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2014-04-10 23:21:46

Superbowl of STEM to Draw Tens of Thousands to Convention Center Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 K’NEX Education™, America’s STEM Building Solution, will be participating in the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin®. Designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, the Festival Expo is a family-friendly expo that allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on...

2014-04-10 23:00:24

Sean O’Keefe, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Airbus Group, Inc., has been awarded National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) prestigious James Forrestal Industry Leadership Medal in recognition of his support of a strong national security and furtherance of American global leadership. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has awarded The Honorable Sean O’Keefe, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Airbus Group, Inc., the...

2014-04-10 16:23:14

Reser's Fine Foods® to award more than $20,000 in prize money NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest to find the perfect potato salad is a life-long journey that has been the source of friendly family rivalries for decades. To celebrate this timeless debate, Reser's Fine Foods® decided to make things interesting and invite people to put their spuds on display for a national debate. Back for its third year, Reser's Fine Foods® is inviting the nation to...

2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2014-04-10 12:27:16

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Staffing Network Healthcare, LLC (MSN) has released its "Healthcare across America," an infographic that is anchored upon data that reveals the depth of the nursing supply and demand disconnect across the top five healthcare markets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121119/FL15886LOGO When it comes to healthcare in the United States, there are five concentrated areas of consumption, which coincide with the largest...

2014-04-10 08:24:54

In 1900 Anne's grandparents carried a precious grapevine cutting with them when they emigrated from their native Italy to America. A century later their granddaughter cast the grapevine into bronze PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artist Anne Thull displays her limited edition led lighted bronze "Vineyard Series Grapevine Sculptures" during the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event April 10-13, 2014, Pebble Beach, CA. In 1900 Anne's maternal grandparents emigrated...

2014-04-09 23:26:14

Youfit Health Clubs, one of America’s fastest-growing fitness companies, today announced that it has raised growth capital from PWP Growth Equity, a Perella Weinberg Partners private equity entity focused on investing in lower middle market growth companies. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Youfit Health Clubs, one of America’s fastest-growing fitness companies, today announced that it has raised growth capital from PWP Growth Equity, a Perella Weinberg Partners private...

2014-04-10 00:22:23

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SAFETY PINS Profile America -- Thursday, April 10th. The need to pay a $15 debt sparked one of the most useful of inventions, patented on this date in 1849. Walter Hunt, a mechanic in New York, owed the debt. While he thought about how to raise the money, he fiddled with a small piece of wire....

2014-04-09 16:25:30

Dr. David Rivadeneira, a Board Certified Huntington, NY physician specializing in Colon & Rectal Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. HUNTINGTON, N.Y., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published the 17th edition of Top Doctors: New...

2014-04-09 16:22:41

PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The Make It In America agenda focuses on the most critical economic issues facing our country today: Expanding production while creating and retaining jobs in America. Since it was announced, the agenda has helped provide hope to the millions of manufacturing workers,...


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...

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....

Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
2012-01-13 00:40:02

The Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) is a species of grouse native to the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a forest-dwelling bird, with a breeding habitat along the edges of conifer and mixed forests in western North America, from southeastern Alaska and Yukon south to New Mexico. Its range is closely associated with that of various conifers. It is a permanent resident within its range, but will often move short distances by foot or by wing to denser forest habitat in the colder...

Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
2012-01-12 17:53:47

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized species of sea duck. Its breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in northwestern North America, but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. In Iceland it is commonly known as husond (house-duck). It is a migratory bird and will winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters. It rarely migrates as far away as Europe and southern North America. Barrow’s Goldeneye is named after Sir John Barrow. The...

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