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2014-09-04 23:10:22

A push to expand high-speed internet services across rural Iowa has created the opportunity of partnerships like that of Manson Northwest Webster Community Schools and Webster Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association. Today's technology and new learning tools require an affordable and reliable broadband service to meet the needs of the teaching staff and students. Gowrie, IA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The Manson Northwest Webster Community Schools are Google Apps for Education...

2014-09-03 23:02:20

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, today proved its revolutionary technology that converts agricultural residue into renewable fuel at the Grand Opening of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The plant, named “Project LIBERTY,” was formally opened in the presence of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Deputy Under Secretary Michael Knotek of the...

2014-09-03 12:25:17

With thousands of updated roads, exit numbers, and recreational information, the new edition is an essential offline companion for road trips, local travel and outdoor recreation YARMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLorme, the U.S. recreational atlas leader since 1976, is now shipping the newly revised Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer to retailers throughout the country. Just in time for autumn travel, the improved Iowa edition includes thousands of updated roads and a new...

2014-09-03 08:25:50

Winners redistribute surplus medicines to U.S. patients in need, improve sanitation in Kenya GRINNELL, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Grinnell Prize -- a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice -- will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211 nominees who represent 34 countries and serve a total of 43 nations through their work. They are: --...

2014-09-02 23:03:08

Press attending the Project LIBERTY Grand Opening have a number of ways to take advantage of the people and events in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The opportunities in the schedule below are available throughout the day. Emmetsburg, Iowa (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Press attending the Project LIBERTY Grand Opening have a number of ways to take advantage of the people and events in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The opportunities in the schedule below are available throughout the day. Additionally, we...

2014-09-02 16:26:02

A "Giveaway to the Drugstore Lobby" is Challenged in Federal Court WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), today filed a lawsuit in Iowa federal court challenging a sweeping new Iowa law that restricts tools used by PBMs to lower prescription drug costs for the state's employers and consumers. The law--HF 2297--forces PBMs to overpay for generic...

2014-08-28 12:25:22

Winner will be announced at Ashford University graduation on October 5 in San Diego SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes(TM) School of Business at Ashford University has announced three finalists for the Senior Project Scholarship. They are Kyle Baucum from Scottsbluff, Neb.; Jason Koelliker from Running Springs, Calif.; and Clifford Ray Smith from Lemoore, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO The 2014 Senior Project Scholarship opportunity was...

2014-08-27 12:34:08

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21(st) Century consortium (ELPA21) has chosen Questar Assessment, Inc. to produce a field test to collect information that will be used to guide the development of its first English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment. ELPA21, a consortium of 11 states -- Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia -- is...

2014-08-25 23:07:22

The University of Iowa celebrated the dedication of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOE DRC) on August 23, 2014. With 100 researchers and the most advanced laboratories and medical technology, the new facility will pursue innovative diabetes research and find treatments and cures for the epidemic that affects more than 9 percent of the American population. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The University of Iowa celebrated the dedication of the Fraternal Order...

2014-08-25 16:21:26

The sale will support approximately 800 jobs in those states WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a pair of direct loans to two wind power projects in Peru for the export of wind turbines manufactured in Hutchinson, Kan., and Fort Madison, Iowa, by Siemens Energy Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110414/MM83673LOGO The financing, almost $65 million in total, represents Ex-Im Bank's...


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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 fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.