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2014-08-12 16:26:03

Three SCH middle school students, including one of two females left in the competition, advance to Little League World Series after Sunday night's win PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Springside Chestnut Hill Academy middle school students, Mo'ne Davis '19, Jahli Hendricks '19, and Scott Bandura '20, and their Center City baseball team the Taney Dragons celebrated an 8-0 victory over Delaware-Newark National Little League on Sunday, August 10 in the...

2014-08-12 16:21:38

READING, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brisbane, Australia-based Penske Commercial Vehicles has announced a new venture with U.S.-based Penske Truck Leasing, Co., L.P. to offer commercial truck rental services in Australia. The venture, Penske Commercial Leasing Australia will operate under the brand name Penske Truck Rental. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135393 The collaboration combines Penske Truck Leasing's fleet operations expertise with the market knowledge...

2014-08-12 08:23:35

PennEast Pipeline Will Reduce Energy Costs for Homes and Businesses and Enhance Reliability WYOMISSING, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, today announced plans to construct a 100-mile pipeline intended to bring lower cost natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale region to homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PennEast is a joint project of AGL Resources, NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, South Jersey...

2014-08-11 23:06:18

Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. WIC is the nation’s premier public health and nutrition education program with...

2014-08-11 23:04:13

Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue donor awareness and designations among employees, physicians, patients, visitors and the surrounding community. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue...

2014-08-11 23:02:00

Day-long event aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options outside of academia. PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Drexel University College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies will host a day-long conference aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options available to them outside of academia. “Careers Beyond the Bench” will showcase an impressive roster of highly accomplished speakers...

2014-08-11 12:21:08

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced today that Mr. Stephen Martinko will be the Commission's new executive director. Since January, 2013, Martinko has been the deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and previously served as chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Martinko was instrumental in the development of the Water Resources and...

2014-08-11 12:20:44

Partnership Includes "Save of the Night" Feature and Sponsorship of the WNFR Bullfighters GREENVILLE, Pa., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WEATHER GUARD(®), an industry leader in truck and van equipment, announces its partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and is now the official truck box of the PRCA. As part of the sponsorship, the WEATHER GUARD(®) brand will be seen by rodeo fans through a variety of offline and online channels, including the "Save of...

2014-08-09 23:00:54

Baseball players, both old and new, teed off at the 6th Annual Pinstripes Golf Tournament at the majestic Country Club at Woodloch Springs. Hawley, PA (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 The year was 2000. It was the first World Series of the new decade. Luis Sojo stepped up to the plate, and with one quick crack of the bat, he hit a baseball that will forever be etched in the legacy of the Yankee’s baseball franchise, giving them the win of the series. Fast forward 14 years, Luis Sojo put away his...

2014-08-09 23:00:51

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the North American commercial airport lighting market till 2018. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-airport-lighting-system-6924333109.html. (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Airport lighting is an important safety feature which is necessary at every airport to facilitate night flying. The North American commercial airport lighting market was estimated at $62.90 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $71.70 million by 2018 at a CAGR...


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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...

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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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