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2014-07-09 16:25:22

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Oil Country Tubular Goods Market by Grade (API, Premium), by Product (Seamless, ERW), & by Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Middle East) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019...

2014-07-09 12:29:06

Superstars to Shine Spotlight on America's Four-legged Superheroes STUDIO CITY, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and Hallmark Channel announced today that sports legend, broadcaster, and actor Terry Bradshaw will join forces with TV personality and renowned animal advocate Beth Stern to shine a spotlight on some of America's top dogs as co-hosts of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). Celebrating the country's most...

2014-07-09 12:27:20

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort get kids active this summer, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will host stops for the Triple Play 'Million Minutes in Motion' mobile tour, with a goal of logging one million minutes of exercise with kids this summer. The tour kicked off this week in California, visiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. The mobile tour will travel to more...

2014-07-09 12:27:13

The nation's leading land brokers enjoy record revenues in 2013 as investors flock to hard assets. DALLAS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Land Report featured America's Best Brokerages in its summer issue, highlighting more than 100 real estate firms across the country that specialize in timberland, productive farmland, income-producing properties, and recreational retreats. A sharp rise in revenues demonstrates the continued appeal of land as an investment class. "The increased...

2014-07-09 12:25:43

New Travel Resource Launches with Choice Hotels Sleep Inn® brand as Exclusive Sponsor MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Travel Media Group has announced the launch of Experience America, the latest in a series of Experience Travel products designed to provide travel planning tools and information to help travelers make the most of their trip by giving them information personalized to fit their lifestyle. The site, ExperienceAmerica.USATODAY.com, launches today with one of...

2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...

2014-07-09 12:21:25

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for June 2014 and the first six months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 0.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.9 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 86.1 percent, up 1.2 points from June 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 2.4 percent from the same month...

2014-07-09 12:21:01

America's largest 'personal shoe shopper' for your vehicle publishes results from run-flat tire comparison test for drivers in need of a smoother ride, peace of mind and extended mobility after a puncture SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, today published the first results of its 19(th) annual tire testing season, a run-flat tire comparison,...

2014-07-09 08:30:46

America's leading school wear brand, French Toast sees opportunity for growth NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All New York City public schools are required to wear uniforms. Leading the charge with the largest offering in comfortable and durable school wear is French Toast (http://www.frenchtoast.com). The 29-year-old New York-based brand anticipates a surge in toddler orders within the coming months thanks to the 20,000+ Pre-K students expected to enter the New York City...

2014-07-09 08:20:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stow your carry-on bags and fasten your seatbelts because it's time to fly! Flight attendants Gailen David and Bobby Laurie are landing on televisions across America with a new travel series produced by Savvy Omnimedia, that inspires travelers to make the most of their trip. Gailen David and Bobby Laurie, better known as "The Savvy Stews," had their flight paths cross in 2010 at a conference connecting travel bloggers. "We were...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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