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2014-09-17 12:24:08

Students Present Valid School ID At Participating Movie Theatres And Take a Friend for Free! LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing effort to promote literacy, Walden Media is proud to announce that students nationwide will have the opportunity to take a friend to the movies for free! They have partnered with a coalition of organizations dedicated to the education of our youth to offer a "2-for-1" movie ticket promotion to The Giver beginning Friday,...

2014-09-17 12:23:56

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial governments should not expand public healthcare to cover the growing costs of long-term care (LTC), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Paying for the Boomers: Long-Term Care and Intergenerational Equity," authors Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby say that such a move would put too much financial stress on future taxpayers. "Long-term care expenses are set to balloon once the boomer population hits age eighty," remarks Blomqvist....

2014-09-17 08:27:34

Additions to Artist Services bring TuneCore Artists the ability to connect across the channels they find most important NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the evolving business of music, artists choosing independence report social networking outlets like Facebook and Twitter among the most important ways to self-promote, communicate with fans and expand their networks. Addressing these artists' increasing need for efficient and effective tools to maximize their social...

2014-09-17 08:27:06

FEATURING AMBASSADOR ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY AND EXCLUSIVE SHORT-FILM SERIES 'INSPIRED' NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moroccanoil, the global leader in oil-infused beauty products, is proud to announce the launch of INSPIRED BY WOMEN(TM), the brand's first-ever multimedia advertising campaign created to inspire, celebrate and empower women around the world. At the heart of the new platform is a digital short-film series INSPIRED, helmed by filmmaker Bryce Dallas Howard...

2014-09-17 08:26:50

SPIRIT PLANS AGGRESSIVE ACQUISITION AND GROWTH STRATEGY ON HEELS OF ACQUIRING CAL IV ENTERTAINMENT IN NASHVILLE NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishing companies, announced today that it has obtained $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp., to pursue its expansion plans. This investment brings Spirit's total capital raised since 2012 to more than $100 million. Spirit Music Group...

2014-09-17 08:26:42

Talija Artistic Folk Dance Company SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Talija Folk Dance Company from Belgrade, Serbia (www.talija.rs) performs on Sunday, October 12 at 7pm at St. George Serbian Church Hall, 3025 Denver St. SD 92117. Back by popular demand, this spectacular, foot-stomping, colorful tapestry of Serbian and Balkan folk dancing is not to be missed! Their stage presence and universal appeal make it a must see! The music and songs of the live orchestra...

2014-09-17 08:26:25

Annual conference features meet-and-greets with publishing industry executives LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring authors can get the information and contacts they need to turn their books into bestsellers when they attend Author 101 University, an annual event featuring panels, lectures and networking opportunities with agents, publishing executives and marketing professionals. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146679 "If you're an aspiring or accomplished...

2014-09-17 08:26:12

Unique spin on Rogue origin story plus beautiful color illustrations add up to fascinating experience for age 16 and up. WILLISTON, N.D., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rachel and Brad Kelly of Williston, N.D. have teamed up to produce a truly unique illustrated novel/audio book series. Superhero, apocalyptic, romance, and urban fantasy - all rolled into one. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146675Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146674 The...

2014-09-17 08:25:59

Nashville Band Goodbye June secures $10,000 prize, receives opportunity for mentorship from record company professionals NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Unsigned Only Music Competition announced its 2014 winners, selected from over 8,000 entries worldwide. Judged by a roster of high-profile journalists and artists, Unsigned Only is a unique music competition for artists who are unsigned to a major label. Photo -...

2014-09-17 08:25:53

Kara Swisher, Industry Gamechanger, to Keynote Two-Day Conference for Freelance Journalists. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kara Swisher, co-CEO and co-Founder of Re/code will keynote the American Society of Journalists and Authors' New Avenues in Journalism conference in San Francisco Oct. 10-11. The two-day conference, targeted to freelance journalists, will discuss the ongoing changes to journalism as an industry and will offer attendees strategies on...


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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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