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2014-09-05 23:03:52

Deltek University’s new federal government education series is offered year-round, ensuring that businesses are compliant and current with federal standards HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced the availability of a new educational curriculum for government contractors delivered through Deltek University. This curriculum is...

2014-09-04 23:06:25

Secure cloud hosting provider AIS Network now offers Azure Managed Services for government. AISN is a SWaM-certified small business and the preeminent cloud hosting provider for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Secure cloud hosting provider AIS Network today announced its new Azure Managed Services product offering for government at the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS), the state's preeminent forum for...

2014-09-04 23:02:33

Thanks to a major donation from Washington philanthropists Ann and Donald Brown and a partnership with Paramount Sleep, more than 2,000 residents of the Washington area who have been sleeping in unfurnished apartments, in homeless shelters or in their cars will receive brand new beds through a new initiative called Browns’ Beds. NORFOLK, Va. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 More than 2,000 residents of the Washington area who have been sleeping in unfurnished apartments, in homeless shelters...

2014-09-03 23:06:15

Roll Off Dumpster Direct introduces instant dumpster rental quote system to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Paoli, PA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Roll Off Dumpster Direct, a Pennsylvania-based dumpster rental company, now offers instant dumpster rental quotes and ordering to customers across eight states along the east coast of the United States (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). Company...

2014-09-03 16:29:15

Kimberley D. Maigi, FNP-C, to work in the newly expanded Pain Management Center in Newport News, Virginia. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center, located at 250 Nat Turner Boulevard in Newport News, have announced that Kimberley D. Maigi, FNP-C, has joined the practice as its newest healthcare provider. Maigi will be working in the OSC Pain Management Center, under the supervision of Raj N. Sureja, MD, OSC's senior...

2014-09-03 08:41:38

Third nTelos Wireless network expansion supported by Alcatel-Lucent and will serve more than 2.1 million additional people in two East Coast states PARIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been selected by NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) to provide 4G LTE network services for the nTelos Wireless network build-out in West Virginia and parts of western Virginia. The network will serve an additional 2.1 million people. This is the third network...

2014-09-03 08:39:35

Leadership Role within a Highly Regarded Association Spearheading Key Networking Events, Bringing Academia, Government, and Industry Together in the San Diego Area FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, announces that...

2014-09-02 23:10:36

Elizabeth Gugliotti joined the Tidewater Physical Therapy marketing team this summer and will oversee the community outreach efforts for its clinics on the Virginia Peninsula and its Performance Centers in Newport News, Gloucester and Suffolk. Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Gugliotti has joined its corporate team as the Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator for its clinics in the Virginia Peninsula...

2014-09-02 23:10:10

The second annual ZUMBA Dance for Sight, scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Herndon Community Center, Herndon, Virginia, is to raise money for the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, a research institute located at the University of Pittsburgh. All of the proceeds for the event will go to the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, whose primary mission is to promote research and innovation that will allow the vision-impaired to one day...

2014-09-02 08:35:50

Visit Booth #345 to learn more about Excelacom's unique combination of consulting expertise, targeted services and configurable product solutions RESTON, Va., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelacom, a global services and solutions provider to customers in telecommunications and communications-related industries, is exhibiting in Booth #345 at the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Annual Convention in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Sept. 7-10. "CCA attracts a broad spectrum of...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'