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2014-08-18 08:29:39

Revolutionary Incontinence/Period Smartwear for Women CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fannypants was named one of the "Top Innovators" in 2014 by Apparel Magazine - placing them among leading brands like Adidas, PUMA Golf, Halston and Aeropostale. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136681) For Apparel, the "Top Innovators" ranking is one of the magazine's most significant, high-profile editorial efforts of the year. Apparel spends months...

2014-08-18 08:25:53

Adds nearly 1 million new cable set-top-box households CINCINNATI and DULLES, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS), the leader in helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers improve return on advertising spend by linking what consumers watch with what they buy, announced an agreement with FourthWall Media®, the largest independent source of cable set-top box data. With access to FourthWall Media's anonymous TV viewing data, Nielsen Catalina...

2014-08-15 23:00:12

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki, accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge inside Williams Stadium on Friday, Aug. 15, to raise awareness for ALS. They then issued their challenge to the entire freshman class, with help from the Lynchburg Fire Department. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 After treating incoming students to a cookout in the concourse of Williams Stadium before Friday night’s annual President’s Kickoff, Liberty University President Jerry...

2014-08-15 16:26:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) announced today that is has elected not to pay approximately $118.8 million in interest due on August 15, 2014 on senior notes issued by its subsidiaries NII Capital Corp. and NII International Telecom, S.C.A. Under the terms of the indentures for the senior notes, there is a 30-day grace period during which the Company may elect to make the interest payments and cure any potential non-payment claims. As...

Dr Terry Hrubec
2014-08-15 02:29:57

Michael Sutphin, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech researchers who were using a disinfectant when handling mice have discovered that two active ingredients in it cause declines in mouse reproduction. Although the chemicals responsible for the declines are common in household cleaning products and disinfectants used in medical and food preparation settings, including hand sanitizers, academic scientists have never published a rigorous study, until now, on their safety or toxicity. “It is...

2014-08-14 23:09:25

Area cataract patients now have access to improved outcomes, safety and peace of mind by one of Virginia's top surgeons, Dr. Douglas Cullom, former Navy Commander. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Cullom Eye & Laser Center & Former Navy Commander, R. Douglas Cullom, MD, Williamsburg’s renowned eye surgeon and elite ophthalmology practice, announced that it is the first and only practice in Virginia to offer the Catalys Laser, a truly innovative technology that will...

2014-08-14 23:09:19

The Monster Men – launch of an exciting new adventure – a web comic strip based on a book by the author of Tarzan – Edgar Rice Burroughs! In English and Spanish! (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 University Professor Arthur Maxon has been experimenting with the creation of artificial life—and he is afraid of what he created. If life can be created from lifeless chemicals with no assurance that anything other than mindless monsters could be created, the safest place to pursue this gruesome...

2014-08-14 12:25:04

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Cary Group, marketing agency-of-record for Union, is helping the bank deliver smiles through its "#LifeFeelsGood" events. As part of this grassroots campaign, the Union Smile Team travels around Virginia picking up the tab during surprise events that have included handing out free movie tickets, ice cream cones, free cups of coffee and more. "We're committed to helping our clients build their brand and form deeper relationships with...

2014-08-13 23:04:27

Northern Virginia Cosmetic Surgery Practice Responds To A Growing National Trend Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 In response to a rapidly growing Hispanic patient population, The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute has launched a Spanish language cosmetic surgery website to enhance overall patient experience within the Spanish speaking community. In addition to the website, The Bitar Institute has increased the number of Spanish speaking staff members, furthering efforts to provide...

2014-08-12 23:09:13

The world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16. Tumble with playful pandas in bamboo forests in the Museum’s newest giant screen film, Pandas: The Journey Home. Audiences will meet the pandas at China’s Wolong Panda Center and learn more about the team dedicated 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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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