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2014-05-30 23:05:58

The success of LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter campaign inspires smaller mission-minded, start-up company, The Body Archer®, to launch their own crowdfunding campaign in mid June. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On Wednesday, Mashable reported that LeVar Burtons’s “Reading Rainbow” broke crowdfunding records, raising over one million dollars in 24 hours on Kickstarter, and later surpassed $2 million on day two. Burton’s mission: to use today’s...

2014-05-30 23:05:42

With the emergence of the Affordable Care Act and rising healthcare costs, patient financing has risen to the forefront of the healthcare conversation in America. American HealthCare Lending continues to innovate, grow, and develop tools to provide healthcare providers with a way to "Make Healthcare Affordable™". The launching of their new website is one of many crucial pieces that will ensure financial success with healthcare providers all over the United States. Salt Lake...

2014-05-30 23:03:32

National Wildlife Federation encourages families to reconnect with their wild side at Great American Backyard Campout on June 28th. Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Go wild this summer and explore the jungles in backyards with National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular national family event, Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages people of all ages to camp in their backyards, neighborhoods, parks and campgrounds, as a...

2014-05-30 23:03:15

Traditional and emerging industries are growing in Louisiana. A highly productive and motivated workforce, low taxes, unrivaled infrastructure and logistics, a pro-business climate and the nation's best workforce recruitment and training program provide a competitive advantage. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 During its Spring 2014 Conference in New Orleans, ITRA Global hosted a CEO guest panel consisting of top executives from GE Capital Technology Center, Spear Point LLC, and...

2014-05-30 16:23:30

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It all began forty-one years ago as Christian broadcast pioneers Paul and Jan Crouch flipped the switch on May 28, 1973, launching the Trinity Broadcasting Network with one part-time, low-power station in Southern California. In the decades since, America's favorite faith-and-family network has expanded to over 100 millions homes across America -- not only via 8,000 cable and satellite affiliates, but also through the network's 37...

2014-05-30 16:22:13

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Services of America (OTC: ESOA), parent company of C.J. Hughes Construction Company and Nitro Electric Company, announced today that it entered into a $5.0 million revolving line of credit financing arrangement with United Bank, Inc. This arrangement is in addition to the prior $8.8 million refinancing agreement reached between Energy Services, United Bank, and Summit Community Bank (West Virginia). Douglas V. Reynolds,...

2014-05-30 16:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has added Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service into its roster of Featured Products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Trucking is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and data, and products like Drivewyze are helping fleets move America's freight more efficiently and safely than ever before," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We...

2014-05-30 00:21:29

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST DAILY NEWSPAPER Profile America -- Friday, May 30th.( )The nation's first daily newspaper, the short-lived Pennsylvania Evening Post, began publication on this date in 1783, printed by Benjamin Towne in Philadelphia. Americans' hunger for news was such that by 1850, there were some 250...

2014-05-29 23:16:09

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently recognized that when women receive doula care during labor they are less likely to have cesarean births. In their book, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America, Christine Morton and Elayne Clift provide a social history of doula care in the U.S., and describe how doulas are the ambassadors to the midwifery model of care. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Childbirth in America...

2014-05-29 23:15:19

TaxConnex, LLC, America’s leading independent sales and use tax outsourcing and consulting firm, is proud to announce the launch of the TaxConnex YouTube Channel. TaxConnex uses YouTube as a way to share information with the Sales and Use Tax community. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 TaxConnex, LLC, America’s leading independent sales and use tax outsourcing and consulting firm, is proud to announce the launch of the TaxConnex YouTube Channel. TaxConnex uses YouTube as a way to...


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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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