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2014-09-24 16:24:14

HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014, produced by Art Colony Association, proudly introduces "Bayou City After Dark," a can't miss downtown destination event. Enjoy fine art, drinks and live performances by Martha Wash of The Weather Girls, C+C Music Factory and Black Box fame, as well as Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 5 to 9:30pm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148205 Susan Fowler,...

2014-09-24 16:22:33

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today released an order recognizing that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has agreed not to take the next step to advance its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) regulatory process with respect to southwest Alaska's Pebble Project until at least January 2, 2015. Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble...

2014-09-24 16:22:20

Increased drilling in Midwest leads to manpower leader's domestic expansion HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Worldwide Resources, the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has opened an office in Colorado. The new office will be located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center neighborhood. The new office will focus on the increased need for workers in the upstream and midstream markets that are predominant in Colorado and North Dakota. In...

2014-09-24 12:33:33

Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers; a portion of the equipment is donated statewide to support Arizona educational programs PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Apple announced record sales of 10 million iPhone 6 units in the first three days of the product's launch, it often begged the question, "what happens to all the old phones?" The answer isn't always pretty as e-waste around the globe grows. Arizona citizens seeking a safe and responsible...

2014-09-24 12:26:03

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Michigan's overall economic competitiveness continues to improve, moving up nine spots, according to the results of the third annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. "Michigan's economic return continues at an impressive rate," said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. "While there are some areas that are moving slower than others,...

2014-09-24 12:23:29

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macoma Capital Group, a New York-based investment firm, today announced it has made its largest investment in a leading energy company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the Williston Basin, one of the premier shale plays in the Bakken. The energy company structures strategic alliances and exploration agreements with leading operators and mineral owners to increase production in the basin....

2014-09-24 08:33:21

29 Oregon High Schools Leverage Technology to Experience Career Paths ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an effort to provide an inspirational yet cost-effective tool in career exploration, the Mid-Willamette Education Consortium (MWEC) in Salem, Oregon, recently adopted the use of VirtualJobShadow.com, a comprehensive career planning resource that allows students to shadow real people in real jobs from any computer or tablet without ever leaving the...

2014-09-24 08:24:44

Goal to generate fun and warmth to sustain Chicago through winter's polar vortex CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cultural Mile Association plans to extend summer through this Thursday by hosting its Endless Summer Karaoke on the Chicago Cultural Mile. The Endless Summer Karaoke event will be held Thursday from 6:30pm until 9:00pm at the Park Grill Plaza in Millennium Park. The Chicago Cultural Mile is Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River south to Roosevelt...

2014-09-23 23:13:29

In a newly released article, Community Health Center of Snohomish County discusses the importance of preventive immunizations for families. Everett, WA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 There’s no question that immunizations have been able to save thousands, if not millions of lives over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Medical research has developed to such an extent that physicians are able to vaccinate not only against such diseases as polio, but even flu viruses. In the recent...

2014-09-23 23:06:45

My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by the founder of Traveler of Charleston for an episode. The magazine features several of the fun things for visitors to do while in Charleston. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 On September 23, 2014, My Positive Perspective founder Jason Deierlein was joined by Keith Simmons for an episode. Simmons is the founder of Traveler of Charleston magazine and answered some questions that Deierlein believed the audience would like...


Latest Geography of the United States Reference Libraries

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'