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2013-11-12 23:34:12

Barton Associates, a leading national locum tenens staffing company, celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week with original NP content on its blog and social media pages each day during the week of November 11, 2013. Barton Associates is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional national staffing offices in Hardwick, MA, Enfield, CT, and Jupiter, FL. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Barton Associates, a leading national locum tenens agency, is excited to celebrate National Nurse...

2013-10-28 12:08:17

2013 GSA Annual Meeting U.S. National Parks are not just beautiful vistas and great family vacation destinations; they are also key scientific field laboratories and rich repositories of the record of Earth's history. Some recent discoveries to emerge from scientists working in U.S. National Parks will be presented in two sessions, Geology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, and Resource Management I and II, at the 125th Anniversary meeting of The Geological Society of America in...

2013-10-17 23:22:01

After a 16-day government shutdown, Congress has reached a short-term budget resolution that re-opens the federal government, including our 401 National Parks and Monuments. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 “After a 16-day shutdown, Congress has reached a short-term budget resolution that re-opens the federal government, including our 401 National Parks and Monuments. We are grateful that the dedicated men and women of the National Park Service can return to their jobs serving...

2013-10-07 23:00:09

Award-Winning Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student ® Service-Learning Project Launches for Battle of Wilderness Civil War 150th Commemoration Waterford, Va (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Throughout the upcoming school year, seventh-grade students at two schools in Orange County, Virginia will partake in a different way of learning about history that took place right in their own community. They will be participating in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership’s...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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