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2009-11-02 23:01:00

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Telemedicine solution provider AET (American Educational Telecommunications; www.aetmedical.com) completed a first of its kind, real-time remote diagnosis of a newborn baby's heart murmur between Faith Regional Health Services and Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Norfolk and Omaha, NE, respectively. The diagnosis used advanced wireless video conferencing technology through a mobile camera device connected to an ultrasound machine. View the...

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2009-06-24 11:35:00

In December 2007 a team of experts, led by The University of Nottingham, unveiled an extraordinary set of high-resolution images that gave an insight into the plan of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk.The new research demonstrated that Caistor is a site of international importance "” and tomorrow there will be an event to showcase the work and to clarify some of the mysteries of this buried roman town and highlight the impact of the research in developing...

2009-06-07 17:03:14

A 41-year-old Alexandria, Va., woman has become a three-time Virginia Hot Dog Eating Champion, contest officials say. Sonya Thomas wolfed down 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes Saturday during the competition at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Va., claiming the state title for the third time. She expressed disappointment she couldn't top her personal best of 39, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, told the newspaper, You know, I'm not really that full. But we're eating...

2009-03-16 08:00:00

Medical Office Building Project Provides State-of-the-Art Healthcare for Rural and Urban Communities NORFOLK, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hampton Roads Ventures (HRV), a community development investment firm, employed the federal New Markets Tax Credit ("NMTC") program to provide equity and debt financing for two medical building projects in both urban and rural communities in Virginia providing successful solutions to one of the top issues affecting Americans: affordable and...

2009-02-26 14:38:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Titan America LLC today announced its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy's Energy Star(R) Program. As a condition of the partnership, Titan America agrees to submit to independent monitoring of its energy efficiency. This will include base lining, tracking and benchmarking the company's energy performance, using tools offered through Energy Star(R). "By making a commitment to improved...

2009-01-15 08:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) was awarded the 2008 League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Magellan Award for "Most Creative Campaign" (http://www.lacp.com/2008magellan/competition.htm) for marketing the revitalization of its Grandy Village property. The campaign was also named one of the "Top 50 Communications Campaigns" of 2008, placing 19th overall out of 457 entries. The campaign was crafted and executed...

2008-12-12 08:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced today that it has begun operational use of the video surveillance system it sold to the City of Norfolk, Virginia. The system utilizes the company's secure FIPS 140-2 Validated(TM) broadband access points and integrates Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera technology for first responders in the city. "We have live feeds on the air now, and our rugged, secure FIPS 140-2 Validated(TM)...

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2008-11-24 09:06:40

Conservationists are preparing to bring the sea eagle, the UK's biggest bird of prey, back home to England. The bird, nicknamed the "flying barn door" due to it's size, may be reintroduced to Norfolk next year if the plan is approved. The government's conservation agency, Natural England, the RSPB and Anglian Water anticipate bringing back the species. It was run out of England 200 years ago and disappeared entirely from the UK by 1918. The plans emerged after the sea eagle, also called...

2008-10-29 18:00:12

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At their meeting held yesterday, the Board of Directors of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR), the financial holding company for Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank, declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.11 per share on the Company's common stock, payable on December 15, 2008, to shareholders of record as of November 14, 2008. This will be the Company's 28th consecutive dividend payment. About Hampton Roads Bankshares...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Fifty-four East Ocean View residents have sued Councilman W. Randy Wright, claiming he has not done enough to improve their neighborhood. In an Oct. 3 filing, the group asks a judge to order Wright to implement a plan to improve the neighborhood that they say the city has ignored. The plaintiffs are led by Sean Regan, who said he moved to East Ocean View in 2003 because of city marketing that promised to clean up...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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