BALTIMORE, Sept. 13, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios presented the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter today during the kickoff of Star-Spangled Banner Defenders’ Day Weekend, the city’s oldest holiday celebrating its successful defense against British attack and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814. The coin’s reverse (tails side) depicts the national site during the Defenders’ Day celebration and fireworks, which symbolize the “rocket’s red glare,” linking the fort to its historic past. “The defense of Fort McHenry was the watershed event in the War of 1812,” Treasurer Rios said, “and this new quarter captures the significance of that victory and connects all Americans who use it to Fort McHenry and its honored place in American history.” Joining Treasurer Rios for the coin’s presentation were U.S. Senator Ben Cardin; U.S. Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes; Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; site Superintendent Tina Cappetta; and United States Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson. Park ranger James C. Bailey served as master of ceremonies. The event culminated in a coin exchange where members of the crowd traded their currency for newly minted quarters. The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter is the 19th coin released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a multi-year initiative authorized by Public Law 110-456 (America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008). The United States Mint is offering several product options featuring the quarters at its online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog . These products may also be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). During the Battle of Baltimore, from September 13 to 14, 1814, the valiant defense of the star-shaped Fort McHenry against the might of the British navy inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The “Star-Spangled Banner” still flies over Fort McHenry 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The fort was used continuously in a variety of ways through WW II. It is most famous as the birthplace of our National Anthem, and many special activities are planned at the fort from now through 2014 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Digital images of the Fort McHenry National Park and Historic Shrine quarter are available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo#AmericaTheBeautiful . Information about Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is available at http://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm . Follow Fort McHenry National Park and Historic Shrine on Facebook and Twitter . Information about the United States Mint is available at http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/ . To subscribe to United States Mint electronic product notifications, news releases and public statements, visit http://www.usmint.gov/email/?action=EmailUpdates . Sign up for RSS Feeds from the United States Mint and follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest .

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Once again, Donovan rewarded Klinsmann for his good faith. Donovan was in top form last week against Mexico, providing the assist on Eddie Johnson’s goal and adding a goal of his own , putting the game away. With a rejuvenated and reenergized Donovan, the USMNT is suddenly a much more dangerous team. As he showed against Mexico, he is lethal on set pieces and is always in the right place at the right time. Donovan isn’t afraid to step up and nail a penalty shot, either. Donovan is back to the form he displayed at the 2010 World Cup. His teammates, Klinsmann and fans everywhere couldn’t be happier. Central Defense Is Set Matt Besler, Credit: soccerbyives.net Since the end of the 2010 World Cup, one of the major questions facing the USMNT has surrounded who will anchor the central defense? The tandem from 2010 of Jay DeMerit and Carlos Bocanegra is long gone. Bocanegra is the former captain but has fallen out of favor with Jurgen Klinsmann. Instead, Klinsmann has tried a variety of players and found a capable combination in Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez. They are still young but get better from game to game. It appears these two are the back line of the future, which is a great sign for the team going forward. Forward Found George Frey/Getty Images After Ghana bounced the United States from the 2010 World Cup, one thing was clear.The USMNT was desperate for a forward who could put the ball in the back of the net. In South Africa,not a single one of the team’s goals was scored by a forward. Jozy Altidore, who was long viewed as the team’s next big thing in terms of goal scoring, was nowhere to be found. When Jurgen Klinsmann took over, the trend continued. Altidore was netting goals, just not when wearing a United States jersey. Altidore continued to struggle until the calendar turned to 2013. In a friendly against Germany, Altidore finally broke through and scored his first goal in the Klinsmann era. In the team’s next contest, a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, Altidore netted another . In the USMNT’s next two qualifiers, facing Panama and Honduras , surely you can guess what Altidore did.

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Finance Sun, Sep 15, 2013, 8:38 AM EDT – U.S. Markets closed United States Air Force to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Press Release: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:34 PM EDT ADVISORY, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: United States Air Force will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the 66th Birthday of the United Air Force. In honor of the occasion, Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, Commander of 20th Air Force, will ring the Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite — 4 Times Square — 43rd & Broadway — Broadcast Studio When: Monday, September 16, 2013 — 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Contact: Bryan L. Bouchard, Capt, USAF (212) 784-0143 Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About U.S. Air Force: Since its founding in 1947, the U.S.