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2014-06-27 12:24:30

A National Championship in Soccer helps the Fighting Irish overtake Oregon and Florida MCLEAN, Va., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACC's new kids on the block have just earned one of the highest honors in college sports - the 2013-2014 Capital One Cup. The men's athletics program at the University of Notre Dame finished first in the final Capital One Cup men's standings, claiming their first Capital One Cup title and $200,000 toward student-athlete scholarships. The Capital One Cup...

2014-06-26 23:13:02

The hidden, unseen danger on the battlefield will show up as twice as many black-legged ticks that are being detected along the eastern United States. These ticks are notorious for carrying Lyme disease and many other infections. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 On July 9th, 1864, the Battle of Monocacy was won by over 15,000 Confederate troops fighting against approximately 6,000 Union troops outside of Frederick, Maryland. Some of these troops may have been wearing body armor to protect themselves...

2014-06-26 23:10:41

The Fuel Fund of Maryland is teaming up with Baltimore's leading mobile application developer, The Canton Group to build an interactive online game that helps Marylanders lower their energy bills. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Fuel Fund of Maryland selects The Canton Group to build an interactive online game that helps Marylanders lower their energy bills. Since 2008, Fuel Fund of Maryland’s Watt Watchers program has brought energy saving workshops to thousands of...

2014-06-26 23:04:46

Global leader in sports performance challenges ambitious innovators to present their ideas for a chance to win up to $200,000 Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Today, Under Armour (NYSE:UA), the global leader in sports performance and innovation, announced plans for the 2014 Under Armour Future Show: The Connected Fitness Innovation Challenge, which asks innovators to submit concepts for the next generation of game-changing digital experiences, through apps and wearable technology,...

2014-06-26 16:27:19

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland supercomputer for the first time has been ranked among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, according to the 43rd edition of the closely watched list released twice yearly by TOP500.org. Deepthought2, launched in May 2014 to support advanced research activities, ranks No. 14 among U.S. universities, making the high-performance computing system one of the nation's fastest in an academic...

2014-06-26 16:25:16

Leading Weight Management Program Offers Healthier Alternatives to BBQ Season Favorites OWINGS MILLS, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announces the results of a national survey on summer eating habits. According to the findings, Americans, while conscious of their calorie consumption, are still choosing to enjoy summer celebrations along...

2014-06-26 08:31:58

Independent Research Firm Cites Services Focused on Mobile Security and Risk Management, and Strong Integration and Innovation BETHESDA, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Management, Inc. (DMI), a leading provider of mobile enterprise and big data solutions and services, announced today that it has been recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave(TM): Global BYOD Management Services, Q2 2014 report by Forrester Research, Inc. DMI is rated the highest in the "current offering"...

2014-06-25 08:36:19

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dataprise, Inc., a leading information technology managed services provider, announced today that it has signed a new 10-year lease for its Rockville, Maryland headquarters off of Shady Grove Road in Montgomery County. The company is expanding into more than 23,000 square feet and has plans to hire an additional 30 employees to staff its state of the art remote support and cloud service center. The company's new headquarters will...

2014-06-24 23:07:50

Playground Designed by Sparks @ Play Enhances Socialization and Sensory Motor Skills Development OWINGS MILLS, Md. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Owings Mills-based school for children on the autism spectrum, The Shafer Center for Early Intervention, opened a new playground for its students. Designed by Sparks @ Play, the space offers a therapeutic environment where children learn and explore through play, enhancing social interaction and sensory motor skills development. Six months in the making,...

2014-06-24 12:27:59

CF Foundation Provided Scientific, Clinical and Significant Funding Support in Drug Development Process BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation applauds the successful results of Phase 3 studies of ivacaftor (Kalydeco(TM)) in combination with lumacaftor (VX-809) for people with two copies of the F508del mutation of cystic fibrosis (CF). The results showed significant improvements in lung function and other key measures of the disease,...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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