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2014-06-20 23:09:45

The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) raised more than $1.1 million in online donations, cash prizes, bonus funds and in-kind support for more than 560 nonprofits serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital...

2014-06-12 23:04:32

Construction Begins Shortly for World’s Most Productive Urban Greenhouse Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, and the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services (DGS) signed a lease for the site on which BrightFarms will build the world’s most productive urban farm. The lease signing follows an announcement in 2013 of the partnership between BrightFarms and the District of Columbia’s...

2014-06-03 12:28:41

Organization is the first health system to commit to removing chemicals from hospital furniture; cites concerns over exposure to potential toxicants OAKLAND, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact...

2014-05-06 12:21:29

Overall Motorcyclist Safety Has Not Improved in 15 Years WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For only the second year since 1997, U.S. motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease in 2013, according to a new analysis of preliminary state data released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The latest Spotlight on Highway Safety report also notes that despite the probable 7 percent decrease in rider deaths, motorcyclist safety has not improved in fifteen...

2014-03-26 23:02:23

IP Law Leaders PLLC (http://www.iplawleaders.com), an IP boutique law firm, has been selected for the 2013 District of Columbia Excellence Award amongst all its peers by the US Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC). Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 IP Law Leaders PLLC (http://www.iplawleaders.com), an intellectual property boutique firm, has been selected for the 2013 District of Columbia Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute for...

2014-03-05 08:22:33

States Use Engineering, Education, Enforcement to Address Crashes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is declining. Compared with the first six months of 2012, pedestrian deaths fell 8.7 percent during the first half of 2013, according to a new report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Specifically, comparing pedestrian fatality data for January through...

2014-02-14 08:25:43

Improved PA Practice Laws Sweep 42 States and the District of Columbia to Help Bridge Healthcare Gap, According to AAPA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize physician assistant (PA) practice laws in an effort to increase access to quality healthcare and reduce patient wait times. The American Academy of Physician Assistants...

2014-02-12 08:28:09

States Modernizing PA Practice Laws to Increase Access to Quality Care, According to AAPA ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize physician assistant (PA) practice laws to increase access to quality healthcare and reduce patient wait times. In 2013, 42 states and the District of Columbia adopted 109 such laws or regulation...

2014-01-31 16:22:02

Reliability maintained despite extreme weather conditions VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, experienced one of its biggest weather challenges during the month of January. In its nearly 87-year history, this January's prolonged cold was record-breaking. Eight of the 10 highest winter demands for electricity ever recorded in the PJM region...

2014-01-28 12:29:43

New Alternative for DC Residents Seeking Transplant WASHINGTON, Jan 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Hospital is pleased to announce that a District of Columbia administrative law judge has given the hospital permission to initiate a kidney and pancreas transplant program. This decision now opens the doors to people in the District of Columbia to have the opportunity to receive treatment for kidney and pancreatic diseases at The George Washington...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.