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2011-12-09 13:00:00

Richard E. Last has joined the board of Commercial Connect LLC, based in Louisville, KY., the company seeking delegation of .shop from ICANN. Last is also a current board member of the National Retail Federation Foundation and Chairman Emeritus of Shop.org, the worldâs leading membership community for digital retail. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 Richard E. Last has joined the board of Commercial Connect LLC, based in Louisville, KY., the company seeking delegation...

2010-01-19 15:35:00

Defendants Arrested in Las Vegas and Miami; 21 Search Warrants Executed in United States and United Kingdom WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two executives and employees of companies in the military and law enforcement products industry have been indicted for engaging in schemes to bribe foreign government officials to obtain and retain business, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips for the...

2008-08-07 03:00:28

By Raviya H. Ismail, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 7--Fayette County middle school students can opt to attend a virtual school this year if their schools failed to meet federal No Child Left Behind math and reading goals. The Fayette County Public Schools Virtual Middle School was established last year to give students another transfer option since many district middle schools are crowded. It is housed at Crawford Middle School. NCLB requires all schools that receive federal...

2008-08-06 21:00:28

By Ashlee Clark, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--RICHMOND -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Army officials detected a mustard agent leak Wednesday at Blue Grass Army Depot. The mustard was detected at extremely low levels and confined to the interior of the igloo in which it is stored. The leak occurred in a different storage igloo than the leak detected July 28. The agent poses no threat to the community or environment, according to Blue Grass Chemical Activity,...

2008-08-06 03:00:50

By Scott Sloan, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--The Kentucky Public Service Commission on Tuesday warned that consumers are likely to see higher heating prices this winter because of the rise in natural gas costs. "Natural gas prices this summer have hit levels not seen since the fall of 2005, when supplies were disrupted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita," PSC Chairman David Armstrong said in a statement. "Although prices have fallen in recent weeks, it still seems likely that...

2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Raviya H. Ismail, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--Fayette County's five high schools and most of those in surrounding counties failed to meet federal No Child Left Behind goals, according to data released Tuesday. Fayette County's Bryan Station High became the only school in the district to fail six years in a row, but students won't get the option of transferring to a better-performing school because no other high school in the county passed. Overall, Fayette's public...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--PLEASANT HILL -- When people gather here to talk about mining, it's usually coal mining. This week, the discussion is out of this world. The 18 people attending the "Asteroid Mining 'X' Seminar" at Shaker Village are discussing extracting natural resources from the thousands of little planet-ettes found in our solar system. No kidding. Getting to an asteroid, mining it, and getting back, would be the (relatively) easy part, the...

2008-08-05 21:00:19

By Raviya H. Ismail, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 5--Nearly three-fourths of Fayette County public schools met their federal No Child Left Behind goals, but none of the district's five high schools -- including Bryan Station High, which failed for the sixth year in a row -- met targets. While district schools made steady progress, gains may not be fast enough to meet the federal mandate of getting 100 percent of students to reach proficiency by 2014. "Our people are working...

2008-08-05 21:00:19

By Raviya H. Ismail and Linda J. Johnson, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 5--Kentucky schools struggled to meet tougher federal No Child Left Behind goals this year. Only 70 percent of schools met targets -- a drop from last year when more than three-fourths of schools reached goals, according to data released Tuesday. Of the state's 1,174 public schools, 354 didn't meet NCLB targets this year. Of those, 34failed to meet goals for six or more consecutive years. The federal...

2008-08-05 21:00:17

By Jim Warren, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 5--The daughter of a coal miner killed in the 2006 Darby Mine explosion in Harlan County told federal mining officials in Lexington on Tuesday that her father might have survived if the mine had been equipped with an underground safety chamber. Tracy North, whose father, Paris Thomas, was among five miners lost in the Harlan incident, urged officials with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to push ahead with a proposed...


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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.