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2014-10-30 23:03:18

A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread, says University of Maryland amphibian expert Karen Lips, a co-author on a study of the disease which appears in the journal Science. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread,...

2014-10-30 08:35:38

Visit Booth 3600 to Learn More about WHEATON's Value-Added Products Designed to Address Pharma's Special Needs, Including High Recovery Vials and DURAN® Ultra-Pure Glassware MILLVILLE, N.J., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEATON(®) today highlighted several product lines designed to address specific needs of pharmaceutical industry customers that will be featured at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting. They include WHEATON's High Recovery Vials, which are uniquely designed to reduce...

2014-10-29 23:07:26

A Maryland jury decided that neurosurgeon, Charles L. Schnee, M.D. and Hennessy, Shuey, & Schnee, Chartered negligently managed a patient’s post-operative care following surgery, which left 64-year-old Richard Dallatezza a paraplegic. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Charles L. Schnee, M.D. and Hennessy, Shuey, & Schnee, Chartered were ordered by a jury verdict to pay $4.24 million for committing medical malpractice following spinal surgery. On October 22, 2014,...

2014-10-29 16:31:46

CLARKSBURG, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winchester Homes is proud to announce a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 for its new Xavier model townhome at Cabin Branch in Clarksburg. Guests are invited to join the festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, beginning at the community sales center at 22828 Broadway Avenue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155304 For more information, visit the Community page at...

2014-10-29 16:20:41

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) has announced speakers and panelists for the inaugural 2014 Orbital Debris Workshop. The workshop connects individuals and research from across academe, industry and government to foster collaboration and promote the long-term goal of developing policies, laws and systems leading to the effective remediation and control of orbital debris. The...

2014-10-29 12:34:16

Hughes India at the forefront of fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal to link India's unbanked rural population to banking services GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Communications India Limited (HCIL), a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it has connected over 12,000 off-site ATMs and rural bank branches with a secure broadband satellite network in...

2014-10-29 08:40:43

Ceremony held at Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum October 24, 2014 GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in satellite solutions and services, today announced that president of Hughes, Pradman Kaul, was among six George Washington University alumni inducted into the 2014 GW Engineering Hall of Fame at an event held at the Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday,...

2014-10-28 23:01:30

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is hosting the Baltimore Walk for Hope at the Baltimore Zoo to help raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension - a rare disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to right heart failure Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Who:     The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is hosting the Baltimore Walk for Hope. PHA is the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension organization that works...

2014-10-28 16:26:45

Research Expected to Inform Future Discussions around CMS Five-Star Quality Measures and Promote Additional Improvements in Care BOWIE, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today released preliminary results of a groundbreaking study to better understand the association of socioeconomic status (SES) and other factors with underlying poor quality...

2014-10-28 08:29:11

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, announced today the launch of customized digital dashboards, which allow Medifast customers to track nutrition, exercise, meals, weight, sleep, well-being and more, and enable Medifast to provide additional tools to help with long-term weight management and overall wellness....


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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...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-16 17:06:13

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. The left side is a normal month of March that shows the Heating Degree Days can exceed 600, while during a EL-Nino phase warming occurs which is represented by the drop in Heating...

2012-06-14 11:30:18

Symbol: RHMAM2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RHDE3 Rhexia delicatula Small   RHFI3 Rhexia filiformis Small   RHLA8 Rhexia lanceolata Walter   RHMAE Rhexia mariana L. var. exalbida Michx.   RHMAL Rhexia mariana L. var. leiosperma Fernald & Grisc. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC,...

2012-06-14 12:35:13

Symbol: POMA8 Group: Dicot Family: Polygalaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   POHA7 Polygala harperi Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-15 05:45:40

Symbol: LEMA15 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species   Lecidea marylandensis H. Magn. – Maryland lecidea lichen

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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