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2014-08-18 23:07:28

Will Riley Named Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs Class Action Practice Area; Henry Price, Ron Waicukauski and Will Riley Selected to Best Lawyers 2015 List Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Principal members Henry Price, Ron Waicukauski and Will Riley of the Indianapolis law firm Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC were selected again by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White,...

2014-08-18 23:01:42

“Hunger in America” Study Reveals the Current Face of Hunger Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region, 12 percent of the area’s population, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014 is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United...

2014-08-18 16:25:36

Third Year in a Row for Both Attorneys WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm were selected once again by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America guide. It was the third consecutive listing for both Mr. Oswald and Mr. Woodfield. Best Lawyers bases its prestigious guide on a nationwide poll of leading attorneys in each practice area; more than 50,000 lawyers voted in the survey for the...

2014-08-18 16:24:25

Dawn Brewster of Dewitt, Michigan has been honored with a recognition by Realtrends.com in its selection of "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Michigan." DEWITT, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2014 issue of Realtrends.com published by Realtrends.com. Dawn Brewster was selected for the following honor: "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Michigan" http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136933 Dawn...

2014-08-17 23:02:00

McLaughlin addressed 700-plus gathered for Civil Air Patrol's National Conference LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., stressed the importance of cyber technology to America’s future in his remarks to more than 700 attendees of Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 National Conference Banquet. The event, held Saturday night at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, was the finale to a week of...

2014-08-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO IMMUNIZATION MONTH Profile America -- Sunday, August 17th. Although the numbers have fallen sharply in the last few decades, still some people in the U.S. succumb to diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Others experience pain, suffering and disability. That's why this is...

2014-08-16 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WORKPLACE DEATHS Profile America -- Saturday, August 16th. Since major league baseball began in 1876, there have been only two game-related deaths in the more than 200,000 games played. The first was in 1909, when Philadelphia catcher Doc Powers crashed into a wall chasing a foul pop-up, suffering...

2014-08-14 20:23:58

Tork Announces Sweepstakes to Support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign and Continues the Fight Against Hunger as Sponsor of the 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival and Official Napkin Provider of the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCA, maker of the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products in North America, is proud to announce an extension of its ongoing partnership with Share Our Strength's No...

2014-08-14 16:25:18

49ers Pregame Festivities From 10am-1pm Include Gold Rush Girls, Flight Deck Coaster SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, will host the inaugural Red Zone Rally pregame experience before the 49ers August 17 game beginning at 10 a.m. Red Zone Rally will take place in the new Great America Pavilion, an 18,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility will host functions before other Levi's Stadium...

2014-08-14 12:31:54

TD Bank's mobile deposit capture allows customers to deposit checks using the BusinessDirect Mobile Banking App on their Android or iPhone devices. CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®), has introduced mobile check deposit through the TD Bank BusinessDirect app for Android(TM) and iPhone(® )devices, making it easier for business customers to deposit checks into their accounts on-the-go....


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'