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2010-04-28 14:29:00

DETROIT, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As another Michigan planting season gets under way, DTE Energy reminds customers to watch for power lines overhead and utility lines underground when working near the house or out in the field. Staying safe around power lines "Operating large farm equipment near electrical lines and poles requires extra care," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of Distribution Operations. "When using elevated truck beds, raised conveyors and other large folding...

2010-04-12 15:28:00

HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenterPoint Energy is partnering with the Common Ground Alliance and the Railroad Commission of Texas to commemorate April as National Safe Digging Month which is dedicated to increasing awareness of safe digging practices. Throughout the busy digging month of April, when the potential for underground utility damages increases, homeowners and contractors are reminded that one free call to 811 before digging can prevent injuries, property damage,...

2010-04-02 07:15:00

DEBARY, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine State One Call (SSOCOF) today announced results from a recent survey that found more than half (57 percent) of Americans who plan to dig on their property this year do not plan to notify their local call-before-you-dig center by calling 811. Digging without knowing where underground utilities are located can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. In Florida, calling 811 is free and it connects you...

2010-04-01 15:35:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Verizon joins the Common Ground Alliance and its 1,400 members across the U.S. to recognize April as National Safe Digging Month. The month is dedicated to bringing attention to the importance of calling before digging and increasing the public's awareness of 811, the national, free call-before-you-dig number. A key goal of Safe Digging Month is to increase the number of people who call 811, which was established in 2005 by...

2010-04-01 07:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the international organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced results from a recent survey that found more than half (57 percent) of Americans who plan to dig on their property this year do not plan to notify their local call-before-you-dig center by dialing 811. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can...

2010-03-25 08:11:00

JOLIET, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring marks the arrival of the digging season and JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) plays a vital role in protecting communities in Illinois. The free service is intended to keep homeowners and contractors safe from personal injury and communities free of utility damage and inconvenient outages. To ensure that underground utility lines in the work area are marked, simply call 8-1-1 or visit illinois1call.com to submit a locate request to JULIE at least two...

2010-03-18 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the nation's leading organization focused on protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced it has collaborated with CGA member 3M and Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, to promote National Safe Digging Month this April. Biffle, well-known in the racing community for building his own house and doing other projects that involve digging, will promote...

2010-03-03 11:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the nation's leading organization focused on protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, awarded Shell Pipeline Company LP the prestigious "President's Award" during their annual meeting. The first annual President's Award is presented to an individual, company or association who has demonstrated leadership and innovation in underground damage prevention. "Shell Pipeline Company...

2010-01-07 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day municipal workers, homeowners and professional excavators across the country dig and unknowingly face the risk of hitting an underground line, which can cause immediate injury to all those nearby, harm the environment and potentially knock out power, gas or other services to an entire neighborhood. A recent study conducted by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) revealed that people who fail to mark lines before digging cause approximately 40...

2009-08-06 14:25:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With Aug. 11 approaching, Dominion East Ohio hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for customers to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. Failure to call before digging results in more than 250,000 unintentional hits annually throughout the United States. When calling 811, homeowners are connected to the Ohio Utility Protection Service (OUPS), the local one-call center,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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