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2011-06-08 15:10:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The professional sand soccer team from Senegal in western Africa is considered a top pick to win the COOP U.S. Open, June 10 -12, taking place along the oceanfront at Virginia Beach. Senegal won the main beach soccer championship for Africa in 2008 and finished third in 2009. Three players from the 2009 team are on the roster for the United States visit this week. There are 10 pro teams in the competition, each made up of star players...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

Sister Rita Thomas, CBS, of the Sisters of Bon Secours, received the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of South Hampton Roads' Women of Distinction Award for her work in the medical field. The Sisters of Bon Secours is a Catholic women's religious community with ministries in the fields of healthcare, social services, spiritual retreats and education. Sr. Rita has held various positions in the Bon Secours Health Care System and was honored for her work in the Hampton Roads area by...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., has donated $75,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help families affected by tornadoes that struck the eastern regions of North Carolina and Virginia on April 16. "In this time of need, we want to provide a helping hand to the communities, families, friends and neighbors whose lives were changed forever by the destruction the tornadoes left behind," said...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

This June 24-26, join the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton as they present the 21st annual Afrikan American Festival. The fun takes place at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton and includes live music, arts & crafts, clothing, and ethnic food vendors. (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 This June 24-26, join the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton as they present the 21st annual Afrikan American Festival. The fun...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary T. McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cox Communications of Virginia, has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. A ceremony formally inducting McCollum occurred on Wednesday, April 27. The event was held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/PH90101 ) McCollum oversees a telecommunications organization with nearly 2500 employees. He is a...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications received the prestigious 2011 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award at the April 21 Urban League of Hampton Roads annual banquet. The award is presented to an international or national company that has made significant progress towards diversifying its workforce at the management and non-management levels. "Cox strives to be a corporate leader in diversity and civic and community involvement - it is part of who we are and how we...

2011-04-25 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia (BGCSEVA) has named Jim Ruel, Cox Communications VA Vice President of Technical Operations, to its Board of Directors. Ruel is a Chesapeake resident. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve on such a talented board, and to join the Clubs in helping kids to better themselves and stay on the right track. I believe in the mission of the Boys and Girls Club, and feel fortunate to have this...

2011-04-19 14:40:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams will host an education event on Saturday, April 23, at Williams Farms Park in Virginia Beach, Va. The event is designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin who is a former astronaut and...

2011-04-15 16:38:13

A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows increased automobile crash rates among teen drivers who start school earlier in the morning. Results indicate that in 2008 the weekday crash rate for 16- to 18-year-olds was about 41 percent higher in Virginia Beach, Va., where high school classes began at 7:20 - 7:25 a.m., than in adjacent Chesapeake, Va., where classes started at 8:40 - 8:45 a.m.  There were 65.8 automobile crashes for every 1,000 teen...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Virginia Beach Kickball Open will give you an opportunity to have fun with new and old friends, while at the same time do something for a good cause. Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Arms have been broken, muscles have been torn, and egos have been shattered in this so called child's game known as Kickball. This is not a sport for the weak minded. Worldwide, Virginia is known to be for lovers. That, folks, we are not! We are a city of fighters and competitors and those...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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