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2014-02-26 08:32:58

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global manufacturer of engineered products for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coating services, announced today that Mark C. Jaksich has been appointed Valmont's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jaksich will succeed Terry J. McClain as Valmont's CFO. Mark's career with Valmont spans 30 years including positions as...

2014-02-25 23:29:42

Arthritic pain relief is possible without medication. SuperSlow Zone, a Premier Personal Wellness and Exercise Studio, and is now excited to share their insight into how physical activity helps provide relief to those with arthritic pain. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Arthritic pain relief is possible without medication. SuperSlow Zone, a Premier Personal Wellness and Exercise Studio, is now excited to share their insight into how physical activity helps provide relief to those...

2014-02-25 12:31:37

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geist announces the launch of the Geist Upgradeable power strip. This innovative solution offers scalable monitoring features that evolve with the demands of a data center. The unit may be installed initially as a basic power strip and upgraded at a later point in time to add power monitoring capabilities. Alternatively, it can be purchased with intelligence already included. To incorporate the upgradeability feature, Geist engineered an...

2014-02-24 12:28:30

Richard Wise Opens Floor Covering Business to Serve Omaha OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Wise has held a personal interest in flooring, design and remodeling for years. When he was laid off from his job in Oct. 2013, he decided to turn what could be a setback into a second career by opening his own Floor Coverings International business to serve Omaha, Neb. and the surrounding metro areas. His new business opened on Nov. 26, 2013. "I've always had an interest in...

2014-02-21 23:04:03

Parenting is never an easy task. Some parents angst over the terrible twos or those first years in grade school, but most parents will agree that their greatest concern is dealing with the teenage years. Boys Town has some tips for how to survive and thrive during that time. Boys Town, NE (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Boys Town releases advice for parents on teaching children to behave. The national child care organization, started over 90 years ago, says children are great learning machines,...

2014-02-21 12:23:34

Former UFC Fighter Ryan Roberts takes on Former WEC Champion Chase Beebe OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 15(th), the Ralston Arena will once again host the Victory Fighting Championship as current Featherweight Champion Ryan Roberts meets former WEC Champion Chase Beebe at VFC 42. Avid followers of the UFC may remember Roberts from several years ago. He made his debut years ago fighting against Marcus Aurelio, but was let go after struggles with alcohol...

2014-02-18 23:03:10

Industry leader, Zari Consulting Group, announces expansion with the opening of a new location in Nebraska. Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Fire protection engineering and building code consulting firm, Zari Consulting Group announces the opening of an office in Nebraska. Through a joint venture with Fire Engineering, Inc., Zari Consulting Group is opening a mid-west office in Omaha Nebraska to offer code consulting and fire protection engineering services for residential,...

2014-02-18 08:36:31

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing the latest in integrated embedded solutions and products, Z3 Technology, LLC is excited to announce the immediate availability of the Z3-DM8169-4K-RPS video encoder system. The system was developed as a 2160p30 video solution that works in applications such as Ultra-HD broadcast video encoding and decoding, security and surveillance, video conferencing and industrial video processing. "The new Z3-DM8169-4K-RPS provides a...

2014-02-17 16:21:16

Continues Strategic Growth in Specialty Pharmacy Market WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Amber Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy solutions provider based in Omaha, Neb. Hy-Vee and Amber Pharmacy have been partners in Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions since 2010. This acquisition allows Hy-Vee to expand its current specialty pharmacy business, providing customers with increased specialty...

2014-02-15 16:20:10

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Corporation Chairman James R. (Jim) Young, who worked his way from an entry-level finance position to chairman, president and chief executive officer, died today after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61 years old. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO ) A lifelong Omaha resident and the oldest of six children, Young was elected Union Pacific Corporation chairman in January...


Latest Nebraska Reference Libraries

Sandhills (Nebraska)
2013-04-18 23:21:59

The Sandhills, frequently written as Sand Hills, is a region of mixed-grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes within north-central Nebraska, covering just over a quarter of the state. The dunes were established as a National Natural Landmark in the year 1984. The boundaries of the Sandhills are defined by various standards by different organizations. Depending on the definition, the region's area can be as small as 19,600 square miles or as large as 23,600 square miles. The dunes...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

2012-06-15 04:37:53

Symbol: MACAN Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Annual Biennial Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NE, SD Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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