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2014-08-22 23:03:01

Drivers! Start your engines for the 12th Annual Run for the Gold Car Show, sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This year’s car show honors both the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act and the 99th birthday of Kiwanis, founded in 1915. The historic Yosemite Grant Act preserved the wild lands of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove...

2014-08-22 23:01:54

The Pet Concierge is offering a biodegradable pet memorial urn, a remarkable way for the memory of the pet to live on, featured in their campaign. Oakland, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 A beloved pet can be memorialized through a ceremony using the biodegradable urn, a Perk on The Pet Concierge’s newly launched Indiegogo campaign. The biodegradable urn is used to plant a pet’s ashes or a photo and let them “rebirth” into a tree, or a plant of choice. The urn is divided into...

2014-08-22 16:22:10

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney star and Hollywood Records' multi-platinum artist Zendaya will celebrate her 18th birthday on Sept. 1, 2014 with a campaign to help feed at least 150 hungry children in Haiti, Tanzania and the Philippines through feedONE, an initiative of Convoy of Hope. From Aug. 25 through Sept. 9, 2014, fans of the pop star can help her reach her goal by visiting feedone.com/Zendaya and making a donation. Every $10 raised will feed a child for...

2014-08-22 12:25:48

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulu Box was awarded Best Culture and CTO Caitlin Bales brought home Technologist of the Year at the 2014 Silicon Prairie News Awards on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. "There is never a day I dread going to work," said Bulu Box Co-Founder and CMO Stephanie Jarrett in the team's acceptance speech of the Best Culture award, "because this team is a family." The Silicon Prairie News Awards are...

2014-08-22 12:24:47

FARMINGTON, Mich., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mark Rasak, MD is recognized by Continental Who's Who with the Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Medicine as a result of his role as CEO of Cardiovascular Clinical Associates. Dr. Rasak has over 15 years of experience and specializes in managing all major aspects of the business; overseeing the daily operations; interventional cardiology; complex coronary angioplasty; as well as primary coronary intervention. In...

2014-08-22 12:24:25

12-Track New Album Features "Say Yes," "Fire," "If We Had Your Eyes," And More NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams will release her upcoming fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom, in stores Tuesday September 9(th). Following the album's releases of the #1 hit summer anthem "Say Yes" (feat. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland), which topped Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs for 4 weeks, and Billboard's Hot...

2014-08-22 12:24:16

Rebrands perennial title Organic Gardening; announces James Oseland as Editor-in-Chief NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rodale Inc., the world's leading healthy lifestyle company, today announced the launch of Rodale's Organic Life, a relaunch of perennial title Organic Gardening, the first organic magazine and first Rodale title, launched in 1942. The new brand, which includes magazine, digital, live event, and e-tailing components, will tap consumers' growing interest in...

2014-08-22 12:23:50

Due to overwhelming popular demand, e-book edition now available; Every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than one month until publication, and the positive reviews keep rolling in for the new book "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and Linda and Allen Anderson. Dr. Temple Grandin, the famed...

2014-08-22 12:22:58

LONDON, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 22 August, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 750,000 "A" Shares at a price of 2394.96 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,942,845,869 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell Media...

2014-08-22 08:23:43

Acquisition will increase charitable donations while providing a greater selection of pet care products and services to pet owners across North America NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreaterGood, which operates The Animal Rescue Site(TM), (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) and raises funds for charity partners through online actions including clicking and shopping, has announced its acquisition of FamilyPet effective immediately. Photo -...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...

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