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2014-08-07 16:26:42

Sponsorship by Michael Baker International will fund Scholarships and Workforce Development Programs POCONO, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports teamed with the National Guard Youth Foundation and sponsors Michael Baker International and DC Capital Partners to give racing fans more than an exciting win. Earnhardt, who serves as a spokesperson for the National Guard Youth Foundation, helped raise awareness and funds to help high...

2014-08-07 12:32:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority approved an investment of $14 million to the four Ben Franklin Technology Partners which provide technology-based economic development support for entrepreneurs and job creation throughout Pennsylvania. "My administration's pro-growth policies and continued support of renowned organizations...

2014-08-07 12:28:54

St. Luke's Physician Group to provide primary care LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Luke's University Health Network and Capital BlueCross today announced that they have launched a unique regional accountable care arrangement to improve the health care experience and outcomes for their customers. An accountable care arrangement is designed to enhance care coordination and the patient experience, improve health outcomes, and reduce health care expenses. Under this model,...

2014-08-07 12:28:01

LEMOYNE, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although a majority of Pennsylvanians support the legalization of marijuana, it remains a controversial issue, according to a survey released by Keystone Analytics®. Sixty-nine percent of voters would like to see marijuana legalized, with 47 percent in favor of use for medicinal purposes only and 22 percent for any purpose. Twenty-seven percent believe that marijuana should remain illegal in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania...

penn museum ancient skeleton
2014-08-07 06:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Anybody who has ever cleaned out a closet knows the feeling of finding some long-forgotten item, but scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have taken it to a next level – re-discovering a 6,500-year-old human skeleton that had been kept for decades in one of their own storage rooms. The skeleton, which is complete, has been stored in a coffin-like box for 85 years, its identifying documentation having all but vanished,...

2014-08-06 23:10:16

Greenbee Parking, a popular parking service, has just partnered up with the Holiday Inn Express in Montreal. This partnership will now secure better parking slots for all Greenbee customers using the Montreal (YUL) airport, at much cheaper YUL airport parking rates. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Greenbee Parking, one of the fastest growing parking services in North America, has just announced that Holiday Inn Express will be their new partner in Montreal, Canada. Located just 2...

2014-08-06 16:33:44

Partnership with Hill House Association Will Help Under-Credited Pennsylvania Students Get Back on Track PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS), a new, tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school, will open on August 25, 2014 to provide under-credited Pennsylvania students who are under 21 years of age with an accessible, individualized opportunity to finish their high school education. In partnership with the Hill...

2014-08-06 16:21:10

Program Helps Patients and Caregivers with $13.2 Million in Free Travel Donated Since 2008 DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) invites nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations to apply for the 2015 Medical Transportation Grant Program. The program is designed to ease the financial burden on families confronting serious medical problems that require travel for treatment. Southwest donates roundtrip airline tickets to nonprofit...

2014-08-06 12:26:39

New resource from ECRI Institute paves way for hospitals to meet the Joint Commission's 2014 National Patient Safety Goal PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread. Threatening to patients. Difficult to eliminate. Characteristics of a deadly new disease? Not quite. The issue is alarm hazards--the No. 1 danger on ECRI Institute's 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO To boost hospitals' efforts to...

2014-08-05 23:08:57

Pilot program to offer enterprise-class services via non-profit agency is first of its kind in Pennsylvania Hawthorne, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, and Xand, the Northeast’s premier provider of cloud, colocation, and managed services, announced today the formation of a partnership program aimed at delivering enterprise-class...


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Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

2012-06-14 08:07:31

Symbol: USPE Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Usnea Dill. ex Adans. – beard lichen Species   Usnea pensylvanica Mot. – Pennsylvania beard lichen

2012-06-14 09:31:34

Symbol: SPPE6 Group: Moss Family: Splachnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TEPE3 Tetraplodon pennsylvanicum (Brid.) Sayre Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Splachnaceae Genus   Splachnum Hedw....

2012-06-14 10:58:32

Symbol: RUPE3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   RUAB2 Rubus abactus L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

rape2_001_pvd
2012-06-14 11:36:19

Symbol: RAPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.