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2014-09-23 16:29:57

Newly-published book showcases Sodexo Chief Human Resources Office Gerri Mason-Hall and the company's commitment to developing the next generation of STEM leaders GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, and its Chief Human Resources Office, Gerri Mason-Hall, have been recognized by STEMconnector®, the one-stop for "who is doing what" in STEM education and careers,...

2014-09-23 08:27:22

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pickup up where "Dear America, Do You Hear What I Hear?" left off, Glenn Willis, Ed.D., has dedicated his new book to all the middle class citizens who still yearn for the mythical American dream and believe that change is possible. "Dear America, Where Do We Go From Here?" is available now on Amazon Kindle. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/147808 An adjunct professor and disabled veteran, Dr. Willis has...

2014-09-23 08:26:10

Award-Winning Collection Features Advanced Local Dimming with Up to 72 Active LED Zones, Spatial Scaling Engine for Beautiful Upscaling of HD Content to 4K Ultra HD and VIZIO's V6 Six-Core Processor for Powerful Performance IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV Company(1), today launched its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection to the U.S. market, offering a crystal-clear window into the 4K Ultra HD world, where unrivaled...

2014-09-23 08:21:04

Napoleon recognized by local Boy Scout council for industry leadership and service to youth BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is proud to announce that Vincent J. Napoleon, partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, has been selected as the 2014 Attorney of the Year in recognition of his industry leadership and dedication to the youth of the greater D.C. metropolitan area. He will be recognized at the...

2014-09-22 23:01:41

With a growing commitment to renewable energy, Illinois now ranks third in the nation in the number of K-12 schools that have turned to solar energy to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a newly released nationwide study. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and funded through a grant provided by the U.S....

2014-09-22 16:31:45

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the premier national association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, today recognized 13 communities in rural areas of the United States and Canada that have earned the title Smart Rural Community Showcase Award winners as part of the association's initiative to highlight efforts that make rural hometowns vibrant places in which to live and do...

2014-09-22 12:25:40

Film unveils the remarkable legacy of America's great country music legend NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME, directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), will be presented by LeadingAge at a special benefit screening and concert on October 19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. The evening features a screening of the film, and acoustic performances by critically acclaimed acts...

2014-09-22 12:22:26

TD employees root for the environment by planting more than 1,000 trees in 21 cities from Maine to Florida CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®) today announced its fourth annual TD Tree Days tree planting events. More than 1,000 volunteers will plant nearly 1,100 trees in 21 locations from Maine to Florida. The plantings, which are supported by Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will...

2014-09-22 08:30:33

Prestigious Program Offers Leaders High-Level Coaching & Tools to Advance Organization's Performance and Capacity. DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeighborWorks America is proud to announce that Debra Bustos, Vice President of Real Estate at the Urban Land Conservancy in Denver is one of 50 leaders selected for the NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence Program, conducted in collaboration with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. The NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence...

2014-09-22 08:25:45

Industry Launches National PR Effort to Promote Emerging Young Stars of Bowling While Also Highlighting Free Four Week Bowling Lessons Available Throughout October via Bowl 2.0 and National Learn to Bowl Month ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Learn to Bowl Month, GoBowling.com is introducing America to the fresh new faces of bowling. This October, the bowling industry will lead a national PR effort to highlight Gen Y bowling stars who are...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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