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2014-08-21 12:31:39

55,000% Revenue Growth Driven by Boom in Energy Sector "Crew Camps" ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Asset Management ("Reliant"), a leading specialty rental company providing premier modular space solutions to customers in growing industry sectors, today announced it has been ranked number 3 on the Inc. 5000 - Inc.'s annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. - achieving revenue growth of more than 55,000% over the last three years....

2014-08-21 12:31:33

DENVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nineteen Colorado families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more will be celebrated at the 28th Annual Centennial Farms Celebration on Friday, August 22, at 4 p.m. at the State Fair in Pueblo. Honorees will receive a certificate signed by Gov. Hickenlooper, as well as a sign to display on their property. Families are available for interview after the ceremony....

2014-08-21 12:31:20

The Lempert Report Innovation Series Highlights California's Catalina Sea Ranch SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalina Sea Ranch is developing the first open ocean shellfish ranch in the United States that will create jobs and help reduce America's $10 billion seafood deficit. Catalina Sea Ranch is featured in this week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series, a weekly video series featuring innovation in the food world. Sponsored by Tetra Pak® in...

2014-08-21 12:27:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Median net worth increased between 2000 and 2011 for households in the top two quintiles of the net worth distribution (the wealthiest 40 percent), while declining for those in the lower three quintiles (the bottom 60 percent), according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle and bottom of the net worth distribution. Each...

2014-08-21 12:26:13

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August 27 to September 7, the tournament will be the strongest ever held on earth,...

2014-08-21 12:26:00

Abuse-Resistant Drugs, along with Rehabilitation and Regulation Seen as Essential CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the abuse of strong prescription pain medications such as OxyContin is a serious public health and safety issue in the United States, according to findings from a survey released today by Repass & Partners, a Cincinnati based research firm. "Americans understand the severity of the prescription medication abuse...

2014-08-21 12:23:48

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading integrated exploration drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider, has been awarded a contract on August 1, 2014 for drilling services at the Magnum NGLs (Natural Gas Liquids) Storage Project at central Utah's Western Energy Hub. Magnum is building the first underground salt cavern NGLs storage facility in the Rocky Mountain region at the site, located 10 miles...

2014-08-21 12:23:43

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The US will never run out of oil and natural gas. NEVER. Same goes for the rest of the world. Won't happen." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140821/138400 That's the startling forecast by Dallas-based oil and gas executive Chris Faulkner in his new book, THE FRACKING TRUTH, available now from publisher Platform Press. (ISBN: 978-0-9850703-7-3 $21.95 Cloth/Dust Jacket 6" x 9" (192 pages) Illustrations) Faulkner, who consults with...

2014-08-21 12:22:25

Enlisting Veterans to Join its Ranks One of Several Initiatives in Support of Service Members ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has added more than 4,000 military veterans to its staff since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120412/CG86494LOGO The 100,000 Jobs Mission brings together companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses. Enterprise...

2014-08-21 12:21:59

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), one of the leading worldwide providers of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today announced it has established a sales presence in metropolitan Detroit to better serve automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America. As a top 10 global automotive EMS provider, IMI is opening the Detroit office as its first focused effort on serving the U.S. automotive and truck...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

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,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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