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2014-06-03 12:40:19

HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann recently opened the first of four Mental Health Crisis Clinics in an effort to respond to the significant gap in mental and behavioral health services in Harris and surrounding counties. This initiative is a project under the State of Texas' Medicaid 1115 Waiver - Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Collaborative. "These Crisis Clinics serve as a long-term solution addressing the lack of...

2014-06-03 08:24:31

HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCBB: VOIL) ("Virtus" or the "Company") today announced it has entered into an agreement with an undisclosed seller to acquire an additional 18,000 acres in Iron County, Utah. The transaction expands Virtus' footprint to 55,477 acres focused on the Parowan Prospect, in the Central Utah Overthrust (CUO) region of southwestern Utah. Following the Gustavson Associates technical report published on the property last...

2014-06-02 23:07:23

Leveraging the benefits of the Oracle Partner Network, Acuity Cloud Solutions is creating differentiation in the marketplace. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Acuity Cloud Solutions, a SaaS consulting firm that specializes in Talent Management Systems, has been awarded the ‘Oracle Gold Partner Taleo Specialized’ status in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). With an OPN Specialized designation, Acuity is formally recognized by Oracle for having invested time and resources to develop...

2014-06-02 12:23:15

Annual Meeting Addresses State of the Energy Industry HOUSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 400 CITGO Marketers and Retailers from nine states will convene at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 3, 2014 for the annual CITGO Northeast Region Retailer Meeting. Attendees will gain valuable insights from marketing, branding and consumer behavior experts while sharing best practices for improving retailer business, discovering new convenience store products and learning more...

2014-06-02 08:23:26

HOUSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE:NRP) today announced that Nick Carter, NRP's President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire on September 1, 2014. Wyatt L. Hogan, NRP's Executive Vice President, will succeed Mr. Carter as President. Mr. Hogan will be responsible for NRP's continued growth and diversification and will report to Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., NRP's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Kevin F. Wall, NRP's Executive Vice...

2014-06-01 23:02:25

PreCheck, a healthcare exclusive employment and background screening firm, gets top honors from the American Marketing Association. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 PreCheck, an employment and background screening firm specializing in the healthcare industry, received a Crystal Award by the American Marketing Association (AMA) during the 28th annual ceremony held at Houston’s Hyatt Regency Hotel on Thursday, May 29, 2014. For the category of Online Blog, the PreCheck Blog was...

2014-06-01 23:01:35

Nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer giving credit to those who switch wireless providers. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer is giving customers an extra incentive to switch to Verizon. The company is offering those who switch from a different wireless provider to Verizon a $100 bill credit for each line they transfer from their previous carrier. Under this promotion, a family with four lines on its...

2014-05-30 23:13:42

On May 21, 2014, Softway Solutions opened their doors to clients to host a live simulcast of a Google Partners Connect Event. The Google Partners hosted discussions with experts on growing small businesses using the right tools and techniques. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Softway Solutions’ clients were quick to RSVP and prompt to attend this refreshing interlude of direction and guiding stories on how to position your online marketing strategy. Google graced the audience over...

2014-05-30 23:09:28

The Legacy 650 has truly redefined the super midsize category with its incredible range, comfort and productivity. As an extended-range version of the legacy 600, the jet offers the same spacious three-zone cabin, but with better fuel efficiency through structural and technological modifications. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Starbase Jet, a leading private jet services provider, continues to grow its fleet with the recent addition of a Legacy 650 – the first available for charter in...

2014-05-30 23:04:48

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Wednesday, June 4, at the 6th DUG East conference and exhibition. The event is set for June 3-5, 2014, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Former CIA Director Leon Panetta will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Wednesday, June 4, at the 6th DUG East conference and exhibition. Conference attendees will hear rare firsthand accounts of his White House...

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Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

2012-06-14 08:55:31

Symbol: THTE Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'