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2014-07-25 23:05:28

Founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, InventHelp is attempting to submit the Cord-E-Lock to companies for their consideration and possible feedback. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Cords of vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, space heaters, etc., tend to become loose or unplugged because their cords move so much. "This inspired me to create an easy way to prevent this problem that is common in homes, shops, hospitals, classrooms, etc.," said an inventor from Riverside, Calif. The...

2014-07-25 16:22:19

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) today selected Pittsburgh, Pa. to host the 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, the nation's largest educational and networking event for city officials. As the host city, Pittsburgh will welcome thousands of local officials and professional staff and help organize educational workshops and mobile tours that will explore various city businesses, programs and transit. The selection was made...

2014-07-25 12:23:46

Benefiting Pittsburgh Charities PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction named "Pittsburgh's Best Haunted House" by Haunt World Magazine and featured on The Travel Channel as one of "America's Scariest Halloween Attractions," returns with a first-of-its-kind walk through zombie paintball attraction that will have you feeling like you stepped into a video game. Come face-to-face with some of the most brutal zombies around. After being directly...

2014-07-25 08:24:25

Celebration to Take Place on Sunday, August 3rd PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its relocated store this week at Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, PA (501 Monroeville Mall). DICK'S will be celebrating the Grand Re-Opening beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, August 3(rd). Customers are invited to participate in the festivities. The store was originally...

2014-07-25 04:20:51

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry, has completed a move into new offices in Pittsburgh, adding 10,000 square feet to support recent growth in the Appalachian Basin. The firm now occupies more than 25,000 square feet on the second floor of Southpointe Town Center at 1900 Main Street. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/DA38500LOGO Burleson opened its Pittsburgh location in late 2009...

2014-07-24 23:09:02

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, Massage Wear, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 "I have been paying to get professional massages for years," said an inventor from Chicago, Ill. "I cannot massage myself, so this is my only option. However, it gets expensive, and scheduling appointments can be inconvenient, which is why I invented this." She created a prototype for the patent-pending M WEAR to provide soothing...

2014-07-24 23:08:19

Amidst Pittsburgh office opening, CRM manager recruits IT Services & Sales Veteran. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 CRM manager is pleased to announce IT services veteran and Pittsburgh native Mark DeGurian has joined the company and will head up sales for the newly opened Pittsburgh office. Mr. DeGurian has over 15 years in the IT services sector, starting with Pittsburgh based Rapidigm in the late 1990’s. After Rapidigm was acquired by Fujitsu America, Mr. DeGurian...

2014-07-24 23:06:08

InventHelp, America's leading inventor service company, attempts to submit an invention, Peace of Mind Fever Alert System, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 "My child had a fever of 106.7, and I did not know until morning," said an inventor from Cynthiana, Ky. "I could not begin treatment early, and high fevers can cause seizures, brain damage, hearing loss, vision problems and kidney damage, so I was worried. My invention would have alerted...

2014-07-24 23:02:45

ProFromGo Internet Marketing is one of the newest additions to Google's list of authorized independent contractors, trained and specially certified to bring 360 degree Street-View style Google powered virtual tours inside Pittsburgh businesses through the "Google Business View" program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Not many people can honestly say they have never used Google’s Street View to virtually “walk” up and down their own street, take a peek at their...

2014-07-24 08:29:15

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second season of TLC's genealogy documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are?" will feature "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson searching through his family history with help from Carnegie Mellon University historian Scott Sandage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Premiering at 9 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 30, the episode will show Ferguson -- who thought that he came from a "nice, normal family" --...

Latest Pittsburgh Reference Libraries

2012-06-18 04:57:13

Symbol: CRPO11 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: CrataegusporrectaAshe distribution:USA(IL, PA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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