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2014-08-11 20:22:02

New standard focuses on public safety by preventing damage to underground utility lines SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new, first-of-its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging....

2014-08-11 08:24:25

CAYCE, S.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) will host a conference call today at 3 PM EDT during which Steve Byrne, Chief Operating Officer of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, will provide an update on the company's new nuclear project. Included in the discussion will be reference to preliminary information received from the Consortium in August indicating that the substantial completion of Unit 2 is expected to occur in late 2018 or the first...

2014-08-11 08:23:16

Contribution Continues Tradition of Helping to Build Homes, Communities JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and encouraging others to help build Michigan's communities. "Habitat for Humanity looks to build homes, communities and hope, and we want to support them as part of our Promise to care for the communities we serve," said...

2014-08-08 16:21:24

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has declared a quarterly dividend on the utility's preferred stock. The following dividend is payable October 1, 2014 to shareholders of record September 2, 2014: $1.125 per share on the $4.50 stock (NYSE: CMS_pb). CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business...

2014-08-08 16:21:17

Aug. 11 (8/11) Serves as an Appropriate Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to be ideal for outdoor projects, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) reminds customers to always call 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This is a free service for everyone. Striking a single line can cause injury, incur repair costs or fines, and result in inconvenient outages to an entire...

2014-08-08 12:22:38

- Safety program has helped reduce accidental dig-ins to pipelines by 50 percent CLEVELAND, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio is using the calendar date August 11, or 8/11, as a natural reminder that Ohio law requires the general public and contractors to call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This will help ensure safe excavation. Promoting the Call 8-1-1 and other pipeline safety messages have helped the...

2014-08-08 12:22:05

U.S. Green Building Council Recognizes Building for Sustainability Across Multiple Categories GOLETA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced that the Company's corporate headquarters has achieved LEED(®) (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED...

2014-08-07 16:21:56

More than 200,000 students engaged through innovative program since inception ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students across Georgia return to the classroom this month, Georgia Power's Learning Power program will go back to school as well. Learning Power, which has reached more than 200,000 students since its inception three years ago, is a statewide education initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The initiative is designed to...

2014-08-07 16:21:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is offering education grants for creative classroom projects planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in...

2014-08-06 23:06:13

DuPont Advanced Materials Positioned to Help Lower Emissions, Improve Fuel Economy Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Ask anyone in the automotive design or engineering community what technologies they are working on to lower emissions and improve fuel economy and half the time you’ll hear “lightweighting,” according to the results of a July WardsAuto survey sponsored by DuPont. Also topping the list are engine efficiency programs, vehicle electrification and adoption of diesel...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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