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2011-01-31 07:45:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2005, a carefully crafted conference and annual meeting has served to disseminate valuable and innovative business information, establish attainable goals and highlight members of the Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce (TCBCC) within Harris County. This year, the organization's reach expands with the installation of Galveston County as a chamber service area. The 2011 Conference theme "Business: Delivering Expectations" focus is to achieve...

2010-12-17 16:18:22

Minority students reap greatest gains Underrepresented minority medical students, including Hispanics and particularly African Americans and women, show the greatest benefit from comprehensive medical education reform according to researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the first study to show system-wide outcomes of such reform, at UTMB Health reported that failure rates of the Step 1 licensing exam dropped dramatically among some students while significantly...

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2010-09-28 14:21:29

Researchers analyze decade's worth of GPS data for study A large section of northwestern Harris County "“ particularly the Jersey Village area "“ is sinking rapidly, according to a University of Houston (UH) geologist who has analyzed GPS data measuring ground elevation in the Houston area. Some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by up to 5.5 centimeters (about 2 inches) a year, said Shuhab Khan, an associate professor of geology at UH. Khan, along with UH geology professor...

2010-09-15 11:03:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vujasinovic & Beckcom law firm has filed a lawsuit in Galveston, Texas federal court on behalf of 120 individuals who were exposed to benzene that was released from British Petroleum's Texas City refinery from April 6 through May 16, 2010. Attorneys Brian Beckcom, Vuk Vujasinovic and Kenneth Fenelon represent these individuals who work or live near the refinery in Texas City in their claims against BP Products North America, Inc. in CA...

2010-09-14 14:46:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, will host the largest presentation of Gulf Coast emerging technology companies from the energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace industries during its Gulf Coast Innovation Conference & Showcase on September 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090604/AQ28157LOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-07-06 13:05:00

More obstacles have stepped into BP's oil spill fight as tar balls have been found along Texas beaches. Tar balls found in the surf on Galveston Island in Texas were tested and determined to be from the BP spill. However, officials stressed in a statement that it was not clear if they drifted hundreds of miles from the site of the well, or if they fell or leaked from a ship carrying collected oil to Texas for processing. About 492 miles of U.S. shoreline across the five Gulf states have...

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2010-05-27 09:55:03

Post-Ike study by Rice's SSPEED Center details vulnerabilities With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new analysis from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued May 26 by the Rice University-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) indicates that even a moderately powerful hurricane could endanger tens of thousands of lives and...

2010-04-26 15:16:00

HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The loss of trees along the Broadway esplanade, on Galveston's historic central thoroughfare, is one of many devastating damages sustained by the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy in concert with Apache Corporation is spearheading a regional fundraising campaign targeted to the energy and corporate communities in the Houston and Galveston area to raise funds to replenish these important, iconic blocks....

2010-04-20 18:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced that 150 municipalities within the State of Texas utilize the Blackboard Connect(TM) mass notification platform to help keep residents safe, informed and connected. Representing more than 600,000 households across the state of Texas, local government leaders have taken the lead in enhancing communication and preparedness by adopting the Blackboard Connect service to communicate quickly,...

2010-01-26 18:21:00

In the news release, Houston Technology Organizations Meet to Share Plans for Accelerating Entrepreneurship in 2010, issued 26-Jan-2010 by Houston Technology Center over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that radio personality Michael Garfield, host of "The High-Tech Texan Show" on Houston station "The 9-5-0", will be the guest speaker for Houston Technology Center's Tech Connection event this Thursday evening. His affiliation in the original press release was incorrect. Houston...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.