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2014-07-16 23:01:09

The sewage treatment process leaves clear water with large amounts of fixed nitrogen. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Colarasis, Inc. has consistently created innovative technology that allows for more efficient conversion and treatment processes for oil well stimulation and recovery. Once again, the company is introducing a new process. The new sewage treatment process will help supply oxygen for plant and animal life. The sewage treatment process is a method of Electro-Chemical...

2014-07-16 08:33:41

Alert Logic Log, IDS and WAF security solutions all now available for annual subscription HOUSTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) for the cloud and an advanced-tier member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, today announced the addition of Alert Logic Log Manager to AWS Marketplace, making the entire suite of Alert Logic SaaS security solutions available via AWS Marketplace. Alert Logic Log Manager on AWS Marketplace...

2014-07-15 20:20:56

- Private dinners to be held at Rienzi estate in Houston, Dallas' Rachofsky House HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Spanish financial services group BBVA has selected a pair of grand art venues to host its series of once-in-a-lifetime private client dinners prepared by the Roca brothers, whose restaurant in Girona, Spain, landed atop the influential World's 50 Best Restaurants list last year. The Rocas will prepare meals for BBVA's U.S. clients next month at the Rachofsky...

2014-07-15 08:21:55

HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Antelope Oil Tool & Manufacturing Co., LLC ("Antelope") has acquired Advanced Composite Standoff SRL and Advanced Composite Systems SRL ("Advanced Composites"). Led by Dave Levie and Richard Baynham, Advanced Composites is a manufacturer and supplier of composite centralizers and other composite products used primarily in downhole oilfield applications. Its revolutionary Multilayer Composite Centralizer technology combines high wear...

2014-07-15 04:22:23

HOUSTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TIRR Memorial Hermann was again recognized as one of the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Coming in at number three, the 2014-15 rankings mark the 25th consecutive year that TIRR Memorial Hermann has stood among the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country. "It is an exciting day for TIRR Memorial Hermann to celebrate such a momentous milestone - 25 years of...

2014-07-14 16:24:02

Practice to add four Texas Locations and enter Austin Market HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Care for Kids announced plans to enter the Austin market and add four new clinics throughout the state. The practice is slated to open two new Houston-area clinics as well as two clinics in the greater Austin area by the end of the summer. Urgent Care for Kids selected these areas by identifying key growth markets where it can respond to increased demand for high quality after-hours...

2014-07-14 12:22:32

Eighty-four Educators to Receive $1,000 in School Supplies HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping teachers and students succeed in the classroom is the foundation of the CITGO Fueling Education Promotion, a program that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. Now through October 19, 2014, eligible K-12 public school educators can visit the Fueling Good Facebook page to register. Seven winners will...

2014-07-11 23:07:40

New Access to Prime Urgent Care from Northbound Highway 288 Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Based in Pearland, Prime Urgent Care has been providing affordable urgent care to residents of Brazoria County and surrounding counties. Recently, it improved access to such services—by announcing that the clinic is now accessible from Northbound Highway 288 and Feeder Road. Prime Urgent Care functions as a center where patients can get low-cost urgent care of high quality. Although low-cost...

2014-07-11 23:01:21

All4 Inc. is excited to announce a presence in Texas through the opening of a Houston air quality consulting office and names Kristin Gordon, PE as the office director. ALL4 provides air quality consulting services to clients across the country to a wide spectrum of industry including petroleum refining, chemical/petrochemical, pulp and paper, electric utility generation, shale gas, automotive, cement, iron and steel, incineration, waste management, secondary lead smelting, lead acid...

2014-07-11 16:23:27

HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce a generous gift of nearly $240,000 from Musket Corporation to help the families of Houston continue to receive the best possible care for their children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140710/126208 Musket Corp. invited their industry partners from across Texas and the United States to a fundraiser at TopGolf to socialize and hear some of the amazing personal stories of...

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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.'