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2014-07-30 16:28:50

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telligen, Inc., a leader in population health management solutions, has been awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract for the states of Iowa, Illinois and Colorado. Charged with overseeing quality improvement efforts in these states, Telligen will support CMS' new approach to improving care for beneficiaries, families and caregivers. "This...

2014-07-29 23:03:38

Lilly Davenport Joins MAP to Drive Ongoing Financial Growth AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 MAP Health Management announced today it has appointed Lilly Davenport as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2014. Ms. Davenport will report to MAP Chief Executive Officer, Jacob Levenson. “We are very excited to have Lilly on board at MAP,” stated Levenson. “She brings many years of financial leadership and will be instrumental to MAP and our client base as we continue our rapid...

2014-07-28 23:07:33

The University of Iowa has its first green roof growing on the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) is the site of the very first green roof on the campus of the University of Iowa. In addition to providing many environmental benefits, the green roof will give building occupants a gorgeous view. It features five unique sedum mixtures with a variety of perennial plants including Black-eyed Susan,...

2014-07-25 20:22:47

Ashford graduate aims to use her master's degree to help her company succeed SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren Scheer has helped to run a successful homeowner's association management business since 1980, but she wanted to contribute more to the company. She saw an opportunity to expand her skill set by pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Ashford University. Scheer, who graduated last year, has been able to apply her education to her career and was...

2014-07-24 23:01:55

Board Members Unanimous in Decision Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Members of the Iowa State Board of Health voted unanimously to keep Michael Wolnerman, RPh, CCIM, Senior Associate of Sales at OutcomesMTM, as their Chairperson. Wolnerman said he is honored that the Governor appointed him to the Board and that his peers chose to keep him in this leadership position. “I want to provide the best I can for the citizens of Iowa,” Wolnerman said. “As a pharmacist, I believe I am...

2014-07-24 16:24:59

MONTPELIER, Vt., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August 4-10 will be a music-filled week at Vermont College of Fine Arts as the MFA in Music Composition welcomes students and faculty to the summer residency. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130244 In addition to a full line-up of concerts of student music performed by world class musicians, the MFA in Music Composition welcomes special guests George S. Clinton, Grammy and Emmy nominated film scoring composer...

2014-07-23 23:32:04

Lutheran Services in Iowa Upgrades to NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management Solution; Benefits from Labor Costing Functionality Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (http://www.novatime.com), a leading provider of enterprise Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, announced today that Lutheran Services in Iowa, a NOVAtime 3000 customer since 2007, has upgraded to NOVAtime 4000 STAR, the self-hosted, licensed version of...

2014-07-22 20:20:31

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Iowa has expanded the U-Haul network of moving and self-storage locations with its purchase of a building at 1550 16th Avenue SW. The new U-Haul Moving and Storage of Cedar Rapids consists of 11 single-story self-storage buildings and a two-story building containing an office and an apartment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129563 Formerly 16th Avenue Storage, the building grosses 61,530 square feet...

2014-07-18 16:24:43

Extraordinary Rescue Cats use Celebrity Stardom to Help Donate 30,000 pounds of Litter to Cats in Need MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's Best Cat Litter(TM) has partnered with three extraordinary cats to help them do extraordinary things for shelter cats during the latest round of the GiveLitter(TM) charity, which allows online cat lovers to donate 30,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140718/128617 Famous cats Spangles,...

2014-07-18 16:24:40

JP Morgan Chase assistant vice president spotlighted as alumni success story SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaveen Benedict graduated from Ashford University at the age of 35, earning his Master of Business Administration degree with an Information Systems specialization. Benedict, who is applying the tools and skills he acquired in his degree program to his career as an assistant vice president in the securities lending division at JP Morgan Chase, has been named Ashford...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.