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2014-09-18 23:11:52

Announcing a new plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProEmblem, which includes a design tool kit that allows Final Cut Pro X users to create, design, and personalize classic emblems. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Plugin and template developers from Pixel Film Studios have announced the ProEmblem Plugin for Final Cut Pro X. “ProEmblem gives users the ability to design personalize Classic Emblems all inside FCPX” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “When...

2014-09-18 23:08:55

Dentists from throughout Canada tomorrow will benefit from the expertise of highly acclaimed Oxnard All-on-4™ dental implants expert and world-renowned speaker Dr. Mamaly Reshad, a prosthodontist from the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Ventura County, Calif., who is speaking at the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal. Dr. Reshad’s presentation, “Resection Versus Augmentation: Esthetic Implant Supported Maxillary...

2014-09-18 23:03:48

Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jim Risch joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Department of Energy labs to announce the creation of the Senate National Laboratory Caucus to "make certain that U.S. labs continue to build on their successes and remain world leaders in cutting edge research" during National Lab Day on the Hill on Tuesday. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jim...

2014-09-18 23:01:40

ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded the NASA Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract. The five-year contract, consisting of a base year and four one-year options, has a maximum ceiling of $73 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 NASA has awarded the Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract to ASRC Federal InuTeq. Under the contract, ASRC Federal InuTeq will support the Mission Information and Test Systems...

2014-09-18 20:23:34

Sept. 18 event highlights collaboration with Long Island University to expand Sanford Harmony Program; Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Symposium Scheduled for Nov. 19 SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National University, the 2(nd) largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California, announces the grand opening of the Sanford Education Center and the national expansion of research-based initiatives aimed at empowering nonprofit leaders,...

2014-09-18 20:20:40

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of East Sacramento is offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box portable moving and storage pods to residents of California who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from threatening fires. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b With U-Box portable moving and storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also can...

2014-09-18 16:30:14

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension announces a platinum sponsorship of the 12th annual International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference which will be held at University of California, Irvine, Calit2 Building in Irvine, Calif. on Oct. 22-23. The SoC conference is a premier event for engineering communities devoted to chip design and development. The theme for this year's conference, hosted by Savant Company, Inc, is "Innovative SoCs,...

2014-09-18 16:25:52

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don Howard, a lifelong Californian whose career in nonprofit leadership has been defined by innovation and a deep commitment to social change, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of The James Irvine Foundation, effective October 1, 2014. The appointment was made unanimously by the Irvine Foundation Board of Directors after a broad and extensive search. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147112...

2014-09-18 12:35:33

Comcast mandates new measures designed to reduce water use in California by 10 million gallons per year as part of a broader resource-conservation effort LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that it has introduced a number of water-saving efforts in California with the goal of reducing water use by 10 million gallons annually - or 25 percent - in response to California's growing water crisis. Comcast began implementing improved sustainability...

2014-09-18 12:34:15

Company Updating Recently Launched iOS Jackery App that Helps Busy Smartphone and Tablet Users Better Manage their Battery Levels SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced today an important update to its recently launched iOS application. The update includes several enhancements and fixes that improve the user's experience, enable more personalization, and streamline the Jackery forum...


Latest California Reference Libraries

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Northern Red-Legged Frog, Rana aurora
2014-09-11 11:41:10

The Northern Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian whose range is the coastal region extending from southwest British Colombia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Colombia, Oregon, and California. Being a member of the genus Rana, this species of frog is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog needs still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from its breeding...

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

Shasta–Trinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and Shasta National Forests were combined. Shasta-Trinity national Forest holds many features...

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...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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