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2014-09-22 16:26:40

Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to register their products and services for the A' International Design Award. COMO, Italy, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to register their products and services for the A' International Design Award, worlds' leading and largest international design competition. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147539 The A' Design Award is an...

2014-09-22 16:25:48

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is excited to announce that two of the hottest actresses on ABC, Ming-Na Wen and Bellamy Young, have confirmed to participate in the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards(TM) photo shoot. "We are ecstatic to have both of these accomplished actresses participating in the AGTA Spectrum Awards(TM) photo shoot this year. They will definitely provide the perfect backdrop in showcasing the incredible beauty of...

2014-09-22 16:20:44

Goodyear Is Accepting Nominations For Its 32nd Highway Hero Award Through Nov. 29 AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know a Highway Hero? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) wants to hear the story! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 32(nd) North America Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2014, at this web page inside www.goodyeartrucktires.com. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award was established in 1983...

2014-09-22 12:33:12

Original Love Boat Cast Will Star on Float During Iconic New Year's Day Parade SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises will ring in the new year and its 50(th) anniversary in an unprecedented way - with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, Calif. As a special feature the six original cast members of The Love Boat television show will ride on the ship's bow and "cruise" down the five-and-a-half mile parade...

2014-09-22 12:33:02

DUBLIN, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Wind Turbine Casting Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Wind Turbine Casting Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global wind turbine casting industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry...

2014-09-22 12:31:36

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global humanitarian and relief organization Save the Children has appointed Robert Clay to the position of Vice President for Health and Nutrition, effective Nov. 1. He will lead a team of more than 100 staff members, based in Washington, D.C., and regional offices around the world, and will oversee an annual budget of $380 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147519 "Robert is one of the world's leaders...

2014-09-22 12:28:02

CareBooker is the "Open Table" of Family Care STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareBooker.com launches today, offering families an easy way to find, book and pay for child care, pet care, tutoring, and more. CareBooker has a rapidly growing user base of services providers that can be booked around their real-time schedules and profiles that include services, prices, background checks, qualifications, and certified reviews. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147370...

2014-09-22 12:26:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Athlete Ally, the nation's largest non-profit organization in LGBT sports, dedicated to eliminating homophobia and transphobia in athletic communities through educational programs of inclusion, respect, and allyship. What: The Inaugural Athlete Ally Action Awards celebrates the pioneering actions by individuals and organizations in 2014 that helped...

2014-09-22 12:25:40

Film unveils the remarkable legacy of America's great country music legend NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME, directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), will be presented by LeadingAge at a special benefit screening and concert on October 19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. The evening features a screening of the film, and acoustic performances by critically acclaimed acts...

2014-09-22 12:25:24

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Videology -- one of the world's largest video advertising technology platforms -- was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category in The 12(th) Annual American Business Awards on September 12, 2014. This comes right after Videology announced its revenue is expected to approach 300 million in 2014 (http://bit.ly/1v8pJ7o). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/NY37257LOGO The Videology...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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