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2009-07-02 11:33:33

A Texas A&M University professor says much of Texas is suffering severe drought, with some areas experiencing once-in-a-century dry weather conditions. Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, who is also Texas' state climatologist, says areas near San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi are reporting record-breaking drought. According to the National Weather Service, the past 22 months have been among the driest ever for San Antonio, he said. In the Bryan-College Station area, the period from May...

2009-06-29 12:11:00

Assesses Speed, Wisdom, and Accountability of Projects Chosen for Funding WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Smart Growth America, based on federal and state data, found that states' choices of transportation projects to fund under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) are a mixed bag: some states are funding projects that make progress toward policy and accountability objectives laid out by the law and the Administration, but too...

2009-06-25 10:12:00

$1 Million Grant Will Be Used to Cut Energy Costs, Create Jobs BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today toured The Bridge Business Center in Bristol Township, Bucks County, where $1 million in federal recovery funds are being used to install a modern energy system in a former Rohm & Haas laboratory. Secretary Hanger witnessed a milestone in the project's development, as seven micro-turbines...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

Over Two-Thirds of Recovery-funded projects expected to be spent by State, Local, and Educational Agencies. SEATTLE, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law in February 2009, Onvia has been tracking ARRA-funded projects nationwide. Of the over $300 billion to be spent directly on Recovery-related initiatives, approximately two-thirds of the funding will be spent by state, local and educational agencies. To help...

2009-06-18 07:30:00

Webinar will analyze six steps U.S. hospitals need to take to position themselves for maximum funding HATBORO, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare organizations are lining up to claim their fair share of $19 billion in stimulus funding earmarked by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the ARRA). Even as the pivotal definition of "meaningful use" is finalized by the White House and Congress, it's crucial that hospital administrators take definitive steps to...

2009-06-12 17:35:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's major metropolitan areas have been short-changed in the receipt of federal stimulus funds for transportation infrastructure administered by governors and state highway departments, according to a preliminary report issued today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The first phase of funding allocations will be completed on June 30.   Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said, "This report...

2009-06-12 11:20:00

Kimball provides guidance to Pennsylvania organizations that seek to secure funding for energy efficiency EBENSBURG, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- L. Robert Kimball & Associates, an architecture, engineering, technology and consulting firm, today advised educational institutions, municipalities and local governments to apply for funding for their organizations through newly announced Pennsylvania energy-efficiency grants. Authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),...

2009-05-26 14:42:00

State-by-State Tracking of Projects at a Glance with New Interactive Map New Community Features Allow Users to Vote on Importance of Projects SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery.org, the website "capable of tracking federal, state and local Recovery Act spending in real time," has tracked the 10,000th project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and has launched a dynamic state-by-state map to allow the public to track the spending at a glance and to drill down...

2009-05-20 08:00:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today announced the speakers for the XChange Government Integrator '09 event which will take place June 10-12 at the Gaylord National Hotel, Washington, DC. XChange Government Integrator '09 is dedicated to the unique dynamics of the public sector IT Channel and will bring together more than 110 pre-qualified leading government integrators focused on federal, state & local,...

2009-05-12 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final verdict is still out, but as of now the stimulus package hasn't been all that stimulating when it comes to infrastructure projects across the county, according to the top CEOs from leading design and construction firms who responded to a recent "Sentiment Index" question conducted in April by the Construction Industry Round Table and FMI Research for the Second Quarter of 2009. When these CEOs were asked whether they had begun to see...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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