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2014-09-19 12:27:51

MHTA to honor Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at the Nov.13 awards ceremony DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named the Creating IT Futures Foundation as a finalist in the Workforce Development category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior...

2014-09-19 12:26:46

The Royal announces winners of 2014 Royal Wine Competition TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - For the past five years, The Royal Wine Competition at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has proudly shone a spotlight on the growing wine industry in Ontario and the impressive VQA vintages that are produced in the province. Now entering its 92nd year, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair aimed to uncork its biggest wine competition yet, sponsored by Arron Barberian. With a record number of entries,...

2014-09-19 12:25:09

In an amended complaint, Purina makes available results of new testing and earlier independent testing that showed presence of poultry by-product meals, grains and corn in many of Blue Buffalo's best-selling products. The new testing shows Blue Buffalo is not being honest in claims for dog treats, cat litter and its LifeSource Bits, as detailed in the amended complaint. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid continued questions about the honesty of Blue Buffalo's advertising...

2014-09-19 12:24:06

Discovery Girls, Inc., is honored to announce that they've earned the prestigious Mom's Choice Award® for Discovery Girls Guide to Growing Up, a new book that prepares girls for puberty in a fun, exciting new format. LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Discovery Girls Guide to Growing Up as among the best in family-friendly media. Entries are scored on several qualities, including design, educational value, entertainment...

2014-09-19 12:21:05

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honoured last night (September 17) as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at...

2014-09-19 08:24:31

Slate of Additional Movies, Starring Denise Richards, Joely Fisher, Jim O'Heir, Craig Bierko, Jill Hennessy, Amanda Schull and More to Premiere Digitally Across Multiple Platforms LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From teen and family comedies to sci-fi disasters to pop star documentaries, there is entertainment for everyone this fall with a slate of star-driven films, limited series and an all-new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) -- available across...

2014-09-19 08:24:26

CLEVELAND, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ali Maier's new children's book Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer inspires kids to read and journal and highlights the importance of sibling relationships. The title just received the 2014 International Book Awards recognition as the winner in Children's Fiction and is already highly regarded in its genre. Maier dives into the minds of ten-year-old twins Max and Maggie as they document their summer and try to get along in this candid,...

2014-09-19 08:24:02

KEO Marketing Recognized with a Gold Stevie® Award PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency KEO Marketing Inc. was presented with a Gold Stevie(®) Award for "Marketing Campaign of the Year" in the Internet/Telecom category at the 12(th) Annual American Business Awards ceremony held Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Francisco. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147122) The American Business Awards are the nation's...

2014-09-19 04:22:48

DUBLIN, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q3k2k2/micro_market) has announced the addition of the "Micro Market Monitor : Speech Analytics Market in North America (2013 - 2019)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q3k2k2/micro_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Speech analytics, also known as audio mining, is used to spot...

2014-09-19 04:21:11

New Queen Forever CD Collection Brings New Freddie Mercury Songs to Light BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 11(th) 2014 on Hollywood Records. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147210 The tracks include a long anticipated song from Queen and Michael Jackson, "There Must Be More to Life Than This," a previously unfinished...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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 fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.