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2014-09-17 12:20:49

America's largest 'personal shoe shopper' for your vehicle conducts Ultra High Performance Summer tire comparison test for drivers of sports cars, coupes and sedans in need of solid wet and dry traction, not facing wintry conditions SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, released the fifth set of results from its 19(th) annual tire testing season...

2014-09-17 08:36:39

Newer Eateries Rule the List; Winning Restaurants Span 29 States with California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Restaurants Making the Strongest Showing and the Cities of Portland and Philadelphia Boasting the Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of our country's progressive food and dining culture, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014...

2014-09-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL LOAN Profile America -- Wednesday, September 17th. On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Less than two years later, the new U.S. government had to...

2014-09-16 23:09:50

The need for investment in the US water sector is becoming significantly more urgent with the effects of infrastructure decline starting to be felt in the wider economy. The American Water Summit 2014: Smashing Silos is bringing together leaders from water, energy, finance, cities and technology to debate how we can escape the silo mentality which stands in the path of constructive solutions. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 America’s water sector needs to reinvent itself if it is to reverse...

2014-09-16 16:21:59

Selection Will Return Launches to America WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation's...

2014-09-16 12:27:17

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of employees would support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for all employees, according to results from the 2014 "Getting Paid In America" survey conducted by the American Payroll Association. The results showed that nearly 68 percent of employees are in favor of raising the minimum wage for all American workers, not just federal employees. "Competitive compensation is intricately tied to employee satisfaction,"...

2014-09-16 12:25:30

Darryl Roberts' latest in the "America the Beautiful" trilogy exposes a cultural obsession with sex. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes an unflinching look at the insidious effects of our culture's preoccupation with sex in "America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth" premiering this fall across the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-09-16 12:25:03

Manhattan-based Insurance Company Makes List for Fastest Growing Private Companies in America NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaefer Enterprises Inc., one of the largest Manhattan-based private insurance agencies, today announced its recognition as no. 1738 on the Inc. 5000 list for America's Fastest Growing Private Companies. To commemorate their appearance, Schaefer Enterprises Inc. will be hosting a celebratory party on Thursday, September 18(th) at Parlor (286 Spring...

2014-09-16 12:21:21

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team and Share the Road professional drivers will be participating in AAA Mid-Atlantic's IDrive program to educate young drivers on the importance of highway safety, particular around trucks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Safety is the trucking industry's most important value," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We're always happy for events like...

2014-09-16 08:26:26

Live musical event to hit Napa with all proceeds benefitting music education NAPA, Calif., Sept, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 18(th) multi-platinum rock band BUSH will give a special acoustic performance at VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Noteworthy benefit concert at William Hill Estate Winery. The evening will feature an intimate performance in the vineyard to raise money and awareness for music education programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146201...


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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