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2014-07-14 16:20:37

New Pedestrian Signal, Median Fence, Lower Speed Limit, and Expanded Speed Camera Enforcement Part of Engineering, Education and Enforcement Safety Initiatives COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emphasizing partnership and commitment to combat a recent increase in pedestrians fatalities, Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, County Councilman Eric Olson, College Park Mayor Andrew M. Fellows, joined by...

2014-07-14 12:30:34

Winner of video contest will win $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day in Washington, D.C. CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 10 talented young people from across the U.S. were named finalists in the "Inspire a Future Scientist" video contest and are one step closer to winning $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day. Young people from around the country submitted videos of up to 15 seconds to demonstrate their love of science and show how...

2014-07-14 12:27:05

SOMERS, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland Surgery Center ("OACM") and the Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgery Center ("EC") have merged and will be operating out of Ellicott City Maryland. The OACM/EC merger is a joint venture between Merritt Healthcare and 14 leading Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Hand, Spine, Pain, GYN, and GI physician partners. The Facility will also accommodate the specialties of general...

2014-07-14 08:30:39

Social Media Integration, Low-Cost Cloud Services and Emergency Notifications Advance Employee and Citizen Engagement; Ideal for Government Agencies GERMANTOWN, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, today announced enhancements to its HughesON((TM)) Digital Media Solutions for Government platform. These new capabilities increase social media...

2014-07-14 08:27:59

Dynamic duo open innovative laser tattoo removal service boutique ELKRIDGE, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-Founders Christopher and Gwendolyn Yates proudly announce the door opening of A Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal on July 15(th )at 10am. With advanced laser technology and certified specialists, A Change of Art will help those who are seeking tattoo removal or professional cover-up assistance. It is the mission of A Change of Art Laser Tattoo Removal to help people...

2014-07-11 23:07:48

During this 7-day hypnosis certification preparation course, you will receive module-based learning sessions, open discussion, and hands-on practical experience that allow the student to learn more than just basic hypnotism theory, it allows them to also learn the advanced hypnotherapy techniques. Crofton, Maryland (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Omni Hypnosis Training Centers® are an ideal place to see, learn, and practice hypnotherapy. They set the highest standards of professional hypnosis...

2014-07-11 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Mechanical Systems Engineering Services II/A (MSES II/A) Bridge contract extension for engineering services to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland. This extension is necessary to continue performance and critical mission support until the follow-on contract is awarded. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite...

2014-07-10 23:04:49

Gift is among the largest received from an NDMU alumna. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Notre Dame of Maryland University has received a $1.5 million gift from The Pitts Family Foundation, among the largest gifts received from a university alumna, that will fund the first endowed chair in the University’s School of Nursing. The Frances Kay Pitts Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership and Innovation will provide funding for scholarship, research and special projects in the School of...

2014-07-09 16:22:11

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Potomac Edison's power restoration efforts continue following the damaging summer storm that hit the area last night, customers who remain without power can receive 20 pounds of ice and up to three gallons of water per household per day at no charge from seven area stores. Participating outlets include the following Martin's and Giant Eagle locations in Allegany, Frederick and Washington counties: Allegany County Martin's #6003 739...

2014-07-09 16:20:56

BETHESDA, Md., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will offer several media briefings and opportunities at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. These events underscore Lockheed Martin's position as the world's leading global security and aerospace company, a trusted partner for governments around the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO Information about featured Lockheed Martin products is available on the company's 2014...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'