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2014-09-19 16:22:59

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Telefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee, is pleased to announce that the feature film Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan, has been selected to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87(th) Academy Awards, to be held in Hollywood on February 22, 2015. "For the last several years, Canadian cinema has made waves at the Oscars with strong and audacious films," said Carolle...

2014-09-19 12:28:20

QINGDAO, China, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If monochrome, color and LCD television represent the three important eras in the development of display technologies, the dawn of the fourth era took place on September 10th, with the introduction of the Laser Cinema by Hisense. Hisense looks forward to winning a controlling position in next-generation display technologies in world markets through its leading position in the emerging laser display technology. Hisense general manager...

2014-09-19 12:27:51

MHTA to honor Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at the Nov.13 awards ceremony DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named the Creating IT Futures Foundation as a finalist in the Workforce Development category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior...

2014-09-19 12:26:41

CertainTeed® Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Contest Video Series Premieres Third Webisode, Beautifully Frames 2013 Winner's Elaborate Garden VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio is now starring in their third webisode of the 2013 CertainTeed® Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest series. In this newest webisode, the contest-winning family sees their vision realized with a picturesque, low-maintenance...

2014-09-19 12:24:17

- Taking Army STEM Training to the Concert Production Stage in Tour Ops: the Tech Behind Rock on the Road - LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and the U.S. Army announced a dynamic web series, Tour Ops: the Tech Behind Rock on the Road, featuring two U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers working onsite with OneRepublic on tour. The series consist of six total episodes, three spotlighting U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Freinberg and three featuring U.S....

2014-09-19 12:24:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America has not only rejected the claims in a complaint filed by the prior owners of Current TV, led by former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. and Joel Hyatt, but has filed its own suit against the former owners. Al Jazeera America's suit is based on misrepresentations by Gore and Hyatt in connection with Al Jazeera America's acquisition of Current TV. Al Jazeera America rightfully seeks compensation from an escrow fund...

2014-09-19 12:23:55

The Nation's Best Halloween Event Will Terrify Guests Select Nights Through November 1 ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, guests' worst nightmares will be unleashed as Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 24 opens - drawing fans from all around the country. This year, guests will come face-to-face with some of the most recognizable and terrifying names in pop culture, as well as intensely-real original content. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147257...

2014-09-19 12:23:49

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adah Kennon recently retired after working for five years as a counselor at the college level and for thirty years as a licensed K-12 school psychologist. She is a performing arts professional who dedicates her time to helping those in the entertainment industry and has appeared in several local theatrical productions, as well as radio and television broadcasts. Her areas of expertise are in acting, voice-over acting, theater, radio, film,...

2014-09-19 12:23:39

NEW YORK, Sept.19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC voiced profound disappointment regarding the Metropolitan Opera commitment to proceed with Death of Klinghoffer. The Met premier of this controversial opera is scheduled for October 20, 2014. The Met, apparently sensitive to mounting criticism of an opera that glorifies and romanticizes terrorism, has already canceled the simulcast broadcast of Klinghoffer. That action, however, has not alleviated serious concerns in New York...

2014-09-19 12:23:33

CHASKA, Minn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Survival tools meet acoustics in the newest Acoustic Geometry video, which illustrates how our ears and brain are affected by rooms and treatments. Featuring a Paleolithic diorama and a lot of broken twigs, this short video shows why focusing on one of our most vital survival tools - our hearing - will help us implement more effective acoustic room improvements. "Your Brain On Sound" joins two of AcoGeo's most widely-viewed YouTube...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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