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2011-03-11 00:00:29

Virginia personal injury attorneys of Marks & Harrison say bill that would ban adult drivers from texting while driving could prevent distracted driving-related accidents, injuries and deaths. Richmond, Virginia (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 A bill that would prohibit Virginia's adult drivers from texting while driving drew praise this week from the Virginia personal injury law firm of Marks & Harrison. The bill, H.B. 2307, would make it unlawful for any person to use a "handheld...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

Ride-Away of Richmond, VA, has been awarded the coveted BraunAbility Customer 1st Award Richmond, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 The Braun Corporation, the leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems, recently honored Ride-Away of Richmond, VA with the Customer 1st Award. The award recipients were selected based on customer survey results over the course of 2010. This award is presented to dealers who earned a score of 90% or above on the customer...

2011-02-15 08:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) today announces it is collaborating with Mayo Clinic, one of the most trusted brands in healthcare, to offer Live+Well, a health education program that brings premier wellness-related content to consumers of long term care insurance. Live+Well (www.genworth.com/wellness) will provide an online resource dedicated to helping Baby Boomers improve their overall well-being. The collaboration between Mayo Clinic and...

2011-02-11 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginians for the Arts Foundation (VFTAF) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Dominion Resources to present the Dominion ArtStars Awards in 2011. The awards will recognize two arts organizations in each of five regions of the state, that best demonstrate the ability to enhance the community, lift our spirits, and build a better quality of life. The awards build on the success of Virginians for the Arts' inaugural Arts Build...

2011-01-24 11:11:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel A. Weekley has been promoted to vice president-Government Affairs for Dominion (NYSE: D). Weekley is responsible for the company's federal, state and local government relations. He reports to Robert M. Blue, senior vice president-Law, Public Policy & Environment, and is based in Richmond. "Dan brings with him experience across almost all facets of our business, a solid understanding of federal, state and local issues related to our...

2010-12-21 09:50:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is pleased to announce that it has been named to the inaugural "100 Best Places to Work in Virginia" list. Rankings will be published in the February 2011 issue of Virginia Business. A unique partnership between the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Business magazine, the Virginia Society for Human Resource Management, and Best Companies group allowed the list to become a reality in 2011. CTC...

2010-12-16 14:49:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership between Richmond Eye & Ear Healthcare Alliance (REEHA) and the Medical College of Virginia Foundation will provide over $500,000 for the VCU Health System's Department of Orthopaedics through December 2014. The multi-year research donation, called the Richmond Eye and Ear Healthcare Alliance Research and Education Fund, demonstrates the Alliance's continuing commitment to the leading research and education facilities in...

2010-12-02 09:29:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than seven years of crash data in the Richmond area show that digital billboards are not related to traffic accidents, according to a new traffic safety analysis. "The overall conclusion of the study is that the digital billboards studied in Richmond have no statistically significant relationship with the occurrence of accidents," said the report, commissioned by the outdoor advertising industry. The new study reviewed accident...

2010-11-04 15:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC) today announced it has added two seasoned public affairs professionals and a former Georgia state senator to its expanding roster. In Washington, Marty Machowsky joins as a senior vice president of Strategic Communications and Joe Jaso as a vice president in the group's Federal Public Affairs group. In Atlanta, former state senator Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) will consult for the MWC Georgia Government Relations...

2010-11-03 13:48:00

Program Offers Free and Reduced Legal Services to Returning Vets, and Support for William & Mary Veterans Benefits Clinic RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Virginia Veterans return home from overseas service, many face numerous challenges, including some that require legal assistance. The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) will announce, as part of a newly created Veterans Legal Services Month this November, a statewide campaign offering free or reduced cost legal...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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