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2015-03-25 12:36:15

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating exceptional leadership and humanitarianism, CompTIA has recognized IT services pioneer Mike Brogan with the IT

2015-03-23 12:22:11

Davenport, Iowa Ford dealership puts the focus on community and family with an Easter egg hunt DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Each holiday offers families another

2015-03-19 23:05:59

Iowa’s largest county partners with RBM Consulting and Unisyn to streamline voting services Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2015 RBM Consulting, a leading

2015-03-19 08:31:26

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors at Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) announced the selection of Christopher "Chris" M.

2015-03-18 23:10:22

ZCorum will offer demos and trials of Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) software and network management tools for DOCSIS, DSL and Fiber platforms. Alpharetta,

2015-03-18 23:02:07

Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival hosts its second annual creativity and innovation event on April 3 and 4.

2015-03-17 23:09:33

Nearly $75,000 Raised to Support Mental Health for Iowa’s Kids Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s

2015-03-13 12:30:22

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Iowa will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands

2015-03-12 12:33:51

Will work with analytics firm Buxton to recruit and retain retailers FORT WORTH, Texas, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa today announced that it will work


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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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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.