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2014-06-23 16:20:25

9 out of 10 surveyed said they disagreed with the President's decision not to notify Congress ahead of Bergdahl's recovery MCLEAN, Va., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of U.S. troops surveyed said President Obama's exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders broke America's long standing policy of not negotiating with terrorists, according to a new survey by Military.com. Responses from more than 5,600 service members, their spouses, veterans and...

Honey Bee Task Force
2014-06-23 04:40:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to deal with diminishing honey bee populations, US President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new task force designed to promote the health of the insects and other pollinators. “Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy of the United States and are vital to keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops...

2014-06-22 23:03:27

Dr. Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology President, Accepts CEF’s Annual Inspirational Award on Dr. Foltz’ Behalf Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Dr. Greg Foltz, longtime supporter of the Chris Elliott Fund, and eminent Seattle neurosurgeon and researcher, was this year’s recipient of CEF’s Inspirational Award, presented annually at the Brains Matter Awareness and Celebration Luncheon. As a young man, Dr. Foltz gave up a promising career as a pianist to pursue a career as a...

2014-06-20 16:21:17

EPA Fails to Restrict Pesticides Linked to Bee Decline WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today issued a Presidential Memorandum on pollinator health to the heads of federal agencies requiring action to "reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels." The President is directing agencies to establish a Pollinator Health Task Force, and to develop a National Pollinator Health Strategy, including a Pollinator Research Action...

2014-06-20 16:21:13

Duke Energy to contribute $100,000 for more site readiness PITTSBORO, N.C., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A vital step in positioning Chatham County and the Siler City area for major economic development has been achieved with the recent state certification of the Chatham Randolph Megasite, a 1,818-acre industrial site west of Siler City. State certification means that the site has undergone a rigorous review process to ensure that it is ready for immediate development, which...

2014-06-19 23:08:35

Over 250 manufacturing stakeholders came together at the NextGen-M Energy Forum to learn about RMI's new energy efficiency program and hear directly from the first two groups of companies who are participating and projecting energy savings of over $590,000. RMI continues to recruit eligible manufacturers to participate in the ongoing program. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Over 250 manufacturing stakeholders came together last week at RMI's Energy Forum in Timonium to...

2014-06-19 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amanda Kirsch has been named marketing company president of U-Haul Company of Metro D.C. As president, Kirsch will oversee all operations including truck, trailer and storage rentals. Her knowledge and focus on achieving goals will greatly contribute to the success of U-Haul. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119569 "I am excited to share my years of experience and knowledge with my team," Kirsch said. "It has always been a...

2014-06-19 08:23:11

Region's leading nation calls for renewed global effort to reduce carbon emissions NADI, Fiji, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji has appealed to developed nations not to behave selfishly over the catastrophic prospect facing Small Island Developing States because of climate change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119457 The Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, called for a renewed global commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the second summit of the Pacific...

2014-06-18 16:25:13

A diverse range of top business leaders headline the host committee WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a message from Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search: A highly influential group of leaders representing African and African-American political, business and international trade communities will host the first annual "Gathering of Pan-African Leaders" at the Mayflower Hotel on Monday, August 4, 2014. The dinner and reception will be held in advance of the...

2014-06-18 12:29:13

President Clinton to be honored for his lifetime love of golf and his commitment to health and wellness PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA of America announced today that it is awarding President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States, its 2014 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient for his lifetime love of golf and his commitment to health and wellness....

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • 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.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'