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2010-01-27 11:19:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that it will operate daily nonstop service between its Cleveland hub at Hopkins International Airport to Green Bay, Wis., and Norfolk, Va., beginning May 2, 2010. "Continental is pleased to reestablish the links between our hub in Cleveland and the cities of Green Bay and Norfolk," said Jim Ferea, Continental's managing director of scheduling. "The flights will offer more destinations for...

2010-01-25 14:12:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Jan. 24, Operation Smile, Inc., sent a team of 20 highly skilled medical professionals including plastic and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care nurses and technicians, to Haiti, along with over 3 tons of life-saving medical equipment and supplies. The medical volunteers, supplies and equipment traveled to Santo Domingo International Airport in the Dominican Republic and will then proceed into Haiti to provide much-needed...

2009-12-17 07:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, has announced that international artist Charice has been named an official Smile Ambassador and will support the organization's global efforts of providing free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Charice will use her growing fan base to raise awareness and funds for children in need and share how Operation Smile helps transform lives with a...

2009-11-30 03:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACKHAWK! Products Group(TM), the world leader in manufacturing tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, industrial security and outdoor markets, enters the men's footwear market with the Tanto Light Hiker; an all-purpose trail shoe designed to transit from outdoor to casual indoor wear. Built upon BLACKHAWK!'s experience in developing all-day comfort and combat durability for warfighter and law officer footwear, the Tanto Light Hiker...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'