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2014-09-15 12:24:08

Top executives to be honored at Chicago United's annual Bridge Awards Gala CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 18, Chicago United will honor Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc. and Jonas Prising, chief executive officer of ManpowerGroup as its 2014 Bridge Awards recipients. The award is given to companies that demonstrate and model a holistic approach to advancing corporate diversity and inclusion. The executives will accept the...

2014-09-15 12:23:59

Journey to crown 2014's American Hero Dog culminates September 27 at VIP gala in Beverly Hills; National broadcast October 30 on Hallmark Channel WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just a few weeks to go until the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM), American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, is revealing the roster of talent to appear at the star-studded Hollywood event. Co-hosted by football...

2014-09-15 12:23:03

LONDON, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 15 September, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 1,100,000 "A" Shares at a price of 2376.07 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,940,272,729 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries...

2014-09-15 12:22:22

BRIGHTON, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) said today the U.S. Patent Office has issued the company a patent that covers the WIND e20® vertical axis wind turbine. The patent for invention number 8,823,199 is for a fluid driven turbine that uses a rotor which rotates at an axis transverse to the fluid flow. "The WIND e20® is the face of distributed wind power in the future," said Bryan Zaplitny, president and CEO of CGE. Wind-powered electrical...

2014-09-15 08:35:52

E2 Planning and Response Recognized for Best New Product in Supply Chain Management FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Supply Chain Management Solution category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards. The...

2014-09-15 08:29:46

'Take Back Your Power and Be a Leader in Your Life!': Coach Deborah Heneghan Wakes You Up through Her Expand, Empower & Enlighten Series of Programs WEXFORD, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "It's time to wake you up! Shake up your world! And light up your life!" says Deborah Heneghan, Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Teacher, and Author of Closer Than You Think. 'Take back your power and choose to be a leader in your own life,' is Heneghan's message to everyone. Without realizing...

2014-09-15 08:26:56

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are accepting submissions from students in grades 7-12 who aspire to follow in the footsteps of Stephen King, Andy Warhol and Lena Dunham and gain opportunities for exhibition, publication, scholarships and more NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest- running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for students in grades 7-12, is now open for submissions and invites all...

2014-09-15 08:26:07

GENEVA, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Geneva-based Saudi businessman congratulates the new world achievement recorded by the Saudi Football Team for Athletes with Special Needs in winning the Championship of World Football Cup 2014 in Brazil, on the 23rd of August 2014, for the third time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/705930 ) Mr Ibrahim Abd El Elah Dshishah announced that he will hold a function in the Saudi capital, Riyadh,...

2014-09-15 08:26:04

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Tooth Fairies announced that they've opened a magic portal from Earth to Fairyland, where girls can magic message their Real Tooth Fairy whenever they need her, from their computer, smartphone or tablet - and she can write them back (with parent permission)! The "Ask for a Tooth Fairy Letter" feature is used by millions of girls ages 5-10 to contact their Real Tooth Fairy. This new app, which is so helpful at back-to-school...

2014-09-14 23:01:47

DeckMAX, the nation's leading deck cleaning company, shares information on how to clean and restore a deck before the harsh winter weather. Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 DeckMAX customers often need help with their PVC deck problems due to weathering, stains, sprays, grease, and other problems. Most often it's from common wear and usage. Fall is the best season to clean your deck and prepare for the harsh winter conditions. David Foulke, DeckMAX Application...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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