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2014-10-23 23:02:03

East Bay SPCA Urges Pet Parents to Follow These Tips for a Safe Howl-o-Ween Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Candy, costumes, parades and spooky skeletons may give us a thrill, but please consider your pet’s perspective this Halloween. The East Bay SPCA urges pet parents to follow these common sense tips to ensure that Halloween does not turn into a fright night for your pets. Halloween Candy and Treats Make sure that bowl of candy is kept far out of reach from dogs and cats as...

2014-10-23 23:00:47

Pattie's workbook and program were designed to help individuals through the pain of divorce. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Pattie developed the Conquering Divorce with God program and workbook to help individuals see why they chose their mate and what to look out for in their future relationships. The workbook was written for the Partner Left Behind in the divorce. Many of the Partners Left Behind were manipulated into filing for the divorce. This workbook is a journey for...

2014-10-23 12:30:44

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The unconditional love from dogs is a perfect match for assisted living residents. Across the country, assisted living residents are deriving great satisfaction from furry, four-legged friends accompanied by their owners who welcome the opportunity to give back to others. "My mom has Alzheimer's," said Sue Travis, who visits The Peninsula, an assisted living/memory support community in Pembroke Park, Fla., with her dog, JR....

2014-10-23 12:26:48

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2015, RSVP Vacations marks 30 years of gay and lesbian cruises with a yearlong celebration highlighted by their largest cruise yet on the brand new Regal Princess. As the first company to charter the Caribbean's newest and most innovative mega-ship, RSVP once again sets a new standard with an incredible vacation for a record-breaking 3600 guests cruising from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and the private island of Princess...

2014-10-23 12:26:33

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food will rise 16% between 2015-2018 to reach $33 billion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132630 The projection was made by market research publisher Packaged Facts in Pet Food in the U.S., 11th Edition. More information on the report can be found at:...

2014-10-23 08:43:52

Huge Haul of 14 Awards and a Grand Stevie Prize for Successful Rebrand and String of Initiatives Focusing on Young People DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo has won a record-breaking 14 awards at the 2014 International Business Awards, known as "the Stevies," as the company's efforts to enrich people's lives continue to win global recognition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/153951 Over the past year, Ooredoo has supported a range of projects aimed at...

2014-10-23 08:43:34

Recognized for Strategic Partnership of Hortonworks Data Platform and for Delivering Solutions that Drive Meaningful Business for Shared Customers PALO ALTO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks®, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache(TM) Hadoop®, today announced that it has won the Teradata EPIC award for Big Data Intelligence at the Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo in Nashville for the second year in a row....

2014-10-23 00:21:10

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation jointly held "Tokyo Sports Expo 2014" on Oct. 11 and 12, 2014, simultaneously at Komazawa Olympic Park and Showa Kinen Park, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and offer the public a chance to enjoy sports and become more interested in sports. ( Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201410224836/ ) A total of about 215,000...

2014-10-22 23:12:29

Technology services firm recognized as one of the region's fastest growing companies Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 J2 Solutions, Inc. (J2), a leading technology services firm, has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s fastest growing companies. This is the first time J2, listed at #9, has made the Philadelphia 100 list. Conducted by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business...

2014-10-22 23:11:41

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Clinical psychologist Dr. Joanne Wendt is releasing her top signs of an abusive relationship so that more women can protect themselves from becoming battered women. San Diego, Californiia (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 According to the latest figures, 1 out of 4 women will experience an abusive relationship. But clinical psychologist Joanne Wendt, who helps victims of domestic violence through her practice, says there are often many early warning...


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Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Adenanthos macropodianus
2014-10-14 11:59:16

Adenanthos macropodianus is a shrub species. The plant may also be referred to as the Gland Flower or the Kangaroo Island gland flower. A. macropodianus belongs to the Proteaceae family. This species can be found only on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Adenanthos macropodianus was listed as a variety of A. sericeus for over 100 years until finally in 1970 the plant was given its own species classification. Adenanthos macropodianus grows upright reaching approximately 3 feet in height....

Orothamnus
2014-10-13 13:26:23

Orothamnus is a genus of shrub plant. The genus may also be referred to as the Marsh Rose. Orothamnus belongs to the Proteaceae family and its name stems from the Greek words: Oros, meaning mountain and thamnos, meaning bush. An Orothamnus plant can be found growing naturally in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The species will grow in the mountain ranges of the Kogelberg and Kleinrivier Mountains of Hottentots-Holland. On the mountainsides these shrubs prefer peaty swamps and...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by definition means it contains all 3 chromosomes and is sterile. Reproduction for the plant happens...

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...

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