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2015-04-23 23:05:20

Davenport Teaches Credit Management and Identity Theft Prevention at the University of Miami’s Executive MBA Program New York, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

2015-04-23 08:26:13

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned Drake Relays will include a Masters Invitational Women's 800m (Final), at Drake Stadium, 11:17 AM this Saturday,

2015-04-22 12:25:14

American Made Wind Turbines Built in Kansas and Iowa Also Named As Part of "Deal of the Year" WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day, the Export-Import

2015-04-22 08:43:15

LONDON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amana Capital (http://www.amanacapital.com), the leading Middle Eastern financial services group specializing in online trading,

2015-04-22 08:24:01

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quatro Composites®, a leader in design and fabrication of advanced composite structures, has been awarded a contract extension to produce Boeing

2015-04-21 23:08:53

University of Dubuque to add new Cessna 172s, Piper Arrows, and Piper Seminoles to existing flight training aircraft fleet. Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

2015-04-21 23:03:22

Leadership Iowa nominations are accepted year-round, but must be received by May 1st to be eligible for the next year's class and self nominations are encouraged.

2015-04-20 23:14:05

Leading American workplace solutions designer announces that it will exhibit it’s pioneering ergonomics products at the Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference and Expo and the Iowa-Illinois

2015-04-20 12:31:47

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will discuss the Committee's agenda and actions at National

2015-04-15 12:32:36

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), a leader in the crop insurance industry, today announced it has selected catastrophe


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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  • A young boy, a servant boy; a lackey.
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