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2014-03-31 12:28:53

Shop Your Way® Members Get More When They Give HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart, the top corporate partner for March of Dimes Foundation, launches its unprecedented fourth decade of fundraising support for the cause, kicking off its 2014 campaign with new ways to donate, and rewards for giving for Shop Your Way members. During the last three decades, Kmart has raised $114 million to help advance the critical work being done by the March of Dimes on...

2014-03-27 08:37:28

Integrated retail concept to debut with virtual fashion experience mid-April NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, a leading integrated retailer focused on making shopping easier for its customers and Shop Your Way members, announced today the launch of Now + Here, a fast fashion shop available in Sears stores across the country, on Sears.com and shopyourway.com. The Now + Here shops offer a compelling new shop environment with monthly deliveries of the latest trends to...

2014-02-28 16:24:40

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement should be attributed to Sears Holdings: There have been rumors and reports throughout the retail industry of security incidents at various retailers, and we are actively reviewing our systems to determine if we have been a victim of a breach. We have found no information based on our review of our systems to date indicating a breach. About Sears Holdings CorporationSears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:...

2014-02-13 23:01:25

Denver Zoo's tawny frogmouth chick is believed to be the first of its species to be successfully reared at the Zoo. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome what is believed to be the first tawny frogmouth chick to be successfully reared at the zoo. The chick, named Kermit, whose gender is still not known, arrived on January 27. Guests may be lucky and catch a glimpse of the new chick in its home of Bird World, presented by FlyFrontier.com, as it grows and becomes...

2014-02-11 12:28:31

Teams Up with DIY Expert Ty Pennington and Nonprofit Rebuilding Together to Help Communities Rebuild HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2014, Sears Home Services will set out to restore homes and buildings in the communities in which their nearly 8,000 technicians, project consultants and contractors live and serve. Sears Home Services has teamed up with nonprofit Rebuilding Together to help identify homes and community projects in need of assistance. The...

2014-02-10 12:23:24

Free service lets members pick up online purchases in five minutes or less, without leaving the car HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, a leading integrated retailer, has combined mobile shopping with local store convenience to introduce In-Vehicle Pickup. The new service, powered by the Shop Your Way mobile app, enables customers to pick up their online purchases at any Sears store within five minutes of arrival, without ever leaving the car. (Photo:...

2014-02-06 16:28:13

Kmart Customers, Shop Your Way® Members Donated Like Never Before HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart announced its Shop Your Way? members and customers donated a record $21.9 million to the 10(th) annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(® )Thanks and Giving(®) fundraising campaign during the 2013 holiday season - the single largest corporate partner donation ever to the St. Jude campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DE60857 )...

2014-02-05 16:27:09

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Mark Panzer will join the company as senior vice president and president, Pharmacy. Mr. Panzer most recently served as president and CEO of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. In his new role with Sears Holdings, Mr. Panzer will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the company's Pharmacy business under the Kmart format, both in-store and online. "Mark's breadth and...

2014-02-04 12:20:08

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that Norman Miller will join the company as senior vice president and president, Automotive. Mr. Miller most recently served as president and COO of Dollar Financial Corp. In his new role with Sears Holdings, Mr. Miller will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of the company's automotive business, including Sears Auto Centers. "Norman is a proven executive whose operations,...

2014-01-16 08:24:37

Sears to update its 215,000 square foot store at largest mall on east coast, DICK's Sporting Goods to occupy upper level HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that the company has signed a sublease with DICK's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), to occupy a portion of its second floor at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa. The two story anchor building will be renovated with Sears maintaining exterior entrances on both...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'