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2010-07-07 08:30:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust today released a first-of-its-kind mobile app field guide to the animals and plants of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Trust's Field Guide to the Chesapeake Bay is unlike any other mobile app on the market today. Free and available initially to iPhone users, the new mobile app is a comprehensive, ecosystem-based guide to the flora and fauna of nine ecologically distinct regions within the Bay's watershed. It provides...

2010-06-09 21:01:55

Early school start times promote sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness, which can reduce the alertness of teen drivers Earlier school start times are associated with increased teenage car crash rates, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that in 2008 the teen crash rate was about 41 percent higher in Virginia Beach,...

2010-05-24 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In awards competitions held by both the Hampton Roads Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Richmond PRSA Chapter, Cox Communications' Hampton Roads Black List was recognized. The Hampton Roads Black List is a 2009 documentary, which shows the stories of trial and triumph of African-Americans barrier breakers from the Greater Hampton Roads region; this documentary is based on the award-winning HBO documentaries...

2010-05-06 12:11:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Through electronic waste recycling events hosted by Cox Communications, more than 200,000 pounds of electronic waste were collected at three Virginia events. All events were held Saturday, April 24. The free events attracted more than 2000 residents who stopped by to properly dispose of old electronics ranging from calculators to computers to televisions. Events were held in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke as follows: Hampton...

2010-04-15 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A road use permit issued to Chesapeake Energy Corporation for moving its drilling trucks and other equipment over State Route 1007 in Bradford County was revoked because of the company's failure to deal with severe damage to the roadway, Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., announced today. Chesapeake was granted a permit to put heavy trucks and equipment on the road, known locally as Spring Hill Road in Tuscarora and...

2010-04-01 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- From April 1 through April 30, Cox will accept cell phones for recycling at its two Retail Solutions Stores in the Hampton Roads region. Cox and the USO of Hampton Roads are partnering on this cell phone recycling initiative for April, Earth Month. Proceeds from the recycling of phones will be used to provide wireless devices and/or phone cards to Hampton Roads-based soldiers and their families serving our country. The USO of Hampton Roads will...

2010-02-08 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month, Cox 11 is pleased to present two recently produced programs to run on Cox 11 and on Cox On Demand during February 2010. Hampton Roads Black List Based on an award-winning HBO documentary (www.blacklistproject.com), "Hampton Roads Black List" is a special program compiling stories of trial and triumph of African-Americans from the Greater Hampton Roads region who have broken barriers in their lifetime. Chosen in...

2009-09-24 19:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Infrastructure Partners ("GIP"), a $5.64 billion infrastructure private equity fund, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a new midstream natural gas gathering joint venture with Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("Chesapeake"). As part of the transaction, GIP will make a $588 million cash payment to purchase a 50% interest in a new entity which will include substantially all of Chesapeake's natural gas gathering...

2009-07-21 09:00:00

DOVER, Del., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today that it has received all public service commission regulatory approvals required for its merger with Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU) (NYSE Amex: FPU). On April 20, 2009, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Florida Public Utilities. Chesapeake has received all approvals needed from the Delaware Public Service Commission...

2009-07-02 13:41:37

Scientists and environmental activists hailed the removal of tons of toxic mud from the bottom of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Va. The removal marks the start of a $1.2 million cleanup environmentalists have been seeking for years, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Thursday. A heavy equipment effort to rid the river of the unwanted muck finally began two weeks ago. At last! Elizabeth River Project Board President Joe Thomas said of the effort. We are creating history here today, Walter...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'