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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...

2014-09-08 23:00:21

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Health Information Technology Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about UMBC’s Health IT Master in Professional Studies. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 UMBC’s Health IT Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. The session will provide an overview of the program’s innovative...

2014-09-08 12:28:32

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology, the largest urology practice in the mid-Atlantic and one of the leading urology groups in the nation, is sponsoring its 8(th) Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge/Baltimore (ZPCC) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, MD. Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology,...

2014-09-08 12:26:12

'American Cities' Program to Expand to Baltimore and Los Angeles in 2015; DeVos Institute and UMD Faculty to Partner on Study of Diversity and Technology in the Arts COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, officially opened at the University of Maryland. Michael M. Kaiser, a foremost expert in arts management and former president of the...

2014-09-08 08:35:17

GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced it has become the first company to exceed one million active users in North America for satellite Internet connectivity. This total includes all Hughes retail and wholesale subscribers and additional users receiving services through third-party service operators with capacity arrangements....

2014-09-05 08:24:09

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) is pleased to announce the launch of a new professional development training program, drawing on a long and distinguished history of providing advanced education for 55 years as well as delivering biotechnology training and lab workshops for 27 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Building on our long-term ties with the biomedical community, the new program will...

2014-09-05 08:23:05

State of the Art Dental and Healthcare Services for 1,000 Patients COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) Terrapins' basketball court at the XFINITY Center (formerly the Comcast Center), will transform into a mobile dental clinic with 100 dental chairs, to provide $1 million of free dental care to more than 1,000 underserved, uninsured, and underinsured adults. The dental clinic is part of the two-day Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy and...

2014-09-05 08:20:34

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BEONTRA, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Copenhagen Airport (CPH) are partnering to offer a new consulting service to help airports maximize available data to improve operations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Airports have an abundance of data that goes unused during operational planning. The joint Lockheed Martin and CPH consultancy service will help airports analyze data and optimize processes to get 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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'