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2014-09-10 12:22:47

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $10,000 to help sponsor the 2014 International Canoe Federation's (ICF) Canoe Slalom World Championships, to be held Sept. 17-21 on a unique manmade whitewater course in McHenry, Md. The high-adventure event is expected to draw up to 8,000 spectators and competitors from 45 countries. "We are excited to be part of this whitewater competition and welcome more than 300 world-class athletes and...

2014-09-10 08:29:45

Harpoon Medical Has Received More than $3M of its Series A Financing to Fund the Initial Clinical Evaluation of the Company's Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Device STEVENSVILLE, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harpoon Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of a minimally invasive, beating heart mitral valve repair technology, announced today that the company has successfully raised $3.2M of new capital and expects to...

2014-09-10 04:21:02

Millions of LEGO Bricks on Display and Ready for Play TIMONIUM, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brick Fest Live comes to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD September 19 - 21, 2014. Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest. Participate at these hands-on building attractions and shop the largest variety of LEGO-themed...

2014-09-09 23:08:38

Pixe Social, the Maryland, USA based digital marketing solutions provider, announces a partnership with IMEX Group. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Pixe Social, the Maryland, USA based digital marketing solutions provider, announces a partnership with IMEX Group. IMEX, the international meetings and events organizers, will provide an interactive attendee engagement experience through the Pixe-powered photo booth this fall in Las Vegas, NV. After a successful presentation at IMEX...

2014-09-09 12:25:17

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations, October 16-22, 2014, on its College Park campus. This year's theme is Disaster Resilience and the role engineers play in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters. In the last decade, an increasing number of...

2014-09-09 12:24:52

CARY, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) is excited to announce the launch of its newest Team Boomer event series, Bike to Breathe, which kicks off with Jerry and Em's Great CF Adventure - a journey that will take the two cystic fibrosis (CF) advocates on a 500-mile bike ride from Cary, N.C. to Baltimore, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144038 Jerry Cahill and Emily Schaller will start their ride from the Chiesi USA headquarters, located...

2014-09-09 08:37:04

GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its newest generation portable BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9211-HDR, is on target for commercial availability in November 2014. It is designed to operate with Inmarsat's BGAN HDR service, which provides a portfolio of asymmetric and symmetric high data streaming rates. The BGAN HDR service provides an average speed of...

2014-09-09 08:23:01

Shell and Giant are teaming up to help D.C. and Baltimore consumers save at the pump during the back-to-school season and beyond LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With back-to-school season finally here, families are spending more on fall must-haves like school supplies, after school activities and new clothes. To keep budgets under control during this high-spend season and beyond, shoppers can take advantage of savings opportunities that make their dollars work...

2014-09-08 23:12:08

Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland Soybean Board for 2014-2015 are being reminded of the "Request for Proposal" procedure required in the checkoff grant process. SALISBURY, MD (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland Soybean Board for 2014-2015 are being reminded of the "Request for Proposal" procedure required in the checkoff grant process. As has been the case in recent years, the research committee of the board is asking...

2014-09-08 23:02:05

Awards given to Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in the state of Maryland. Funds will be used to help each student reach their academic goals and achieve a higher level of education. Largo, MD (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 It was announced this week that 35 Latino students attending 11 colleges and universities in Maryland will receive academic scholarships. Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, and the MCEHG Steering Committee, announced the initial list of the...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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