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2010-09-07 06:50:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a well-designed and carefully orchestrated move, World Sports Media Group will acquire Six Sigma Tennis for an undisclosed amount. The creator, Steven Falk, will be brought aboard as CEO. The Six Sigma Tennis books have already gained the support of leading literary agent Steven J. Fisher with APA Talent and Literary Agency and produced a new business relationship with leading U.S. Distributor Baker and Taylor. Former Stanford Tennis USPTA...

2010-08-24 12:06:00

Names confirmed thanks to technology advances FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) analyzes DNA from unidentified human remains for law enforcement organizations and medical examiners across the country in an attempt to put a name to a body or victim. The result, in many cases, is resolution for family members who have spent years wondering about the fate of their loved...

2010-08-05 11:17:00

Event supports greater collaboration between Mexican and American Technology Companies DALLAS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica, partnering with the Dallas Regional Chamber and University of North Texas will host the first United States/Mexico Technology Summit - an unparalleled opportunity for the business community to enhance its companies' international performance by exploring critical international trade issues and networking with key industry stakeholders from the two...

2010-06-08 16:28:00

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently presented a $300,000 check to the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The check was accepted by the UNT Health Science Center Provost Thomas Yorio, Ph.D., and Richard Kurz, Ph.D., dean of the School of Public Health. "The UNT Health Science Center is pleased to be recognized by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for its continuing cancer...

2010-03-29 12:28:00

Prostitution diversion methods show promise FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two years of research that included enforcement operations targeting prostitutes, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) is seeing the benefits of their innovative new approach of going to the streets to provide comprehensive services and a complete exit strategy for those seeking a way out of prostitution. Data evaluated at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has not only...

2010-03-16 06:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Ace Animals, Inc., a Berks County, PA.-based provider of high quality research rodents to the biomedical industry. Ace Animals (www.aceanimals.com), a commercial rodent breeder established in 1973, offers high quality products and contract breeding services, and will operate as part of Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering (SAGE(TM)) Labs...

2010-02-09 13:11:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhonda Roby, PhD, MPH, associate professor and project coordinator for the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification at UNT Health Science Center, was instrumental in recently identifying three murder victims of the Chilean Pinochet coup, buried in the Patio 29 cemetery. The Chilean government contacted Roby in 2006 to be the lead geneticist for a process audit team of the victims' identification program for Patio 29....

2009-12-15 14:14:00

DALLAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for Christmas, Liberty Legal Institute sent a demand letter today on behalf of Joe Mitchell, a retired Dallas resident and student, to Eastfield College in the Dallas County Community College District revealing their unconstitutional attack on religious expression in the classroom. "Unfortunately, not everyone has the Christmas spirit or even a basic understanding of religious freedom," said Kelly Shackelford, Chief Counsel of Liberty...

2009-11-17 06:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's University Alliance catalog titled Online Executive Education features exclusive savings on more than 50 in-demand online certificate programs from nationally recognized universities including Villanova, Notre Dame, Tulane and the University of San Francisco. These professional courses are offered 100% online and include must-have training in popular fields such as Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Leadership. "The course...

2009-10-02 11:14:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Sigma-Aldrich( )Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) has elected Dr. George M. Church as a Director of the Company. Dr. Church (age 55) is a Professor of Genetics at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Church pioneered technology innovations early in the development of key fields in Chemistry and Biomedicine with over 10 U.S. patents granted and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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