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2014-09-22 08:20:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambria Solutions, Inc., a national information technology and management consulting firm, has announced the opening of two new offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Jackson, Miss. The Atlanta office, located in the city's central business district on Peachtree Street, provides a local presence for serving Cambria's clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast region. The Jackson office is conveniently located in the bustling Market Street...

2014-09-18 12:26:04

Annual Global Initiative Runs October 1-31 in a call for Harmony for Humanity LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned artists Steve Aoki and Pink Martini have joined the Honorary Committee for the 13(th) Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of performances organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated musician, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records. His remixes and collaborations with artists such as...

2014-09-16 23:05:47

HotelPlanner Welcomes the State of Mississippi as its Newest Government Client. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 HotelPlanner is proud to welcome the State of Mississippi as its newest government client. Under this state contract, HotelPlanner, a non-exclusive, negotiated contract vendor under the Travel Agency Services contract, may source special rates and book hotel rooms for state agencies, plus cost reimbursable contractors and subcontractors on official state business,...

2014-09-15 08:20:55

WJTV News Channel 12 Joins Effort to Promote Defensive Driving Skills, Dangers of Distractions TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less time than a trip to the movies, a Mississippi teen could learn life-saving driving skills. Toyota is bringing its free TeenDrive365 teen driver experience to Pearl, Mississippi on Sept. 27 and 28 at Bass Pro Shops (100 Bass Pro Drive). It is the first time Toyota has brought the program to Mississippi. Lending a local hand, WJTV's...

2014-09-12 08:25:21

- Research grants awarded for five out of more than 200 proposals, highlighting continued commitment to multiple sclerosis (MS) ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the recipients of the second annual Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation (GMSI) at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS) and European Committee for Treatment and...

2014-09-12 08:23:35

Grant will fund financial assistance programs for families living with MS MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harding's Hope announced today the organization will grant the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter $83,000 to help fund direct financial assistance programs for families affected by MS. Living with MS can mean unexpected and ongoing financial challenges. On average, the disease costs approximately $70,000 per year in health-care...

2014-09-09 23:00:26

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study that appears online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic...

2014-09-09 08:21:00

Production of all-electric vehicles scheduled to begin in fourth quarter of 2014 TUNICA, Miss., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced today that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss. "GTA has made significant progress toward our engineering, production, hiring and industry partnership goals in...

2014-09-09 04:21:06

~Convening World's Leading Researchers in MS with a Program Covering all Aspects of Research Including Cause and Pathology, Genetics and Environmental Impact, Emerging Treatment Study Findings and Nervous System Repair BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10-13 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS will host their joint triennial international meeting - MSBoston 2014, with over 8,000 participant from leading organizations in Europe, North America and...

2014-09-08 12:31:01

YAZOO CITY, Miss., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction has begun on the redevelopment of Magnolia Crossing, an 86-unit housing development of single-family homes and duplexes for low-income families in Yazoo City, Mississippi. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/143985 The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Bank of Yazoo provided Magnolia Crossing a $460,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to assist with the renovations. Each year,...


Latest Mississippi Reference Libraries

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

De Soto National Forest
2013-12-24 12:01:36

The De Soto National Forest is 518,587 acres of pine forest in southern Mississippi. It’s one of the most significant protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America. It is a nationally significant site for the protection of longleaf pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine forests. More than 90 percent of this ecosystem type has been lost within the United States. The wet pine savannas support uncommon and endangered plant and animal...

2012-06-14 09:35:50

Symbol: SPMI9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum mississippiense R.E....

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2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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