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2014-09-06 08:20:20

BERWICK, Pa., Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 2 from the regional electric grid Saturday (9/6) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "Our decision to shut down Unit 2 at this time, based on the vibration data, reflects our continuing commitment to the plant's...

2014-09-05 23:02:37

A new fully-featured website was unveiled by Blue Marsh Insurance in order to make searching for insurance simpler for prospects in Pennsylvania. This modern site provides important features that can be used from anywhere. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Blue Marsh Insurance has launched a new, intuitive site to better help clients in Honey Brook, Reading, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, which you can now view at http://www.bluemarsh.com/. The website was created...

2014-09-05 16:23:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's best harness horses will be featured during the finals of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes starting Saturday, Sept. 6. "The Sire Stakes and Stallion Series showcase Pennsylvania horses and are an investment in the state's industry," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "When breeders bring top stock here and invest in our state, they strengthen our economy. These sons and...

2014-09-05 08:24:14

PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today, September 5, 2014, that the University of Pittsburgh has added them as a specialty pharmacy provider for eligible faculty, staff, and dependents, effective immediately. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy is a Pittsburgh-based entity and is one of the nation's fastest growing specialty pharmacies. It will be a new option for University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff to receive their specialty medications....

2014-09-05 08:20:34

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BEONTRA, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Copenhagen Airport (CPH) are partnering to offer a new consulting service to help airports maximize available data to improve operations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Airports have an abundance of data that goes unused during operational planning. The joint Lockheed Martin and CPH consultancy service will help airports analyze data and optimize processes to get the...

2014-09-04 23:03:11

University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. The Pond...

2014-09-04 16:26:02

MHS community rallying behind one of its own HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Milton Hershey School® (MHS) graduate Garry Gilliam 2009 will make his official NFL debut tonight as an offensive tackle for the defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks. Gilliam, an undrafted free agent, was signed this weekend as part of the Seahawk's 53-man roster. "When people tell me there's a high chance that I can't do something or won't do something, it drives me to prove them...

2014-09-04 16:24:15

The Grammy Award-Winning Band to Perform Live from the Multimedia Retailer WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Train, the San Francisco hitmakers behind three Grammy Awards, are performing live at QVC Friday, September 5 at 5PM (ET) during the "Train: Q Sessions Live(®)" broadcast. The hour-long broadcast will showcase songs from their new album, Bulletproof Picasso, as well as celebrated hits from past albums. Viewers will have the opportunity to order Train's new...

2014-09-04 12:22:42

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania educators are reminded to apply for FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) education grants for the 2014-2015 school year by September 19, 2014. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy's...

2014-09-04 12:22:26

--Oxford Development Company's 350 Fifth Avenue Offers Adaptable Design, Sustainable Building Operations -- PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 20-story, multi-tenant office building in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh is giving companies around the world an opportunity to become part of the evolution of Urban Genius design. Developed for two signature tenants in one distinctive building, 350 Fifth Avenue is pursuing LEED® Silver Certification and features wide-open...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'