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2014-09-30 12:26:04

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four award winners will be recognized at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region Conference October 19 - 21 in Providence, RI (http://www.iabcheritageconference.com). "We are very pleased to recognize these highly accomplished professionals," said Heritage Region Director Forrest Hughes. "The standards and criteria for IABC Silver Quill awards are high, based on time-tested thresholds of...

2014-09-30 12:25:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that PennDOT and the Department of Public Welfare have received 2014 State IT Recognition Awards from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The winners were announced on Sept. 29 at the organization's national conference in Nashville. "Pennsylvania is proud to be a recognized leader among states for using technology to save money and improve service to...

2014-09-30 12:25:19

CHALFONT, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AWeber, a top email marketing service provider, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2014. Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The...

2014-09-30 12:23:30

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Athlon Energy Inc. ("Athlon" or the "Company") (NYSE: ATHL) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company's efforts to sell the Company to Encana Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121112/MM11729LOGO If you own shares of Athlon...

2014-09-30 12:21:57

New Transportation Plan Delivering Benefits in Every Corner of Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing near the Birmingham Bridge, Governor Tom Corbett said Tuesday that the $28.5 million repair project on the structure underscores the dramatic benefits coming to Pennsylvania because of Act 89, the far-reaching transportation plan. "My administration is working hard to deliver the hundreds of additional projects for this year from Act 89 proceeds, and the...

2014-09-30 08:31:22

New Executive Brings Experience from Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Proctor & Gamble PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) today announced the appointment of Jennifer Laux as Vice President, Commercial. In this position she will be charged with the development of Inovio's commercialization strategy for its growing portfolio of oncology and infectious disease DNA immunotherapies. As Inovio advances its lead program into...

2014-09-29 23:13:59

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center...

2014-09-29 16:25:38

AMBLER, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moberg (www.moberg.com) has received CE Mark approval for the CNS Monitor, a medical device used for advanced monitoring of neurological intensive care patients. The CE Mark certifies that a product has met European Union requirements for commercial marketing in Europe. The CNS Monitor captures and analyzes multiple physiologic parameters including electroencephalography (EEG, or brain waves) to support neurological patient care. The...

2014-09-29 16:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whitening procedures and products can help restore the smile of those seeking a brighter one. However, a darker issue has surfaced with this trend--the rise of non-dentists providing certain tooth whitening procedures at salons, spas and shopping malls. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) encourages the public to consult with and have a thorough examination performed by a licensed dentist prior to having any tooth whitening...

2014-09-29 16:20:45

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novak Auto Parts, located in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, hosted members of the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society (PARTS) as part of the 50th Annual Convention on September 26-27. PARTS is an affiliate state chapter of the national Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). Judy Moore, Assistant Director for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), was the keynote speaker. Moore shared safe recycling practices as well...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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