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2014-09-18 16:27:41

HIGHLAND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation announced over $100K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients. Five graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs)...

2014-09-18 16:22:25

- Redemption of NYSE-listed $5.00 Dividend Preferred Stock RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Electric and Power Company (Virginia Power), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), announced that it is notifying holders of its preferred stock of its plans to redeem all shares of each outstanding series of preferred stock. The redemption date of the preferred stock is Oct. 20, 2014. The shares to be redeemed include the company's $5.00 Dividend Preferred...

2014-09-18 08:37:10

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company in Arlington, VA, is featured in the September issue of Virginia Business magazine and "Recognized for its Continued Rapid Growth Rate." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146783 The magazine article notes that retired Navy Cmdr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. started the company in 1995 with a single $25,000 purchase order from the U.S....

2014-09-18 08:34:13

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Legislation in the Old Dominion WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a Virginia-specific poll that shows that two in three Virginians support legislation requiring sales tax collection at the time of purchase. "A significant majority of Virginians support federal legislation and with precious few legislative days left in 2014 it is time for Congress to...

2014-09-17 23:09:31

Unique "Work, Play, Live" Environment Chosen to Support Consultancy's Continued Growth Dulles, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Infinitive is excited to announce that in January 2015 it will be moving to a newly constructed building in One Loudoun,10 minutes from Dulles airport and less than 45 minutes from downtown D.C. Infinitive, recipient of numerous “Best Place to Work” awards from Virginia Business magazine, The Washington Post, and Consulting magazine, has a...

2014-09-17 23:07:54

Award places Dr. Naderi in the top 1% of all plastic surgeons in the U.S. HERNDON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS, one of the country’s top rhinoplasty specialist surgeons, has been recognized as a recipient of the 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. This award is reserved for only the best of the best as it honors physicians that have earned the highest patient ratings by specialty. Dr. Naderi, who is affectionately known by his plastic surgeon colleagues...

2014-09-17 23:01:31

The public is invited to attend this celebration for four new competition arenas, this Friday from 4-6:30 p.m., during the Middleburg Classic horse show. "Please join us on this very special day," says Sheryl Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Morven Park. Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Equestrians from across the East Coast will gather at Morven Park on Friday, Sept. 19, to celebrate the recent official ground-breaking that began the complete renovation and...

2014-09-17 16:30:00

Theresa Golinvaux Appointed as Vice President and Corporate Controller FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced the appointment of David Keffer as the company's Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Keffer will report to SRA President and CEO Bill Ballhaus. The company also announced that Theresa Golinvaux has been...

2014-09-17 12:28:49

Guests Invited to Tour the Shenandoah Valley's New Active Lifestyle Community on Oct. 4-5 WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shea Homes is excited to announce a community grand opening celebration on Oct. 4-5 at its new Trilogy at Lake Frederick active lifestyle community. Guests will be the first to tour the community's two models -- appropriately named the Nice and the Refresh -- and experience what Shea Homes calls The Good Life. It's resort-style living created...

2014-09-17 08:25:26

Diagnostics Tool Helps Cable Operators Detect Issues Before They Happen DULLES, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FourthWall Media®, the largest independent source of cable set-top box viewing data announced today Precision Diagnostics, a tool for cable operators to monitor their physical plant to detect problems in advance of any customer disruptions. MassiveData®, a division of FourthWall Media, is expanding the return path data collected from millions of set-top boxes to...


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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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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