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2014-08-11 12:27:54

David Writebol, Husband of Infected Wife Nancy, among Returnees CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three SIM (www.simusa.org) missionaries serving in Liberia during the recent Ebola virus outbreak returned to the United States late Sunday night. They flew into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport by private charter and arrived at 10:16 p.m. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140811/135075 Among the three is David Writebol, husband of SIM missionary Nancy...

2011-02-18 13:30:00

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry will Benefit from Changes HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the state Emerald Ash Borer quarantine restricting the in-state movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted April 15. However, a federal quarantine remains in effect. The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees and poses a threat to the state's $25...

2010-11-29 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- According to a joint statement by Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, Beijing Customs, Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and Beijing Port Office today, the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone Port Operational Center developed and run by Airport City Development (ACL) is prepared for daily operation. Beijing Capital International Airport Cargo Inspection and Examination Department and Beijing Capital International Airport Customs and...

2010-11-05 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today that the latest round of surveys shows the state's decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus was a success and the virus has not reappeared. A rigorous survey conducted over the summer tested more than 76,500 leaf samples from across the state. State and federal agriculture department crews began collecting samples from 21 counties in May and finished at the end of...

2010-11-04 09:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding reminded Pennsylvanians--particularly those that heat their homes using wood--that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine remains in effect in 43 counties. The quarantine is designed to restrict the movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood and wood chips. "Consumers who use wood to heat their homes and businesses are urged to burn local firewood only and heed the restrictions on moving...

2010-08-10 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-three counties are now under a quarantine that is intended to prevent the spread of the invasive, tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while reminding travelers not to haul firewood between counties. Redding also said that the pest has been found in two additional counties. Beetles were found in Cumberland County at the Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 226 near Carlisle, and in Union...

2010-07-01 16:40:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- East Resources, Inc., today released the following statement regarding the order issued by the Department of Agriculture to quarantine cattle on the Tioga County farm owned by Don and Carol Johnson in Shippen Township, Tioga County. East performed a hydraulic fracturing operation on a horizontal Marcellus shale gas well drilled on the farm that the Johnsons leased to East. On May 2, the Department of Environmental Protection notified East Resources...

2010-07-01 13:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture announced today that it has quarantined cattle from a Tioga County farm after a number of cows came into contact with drilling wastewater from a nearby natural gas operation. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said uncertainty over the quantity of wastewater the cattle may have consumed warranted the quarantine in order to protect the public from eating potentially contaminated beef. "Cattle are drawn...

2010-04-02 14:18:00

Decade-Long Effort Makes PA Plum Pox-Free HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's decade-long and successful effort to eliminate a tree-borne disease that threatened the state's stone fruit industry has been honored by the federal government for its effectiveness. The Plum Pox Virus Eradication Project received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.