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2011-09-17 07:00:00

The best fall foliage colors can be seen by spending several days in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park, and driving around each of those days. Choosing to stay in a cabin rental in Virginia provides a great base from which to explore. Waynesboro, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 âœWhen should I come to see the peak colors?â This question causes the phones at Cabin Creekwood to ring off the hook as the days get shorter and the...

2011-08-17 00:00:32

Aspens Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services, based in Katy, Texas, offering a $25 gift certificate for first-time customers. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Today, Aspens Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services announced the launch of a special promotion for first time customers, wanting to free up their time to concentrate on more important things. "We make sure our customers are completely satisfied before we leave the site," says owner Quinline Glasper-Gregory. "We...

2011-07-29 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders and experts from the public, private, and academic sectors will explore the growing impact of network technologies on communities and citizenship at a roundtable discussion August 2-4 in Aspen, Colorado. Streamed live at www.aspeninstitute.tv. The annual Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS), a project of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, explores how public policy and private initiatives can better...

2011-07-25 10:57:00

Sessions to be aired throughout the day ASPEN, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Aspen Institute's Aspen Security Forum: What: The 2011 Aspen Security Forum will be live streaming a number of sessions throughout the forum, which runs July 27-30, 2011. Where: The live-stream will take place at http://as.pn/asflive. The full agenda and a list of the sessions to be live-streamed can be found at http://as.pn/asfagenda. **The following...

2011-07-13 14:53:00

Video available from talks with Alan Simpson, Hank Paulson, Sheila Bair, and others ASPEN, Colo., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts and leaders shared their views on the debt and deficit reduction at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, including Alan Greenspan, Henry Paulson, Robert Rubin, Sheila Bair, and Alan Simpson. Highlights and full session embeddable videos are available at http://www.aifestival.org/blog/deficit-and-debt-ceiling-4-must-see-video-clips. Highlights:"I...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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