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Newest Near Earth Network Antenna AS-3 Is Operational
2014-07-14 03:48:11

Dewayne Washington, NASA A ribbon-cutting ceremony near the base of the new NASA antenna within the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) marked the official beginning for the Near Earth Network (NEN) asset. Operated by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), the facility is a prime polar location for NASA and part of its globally distributing ground-based network providing communication services for orbiting spacecraft. “You call this area the final frontier,” said Badri Younes,...

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...

2014-07-09 23:09:42

Author Lynne D'Amico, Ph. D. says, "You can blame your brain, but learn how to use your mind to create connection" ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Relationships are built on the dynamic of give and take, but what happens when the take starts to outweigh the give? Dr. Lynne D’Amico explores the struggles found in any type of relationship and reveals a practical approach to solving those problems in her new book “Force of Mind, Song of Heart.” “Force of Mind,...

2014-07-09 23:06:12

Texas-based engineering firm will rely on Deltek to build the foundation for its continued growth. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, announced that Govind Development, LLC (Govind) – recently named the fastest growing engineering firm in the country in the 2013 Inc. 500 rankings – has selected Deltek Vision to manage its business. The...

Gobble Hawk
2014-07-09 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three winning designs solicited to address the technological limitations of the uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) currently used to track and collect data on hurricanes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineering teams at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville were named...

2014-07-09 16:20:49

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union is offering on-site auto financing with rates as low as 1.49%* on thousands of new and used vehicles at its upcoming auto tent sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, 2014 at NAS Oceana Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080117/DC11807LOGO-b Member service representatives will be on-hand to accept auto loan applications and open new memberships. The event is...


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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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