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2013-05-22 23:24:35

In the aftermath of today´s tornado Retirement Roadster offers condolences to all those that lost family members, friends, and property and puts forward the nucleus to create a celebrity fundraiser to help the damaged schools. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 The tornado that ravaged through Oklahoma today left a path of destruction and pain. The Chicago Tribune reports 51 deaths and over 45 reported injuries and officials expect those numbers to rise. Retirement Roadster offers...

2013-01-15 16:21:32

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency managers, policymakers, insurance industry professionals, teachers, weather experts and weather enthusiasts are invited to attend the 2(nd) annual National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City March 10-12. "Since severe weather impacts everyone, this summit is for everyone," said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. "While the experts can learn valuable lessons about preparedness and response, those merely fascinated by...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 employees from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (Astellas Pharma US), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) will fan out from company headquarters in Deerfield on Friday, Sept. 23, to tackle seven service projects in the City of Chicago and Lake County as part of the pharmaceutical company's annual Changing Tomorrow Day corporate service commitment. They join more than 600 other Astellas employees who have...

2011-02-18 16:57:23

2011 AAAS symposium highlights aeroecology University of Oklahoma researchers are part of a growing cross-disciplinary collaboration that seeks to tap the potential of radar technologies to advance aeroecology"”a field that integrates atmospheric science, earth science, geography, ecology, computer science, computational biology and engineering. According to Phillip Chilson, professor in the OU School of Meteorology and Atmospheric Radar Research Center, radar technologies have the...

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2010-05-22 08:05:30

At the University of Oklahoma, researchers captured unprecedented high-resolution radar data during the May 10, 2010 tornadoes using one of the most advanced weather radars in the world. "This unique polarimetric data set is likely to reveal new discoveries about tornado genesis and severe storms for years to come," said the Director of OU's Atmospheric Radar Research Center, Robert D. Palmer. Palmer's team is currently processing the data using advanced techniques developed at OU and...

2009-10-15 13:19:00

INDUS will continue to support the National Severe Storms Laboratory VIENNA, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation, a leading Federal IT solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a new, multi-year contract by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Under the contract, INDUS will continue to provide support services for the management, operation, and maintenance of Information...

2009-04-21 15:40:00

'OU Spirit' facility will help the University of Oklahoma meet renewable goal WOODWARD, Okla., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Representatives from Oklahoma Gas and Electric and the University of Oklahoma today broke ground on Oklahoma's newest wind farm. The start of the 101 megawatt "OU Spirit" project marks an important milestone in OU's commitment to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2013. OG&E already provides its customers with 170 MW of wind power - 50 MW from the Sooner...

2009-02-27 11:17:00

Smart meters, energy portals, customer education included in plans OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Norman will become OG&E's first Positive Energy(R) Community and will be among the first cities in the country to be equipped with new high-tech electric meters and hundreds of in-home "energy portals" under a plan proposed by OG&E. OG&E plans to install 42,000 new digital meters across Norman over the next two years. During the same time, about 2,000 Norman...

2008-09-24 00:00:19

By Jerry Shottenkirk Film festivals have surfaced the past few years in a handful of cities in the state, and starting next week, Norman will have its own. More than 40 films and as many as 2,000 visitors per day are expected for the Vacant Era Film Festival Oct. 2-5 at Sooner Theater in Norman. Admission is $15 per day to see the films that will be spread out over the four days, but much of the supporting musical entertainment and art shows will be free to the public. Meleah...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Carol Cole-Frowe, The Norman Transcript, Okla. Aug. 6--A pump break has reduced the amount of water being pumped from Lake Thunderbird and resulted in City of Norman officials urging residents and businesses to conserve water until the pump is repaired -- probably in about two days. Electrical components on the pump burned out about noon Tuesday at the plant of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, said Ken Komiske, city utilities director. COMCD supplies Lake Thunderbird...