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2014-10-20 23:11:07

Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston & Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer of Santana join Headliner band for charity concert at Minnetonka Country Club. Excelsior, MN (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Alex Ligertwood, the lead singer for Santana from 1979-1994 and Fran Cosmo, lead singer for Boston from 1990-2005 are coming to Excelsior, MN on Friday November 28th to sing classic rock hits, honor friends who passed away recently and to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer research at the...

2014-10-20 08:35:20

Fellowship Application Now Open To Indian, Central American and Mexican Scientists WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced today the expansion of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program Global Cocoa Initiative to include five additional cocoa research scientists. Since the start of the WCF and U.S. Department of Agriculture/ Foreign Agricultural Service's Cocoa Borlaug...

2014-10-17 12:21:48

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower International, Inc. [NYSE: TOWR], a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, announced that Alison Davis-Blake, Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, has been elected today to the company's Board of Directors. She replaces Jonathan Gallen, who resigned due to other commitments. Prior to becoming Dean at Ross in 2011,...

interior of a supermassive star
2014-09-30 10:24:04

Linda Vu, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Findings made possible with NERSC resources and Berkeley Lab Code Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Astrophysicists at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the...

2014-09-04 23:04:41

‘An apple variety a day’: Gala, Fuji and Red Delicious among top varieties Vienna, VA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Hungry for apples? We’re about to have plenty to choose from as U.S. apple growers are expecting a healthy harvest this season. U.S. Apple Association (USApple) recently forecast growers nationwide will pick close to 264 million bushels of apples this harvest season, which runs primarily from late August through November. Apples remain the most popular fruit grown in the...

2014-09-02 20:25:17

Commitment invests in U colleges, Gopher Athletics and their students MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. announced today that it will invest $25 million in University of Minnesota academics and Gopher Athletics -- one of the largest single corporate commitments in University history and the largest commitment ever made collectively by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation. "Today's announcement underscores our commitment to...

2014-05-21 16:27:30

Studies will explore tobacco cessation, smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will examine topics including tobacco cessation among African American smokers, various smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure among children. The grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, the Center for Energy and...

2014-05-07 09:44:45

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. The study was undertaken to build understanding of health behavior patterns related to adolescent consumption of...

2014-04-08 23:02:12

Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Scienceat the University of Minnesota, and researchers from Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, have earned the prestigious American Coatings AWARD for most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the...

2014-04-08 12:25:00

Padilla CRT and Be the Match Win Best in Show for "Securing Congressional Support to Help Save Lives" Campaign MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrated the best public relations programs of 2013 during the 36th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards, held last night at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. In a night with multiple nonprofit organizations receiving honors, it was PadillaCRT and Be the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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