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2010-07-22 06:03:00

DERBY, England, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet and PC security specialist Prevx has today announced that FNB, one of South Africa's leading banks with 6.6m customers, has joined the Prevx SafeOnline Business Partner Program.

2010-07-20 14:29:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS TV, the free broadcast movie network from MGM Studios and Weigel Broadcasting, will honor "The Boss" of baseball, the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, with a special programming lineup on Saturday, July 24.

2010-07-12 23:23:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball's biggest moment, the home run, was on grand display tonight at Angel Stadium of Anaheim during the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby as David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox captured the long ball crown, and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) raise $573,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). "The 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby was a tremendous success for fans, participants, and State Farm agents and employees," said Todd...

2010-06-17 07:45:00

LANCASTER, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With two weeks left, there is still time to donate! Representative Scott Boyd will dye his hair pink when $10,000 is raised to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) through the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby.

2010-06-16 13:56:00

ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Gold Medalist (Swimming) Special Olympics Athlete, Erin Hoffman, may not have won a prize with her adopted rubber duck in the 2009 Duck Derby, but that's not going to stop her from trying again. "Yes! The prizes are great but more importantly, the Duck Derby allows thousands of athletes to participate all year round in sports competition," said Erin.

2010-05-03 05:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," joined forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of- a-kind hat worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

2010-04-30 10:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ram Truck Brand announces sponsorship with the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Ram Truck logo and vehicle displays to be present in and around Churchill Downs Thoroughbred horses meet horsepower as the Ram Truck Brand makes a grand entrance on the track and in the winner's circle for the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

2010-04-23 06:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester Santos, the 2008 USA National Memory Champion, has memorized all Kentucky Derby results since its inception in 1875, including the winning horses and jockeys and their winning times to the hundredths of a second (e.g.

2010-04-22 11:00:00

MIAMI, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE®, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," joins forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of-a-kind hat to be worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1st at Churchill Downs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/greygoose/43652/ Actress and model Rebecca Romijn will lend support by donning the custom-designed hat at...

2010-04-20 10:00:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- If you haven't already made your Lexington hotel reservation for the Kentucky Derby, now is your chance to take advantage of special event rates as low as $269 per night.


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Derby's Woolly Opossum, Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to 8,500 feet. Derby’s woolly opossum can weigh between 7.1 and 14 ounces, with the prehensile...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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