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2011-07-20 07:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 29 district library center organizations can compete for $100,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to support literacy and Internet safety initiatives that incorporate Verizon Thinkfinity.org resources into the organizations' programs. The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 each to district library center organizations that best use Thinkfinity.org resources to enhance existing programs, or launch new ones, for...

2011-06-08 07:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paying for college just got easier for 13 students across Pennsylvania. They are among 530 students nationwide who will receive scholarships of $5,000 each for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Verizon Foundation's scholarship program for the children and dependents of company employees. The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications. The scholarship program selects recipients based on financial need, academic...

2011-05-27 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's discontinuation of the automatic delivery of residential white pages listings in Pennsylvania is estimated to keep approximately 2,200 tons of paper out of the commonwealth's waste stream annually. All white pages listings are accessible at www.verizon.com/whitepages, and customers can order free residential print and CD-ROM versions by calling 1-800-888-8448. Yellow pages directories - containing business and government white pages,...

2011-02-07 10:02:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grants totaling $287,500 from Verizon Pennsylvania and Verizon Wireless will open up a range of educational and scholarship opportunities for children served by 29 nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants were made possible through Verizon's participation in Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which last year authorized $60 million in tax credits to Pennsylvania businesses that made contributions to...

2011-02-03 06:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit groups in Pennsylvania received more than $3.3 million from the Verizon Foundation in 2010. The majority of the funds went to organizations that support education, domestic violence prevention and Internet safety. In addition, Verizon employees volunteered more than 57,000 hours to nonprofit groups throughout the Keystone State in 2010. "Verizon is driven by its employees to use the innovative power of our technology - and our...

2011-02-01 09:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, consumers and businesses are reaping the benefits of Verizon's continued significant communications and computing infrastructure investment in the Keystone State. The company invested $642 million in its Pennsylvania landline communications network and IT infrastructure in 2010. "Verizon is a leading communications, broadband and entertainment company in Pennsylvania, helping to fuel the commonwealth's sustained...


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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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