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2014-08-25 23:10:42

The groundbreaking for Phase I of its equestrian center renovation and expansion will occur during the Middleburg Classic hunter competition on Friday, September 19th. LEESBURG, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 With the goal of creating one of the premier equestrian venues on the East Coast, Morven Park’s plans include replacement of its outdoor arenas during Phase I. Engineering work for the outdoor arenas is being completed, with a groundbreaking celebration for four new competition arenas...

2014-08-25 16:20:15

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will test a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rocket missions with the launch of a Black Brant IX sounding rocket between 5 and 6 a.m., Aug. 28, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch days are Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 through 8. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The sub-payload deployment method being tested on this flight uses small rocket motors like those...

2014-08-25 12:26:20

The company is exploring difficult issues about confronting aging and long term care planning RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is coming to Los Angeles on August 30?September 1 as part of Fiesta Hermosa, the third stop on a national research and education program to have conversations about a pressing issue confronting many Americans: how to plan and pay for long term care needs for an aging population. The United States is undergoing a...

2014-08-25 12:20:18

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company in Arlington, VA, announced today that it is among HispanicBusiness.com's 100 fastest-growing companies in 2014. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140824/139077 ESN, a Hispanic-owned company founded in 1995 by retired Navy Cmdr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr., ranked 96th on the list--with an astounding five-year sales growth of 49%....

2014-08-25 08:31:11

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) is expanding. PALS Marketplace, a division of CaseNEX, LLC proudly announces PALS Plus, an extension of the original PALS 1-3 assessment that includes literacy screening and diagnosis through grade eight. PALS Plus can be used as a screening tool to identify students at risk of reading difficulties from first grade through eighth grade and also as a diagnostic tool to provide...

2014-08-25 08:30:58

Solutions Company to Provide Mapping Production Services RESTON, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company was awarded a prime contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide mapping production services. The single-award indefinite-delivery requirements contract has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options and a total contract value of $20 million if the options are...

2014-08-22 23:00:25

On Friday, Aug. 22, Liberty University unveiled its new Center for Medical and Health Sciences, hosting a ceremony in its courtyard attended by some of the area’s top influencers in government and public welfare. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 On Friday, Aug. 22, Liberty University unveiled its new Center for Medical and Health Sciences, hosting a ceremony in its courtyard attended by some of the area’s top influencers in government and public welfare. The 162-member inaugural...

2014-08-22 08:23:31

Author weaves a beautiful Christian romance set in the country in this story, which will be featured at this year's Frankfurt International Book Fair on October 8 - 12, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany STUARTS DRAFT, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Dwight Burkholder brings together hunting and romance in one engaging read. He invites readers to witness Christian romance in a country setting. In this story of the powerful effect of love, grace, and friendship in the midst of pain...

2014-08-21 16:20:47

RESTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the Federal government, announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded the Company a Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract has a ceiling value of $2.5 billion over an eight-year period of performance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90107 Serco will...

2014-08-21 12:33:56

WAYNESBORO, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTELOS Holdings Corp. (the "Company," NASDAQ: NTLS), a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications and home to the "best value in wireless," will present at the following upcoming conferences: -- The Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference at The Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago on Tuesday, August 26(th) at 11:20 a.m. ET (10:20 a.m. CT) -- The Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media & Technology Conference...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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