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2014-03-05 23:02:30

Governor of Connecticut acknowledges the need for greater awareness of the neurological condition that affects 10 million Americans. Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 As part of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is delighted to announce that Dannel Malloy, governor of Conn., has officially proclaimed the state’s support of Essential Tremor Awareness Month; joining others nationwide in recognizing the need to learn more...

2014-03-05 16:28:46

Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Leader in New State-by-State and National Network Studies by RootMetrics® OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In state-by-state rankings, released today by RootMetrics(®) as part of its first U.S. State RootScore(®) Reports, Verizon Wireless overwhelmed the competition in Kansas with the most wins in Data, Text, Reliability and Speed categories. The company also won more awards in each category in all 50 states than any other...

2014-03-05 16:21:02

WICHITA, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit" or "the Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR), announced today that it has launched a transaction to refinance its existing $540.4 million senior secured term loan B. The proposed transaction is expected to include a covenant-lite $540.4 million term loan B maturing in 2020 to replace the existing term loan B that matures in 2019....

2014-03-05 08:30:08

Kansas Bioscience Authority, Grayhawk Venture Fund II Lead Round OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Outcomes Sciences Inc. (HOS), a leading health care IT company based in Overland Park, Kan., today announced that it has completed the first close of its Series A Preferred financing round. The company has raised $5 million in the first closing and expects to raise up to an additional $2 million of capital, bringing the round to $7 million. The round, which is...

2014-03-05 04:24:18

Rise in Cloud Hosting Clients Leads to Data Center Expansion LENEXA, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City's leader in business-class cloud hosting and data center outsourcing solutions, announced today the completion of their data center expansion project which will be the third data center within their flagship Pine Ridge facility. Construction of the new data center began in November of 2013....

2014-03-04 23:03:59

New Year brings rapid growth for IntegriShield, a Kansas City-based compliance monitoring company, as more companies are being proactive in their protecting brand. “Our commitment to helping others extends beyond our office," said Managing Director Jennifer Flood. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 As part of the Kansas City startup landscape IntegriShield is an emerging tech company that has seen rapid growth already in the New Year. IntegriShield has increased its workforce...

2014-03-04 23:01:22

Prairie Village Senior Living Community Tops Industry Benchmarks in National Assessment Prairie Village, Kansas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Claridge Court senior living community scores well above industry benchmarks for colleague satisfaction in a recent survey by Holleran, a national leader in senior living research and assessment. Claridge Court ranked in the top 4 percent of the 309 senior living communities surveyed in 36 states of the U.S., with 45 of 57 factors scoring in the 90th...

2014-03-03 23:03:30

Nectir, a staffing franchise organization, announces the opening of its newest branch in Kansas City, Kansas. Nectir Kansas City offers contingency, contract-to-hire and direct hire services to local and regional companies. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Nectir Inc., an emerging national network of staffing firms, announces the opening of its newest branch location in Kansas City, Kansas. Marcel de Wolf is the CEO and President of Nectir Kansas City. Nectir Kansas City provides...

2014-03-03 12:22:15

WICHITA, Kan., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will speak at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference in New York, N.Y., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO Remarks from Kapoor will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the website ahead of...

2014-03-01 16:20:23

ATLANTA, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship approaches, the University of Virginia has already earned one national title this season. The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Virginia has won the third annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120314/CL70167LOGO A total of 255 schools representing 32 conferences submitted entries for the...


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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