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2010-11-02 06:55:00

New study explores relationship between urban trees and crime Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern Research Stations have published a new study that suggests that certain types of city trees may help lower property and violent crime rates. Their study"”which is posted online in advance of its...

2010-09-29 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced Carol Hinnant, Senior Vice President of National Network Sales for the Advanced Media and Information (AMI) division at Rentrak, will be a featured speaker during Multichannel News' Hispanic TV Summit. During the "Hispanic Consumer Behavior and Their Viewing Habits" panel, Ms. Hinnant will share her...

2010-09-08 20:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lybeck will assume the CFO position effective September 9th, and brings over 15 years of executive financial leadership to the Portland, Oregon based member-owned company comprised of over 200 leading independent tire retailers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/SF61842) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/SF61842) John Kreidel, CEO of Tire Factory said, "We are very pleased to have Walter join the Tire Factory...

2010-08-30 18:09:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturer headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was ranked on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for the fourth year in a row. Timbercon ranked 3316 for 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) "We are thrilled to be named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's...

2010-08-18 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CauseOn(TM) (http://causeon.com) today announced a new approach to online discount couponing with the launch of its first site in Portland, Ore. CauseOn will not only focus on giving consumers amazing deals, with discounts ranging from 50 percent to 90 percent, but will give up to 20 percent of its revenues to a cause of the customer's choice. CauseOn also announced its first five cause partners, led by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader...

2010-08-17 08:47:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service, is challenging car owners nationwide to participate in its third annual Low-Car Diet. Beginning September 14, 2010, participants in Zipcar cities across the United States and Canada will pledge to personally give up their vehicles for 30-days and find other ways to meet their transportation needs. Participants will be given a Zipcar membership and other incentives designed to make their...

2010-07-27 06:05:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced that David Chemerow, the company's Chief Operating Officer and CFO, will give an overview of the company and its growth strategies, and conduct one-on-one investor meetings, at the 2010 Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference on August 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. ET...

2010-06-15 13:30:00

EUGENE, Ore., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Northwest region's top 20 companies of the decade. The "top 20" list recognizes publicly traded companies, headquartered in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, that have provided shareholders with the highest total returns between 2000 and 2009....

2010-06-12 13:00:00

Airline Mechanics, Community Activists Take Protest to Portland Rose Festival PORTLAND, Ore., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamsters, with support from Portland Jobs With Justice, protested today against Horizon Air's plans to fire nearly 100 experienced aircraft maintenance workers at the Rose Festival's annual Grand Floral Parade. The company plans to outsource heavy maintenance work in Portland to an out-of-state subcontractor. (Logo:...

2010-05-14 08:21:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading builder of sports facilities, has been selected by Peregrine Sports, LLC and the City of Portland to manage the $31 million, renovation and expansion of PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Construction is underway and upon completion in spring 2011, PGE Park will become home to the Portland Timbers MLS team. The scope of work includes the construction of a training facility, club seating with full-service...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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