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2014-04-16 16:22:57

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more. "Over the last two years where we tremendously enhanced our examination efforts, DEP has learned a great deal about the health of the...

2014-04-13 23:02:52

Catholic Schools take advantage of security and convenience of cloud-based school management software. Barrington, NH (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Computer Resources LLC, publisher of the MMS Student Information Platform announced today that The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has selected cloud-based MMS Online to provide centralized student information services for their school system. Eliminating the overhead of software licensing, server maintenance, and multiple vendor...

2014-04-11 16:21:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission today held its first meeting in a series of regional public meetings, seeking public input on the current long-term care system and recommendations on ways in which it can be improved. Governor Tom Corbett established The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission by executive order on Jan. 31, 2014. The commission is part of the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan to ensure access to...

2014-04-03 12:21:24

18,000 New Jobs Expected This Year HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state's transportation plan, Governor Tom Corbett today outlined more than 250 projects that will start work this year due to the state's new transportation plan. At least $2.1 billion will be invested into the state's highway and bridge network; about $600 million more than what would have been available without the...

2014-04-01 12:25:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is "Pick it up PA," encouraging residents to take time to pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. "I believe we can make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and play by taking the time to clean up litter around our homes, businesses and parks." DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said....

2014-03-27 12:25:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Fifty Years of Political History: How Events and Personalities Shaped our Commonwealth" -- six prominent authors look at their reporting and analysis on the great personalities and life-changing events that dominated the past half-century. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation Program and held immediately preceding the PEG PAC Annual Dinner WHO: Larry J. Sabato, Director,...

2014-02-25 20:23:41

Company Has Filled 425 New Pennsylvania-based Positions to Staff Completely Remodeled, State-of-the-Art Call Center in Susquehanna Township HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett today joined Comcast officials in marking the formal opening of the company's new customer support center in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. The facility is currently staffed by more than 500 employees, 425 of whom have filled new positions. Another 100 new...

2014-02-19 12:26:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross has ascended to No. 3 globally, up from No. 10 last year, on the Training Magazine annual list of Top 125 companies for employee training. Training Magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development professionals and publishes the only report that ranks company employee training programs worldwide. "Earning the ranking of No. 3 this year recognizes that we didn't rest on our laurels after...

2014-02-18 16:26:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department received an application filing from Highmark, Inc. which seeks department approval for the merger of Highmark and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. "The highest priority in our review of this application is to see that consumers will be protected and the impacted health insurers remain financially strong and the market competitive," Insurance Commissioner Michael...

2014-02-18 12:26:35

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark is hosting its Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser to benefit nonprofit organizations. Online registration is now open for walkers. The annual spring walks will occur in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Johnstown and Erie for the benefit of 184 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania. Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community provides a yearly opportunity for community members to support participating...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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