatment plan "a critically important tool that must be part of any and all efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States" WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a policy paper released today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, explicitly endorsed the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is any medical or public...

2014-10-18 12:21:18

Implantable eye devices that improve vision up close could soon be a viable alternative for aging eyes in the United States CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A corneal inlay device...

2014-10-18 12:20:54

Treatments at Scripps Proton Therapy Center enable Scott to continue collegiate coaching SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Scott became one of the greatest mile runners in American history by taking a strategic approach to his craft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350051-scripps-health-steve-scott-reveals-proton-treatments-for-prostate-cancer/ "I surrounded myself with the best...

2014-10-18 08:21:21

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, beginning with its first shipment on Monday, October 20, 2014. The vaccine vials are being sent in three separate shipments, as a precautionary measure, due to the challenges in moving a vaccine that must kept at a very low temperature at all times. The Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the WHO in its role as...

2014-10-18 08:20:17

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The seven members of the Class of 2014 were recognized for their achievements and contributions to motorcycling during the 2014 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, at the Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Friday evening. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141018/152932LOGO During a ceremony hosted by actor,...

2014-10-18 04:21:02

Jingle Ball Xcel Energy Center tickets are on sale today, and trusted provider QueenBeeTickets.com is featuring discounted seats for the epic concert on December 8. Jingle Ball tickets for the Saint Paul show are in high demand since the concert will feature performances from top artists like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Iggy Azalea. OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- QueenBeeTickets.com provides online customers with reasonable prices for concert tickets on a...

2014-10-17 23:07:49

Jet is a leading provider of innovative wastewater treatment systems to 33 countries around the world and exports account for one quarter of its total sales. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the lead United States trade ambassador, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown toured the production floor of Jet, Incorporated, a leading provider of innovative wastewater treatment systems to 33 countries around the world. Jet also manufactures commercial...

2014-10-17 23:03:49

Firm to provide data and business intelligence support services Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to support the agency’s Data Business Intelligence Section (DBIS). Awarded under Sevatec’s Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition vehicle, the...

2014-10-17 23:01:38

Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of the Transmission & Distribution Summit 2014, happening on November 2-4, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the USA. London, UK (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of the Transmission & Distribution Summit 2014. The event will take place on November 2-4, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States of America. The 13th Transmission & Distribution Summit 2014 is a premium three-day...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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