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2009-01-15 10:11:28

Many Americans have already taken action to reduce their energy use and many others would do the same if they could afford to, according to a national survey conducted by Yale and George Mason universities. Roughly half of the 2,164 American adults surveyed last September and October said they had already taken important steps to make their homes more energy-efficient, and a substantial number -- between 10 and 20 percent -- said they planned to take action over the next year. Almost...

2009-01-13 16:26:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive producers Franco Sama and Jordan Yale Levine announced today that they have secured the domestic (United States and Canada) release of their latest pic, "PAID," in an agreement recently inked between New York based independent film distribution company, Lightyear Entertainment, and the International Media conglomerate, Vivendi/Universal; the film will be released on February 17th, 2009. According to the film's Dutch director, Laurence...

2009-01-12 07:00:00

WINNIPEG, Jan. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the sale of their flagship product, IMRISneuro, to Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, one of the leading neuroscience centers in the U.S. The only one of its kind in the world, IMRISneuro incorporates a movable high-field MRI with a state-of-the-art integration platform, IMRISmatrix, allowing the surgical team to scan, view and share critical patient information...

2009-01-07 15:21:46

Yale University Wednesday announced the hiring of Tom Williams as football coach, the first black head coach in the history of the program The 38-year-old Williams was a defensive assistant for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars the past two years. He is the 33rd head coach of the Yale Bulldogs. I am thrilled for this tremendous opportunity to be the head football coach at such a historic and fabled institution, Williams said. Williams succeeds Jack Siedlecki, who retired after 12 seasons and...

2008-12-11 08:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmentally cleaner, more energy efficient, and providing enhanced operational performance on the job 24/7 is how users of hydrogen powered forklifts and materials handling equipment describe the new warehouse workhorse. The benefits of hydrogen powered vehicles over traditional units will be evidenced daily as Air Products (NYSE: APD), a global leader in hydrogen fueling infrastructure and technology, will install indoor hydrogen...

2008-12-10 15:47:11

The government of Peru has sued Yale University in the U.S. courts seeking the return of Incan mummies, bones and pottery excavated decades ago. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale lecturer in South American history and future U.S. senator from Connecticut, rediscovered the city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, in 1911. The Peruvian lawsuit claims that many of the most significant artifacts Bingham removed from the site remain at Yale, violating his agreement with the government, The Hartford...

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2008-11-28 09:19:25

Science fiction writers have long envisioned sailing a spacecraft by the optical force of the sun's light. But, the forces of sunlight are too weak to fill even the oversized sails that have been tried. Now a team led by researchers at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science has shown that the force of light indeed can be harnessed to drive machines "” when the process is scaled to nano-proportions. Their work opens the door to a new class of semiconductor devices that are...

2008-11-26 12:45:43

Yale football Coach Jack Siedlecki is retiring as coach after 12 seasons to become an assistant athletics director at the university. Yale was 70-47 and won Ivy League titles in 1999 and 2006 in 12 years under Siedlecki. The team was 6-4 this season, including a season-ending 10-0 loss to arch-rival Harvard last week. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over 12 years, going from 1-9 to 9-1 in three years, winning two Ivy League championships and playing with the title on the...

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2008-11-17 08:15:00

A leader in hospice care in the United States and a former Yale nursing dean, Florence Wald, died at age 91. Her daughter, Shari Vogler, said Wald died November 8th of natural causes at her Branford home, and a hospice volunteer was by her side to the end. During the 1960s, Wald was dean of the Yale University School of Nursing when she updated its curriculum to include a stronger focus on comfort for dying patients and their families. The founder of St. Christopher's Hospice in London...

2008-10-30 09:00:26

DERBY, Conn., Oct.30 /PRNewswire/ -- Snacking -- at least on the right kind of food -- may help with weight control, according to a recently completed pilot study at The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. In the pilot study, 20 overweight adults consumed two KIND Fruit & Nut Delight Bars per day for eight weeks along with their habitual diet. The group experienced an average weight loss of 0.6 pounds, and a reduction of 0.2 in their BMI, along with lowered blood pressure (-3.6...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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