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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...

2010-04-26 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Portfolio.com, the national business news site that provides services for small and mid-sized business executives, today named the most fun cities in America as part of its provocative new U.S. Uncovered series. Metros were ranked for shopping, food and drink, culture, popular entertainment, gambling, and the combination of high- and low-impact sports. Markets performing well on a broad swath of the categories ranked highest. "Finding the right city...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced Carol Hinnant, Rentrak's Vice President of Business Development, Advanced Media division, will speak at the 2010 NAB Show, the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Hinnant will discuss...

2010-03-02 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 /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 Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, will present an overview of Rentrak's business and growth strategy at the ROTH 22nd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California. Chemerow is scheduled to speak at...

2010-02-25 14:52:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, March 21, Portland Global Initiatives, the nonprofit arm of Portland Roasting Coffee Company, will host the second annual World Water Day PDX Walk for Water at the World Trade Center, located at SW First and Salmon Streets in downtown Portland. And on Monday, the same organization will bring the World Water Day PDX Concert Series to the Aladdin Theater, located at 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue in Portland. Proceeds from both World Water Day...

2010-01-22 16:33:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Oregon delegation that includes Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Portland State University president Wim Wiewel, Nancy Hamilton of Governor Ted Kulongoski's office, Janet Gagnon of Solar World and a group of civic entrepreneurs will travel to Washington D.C. next week to lobby for funding for the proposed $120 million Oregon Sustainability Center. The OSC is envisioned as a first-of-a-kind synthesis of world class environmental performance...

2010-01-15 14:16:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ZINO Society is expanding the ZINO Green Investment Forum to the Portland market for the first time with $50,000 in guaranteed funding. "ZINO Green has always drawn an enthusiastic investment audience because of the quality and diversity of entrepreneurs in the green space," notes Cathi Hatch, ZINO Society Founder and CEO. "Portland has a strong community of angel investors and entrepreneurs, many of whom have attended ZINO Society targeted investment...

2010-01-13 15:46:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced today they will be the Official Airlines of the Portland Rose Festival, the area's largest community event. The three-year sponsorship highlights the airlines' renewed commitment to the Portland, Ore., community and their expanded air service from Portland International Airport. For 100 years, the Portland Rose Festival has delighted families and individuals from Oregon and beyond with events and...

2009-12-15 07:01:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbox Republic, the private network for people of all orientations, relationship combinations and lifestyles to meet online and in person, has added top regional nightlife venues to its fast-growing partner network. These partnerships begin an international program to connect and socialize local communities of like-minded people. New partners include Vibe Entertainment, 1015 Folsom, 103 Harriet, 111 Minna Gallery, and Paradise Lounge in San...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.