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2014-06-27 08:23:35

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allbritton Communications Company ("ACC") announced today that it has made changes to the terms of its previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 8% Senior Notes due May 15, 2018 (the "Notes"). The Tender Offer is being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated June 13, 2014 (the "Offer to Purchase"), and the related Letter of Transmittal...

2014-06-26 23:13:57

ATI Systems today announced that a state-of-the-art Mass Notification System has been successfully deployed at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, today announced that a state-of-the-art Mass Notification System has been successfully deployed at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder, and refueler of U.S. Navy...

2014-06-26 16:20:46

Company to Provide Support Services to Improve Food Security in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia MCLEAN, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) today announced that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Saudi-American Food security & renewable Energy Company (SAFECO) to provide services including systems engineering and integration, logistical analyses, and program management support....

2014-06-25 16:22:36

$15,000 donated to environmental nonprofits on behalf of winner and finalists CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Brian Batteiger as Virginia's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. As Batteiger's nonprofit of choice, Pathfinders for Greenways received $10,000. Batteiger builds new trails and prevents erosion on older trails. His work enables outdoor exercise and connects hikers and mountain bikers with areas such as Carvins Cove. His...

2014-06-25 08:38:00

Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's "Hot" Technology Companies HERNDON, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 13th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region's best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies during an awards party at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The awards program was emceed by Mark Andersen of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" BDO and Carl Grant of "Smoking Hot...

2014-06-24 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project plans to fly its rocket-powered, saucer-shaped landing technology test vehicle into near-space from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii later this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA has identified five potential launch dates for the high-altitude balloon carrying the LDSD experiment: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 and 3....

2014-06-24 12:28:17

National Survey by Jackson Healthcare Studies Physicians' Experiences with the Veterans Administration ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of the physicians who have experience practicing medicine at the Veterans Administration and the private sector since 2000 say the quality of care is worse in the VA system, according to a national survey of more than 1,500 doctors conducted by Jackson Healthcare. Fifty percent of the doctors who have practiced at the VA and in the private sector...

2014-06-24 12:21:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will test several new suborbital rocket technologies with the launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 4 and 5 a.m., June 28, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch days are June 29 through July 2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These technologies will include a deployment system for forming vapor clouds used to track the winds in space for...

2014-06-24 08:36:39

MCLEAN, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc., a successful provider of information technology, geospatial, and engineering support services, has released Version 5 of the Avineonics® Outage Restoration Management Suite (ORMS) software and mobile apps, which improves utility companies' ability to manage storm restoration, damage assessment, and wires down response following severe weather events and other emergencies. Recent years have seen increased severe weather...

2014-06-24 08:22:09

Service provider expands into maritime market with acquisition of ION, plans a series of technology upgrades HERNDON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that UK-based independent teleport operator Cobbett Hill Earth Station is upgrading the network of its maritime services unit, ION (International Ocean Services) to the iDirect Evolution 3.2 Platform. The acquisition of maritime...


Latest Virginia Reference Libraries

Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

wovi_003_pvp
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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