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2014-10-01 12:24:06

Statewide program offers tips, tools and programming to empower Virginians to reduce their energy use RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Energy Action Month, Virginia Energy Sense - the Commonwealth's statewide consumer energy education program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission - is challenging Virginians to reduce their energy use by 10 percent and realize savings on monthly energy bills. Throughout October, Virginia Energy...

2014-10-01 08:40:35

Call for Nominations is Now Open for Candidates to Advise Registry on Issues within the NGO Community RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry - the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain - today announced it is accepting nominations from individuals to join the Public Interest Registry NGO Community Advisory Council. As part of the Advisory Council, members will provide input on issues facing the NGO (non-governmental organisation) community...

2014-10-01 08:27:21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PALS Marketplace, a division of CaseNEX, LLC, is pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of the PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard app for the iPad. The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard allows teachers to administer assessments efficiently while simultaneously uploading PALS data to the PALS Online Score Entry & Reporting System. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140218/NY66411LOGO The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard is a...

2014-09-30 23:25:34

The Science Museum of Virginia hosts the Girls in Science Camp In. This overnight event invites middle school girls to collaborate with women scientists and explore three floors of interactive exhibits at the Museum. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host the Girls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers....

2014-09-30 23:24:35

West Jefferson Hospital Foundation will be hosting the 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest, scheduled October 10-11. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center, the only facility among New Orleans hospitals and medical facilities on the West Bank to provide radiation therapy. Marrero, LA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Residents of Jefferson Parish and the surrounding New Orleans metropolitan community are welcome to attend the 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest,...

2014-09-30 16:31:33

Easily reach employees, students at their desks with on-screen alerts LEESBURG, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilert, the pioneering innovator in mass emergency notification systems, today introduced Omnilert Desktop Alerts, an extension of the company's popular multimodal alerting system. The new add-on allows customers to quickly and easily display alert messages directly to their alert recipients' desktop or laptop computer screens. Although the company has long...

2014-09-30 12:34:43

Millennial-Run Educational Organization Focuses on Jobs, Careers and Policy NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GenFKD, or "Generational Financial Knowledge Development" expanded its mission of bringing financial literacy to college students on 15 new college and university campuses for the 2014-15 academic year. The additions raise to 25 the number of active campuses hosting GenFKD Fellowship programs. GenFKD, the inaugural campaign of the 501(c)(3) organization Young...

2014-09-30 12:26:15

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing-communications agency West Cary Group has been chosen as a strategic partner of Richmond 2015, the committee responsible for organizing next year's UCI Road World Cycling Championships (the Worlds). The elite sporting event will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015, in and around Richmond. West Cary Group will provide ongoing marketing support through a host of communications channels including digital, direct and social. "More than...

2014-09-30 12:26:11

The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence - Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NY state native Robyn Webb, has written 17 cookbooks, sold nearly a million, travelled the world... and wrote this first of its kind ebook, The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence -- Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! (Amazon)....

2014-09-30 12:26:04

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four award winners will be recognized at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region Conference October 19 - 21 in Providence, RI (http://www.iabcheritageconference.com). "We are very pleased to recognize these highly accomplished professionals," said Heritage Region Director Forrest Hughes. "The standards and criteria for IABC Silver Quill awards are high, based on time-tested thresholds 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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.