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2010-11-01 08:55:00

When Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980, it wasn't a surprise that it happened, but even today the extent of the damage is hard to fathom. The eruption knocked down 100-foot trees like matchsticks and killed just about everything in its path. There have been several smaller eruptions since then, but nothing like what happened in 1980. Evolutionary biologist and ecologist John Bishop knows Mount St. Helens well; he has been working on the mountain for 20 years. "It began with the largest...

2010-10-20 08:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Council on Disability (NCD) Chairman Jonathan Young announced today that Aaron Bishop of Washington, DC, will become NCD's new Executive Director on November 15. NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal officials and entities on all policies, programs, practices and procedures affecting people with disabilities. NCD's mission is to further the goals enshrined in the...

2010-09-27 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA, the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, today presented its Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan and 2010 Family Strengthening Awards at a breakfast ceremony during the organization's Centennial Gathering. The awards symbolize Catholic Charities USA's rich history of service in support of children and families. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-19 06:40:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its 2-year anniversary HawaiiGaga.com is giving away 15 pairs of Bishop Museum tickets through an online contest. The contest asks participants to explore HawaiiGaga.com to uncover the answers to a series of trivia questions. Winners will be selected by random draw. The contest runs from now until August 22 with winners announced on August 23. Contest and entry details can be found on the website's blog at...

2010-07-28 12:43:00

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, Hertfordshire, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Displaysense has announced a large rise in sales of their book holders and literature stands since Apple launched their new flagship products; the iPhone 4 and the iPad. Able to comfortably and securely hold the units for display, storage or playback purposes, the Displaysense range of literature holders and book holders are now being used by some customers as accessories for their favourite Apple products. It appears customers...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Ike Ministries announces that Bishop Carlton Pearson, one of the most articulate, dynamic and outspoken spiritual leaders of our time, will be the featured speaker at a soul-stirring "Spiritual Transformation" service at the historic 3,500-seat Palace Cathedral made famous by Rev. Ike. Bishop Pearson gained media attention several years ago when he boldly rejected the fundamentalist concept of a punitive God who sentences billions to an...

2010-07-01 09:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bishop Ron Allen is backed by faith based leaders in opposition to the NAACP's position on the legalization of marijuana. Bishop Allen, the leader of the Sacramento-based International Faith Based Coalition, attended the California NAACP news conference on June 28, 2010 in Sacramento to oppose the NAACP support for the legalization of marijuana. He was ushered out of the news conference by a NAACP lobbyist before the event began. Bishop Ron...

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2010-06-29 06:25:00

According to a survey published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, ninety percent of physicians say doctors over-test and over-treat patients to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. The practice is more common in male physicians than in female physicians. The findings are similar to a recent story by the Associated Press (AP) which found that many ER doctors over-treated emergency patients for fear of lawsuits. The new survey of 1,231 physicians included ER doctors,...

2010-06-21 15:46:58

A new doctoral thesis in history from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, concludes that a person interested in becoming a Swedish bishop in the 1900s had to be careful not to appear too anxious. Instead, candidates had to express an attitude of humility and a desire to serve others. 'Behind the veil of humility and unselfishness, there was an informal competition for power void of references to the concepts of career, power, elite and strategy. Most people who took on the challenge were...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

Bishop Carlton Pearson, keynote speaker, leads an impressive line-up at this much-anticipated event, hosted by Rev. Ike's son, Bishop Xavier Eikerenkoetter, and featuring musical performer Vickie Winans, plus gospel recording artists J.J. Hairston &Youthful Praise Choir and Yolanda Wyns. NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Ike Ministries announces that Bishop Carlton Pearson, one of the most articulate, dynamic and outspoken spiritual leaders of our time, will be the...


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Needles and cones, Bishop Pine, Pinus muricata
2014-04-18 10:20:50

Bishop pine (Pinus muricata) grows on or near the coast in California and Mexico; becoming endangered in Mexico. This tree also goes by the name of prickle cone pine, bull pine, Obispo pine, Santa Cruz pine and dwarf marine pine. This pine relies on the dense fog from the coast for its water supply as well as rainwater. This pine is also highly dependent on forest fires for future regeneration and may become extinct with the prevention of forest fires in its region. The Bishop pine grows...

2012-06-14 03:35:38

Symbol: ZYSE Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   GRSE Grammitis sectifrons (Kunze ex Mett.) Seymour   POSE12 Polypodium sectifrons Kunze ex Mett. Distribution: Zygophlebiasectifrons(Kunze ex Mett.) Bishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division  ...

2012-06-14 04:12:14

Symbol: ZYGOP2 Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Distribution: ZygophlebiaBishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns Class   Filicopsida Order   Polypodiales Family   Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family Genus   Zygophlebia Bishop – octopus fern

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2012-06-14 13:00:20

Symbol: PIMU Group: Gymnosperm Family: Pinaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PIMUB2 Pinus muricata D. Don ssp. borealis Axelrod ex Silba     PIMUS2 Pinus muricata D. Don ssp. stantonii Axelrod ex Silba     PIMUB Pinus muricata D. Don var. borealis Axelrod ex Farjon   Bishop pine   PIMUM Pinus muricata D. Don var. muricata   Bishop pine   PIMUR2 Pinus muricata D....

2012-06-15 06:58:51

Symbol: HIDI Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: HI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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