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2014-06-10 23:13:27

Donation is result from student initiative for sustainable food production. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 University of Maryland Dining Services is looking to kickstart its sustainability efforts and a recent donation from Rimol Greenhouse Systems is accelerating the movement. A 30’x96’ Nor’Easter greenhouse structure is set to be completed by early June and house a variety of crops this summer. The produce will contribute to a select number of dining halls across UMD’s...

2014-06-10 23:08:44

Renowned public relations leaders to host Vocus webinars on the social and digital evolution and measurement Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software, today announced two upcoming webinars in June. These instructional, hour-long sessions will teach attendees how to navigate the changing public relations (PR) landscape and use data to take PR campaigns to new heights with industry experts Sarah Evans...

2014-06-10 12:36:35

Hughes will showcase high-throughput satellite technology GERMANTOWN, Md., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, will conduct technology workshops for current and prospective customers about the advantages of high-throughput satellite technology to connect people and power economic development, and host a hospitality suite at the CommunicAsia 2014 trade show/conference at the Sands Expo and...

2014-06-10 08:32:16

BHI offers program that guides biohealth startups in securing federal funding ROCKVILLE and BALTIMORE, Md., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) announced today that two local biohealth companies to which it has provided strategic assistance, N5 Sensors, Inc. and BioDatomics, have secured Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. N5 Sensors, a BHI client, received two awards: one from the Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one from the...

2014-06-09 23:07:52

Dr. John Cutting, a dentist in Annapolis, Maryland, is pleased to announce that he now offers several skin rejuvenation procedures. Patients can restore their smile and their youth in one convenient trip to his Edgewater dental office. Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Patients have come to know and love Dr. John Cutting as one of the most experienced cosmetic dentists in the Annapolis area. Now there's more to love: anti-aging and skin rejuvenation services. Dr. Cutting is...

2014-06-09 23:07:08

White paper explores how public relations professionals can go beyond vanity metrics to measure and report impact of PR on the bottom line Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based marketing software, today released “Measure & Maximize PR Impact.” This white paper explores how public relations (PR) professionals can capture the return on investment (ROI) of their initiatives to create more effective campaigns and use data to meet...

2014-06-09 12:26:58

U-Maryland Student is selected from record number of applicants ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information company central to global research, has awarded the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Erin Zerhusen, an MLIS student at the University of Maryland. The scholarship -- named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval services - received a record number of applicants in 2014. It will be presented...

2014-06-05 23:10:36

Marketing and public relations conference to bring together top industry thought leaders. Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, kicks off Demand Success 2014, a two-day (June 5 – 6) marketing and public relations conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. metro area today. Demand Success is in its 14th consecutive year, opening its doors to...

2014-06-05 23:05:26

The longstanding, multi-location organization is dedicated to providing an expansive array of mental health and substance abuse services, and has expanded to serve the growing needs of the Charles County community. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Walden has begun offering services to accommodate patients in Charles County, Maryland. The organization has been operational in St. Mary’s County for over 40 years, and has since branched out to make its comprehensive mental health and substance abuse...

2014-06-05 23:03:23

Joseph Doyle, M.D. to host seminar in Rockville, MD on Tuesday, June 10th to answer questions about infertility treatment options and financial programs. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 On Tuesday, June 10, future parents will have the opportunity to learn about the newest fertility treatments and insurance options from Shady Grove Fertility’s Dr. Joseph Doyle. Eligible attendees will receive a complimentary new patient consultation with Dr. Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility's...

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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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'