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2014-08-06 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FRESH BREATH DAY Profile America -- Wednesday, August 6th. Today is one of America's more obscure and unusual commemorations. It's National Fresh Breath Day, even if it is not recognized by the greeting card industry. The idea is to make people aware that having fresh breath is part of overall...

2014-08-05 23:06:11

The second annual Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ Awards were announced today with strong performances from Ford and Toyota, with each manufacturer winning seven awards, while Best CPO Brand Value Awards went to Honda, Buick, and Chevrolet for passenger cars, luxury vehicles, and trucks. Based on total cost of ownership and overall value, Vincentric’s CPO awards recognize vehicles that provide the best value in their market segments. Bingham Farms, Michigan (PRWEB) August 05,...

2014-08-05 16:27:04

Dr. Jacqueline Jones, a New York, NY physician who is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors. NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of America's Top Doctors and has selected Jacqueline Jones, MD for this...

2014-08-05 12:26:25

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 6, under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), Merriam-Webster, America's leading language reference publisher, will release the Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, marking the dictionary's first major update in nearly a decade. More than 5,000 new words will be added to the dictionary making them officially playable in the game, including GEOCACHE, a word chosen by fans in the SCRABBLE Word Showdown...

2014-08-05 12:22:42

What the U.S. has learned from Solyndra and how it can become the world's solar superpower SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The SOLAR PHOENIX: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0, a new book by Silicon Valley technology pioneer and solar entrepreneur Brad Mattson, offers a detailed roadmap of how solar will lead us to the new energy economy and outlines how the United States can beat manufacturing juggernauts like China by using...

2014-08-05 08:29:47

Performance activewear coming in August, exclusively available at Kmart stores, Kmart.com and shopyourway.com NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite fitness guru, Jillian Michaels, is teaming up with Kmart this fall to launch Impact by Jillian Michaels, a performance activewear collection for women. Kmart's relationship with Jillian brings a unique authenticity to the category as the retailer expands and strengthens its health and wellness offering across all...

2014-08-05 08:28:08

First Live Stream of Judging Sessions Allows Global Viewing ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is inviting the world to watch live action of the annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) from August 4-7. This is the first time in IPC's history that judging sessions can be viewed in real time by the public. PPA photographers around the globe have submitted nearly 5,000 images for the competition and will watch closely, along...

2014-08-04 16:23:55

Are you America's Smartest? LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandalay Media Arts is searching for the next great visionary who has an idea that will change the world. The competition reality series, titled "America's Smartest," is the latest production from Mandalay Media Arts which will be produced by Creators/Executive Producers Michael Sardo and David Zelon. Rolfe Auerbach, Co-Executive Producer and principal of Brand in Entertainment, is spearheading sponsor...

2014-08-04 12:36:33

America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt Brand Celebrates School Pride with the Nation's Collegiate Sports Community NORWICH, N.Y. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chobani, America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt, has entered into a multi-platform, multi-year marketing agreement with IMG designed to increase brand awareness and yogurt consumption at colleges and universities through increased distribution and visibility on campuses and at retailers coast to coast. The...

2014-08-04 12:21:05

Two of America's Most Beloved Past Times Combine as Racing Meets Bowling; LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, two of America's great past times, racing and bowling, came together as GoBowling.com served as title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The race was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr, his third victory of the season and the 21st of his career, and his first season sweep at a track since Talladega Superspeedway in 2002. The race...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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