URAC Seeks Public Input on New Uniform External Review Standards for Health Plan and Health Utilization Management Organizations
...lso important to include in the URAC standards."
So far, two states have enacted legislation comparable to the Model Act. Governor C.L. Butch otter
signed the Idaho Health Carrier External Review Act (HB 192, 2009) on April 1, 2009. And, on May 20, 2009, Governor Jodi Rell of Connecticut signed ...
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children & Denver Zoo Announce Mascot Contest Winner
...rths, neonates, infants, children and teens. That pediatric center has grown and is now named Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL.
Jack was elected from a list of five species finalists represented at the zoo: a mountain lion, a grizzly bear, a red panda, a penguin and a Rocky Mou...
Otter Tail Corporation Holds 2008 Annual Meeting: Shareholders Elect Directors; Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
...S FALLS, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- otter
Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) hosted 370 share...ake and John Erickson to serve three-year
terms on otter
Tail Corporation's board of directors.
Partain h...d by the retirement of Dennis Emmen, former
CFO of otter
Tail Power Company, who served on the board for 24...
Otter Tail Corporation Reports Record Revenues and Net Income From Continuing Operations for 2007; Earnings Per Share of $1.78; Board Approves Dividend Increase
...GUS FALLS, Minn., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- otter
Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) today announced ...usiness operations segments.
Tail Corporation anticipates 2008 diluted earnings... and
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Otter Tail Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings and Maintains 2007 Earnings Guidance; Board of Directors Declares Dividend
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Corporation (Nasdaq: OTTR ) announced financ... million between the quarters. 2007 Expectations otter
Tail Corporation anticipates 2007 diluted earnings...s and
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Insights Into Lead Pollution
... lead petrol ban has been. Besides providing valuable information about the otter
species, examination of the otters killed by cars //since 1992 has found al...ely strong decline over time, reflecting declining emissions from car fuel: otter
bone lead levels in 2004 were less than a quarter of those in 1992.'
World's only captive hairy-nosed otter gets new home
Arlington, Virginia (June 17, 2008) -- The world's only known hairy-nosed otter
in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter
species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today.
Dara, a frisky young male rescued when his mother was killed by a fisherman, was released into a...
Is that sea otter stealing your lunch -- or making it?
This release is available in French.
Hunted to near extinction, sea otters are making a steady comeback along the Pacific coast. Their reintroduction, however, is expected to reduce the numbers of several key species of commercially valuable shellfish dramatically, such as sea urchins and ...
Sea otter study reveals striking variability in diets and feeding strategies
SANTA CRUZ, CA--Ecologists have long observed that when food becomes scarce, animal populations exploit a wider range of food sources. So scientists studying southern sea otters at different sites in California's coastal waters were not surprised to find that the dietary diversity of the populatio...
High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine
...d north into the Bay of Fundy."
The survey team has used a variety of aircraft through the years, from helicopters to seaplanes to the current Twin otter
based at the nearby U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. On each flight, which generally lasts five to six hours, there are two pilots for safety, t...
Decline in Alaskan sea otters affects bald eagles' diet
...ironments near these islands, but in recent years, otter
populations have declined in response to their own...rs of killer whales as the direct cause of the sea otter
decline in southwest Alaska," says coauthor Jim Es...d the University of California at Santa Cruz. "The otter
decline has caused a phase shift in the coastal ec...
Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators
...rstanding of the status of these predators," said WCS researcher U. Than Zaw, lead author of the small carnivore study. "So far, we've determined that otter
populations have been decimated, mostly through a combination of hunting for their pelts and for medicines, and through loss and disturbance of their ...
USGS science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds
...a question researchers studying the California sea otter
population have been closely examining. Understand...nse to reduced food availability. By comparing sea otter
populations in central California and San Nicolas Island, they found that sea otter
diets are highly consistent when food is abundant....
Otters reveal their identity
... first time in gathering more accurate data on the otter
population in the heath and pond region of the Obe...rove to be a promising approach when investigating otter
populations, as researchers have written in the sc...servation. Accurate information on the size of the otter
population makes it possible to calculate the quan...
Scientists endure Arctic for last campaign prior to CryoSat-2 launch
...host of other constraints.
Despite these constraints, the range of equipment put to the service of the campaign is impressive. They include a Twin otter
carrying on-board the two key instruments for the investigations: ASIRAS, a radar altimeter that mimics the radar altimeter on-board CryoSat-2 and a l...
Study finds mercury prevalent in many western fish
...ue are considered a threshold of concern for fish-eating mammals, though little research has been done on how different levels of mercury affect mink, otter
and related animals. Nevertheless, the survey found that 93 percent of the streams and rivers with large piscivores exceeded that level of mercury dee...