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2011-06-23 08:05:30

MESSENGER Co-Investigator Scott Murchie, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., will be awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor that NASA bestows to an individual working outside the government. The award is granted only to individuals whose singular accomplishments contributed substantially to the NASA mission. Murchie is receiving the honor in recognition of his leadership of the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging...

2011-04-20 00:00:29

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is proud to announce that its advocacy video, "The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS is Now," has been nominated for the 15th Annual Webby Awards in the Public Service and Activism category. As one of five nominees in this category, the Foundation is eligible for the Internet industry's two most sought-after awards: The Webby Award and The Webby People's Voice Award. Washington DC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS...

2011-04-02 02:01:08

Dr. Moira Gunn, founder of Tech Nation, to receive award for far-reaching contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering The National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the founder of the public radio program Tech Nation, Moira Gunn, will receive its 2011 Public Service Award. Gunn's expertise in science, engineering and education, combined with her experience in broadcasting, allows many in the general public to understand the excitement and promise of...

2011-03-07 16:34:00

For planners: mileage fees matters to land-use planning, and vice versa. SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has just released its Research Report 10-04, The Intersection of Urban Form and Mileage Fees: Findings from the Oregon Road User Fee Pilot Program. This report analyzes data from the 2006-2007 Oregon Road User Fee Pilot Program to explore two questions related to so-called "mileage fees," a system where drivers pay a...

2011-01-10 13:48:00

Drew Brees (NFL), Paul Pierce (NBA), Tamika Catchings (WNBA), Ernie Els (PGA) and More Selected as Finalists for Prestigious Awards SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer and founder of All Stars Helping Kids, today announced the ten "Dream Team For Public Service" finalists from 36 nominees selected for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The awards seek to honor athletes who display an exemplary commitment to service in their...

2010-12-21 12:05:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- President George H. W. Bush today released a video inviting all veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to a special Gulf War retrospective that the George Bush School of Government and Public Service is hosting next month, on January 20, 2011, on the campus of Texas A&M University. The highlight of this special milestone event will be a rare roundtable discussion between the key members of the Bush 41 foreign policy...

2010-11-30 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the 2010 ASH Award for Public Service and Erik Fatemi, Majority Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS), with the Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of their dedication to championing health care and research issues. These awards will be officially...

2010-10-05 13:42:00

Ernie Els (PGA), Vince Carter (NBA), Barry Zito (MLB), Tamika Catchings (WNBA) and More Will Compete For Prestigious Award SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer and founder of All Stars Helping Kids, is pleased to announce, for the second year in a row, a landmark partnership with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service to recognize top athletes who have uplifted their community. Past recipients of Jefferson Awards for Public Service include,...

2009-12-21 15:39:00

SPENCERVILLE, Md., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Newsletter on Newsletters, a national publication founded in 1964, has announced its annual awards for journalistic acumen. Providence Publications, which includes the industry newsletter Workers' Comp Executive (WCE), came away with 5 of the awards. The most prestigious of awards, the Award for Public Service, was awarded to Workers' Comp Executive for its three years of extensive coverage regarding the State Compensation Insurance Fund...

2009-11-25 08:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society of blood specialists, will recognize a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the national spokesperson for the Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis for their efforts to promote biomedical research. The Public Service awards will be announced in conjunction with the Society's 51st Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Melanie Bloom, national...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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