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2014-10-22 23:13:37

Shiner Law Group launched The National Cannabis Law Group to support medical marijuana businesses. The law firm offers legal consultations and startup packages to businesses throughout the country involved in medical marijuana production, distribution and medical treatment. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Shiner Law Group has just launched The National Cannabis Law Firm, a national marijuana division of the Florida law firm that helps businesses across the country with every...

2014-10-22 23:13:25

January Church Renewal Conference Focuses on Divine Healing; Register Now and Save $20 Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 United Theological Seminary announces that early registration is open for its 5th Annual Church Renewal Conference, Light the Fire! 2015: Divine Healing, which will take place outside of Ohio for the first time in the event’s history. The conference will be held January 22–23, 2015, at North Naples United Methodist Church, Naples, Florida, where United alumnus...

2014-10-22 23:11:27

Sunshine Recycling in Jacksonville is providing their dumpster rental services to the development site of a new community for adults with disabilities. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Jacksonville dumpster rental company Sunshine Recycling is currently providing their dumpster and hauling services to the construction site of a planned community for adults with disabilities. The project, located on the Southside of Jacksonville near the intersection of Hodges and Beach...

2014-10-22 16:25:08

Republicans Bondi, Putnam, Atwater Lead Down Ballot Races SAINT LEO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida governor's election between former Gov. Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is statistically tied, according to a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. With less than two weeks before the election, Crist leads, 43-40 percent, which falls within the poll's margin of error and represents a dead heat. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is...

2014-10-22 16:22:37

Typical FPL residential customer bill will decrease by about $2 a month JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL) 2015 rates for fuel and other electric service costs, helping ensure a net decrease in customer bills. FPL estimates that the typical residential customer bill will be reduced by about $2 per month beginning in January 2015....

2014-10-22 08:39:47

First of its kind program provides inmates the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) officially announced recently the expansion of the FDOC Online Campus program from eight correctional facilities to 15 in the next few months, providing inmates the opportunity to complete their high school education and earn a fully accredited diploma and career...

2014-10-22 08:22:40

QUITO, Ecuador, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAME Airlines, one of Ecuador's premiere airlines, launched a new service between Quito, Ecuador and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning October 17, 2014. Officials and Executives from TAME Airlines, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Transportation, Broward County Aviation, FLL and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) attended a press conference to celebrate the inaugural flight marking...

2014-10-21 23:05:29

Pamela Fleming, Executive Vice President, The Institute for Basic Research, Florida, announces that "The recently observed 'Red Moon' establishes the lack of expansion of the universe because the Moon sees Sunlight redshifted while passing through Earth's atmosphere without relative motion. This is evidence that, light reaching us from galaxies is redshifted without the expansion of the universe due to the replacement of Earth's atmosphere with intergalactic...

2014-10-21 23:04:52

“Medicina Moderna” is the first Spanish language, healthcare-oriented, reality television show where individuals are competing for a grand prize of $10,000 and an executive position at Cano Health Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Pembroke Pines, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Cano Health, a full-service medical, dental, and vision center, is set to host a historic casting call for the first ever, healthcare oriented, Spanish language reality TV show, “Medicina Moderna” (Modern...

2014-10-21 23:01:33

Graduate School of Computer And Information Sciences Acquires New Hardware To Advance Cloud Computing Education Course Offering And Research Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 When it comes to understanding cloud computing and that it entails, finding those with the necessary skills-set can be difficult. Seeing a gap in number of available staff, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) is proud to announce a new...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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