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2012-12-08 05:03:49

PIMA celebrates 25th anniversary, honors André Desjarlais Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced today it honored André Desjarlais during the association´s 25th Anniversary Washington Outreach Reception. Desjarlais, group leader for the Building Envelopes and Materials Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The $350 million Talking Stick Resort, which opened last spring, has been awarded the coveted Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine for its exceptional service and amenities. Award winners are selected by the publication's readers who are comprised of professional meeting planners from the western United States, Canada and Mexico. According to Marin Bright, founder and publisher, Smart Meetings...

2010-04-22 08:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* announced today a new, two-year contract with the Pima County Sheriff's Department to provide wireless voice and data services including iPhones to approximately 200 officers to aid the Department in its goal to increase public safety and support officers with improved productivity. The iPhones are equipped with COPLINK®, an application produced by i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation...

2009-09-28 15:28:00

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt River Devco, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, announced today that Chaparral Business Center V has been awarded LEED ® Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance...

2008-09-13 09:00:14

By ERICA MELTZER Pima County taxpayers may end up buying a 106-acre Southwest Side property that the county designated for industrial use against the wishes of the owners, who wanted to put a residential subdivision there. The designation was part of a series of larger land-use decisions made late last year to address anticipated growth that could add as many as 114,000 new residents over the next 50 years to the area between Mission and Sandario roads. County officials said they need...

2008-08-26 12:01:03

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa goes beyond Green and promotes both Cultural Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility with its new Geo-Green initiative. Geo-tourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place--its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. Located on the Gila River Indian Community, the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa has long been a beacon for how to...

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Dale Quinn, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 2--More than 60 Pima Health System employees will be laid off at the end of the September because the health-care provider lost its bid to provide services to local Medicaid patients. Losing its contract with the state's Medicaid program, called the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, means Pima Health System will lose 27,000 of its 30,000 acute-care members. The significant membership reduction means the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.