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2014-07-07 08:29:59

MUNICH, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New MicroTrack sled test facility measuring 220 meters in length / First M=LIGHT LED lamp series installed / Curb test for ultra-modern side tests The vehicle safety requirements stipulated by institutes such as the New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are becoming more and more stringent and the associated test procedures more complex. As a result, vehicle...

2014-07-07 08:24:31

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Health Connect and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange have merged to form Great Lakes Health Connect, one of the nation's largest providers of health information exchange allowing hospitals, physicians and other medical professionals to quickly and securely share the health records of more than 5 million people. "The merger of these two leading organizations means Great Lakes Health Connect can provide...

2014-07-07 08:22:00

JACKSON, Mich., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy's hydro properties will have more housing options available for bats thanks to a Boy Scout and electric car parts from General Motors. For an Eagle Scout project, Matthew Netherland and some helpers built 22 bat boxes out of scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers donated by GM which Consumers Energy will install on their property. "This project connects a lot of environmental dots," said Rich Castle, Consumers Energy's...

2014-07-06 23:00:19

On May 14, 2014, a federal appeals court upheld a district court’s $6.1 million decision for a self-insured ERISA plan against BCBSM for violating ERISA and fraud. ERISAclaim.com demystifies this new federal overpayment law for all self-insured plans in all overpayment recoupment actions. Hanover Park, Illinois (PRWEB) July 06, 2014 On May 14, 2014, a federal appeals court upheld a district court’s $6.1 million decision for a self-insured ERISA plan against Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

2014-07-06 23:00:05

Come along with Philip J. Howard Jr. and learn all about the yoopers, their culture and history, Father Marquette, and Michigan’s connection to the Mississippi River. MASSACHUSETTS (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of America’s hidden treasures. Overlooked and ignored as a place to visit, it is decidedly not Yellowstone Park, Disney World, or New Orleans. The UP and the yoopers enjoy their own character, culture, and history. The land of Lake Superior, the...

2014-07-04 08:20:30

Editor's Note: High resolution photos of the vessel, crest and keel are available for download via http://ussdetroit.blogspot.com/ and http://www.lmlcsteam.com/media/photo-gallery. DETROIT, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Navy League of the United States proudly announced today that the City of Detroit has been selected as the commissioning site for the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS DETROIT (LCS 7). The ship is currently being built in Marinette, WI, and will be formally...

2014-07-03 20:21:38

Balanced Policy Effectively Targets Meth Criminals WASHINGTON , July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for signing a new statewide meth offender block list into law. This new policy comes on the heels of a recent package of legislation - all signed into law by the governor - aimed at giving law enforcement officials a leg up in the fight against meth abuse. By working in conjunction...

2014-07-03 08:25:34

-- President and CEO receives prestigious award in Korea for commitment to sustainable management VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- YH Park, president and CEO of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (KS: 018880), a full-line supplier of automotive thermal energy management solutions, received a Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit at the annual Global Green Management Excellence Award event in Seoul. The event is jointly hosted by the Korean Ministry of...

2014-07-03 08:23:34

FLINT, Mich., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as lead book-running managers. Additional...

2014-07-02 23:12:03

Participants from all over Michigan are changing lives by participating in this First Annual event that will help Victims become Victors. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Eagle Village is a healing center working with youth who have experienced abuse or neglect as well as those who may be struggling with behavioral issues. This 5K is one of several Victims2Victors athletic events hosted by Eagle Village. The race is scheduled for July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. on the Eagle Village campus in...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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