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2014-09-18 08:29:36

Installation to premiere at New York City's third annual Photoville with Special Guest Host IMG Model Sailor Brinkley Cook NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, today announced the launch of When You're Smiling - an interactive campaign that leverages the talent of worldwide crowds to elevate support and engagement around cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment. In a fresh, original approach to nonprofit awareness-building and...

2014-09-18 08:27:28

An Uplifting Story to Help Kids Cope with Difficult Moments in Everyday Life LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-award winning actor, director and education advocate LEVAR BURTON has written his first children's book, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM, to be published on October 7. The first book published by the iconic and beloved READING RAINBOW brand, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM brings to parents and their children an uplifting, warm and powerful story that helps...

2014-09-18 08:27:06

A unique blend of entertainers to join BACK9NETWORK HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BACK9NETWORK, the 24/7 golf lifestyle network, announced today the addition to its talent roster of Shane Bacon, Erica Bachelor, Matty Blake, Caite Upton, Jeff Rude, John Maginnes, and Will Christien. The group of on-air personalities will headline the network's studio shows as the network debuts on DIRECTV on September 29(th). BACK9NETWORK, located on DIRECTV channel 262, will launch...

2014-09-18 08:27:03

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamly, the content & social network for TV today announced the promotion of Jennifer Kavanagh, former SVP of Marketing & Partnerships to EVP, US General Manager. In her new role, Kavanagh will be responsible for all aspects of the US business including cross platform growth, monetization and interactive content syndication. She will continue reporting to Jason Forbes, Beamly's global CEO. "Jen has played an instrumental role in...

2014-09-18 08:26:58

25-Year Industry Veteran Played Key Role in Growing LEGO, Star Wars and DreamWorks Brands SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to continue building Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) global franchises and extend them into new lines of business, the Company has named Kerry Phelan, a 25-year consumer branding veteran and former head of consumer products and licensing for DreamWorks Animation, to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of...

2014-09-18 08:26:39

Unique and affordable home decor by 87-year-old artist Mort Barish brings vibrant color and energy into any living space. GIG HARBOR, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City, in the 1940's and 1950's was a hotbed of music, art and theatre. Everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet could be heard somewhere in the city. Artists like Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra were there to beguile and entertain. This period also ushered in a new movement in art...

2014-09-18 08:26:31

This exhibition is the second show of 7 from her exhibition series entitled "Lucky 7s" which celebrates her 77th birthday and debut to Louisiana. SHREVEPORT, La., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibrant paintings of a dreamy rainforest abstraction will make the journey to the Robinson Film Center for the second show of Marlene Yu's "Lucky 7s" exhibition series entitled "Emerald Forest Series" from Sept. 26 through Nov. 29, 2014. Yu's Emerald Forest series features works inspired by...

2014-09-18 08:26:30

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become." These are the words of Lisa Ling, creator of the new upcoming series "This is Life." Ling takes us on a journey through the lives of people who act normal in public, but in private lead very different and unusual lives. One of the major co-stars of this upcoming primetime series will be Taylor B. Jones, a prominent Atlanta, Georgia based author,...

2014-09-18 08:26:11

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, the premier provider of payroll and related services to the entertainment industry, today announced an expansion of the tax-incentive services it provides to Canadian productions through its Cast & Crew Financial Services, LLC subsidiary. Cast & Crew Financial Services provides film and television productions with a range of services, such as production incentive financing, which...

2014-09-18 08:26:09

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabaret at The Merc in association with Temecula Presents are pleased to announce a one-night-only Broadway concert by Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. On Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, Stephen Schwartz, the songwriter behind such Broadway hits as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, will take the Old Town Temecula Theater Stage for the first time, joined by an all-star cast of Broadway performers! Stephen Schwartz has...


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Liverpool Pigeon, Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned in the work A General Synopsis of Birds by John Latham and scientifically named by Johann Friedrich...

Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Lloyd Alexander, 1959
2014-01-31 13:04:08

The North German Automobile and Engine company was founded in 1908 as a German brand of vehicle owned by Norddeutsche Lloyd, a shipping company. It was located in Bremen and the vehicles produced were branded with the Lloyd name. The first cars produced were license-built Krieger electric vehicles with a few petrol-powered vehicles as well. In 1914 they merged with Hansa and became Hansa-Lloyd Werke AG. Most of the vehicles produced had the Hansa name. The Hansa-Lloyd name was on...

Mothman
2013-11-27 10:34:33

The mothman is a legendary creature that was first reported with sightings from November 12, 1966 through December 15, 1967 in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia. On November 16, 1966, the local newspaper published a report of two couples seeing the creature. It was described as a large white winged man with glowing red eyes. The wings had a ten-foot span and it followed their car as they drove outside of town, according to their report. Over the period from the initial sighting...

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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.'