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2014-04-24 08:34:19

Call for Applications Open for Class of 2014-2015 WHIPPANY, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation's Bayer USA Foundation has awarded the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) a $150,000 grant over three years to continue the Bayer-NSTA Fellows program and to expand the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy to all middle and high school science teachers throughout New Jersey. This latest grant marks the second Bayer USA Foundation grant to NSTA for this program, bringing...

2014-04-22 12:33:06

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi residents and businesses affected by severe weather and flooding on April 7-10 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Phil Bryant on April 15, requesting a disaster...

2014-04-21 23:08:26

With measles outbreaks occurring around the world and throughout the U.S., Scientific Technologies Corporation helps two states achieve near-perfect childhood vaccination rates. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The success of vaccination programs has made many infectious diseases so rare that parents can be tempted to be complacent. Michael Popovich, CEO of Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) in Tucson, a leader in providing state officials with health information, asks a...

Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta
2014-04-21 12:58:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While flood-control measures have kept the Mississippi River from disrupting commerce and transportation along the waterways of southern Louisiana, they have also reduced the amount of wetland-preserving sediment flowing into the river’s delta. However, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience reports encouraging news: the amount of sediment contained in the river is more than enough to rebuild the Mississippi’s...

2014-04-18 12:23:39

ATLANTA, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 19 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning on Jan. 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The...

2014-04-16 08:39:54

CANTON, Miss., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BitSpray Corporation, world leader in novel network cybersecurity solutions, announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the Company's first landmark patent. The patent imparts an advanced communication network technology that addresses a wide range of cybersecurity issues by making the scientific principle of "data dispersion" a practical problem solver. No complete dataset exists any­where; it is...

2014-04-14 12:35:17

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility...

2014-04-14 12:25:59

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental innovators in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are implementing solutions for the management of the mid-South's natural and environmental resources through a $500,000 grant from Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to The Nature Conservancy. The announcement is early recognition by both organizations of Earth Day April 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73022 With support from Entergy's Environmental...

2014-04-09 12:22:37

Johnson Controls helps Oxford School District reduce energy costs by $6 million to fund connection of education and building systems MILWAUKEE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students in Oxford, Miss. now take their seats in a high-tech, energy efficient school created in partnership with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries. Oxford School District used money saved...

2014-04-08 08:26:57

Chief Learning Officer magazine's LearningElite and Editor's Choice Awards Announced at Gala PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2014 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Singled out for creating and implementing exemplary workforce development practices that deliver measurable business value, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ranked No. 56 from a record-breaking field of more than 200...


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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