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2014-09-30 23:03:04

Spotswood Consulting expands Federal practice with new Washington, DC, location. Irvine, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Spotswood Consulting, dba SCMSP, dba SC Wireless announces today the expansion of their federal practice spearheaded by a new office located in the District of Columbia. Spotswood Consulting has extensive experience in successful private sector multiple partner IT engagements and is in a great position to be extremely valuable to many government agencies and...

2014-08-13 12:28:37

Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove; Fair Oaks to Be Added in October WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened today inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October. With the openings, there are now more than 50 MinuteClinic locations in the Golden State in the San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange...

2014-08-01 08:25:34

Momentum Grows as More States Modernize PA Practice Laws Offering Patients Greater Access to Quality Healthcare ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year of unprecedented improvements to physician assistant (PA) scope-of-practice laws, legislators across 44 states and the District of Columbia have continued to modernize PA laws and regulations during the first half of 2014, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants. "With millions of...

2014-07-25 12:20:38

Military Skills Test Waiver Program Now Includes all 50 States and D.C. WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into civilian jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers has been expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. "Our nation's veterans deserve...

2014-07-23 16:26:54

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IPRO has won an historic, five-year award as the Medicare-funded Quality Innovation Network (QIN) contractor for the states of New York and South Carolina and for the District of Columbia. Under a new arrangement that begins August 1, state-based Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) will be replaced by regional QIN contractors, focusing on hospital and nursing home quality improvement, care transitions, drug safety,...

2014-07-15 08:33:52

AURORA, Neb., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a competitive procurement process, the District of Columbia selected Hamilton Relay as the new Telecommunications Relay Service provider for DC Relay. Hamilton Relay, a leading provider of Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone Service, began providing relay service to the District of Columbia on July 11, 2014. DC Relay, a program of the DC Public Service Commission, provides 24-hour service that enables individuals...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.