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2014-09-16 08:30:57

Voting is Open Sept. 16-30 to Decide Winner of 6th Annual VPI Hambone Award BREA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2014 VPI Hambone Award. Each year VPI, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies, searches through its database of more than...

2014-09-16 08:26:19

Comic-Con, South by Southwest, Super Bowl, and more top the list of the nation's most influential annual events. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do South by Southwest, the Oscars, and the Met Gala have in common? They are events so powerful, so prominent that they make news simply by changing format, venue, or host and dominate conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Their popularity also proves why events still matter, providing the forum that connects people with one another,...

2014-09-16 08:24:15

Daintree takes top honors at Golden Bridge Awards with Grand Pillar Award; other recipients include AMD, Cisco Systems Inc., Wipro and others LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daintree Networks, Inc. won both company and ControlScope(TM) product honors from the 6(th) annual awards program encompassing the world's best from every major industry. Competing against large and small organizations from all over the world, the company was honored in multiple categories at the 2014...

2014-09-16 00:20:55

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vemma Nutrition Company was presented with two Stevie® Awards in the 12(th) Annual American Business Awards which took place in San Francisco on Friday, September 12. Vemma was presented with bronze Stevie® Awards for Vemma Renew(TM) for New Product or Service of the Year -- Consumer Products and for the All in Convention App in the Events App category. Mark Patterson, EVP of Marketing and Brand Development, commented, "Our teams work...

2014-09-16 00:20:26

Airlines honored by passengers at Awards Ceremony in Anaheim ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America once again was named passengers' top pick, taking home the coveted Best Overall Passenger Experience award for the 2014 Passenger Choice Awards. It's the airline's second consecutive win in that category. The Passenger Choice Awards are the culmination of a year of passenger voting, and airlines were honored for excellence in every aspect of the passenger...

2014-09-15 23:11:39

A new Smile for a Lifetime chapter opens in Dalton, GA! Dr. Soni awards his first of at least six scholarships per year to Daylon Smith! Dalton, Georgia (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Dr. Soni from Soni Orthodontics in Dalton, Georgia has a passion for his work and his community. Recently, when presented with the idea of awarding orthodontic scholarships (braces at no cost) through the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, he quickly started his own local chapter with a mission to change...

2014-09-15 23:07:55

New book reveals an inspiring story of living without arms or legs and finding the positive in every situation. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Kent Bell wasn’t expected to live more than 24 hours after he was born. He came into the world without arms or legs and now, 49 years later, he has accomplished more in life than the average person. In his new book, “Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either,” he opens up about his childhood and how he became the man he is today by...

2014-09-15 23:04:30

AT&T Tops Gold Stevie® Winners; Quality Systems Wins Grand Stevie for Company of the Year (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The 12th Annual American Business Awards announced Stevie® Award winners on Friday at its event focused on outstanding new products and services and on achievements in technology industries. Friday’s gala was the second of two American Business Awards ceremonies this year. The first took place in Chicago on June 13 and honored winners in disciplines such as...

2014-09-15 23:01:29

Other Grand Stevie Winners Include AMD, Makovsky, MWW, and Slack and Company (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The Stevie® Awards held one of its awards galas for its 12th annual American Business Awards competition on Friday night, and announced the winners of its Grand Stevie Award trophies. Quality Systems of Irvine, CA received the Grand Stevie for organization of the year, for earning the most award points in The 2014 American Business Awards. Other top ABA Grand Stevie winners include...

2014-09-15 16:24:53

Winners Announced September 12th at New Products & Technology Awards Event in San Francisco ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aventis Systems, Inc., a leading provider of both new and refurbished technology equipment, was awarded with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year division and another Bronze Stevie® Award in the Website division for the Computer Hardware Industry, at the 12(th )Annual American Business Awards Friday night at the Palace Hotel in San...


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Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Ankole-Watusi Cattle
2014-07-04 10:10:48

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle native to Africa. It is also known as the Anokle longhorn. The Ankole-Watusi have been illustrated on ancient rock paintings, Egyptian art and on pyramid walls. A breed called the Sanga spread to eastern Africa and became the base stock for many of the African breeds of cattle. The Nkole tribe’s Sanga cattle is called the Ankole and in Rwanda and Burundi it is called the Watusi. The original Ankole-Watusi cattle owned by chiefs and kings were...

Croad Langshan
2014-06-17 09:17:52

The Croad Langshan is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in China. It was named after the Langshan district in which it was developed and the man who first brought the original type, known simply as the Langshan, to Europe in 1872, Major F.T. Croad. By 1904 the Croad Langshan Club was established in Britain, but the breed had already received recognition in the United States by the American Poultry Association in 1883. The Croad Langshan is a large bird that has a deep chest...

Kisber Felver horse
2014-06-17 08:51:36

The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock  taken for use in the wars. In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses, eventually developing the Kisber Felver within the last hundred years. In 1947, 150 horses were...

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