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May 11 Through May 17 Is National Women’s Health Week In The US
2014-05-13 08:15:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While Mother’s Day is typically a day in which we honor the most important women in our lives through phone calls, greeting cards, flowers and other gestures, it also serves as the annual kickoff of National Women’s Health Week, an American wellness initiative that this year runs from May 11-17. National Women's Health Week is a seven-day observance, spearheaded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on...

2014-05-12 08:39:23

Viamedia renews key markets and continues expansion to new cities in partnership agreement with one of the largest independent communications providers in the U.S. LEXINGTON, Ky., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viamedia, the television industry's leading independent provider of outsourced local television advertising services on behalf of cable companies, today announced its partnership with Consolidated Communications. With the partnership, Viamedia will continue to serve as the...

2014-05-07 12:21:52

WICHITA, Kan., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today it has added aircraft industry veteran William (Bill) Brown to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, Aftermarket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO "Bill Brown brings significant expertise in aftermarket, and we are pleased to have him join our leadership team," said Larry Lawson, president and CEO. "Spirit designs, builds and supports our products...

2014-05-05 16:22:43

TULSA, Okla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) today announced financial results for its first quarter 2014 and reaffirmed its full-year 2014 guidance. Highlights include: -- First-quarter 2014 net income was $­­­59.1 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, compared with $53.5 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2013; -- Colder-than-normal weather in the first quarter 2014 contributed earnings of 8 cents per share;...

2014-05-05 16:20:50

Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz stocks extensive selection of Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicles MERRIAM, Kan., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mercedes-Benz has earned its prestigious place in the automotive industry by offering features such as top luxury driving amenities, invigorating engine options and impeccable styling. This dedication to excellence has allowed the German automaker to produce some of the most attractive vehicles in the industry. Because the Mercedes-Benz...

2014-05-01 23:09:58

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that it has been working with one of its distributors, Fenton, Mo.-based Luby Equipment Services, to bring area engineers to view the HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ factory in Lenexa, Kan. The attendees―who are professional engineers and electrical engineers from local design-build firms―enjoy a Lunch and Learn session jointly developed by Luby Equipment Services and HIPOWER...

2014-05-01 23:03:02

This fall, as America’s Tallgrass Prairies reach their height of growth, a team of expert guides for Naturalist Journeys, a top rated birding and wildlife company, plan to ignite enthusiasm for one of America’s unique ecoregions— the Tallgrass Prairie— as they lead an exciting and educational eco-tour. Ed and Sil Pembleton once again team up with Naturalist Journeys to promote signature biodiversity of America by offering a Fall tour to Kansas, America’s Heartland. Wichita, KS...

2014-05-01 23:01:18

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kansas. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 94 contracting opportunities in Kansas. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kansas. Currently after reviewing the...

2014-05-01 16:20:46

Stapleton's session, entitled "The Evolution of Automotive Tool Sets" will focus on how dealers can use the latest tools and technology to reach and influence car buyers. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VinSolutions, Inc., a marketplace leader and developer of internet-based customer relations management (CRM) for the automotive industry, announced today that its Vice President of Sales, Sean Stapleton, will be speaking at the 16th Annual Digital Dealer Conference...

2014-05-01 12:29:48

The influential cable television program will air on CBS KWCH-TV during the month of May. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viewpoints Industry TV announces May air dates for Wichita, Kansas. The show covers a wide variety of topics from energy savings solutions to family recreation ideas in a format which is convenient to most viewers. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and one which is known as the "Air Capitol of the World" due to its prominence as 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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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.