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2011-08-18 07:35:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Omaha office of MMC Contractors - one of the top mechanical contractors in the country - is well-positioned for continued growth, announcing today the company's expansion through two acquisitions and a new team member. Specifically, two local service companies, R&D Cryo Solutions and C&H Mechanical, recently joined MMC Contractors to operate under the organization's national brand. In addition, the organization announces the hire of...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

While most of the country focuses on the recent market plunge and economic downturn, Signtronix continues to grow and expand. The sign company that has been making signs for small businesses across America for over 50 years attributes their growth and success to their innovative products that help their customers grow and flouish in their respective communities. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Signtronix, a sign company based in Los Angeles, California that's been in...

2011-07-12 08:15:00

PHOENIX, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- nFocus Software, the leading provider of performance management and outcome measurement software to the public sector, has been selected by Building Bright Futures (BBF) in Omaha, Neb. to deploy a community data system that will help evaluate and support student progress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100510/LA02155LOGO) BBF is a comprehensive public-private partnership that seeks to improve academic performance, raise graduation...

2011-07-07 15:18:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NCAA hit a home run this year using Flash Seats®, the patented paperless ticketing technology from industry leader Veritix®, to sell more than 11,000 digital tickets at the recently concluded NCAA College World Series. The NCAA created its own CWS-branded Flash Seats marketplace to provide fans with a safe and secure method to quickly and easily buy, sell and transfer tickets for this year's national...

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2011-07-07 09:22:43

Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service. The Landsat 5 image captured was an enlargement of the area just north of Omaha. The flood waters show up as very dark blue and, where the water is shallow, medium blue. In the image, the Interstate is cut off by flood waters, just south of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and about 20 miles...

2011-06-27 07:35:00

OMAHA, Neb., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jade Jenise Dixon, writer, producer, director and one of the stars of the hit feature film TRUTH HALL, gives back! Jade's company, Stepping Stone Productions, LLC - which also produced the award-winning feature film Big Ain't Bad - returns to Omaha to help create a "stepping stone" for Omaha talent through her acting and filmmaking workshop and talent search. Jade's film, TRUTH HALL, won five festival awards and is now in heavy rotation on the BET...

2011-06-24 14:34:00

OMAHA, Neb., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council invites drivers to join them in the first Great National Cell Off Day by turning their cell phones off while on the roads. "Texting or talking, cell phones are one of the most common causes of distracted driving. We hope drivers in Omaha and across the nation will join us in eliminating this distraction completely while behind the wheel by turning their cell phones off on June 29," said Kay Farrell, National Safety...

2011-06-17 07:30:00

DALLAS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional baseball greats Robin Yount, Mike Schmidt, Rod Carew, Jack Clark and Jack Morris will enhance the fan experience at the NCAA® Men's College World Series® this Father's Day weekend, thanks to AT&T*. On Saturday, legendary third baseman and 1970 College World Series participant with Ohio University Mike Schmidt will Facebook chat live with AT&T fans from the College World...

2011-06-13 09:17:00

OMAHA, Neb., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdPicks, a social gaming site, is offering a 32GB Motorola Tablet Xoom(TM) Wi-Fi to the top 2 pickers for the upcoming College World Series. If you are attending the College World Series in Omaha you can sign up to win, any day during the series at Barley's Tip Top across from the stadium at 1510 Cuming Street in Omaha, NE. CrowdPicks is also preparing for the upcoming Professional and College Football seasons by adding a $100 first place...

2011-06-02 00:00:31

Creighton University is ranked the number-one university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2011 and has been ranked at or near the top of the magazine's "America's Best Colleges" edition for 24 straight years. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Creighton University has been ranked the number 21 business school for finance by U.S. News & World Report, alongside the most stellar academic institutions in the realms of business and finance nationwide. The recently published...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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