Tag: Canada

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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


UVA Athletics

UVA soccer’s Makenzy Doniak named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Team

UVA women’s soccer junior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the United States’ squad for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.


Canada Metal Ltd. to establish first U.S. manufacturing operation in Virginia Beach

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., a Canada-based manufacturer of marine and industrial products, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The project will create 70 new jobs over three years.


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Virginia schools featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

This year, four Virginia schools have been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.


Virginia distilleries featured in Craft and Micro Distilleries guide

David J. Reimer, Sr., released the fourth edition of Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada: The Definitive Guide to Small Batch Artisanal Spirits, the only guide dedicated to North American craft and micro distilleries.


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Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


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Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


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Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


UVA Athletics

Jaime Frias named assistant for U.S. U-20 National Team

Virginia women’s soccer assistant Jaime Frias has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. He will serve on head coach Michelle French’s staff through the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August.


Earth Talk: Is BPA as dangerous as we thought?

Developed in the 1950s to strengthen plastics and epoxy resins, BPA is today used in a wide range of products, including many plastic food and drink containers, the lining of most cans, some paper products, and dental sealants.


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UVa. basketball season tickets on sale June 4

Season tickets for 2014-15 UVa. men’s basketball home games will be on sale beginning Wednesday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for customers renewing their tickets and new buyers.


Fire and fall prevention program coming to Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Fire Department and Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) have been selected to participate in a training conference on fire and fall prevention sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Jeff Jarrett announces Global Force Wrestling talent search

Global Force Wrestling will hit the road for its first official talent search and seminar, which will take place on June 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


The Black Keys coming to Richmond Coliseum on Dec. 6

The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and runs through December, with a date at the Richmond Coliseum on Dec. 6.


UVA Athletics

ACC champ UVa. adds Marial Shayok for 2014-15 season

Guard Marial Shayok (Ottawa, Canada/Blair Academy) has signed a financial aid agreement with the UVa. men’s basketball program, head coach Tony Bennett announced Monday (May 5).


business

Resource for comparing workers’ compensation laws available

An essential tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available.


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence, create Jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a key piece of an all-of-the-above energy strategy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and giving Americans more affordable domestic energy choices.


Canadian soloist returns to Bach Festival for repeat performance of ‘Elijah’

A popular oratorio from the early days of the 22-year-old Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will return this summer. The 2014 festival, held June 8-15, will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed by an orchestra, choir and four soloists.


Earth Talk: Protecting the gray wolf

The gray wolf is still considered “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal by the Obama administration to “delist” the animals—save for a small struggling population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico—could change that if finalized later this year.


Virginia agricultural, forestry exports reach new record high

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia agricultural exports, which also include forestry products, reached a new all-time high of $2.85 billion in 2013, up more than 8 percent in total value from the previous record reached in 2012.


Earth Talk: Dirty fuels

The term dirty fuels refers to fuels derived from tar sands, oil shale or liquid coal. Just like their more conventional fossil fuel counterparts such as petroleum and coal, they can be turned into gasoline, diesel and other energy sources that can generate extreme amounts of particulate pollution, carbon emissions and ecosystem destruction during their lifecycles from production to consumption.


New Canadian trade office highlights export potential

Virginia is a key farm export state, with trade offices in eight locations around the world. The newest one opened last fall in Canada, which imported $205 million in Virginia farm products in 2012 and is Virginia’s second-largest export market behind China.


AccuWeather.com: The polar vortex about to make its retreat

AccuWeather.com reports reprieve is on the way from the frigid air and the Polar Vortex that has briefly brought life-threatening conditions to approximately 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada this week.


Shenandoah Valley on edge of major northeast snowstorm

AccuWeather.com reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday into Friday. The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel.


Noted poets headline poetry reading at Bridgewater College

Two renowned poets are the feature attractions in a reading of new works in a poetry reading at Bridgewater College on Monday, Nov. 11. Two renowned poets are the feature attractions in a reading of new works in a poetry reading at Bridgewater College on Monday, Nov. 11.


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Virginia eighth-graders fare well in math, science with rest of U.S., world

Virginia eighth-graders ranked above international averages in mathematics and science in a first-of-its-kind comparison of achievement in U.S. states with student performance in 47 countries and jurisdictions.


Midday Madness at Fishburne to highlight postgrad basketball team

The Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team is opening up its Wednesday practice to the community with a Midday Madness event that will feature the third-ranked Caissons and a variety of fun games for fans.