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2014-08-15 08:20:48

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it received the 2014 Partners in Transformation Award from Sears Holdings. "Hub Group has been a proud transportation provider for Sears Holdings since 1990," said David P. Yeager, Chairman and CEO of Hub Group. "It is an honor to receive this award and it has been a pleasure to watch our relationship grow steadily...

2014-08-05 08:29:47

Performance activewear coming in August, exclusively available at Kmart stores, Kmart.com and shopyourway.com NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America's favorite fitness guru, Jillian Michaels, is teaming up with Kmart this fall to launch Impact by Jillian Michaels, a performance activewear collection for women. Kmart's relationship with Jillian brings a unique authenticity to the category as the retailer expands and strengthens its health and wellness offering across all...

2014-07-24 12:29:20

New shopping conveniences, on-trend style and products, Shop Your Way® benefits makeSears the go-to back-to-school partner HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The back to school season marks a reset in routine for the entire family and it can be one of the busiest, most exciting and stressful times for parents and kids. With its 'Back to School, Back to You' campaign, Sears celebrates heading back to class in style with stylish brands, new collections, easier ways to shop...

2014-07-22 00:21:15

Retail Giant's Participation in March for Babies Raises a Record Amount WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A few dollars given individually might not seem like much, but through many such small acts of generosity, Kmart's Shop Your Way(?) members, customers and associates have donated an unprecedented $11 million this year to the March of Dimes annual March for Babies® to give more babies a healthy start in life. Kmart's record-breaking achievement set a...

2014-07-08 08:37:24

Cross store pickup options for Shop Your Way members shopping sears.com or kmart.com creates added convenience HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears and Kmart, two leading integrated retailers focused on making shopping easier for Shop Your Way members and customers, are introducing a unique online/in-store collaboration to allow pick up of sears.com or kmart.com orders at any of each other's stores - more than 2,000 locations nationwide - ready in five minutes or less....

2014-07-01 12:32:02

Sears Holdings Recognizes Top Suppliers as True Partners in Transformation LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Displaydata announced today it was named a 2014 Partner in Transformation for Sears Holdings Corp. Displaydata received the award for delivering Sears' innovative digital display technology that supports its Shop Your Way program in stores. Displaydata's responsiveness, hands-on delivery and commitment to supporting Sears' deployment in hundreds of stores to date has...

2014-06-26 12:26:32

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013....

2014-05-21 08:26:09

Follow the Journey as Sean and Catherine Lowe Receive a Patio Makeover, Compliments of Sears, Shop Your Way and Kenmore HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "America's favorite bachelor couple," Sean and Catherine Lowe, who caught the nation's attention after finding love on a hit reality show, are now enlisting the help of Sears celebrity designer, Ty Pennington, fans from across the country and Shop Your Way members to design the patio of the couple's new home via this web...

2014-05-05 12:28:25

Shop Your Way(SM) members and Kmart customers can access wide range of medications treating chronic, complex conditions HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Pharmacy announces today it is working with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to give Kmart customers and Shop Your Way(SM) members access to specialty medications, bringing specialized support for a variety of patient conditions, including but not limited to: HIV, Crohn's disease, anemia blood modifiers, and...

2014-04-29 12:35:57

With Rebuilding Together, Sears helps address critical housing need HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, a leading integrated retailer focused on making shopping easier, has launched its seventh annual Heroes at Home spring renovation and fundraising campaign, during which it will celebrate a milestone 1,500th rebuild, honoring America's military heroes. Teaming with Rebuilding Together, the program provides home modifications and repairs for low-income...


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Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin