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2014-09-11 16:22:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic...

2014-08-05 12:21:40

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO Bastion Inc have been awarded the US Army Core of Engineers, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), contract for the supply of HESCO(R) Flood Lined units for the National Flood Fight Centre, Rock Island, Illinois. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/668231-a ) HESCO defensive barriers are best known for protecting soldiers from attack during deployment in conflict...

2014-07-31 12:21:50

CONCORD, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a Change of Command ceremony today at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass., District Commander Col. Charles P. Samaris passed the command flag, signifying change of command authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England, to new District Commander Col. Christopher J. Barron. Presiding over the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. The custom of...

2014-07-22 08:38:47

SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced today that it was awarded an Iraq Personal Services II contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), with a maximum contract value of $10.69 million. The firm fixed price IDIQ contract is a single award with a three-year period of performance consisting of a base year and two option years with a potential for a six-month extension after year three. Versar was also awarded its first Task...

2014-05-22 08:23:23

VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announces that the Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") has filed suit in U.S. District Court for Alaska to halt a regulatory process initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the Clean Water Act ("CWA"). PLP's complaint asserts that, in the absence of a permit application, EPA's Section 404(c)...

2014-05-14 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will update media on the Corps' progress on post-Hurricane Sandy repair, cleanup and prevention projects at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room. He will also provide information on an ongoing study to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast....

2014-03-04 16:22:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. "The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities of supporting and improving the...

2014-03-04 16:22:23

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) work plans for the Army Civil Works program. President Obama on January 17 signed into law the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2014, Division D of Public Law 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, providing $5.467 billion in FY14 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program. The Act's accompanying Statement...

2014-03-03 23:02:31

Lift Liners™ were strategically placed underwater to help prevent erosion of sediment. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 MHF Services (MHF), a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, recently provided our innovative flexible packaging to help prevent the erosion of sediment at the Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Olmsted, Illinois. Working under contract to URS Washington Group/Alverici, JV, MHF provided a modified version of our standard five...

2014-01-20 12:20:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Kent Savre will present information on the recovery progress the Army Corps has made since Hurricane Sandy - and discuss an ongoing study to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast - at a National Press Club Newsmakers News Conference on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. in the club's Lisagor Room. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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