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2014-07-16 08:33:55

- LTE service to the home, delivering high-speed Internet WAYNESBORO, Va. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and nTelos Wireless (NASDAQ: NTLS) are now offering a new high-speed Internet service to residents in Virginia including parts of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Roanoke. As previously announced, the companies began with a pilot program and are now expanding the service availability. "DISH and nTelos Wireless...

2014-07-15 23:04:38

DreamSphere helps users save and socialize their dreams, explore similar dreams on a global scale while learning about themselves RESTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 DreamsCloud, the world’s leading online dream resource, today launches DreamSphere, a new mobile app that offers a 360-degree approach to dreaming – including a dream journal, insights tool, real-time trending global dream map and social sharing options. A natural evolution of the flagship DreamsCloud website, the...

2014-07-15 16:22:41

-- More than 3,000 solar panels to be located atop two buildings at Sterling, Va. site STERLING, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power will install more than 3,000 solar panels capable of generating more than 800 kilowatts of electricity - enough to power nearly 200 homes - at the Prologis Concorde Distribution Center in Sterling, Va. The panels will be installed on the rooftops of two adjacent buildings on its campus and will cover nearly 102,000 square...

2014-07-15 12:35:09

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JB Management, Inc. (JBM) recently announced Andrew L. Vonada as the company's new President and CEO. He will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of JBM, as well as overseeing the company's domestic and global day-to-day operations. "The Board congratulates Andy and believes he is the most capable and deserving leader for JBM and its future," said Harry Gibb, Chairman, JBM Board of Directors. Mr. Vonada began his...

2014-07-14 08:24:10

ARLINGTON, Va., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allbritton Communications Company ("ACC") announced today that it has extended the expiration date 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"), to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 25, 2014. 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, as amended by...

2014-07-11 23:03:23

Seven Deltek GovCon partners recently awarded premier status. HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced its newest GovCon Consulting/Services Premier Partners, the top classifications among Deltek’s 45 government contracting business partners. To be named a GovCon Premier Partner, partners must demonstrate outstanding sales, implementation,...

2014-07-11 23:02:49

“ChooseHome” will bring benefits of a retirement community into a personal residence. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Riverside Health System became the first provider of Community- Based Continuing Care (CBCC) in Virginia in late 2012 and now, in partnership with Williamsburg Landing, will offer its program – ChooseHome – to residents throughout the Williamsburg and Newport News region. Also known as life care at home, CBCC programs provide services and benefits to...

2014-07-10 12:34:09

FAIRFAX, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IriTech, a leading iris based identity management technology solutions company and a member of the Texas Instruments Design Network, will introduce the world's first iris recognition enabled smartwatch, the FiDELYS, by launching a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com within this week. It believes that the smartwatch is a perfect form factor for iris recognition in terms of user experience (UX), because people are so used to glancing...

2014-07-10 12:23:05

- Lift vessel will complete 15 geotechnical borings VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 110-foot long lift vessel will periodically be located off the shore of Camp Pendleton during July to obtain core samples needed for Dominion Virginia Power to move ahead with its proposal to build wind turbines 27 miles off the coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126004 The U.S.-flagged Inez Eymard literally lifts itself out of the water to provide a...

2014-07-10 08:28:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO The states with the five highest levels of unemployed persons in the public mental health care system are: -- Maine...


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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