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2014-04-09 08:32:36

Company Donates $150,000 to Serve Active Duty and Wounded Troops, Military Families, and Caregivers MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) named Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) the first Center Operations Sponsor of the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda. As a sponsor, SAIC will donate $150,000, over the next three years, to assist with the center's daily operations and programs to benefit...

2014-04-09 00:21:46

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children recognized U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today with a Congressional Champion for Children award for his leadership on issues affecting children. The senator accepted the award at Save the Children's Advocacy Summit, in front of an audience of students who travelled across the country to Washington, D.C., to learn how to become an effective voice for children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/MM01439...

2014-04-08 08:38:44

18th Annual Awards Recognize Regional CFOs and Financiers for Excellence HERNDON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, which recognize chief financial officers and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community. Now in its 18(th) year, the NVTC-produced...

2014-04-08 08:38:42

Experienced sales and software leader will drive company initiatives to support the expanded needs and greater breadth of today's connectivity providers RESTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelacom, a software and services provider for customers in telecommunications and communications-related industries, announces the appointment of Haim Kantor as General Manager, Major Accounts. In this role, Kantor will be responsible for crafting and delivering to market business...

2014-04-08 08:38:29

Market-leading sales for IP satellite hubs, and a quadrupling of terminal shipments since 2004 HERNDON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it has become the world's largest VSAT systems manufacturer by enterprise hardware sales, garnering a 32% market share, according to the 13(th) Edition of The VSAT Report, published by market analyst COMSYS. Latest revenue figures included...

2014-04-07 23:27:50

Antigone Peyton, Founder and CEO of Cloudigy Law, a cloud-based intellectual property and technology law firm, has been honored with a 2014 Influential Women of Virginia award for her radical transformation of the traditional law firm structure and service in the community that includes mentorship of students focusing on technology and science careers. McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Antigone Peyton, Founder and CEO of Cloudigy Law, a cloud-based intellectual property and...

2014-04-07 23:27:01

Norway Gardens in Monticello IN is hosting a Ladies' Night Out on Thursday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for relaxation, refreshments, savings, and fun. Monticello, IN (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Norway Gardens is celebrating Spring and honoring women by hosting a Ladies' Night Out from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. They are encouraging women to bring their friends and come for an evening of relaxation, refreshments, savings, and fun. This...

2014-04-07 08:37:22

Company Continues to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education RESTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is continuing its longstanding commitment with FIRST(®) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, 38 of which are FIRST(®) Robotics...

2014-04-07 08:32:40

Meridium Recognizes Innovative Asset Performance Management Projects by Industry Leaders ROANOKE, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium®, Inc. (www.meridium.com), a global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and services, today announced the winners of the 2014 Asset Performance Management Awards. The winners were recognized during the annual Meridium Conference for partners and customers at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. Selected by industry...

2014-04-04 16:20:56

TROUTVILLE, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cement industry recognized Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) with top honors last week in the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards for Overall Environmental Excellence. The Portland Cement Association, the cement trade organization based in Washington, D.C., and Cement Americas, the leading trade publication in North and South America, sponsors the awards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98718 The awards...


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...

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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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