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2014-09-03 16:27:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, recipients of the Medal of Honor - our nation's highest award for wartime acts of valor - have asked citizens across the nation to nominate unsung citizen heroes to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Citizen Honors award. The Citizen Honors award recognizes Americans who have risked their lives in grave situations to save others or who have made a significant difference in the lives of others...

2014-09-03 16:21:06

Advanced Government Solutions, Inc. Ranked on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 43% BOWIE, Md., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Government Solutions, Inc. (AGS) today announced that Inc. magazine has once again selected AGS on its eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the fifth year that AGS has been honored with this selection, making it part of the Exclusive Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. The...

2014-09-03 16:20:57

Invests In State-Of-The-Art Driver Training Facility, Partners With Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT, Commits To Hiring And Developing 1,000 Veterans LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maverick Transportation held a grand opening ceremony last month, introducing a state-of-the-art driver training facility that will help train and develop America's next generation of professional truck drivers. "We are proud to make a substantial investment in our community, our employees,...

2014-09-03 12:27:25

Cornerstone Church Pastor Sergio De La Mora to lead organization of America's Largest Latino Congregations SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Mega Church Association (HMCA), a division of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/Conela, today announced the appointment of Pastor Sergio De La Mora as its new president. De La Mora currently serves as the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church of San Diego, California and is author of "The...

2014-09-03 12:25:37

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction named "Pittsburgh's Best Haunted House" by Haunt World Magazine and featured on The Travel Channel as "One of America's Scariest Haunted Attractions" returns on September 12th. With six separate attractions spanning a walking path over 1 mile, Hundred Acres Manor leaves it's patrons face to face with some of their deepest fears becoming their realities....

2014-09-03 12:23:09

Exhibit Opens Today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it is a global sponsor of the new exhibition "Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places," which opens today at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Marking 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act - one of America's most successful and enduring pieces of conservation...

2014-09-03 08:30:44

A Campaign to Celebrate Stories of Italian Style in America NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Italy's No. 1 premium beer, is proud to announce Storie di Stile, a two-year campaign to spotlight stories of talented Italians in the United States and their impact on style and culture. Storie di Stile will come to life through an ongoing series of partnerships and collaborations that stay true to Peroni Nastro Azzurro's commitment to craftsmanship,...

2014-09-03 00:22:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FOOTBALL PROFESSIONAL Profile America -- Wednesday, September 3rd. Football season is soon to be in full swing again. Colleges have already begun playing, and the National Football League season starts on Thursday. For many years, it was believed the first professional game took place on...

2014-09-02 23:03:46

The North-America soy protein market report explains and divides the soy protein market in North-America with analysis and projection of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-soy-protein-8658645724.html (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The North-America soy protein market report explains and divides the soy protein market in North-America with analysis and projection of revenue. The soy protein market in North-America is estimated to grow from $3,092.7 million...

2014-09-02 23:01:22

Company Grows Like Less Annoying Kudzu Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT consultancy, has been named by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America for the seventh year in a row, and the eighth time total. TCG was previously recognized in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and the Inc. 500 in 2001. TCG’s revenue has grown 86% from 2010 to 2013, ranking the company at position 3,708 on the list of the fastest...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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