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2010-01-25 13:05:00

In an effort to bring high-speed Internet connections to 14 rural communities around the country, the Agriculture Department is handing out nearly $310 million in stimulus money, The Associated Press reported. It will amount to the largest round of government funding for broadband since Congress included $7.2 billion for high-speed networks and adoption programs in last year's stimulus bill. The department is hoping that the money will bring jobs and economic opportunities to rural...

2010-01-20 13:38:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Commerce announced today that MCNC, an independent non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K-20 education community, has been awarded $28.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Recovery Funds. North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and members of the North Carolina Congressional...

2010-01-13 08:30:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onvia analysts are forecasting head-turning impacts on jobs and government contractors in 2010 as a result of federal stimulus spending initiatives, a full year after officials declared the package to have achieved its intended effect. Onvia is the leader in business-to-government solutions and the creator of Recovery.org, a private sector initiative to give businesses transparency into recovery project spending. "Onvia's research reveals the...

2009-12-17 10:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Financial institutions interested in administering Pennsylvania's new Green Energy Revolving Loan Fund can receive guidance and assistance on how to apply for $12 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding during an informational conference call from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 21. The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct the call which will be accessible by calling 866-469-3239 and entering the...

2009-12-16 08:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Signs were posted, jobs created and roads repaved, but most Americans are still waiting for better infrastructure. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stimulus-spending-spurs-demand-for-a-sustainable-vision-79355862.html (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091216/CG26760-a ) Despite the largest investment in infrastructure since the creation of the Interstate...

2009-12-07 12:43:00

Coalition Supports National Infrastructure Bank; Long-Term Reform WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Building America's Future (www.BAFuture.org) and stakeholders called on Congress to use the remaining few legislative days of the year to facilitate private investment, economic growth and the creation of jobs through transportation and infrastructure investments. "A diverse group of organizations and elected officials are standing together to illustrate the support and...

2009-11-23 16:08:19

The time of day matters to forest trees dealing with drought, according to a new paper produced by a research team led by Professor Malcolm Campbell, University of Toronto Scarborough's vice-principal for research and colleagues in the department of cell and systems biology at the St. George campus. Capitalizing on their previous work to decode the genome of the poplar tree, the research team examined how poplar trees use their 45,000 genes to respond to drought. Campbell and PhD student...

2009-11-20 14:30:00

Recovery Act Funds Will Help Improve Infrastructure in Rural Areas of 17 States WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of $117.3 million in water and environmental project loans and grants that are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Recovery Act projects are helping rural communities of all sizes build a foundation for economic strength, future prosperity, and a healthy environment,"...

2009-11-16 20:10:00

Bill to make energy savings available to New Yorkers taps federal stimulus funds NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund applauded the New York State Legislature today for passing historic legislation to save property-owners money by increasing energy efficiency in buildings. The federal stimulus bill - The American Economic Recovery Act - includes more than $450 million for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs to help defray the upfront...

2009-11-09 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its 2010 economic forecast for the commercial and industrial construction industry. "While the industry battled the effects of the recession in 2009, expect 2010 to be a transitional but sluggish year on the road to recovery," said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. "Through late 2008, the industry held up well, but 2009 was a year of retrenchment for many construction sectors, including those...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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