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2011-02-22 12:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will honor the commonwealth's 330th birthday by displaying the original Penn Charter in an exhibit that will open on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13, at The State Museum in Harrisburg. The Charter, in which Britain's King Charles II granted the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn, is sometimes referred to as the state's "birth certificate." It was Penn's personal...

2011-02-17 08:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seizing the opportunity to capitalize on the competitiveness of the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard as America's premier commercial shipbuilding facility, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania today announced a new partnership with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) that can preserve up to 1,000 direct jobs over the next three years by guaranteeing the construction of two new oil tankers at the Yard over the next two years. The partnership between...

2010-08-31 08:32:00

Important changes made to Pennsylvania's parts ban HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands of Pennsylvania hunters heading off to hunt big game in other states and Canadian provinces, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters that, in an effort to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into the Commonwealth, the agency prohibits hunters from importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family -...

2010-02-08 13:03:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Bob McDonnell today challenged more than 1,500 state employees to model living a healthy lifestyle by losing 10 pounds each in a 13-week team weight loss competition through the CommonHealth state employee wellness program. The Governor introduced the healthy workforce campaign, the "Governor's Challenge 2010," during an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield-sponsored talk by Bob Harper, health and fitness coach from "The Biggest Loser" NBC-TV...

2009-07-29 07:00:00

Stock Market Symbols GIB.A (TSX) GIB (NYSE) www.cgi.com/newsroom FAIRFAX, VA, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the Commonwealth of Virginia extended its contract for CGI's award-winning Electronic Procurement System (eVA). The deal, worth $70 million extends the program to June 2016. Since CGI initially implemented the system in 2001, the...

2009-06-25 14:06:00

Virginia's largest insurer to continue to be state's primary health insurance carrier RICHMOND, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Commonwealth of Virginia has awarded Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia a two-year contract to administer health insurance benefits for more than 220,000 state and local health plan members. The agreement calls for an option of three additional years and will be effective July 1, 2009. "We're pleased to again work with Anthem Blue Cross and...

2005-12-22 18:56:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A presidential task force said in a report on Thursday that the people of Puerto Rico should decide in a series of votes whether the island should become the 51st U.S. state or an independent nation. The task force urged the U.S. Congress within a year to set a date for a plebiscite in which the people of Puerto Rico would be asked whether they want to change the Caribbean island's commonwealth status. If they choose to change the island's status, Congress...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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