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2014-09-29 08:36:12

Northwestern Smarter Pet Parent Takes Top Honors and $15,000 Cash or smart® car SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of reviewing more than 1,000 entries, the makers of Adams(TM) award-winning flea and tick control brand, revealed Cheryl Knapp from Bellingham, Washington is the grand prize winner of its Smart Pets Contest. Her entry showcased the smart talents of her English Bulldog Ducky and won the exciting choice of $15,000 cash or a smart® car plus smart...

2014-09-29 08:27:56

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the 19th annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Awards (#ADGAwards) for the second time, Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement came today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/148909Logo -...

2014-09-29 08:26:28

NHFA Founders Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Sonia Braga, Merel Julia & Felix Sanchez To Host - With A Performance By "Best New Artist" Latin Grammy Winner Gaby Moreno WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) is pleased to name Latin Rock superstar and dedicated philanthropist Juanes as the recipient of the 2014 Raul Julia Award for Excellence. The two-time Grammy and 19-time Latin Grammy winner, as well as this year's...

2014-09-29 08:25:56

Financial Legend Frank Bisignano Will Serve as Grand Marshal to Lead Acts New and Old that Draw Over One Million Spectators NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47(th) to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano....

2014-09-28 23:00:07

Royal Resorts Sea Turtle Protection Program Exceeds 500,000 Releases In Mexico Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Royal Resorts’ sea turtle protection team is delighted to announce that 3,773 baby sea turtles have been rescued and released into the ocean so far this year. Earlier this summer, adult sea turtles emerged from the ocean to lay eggs on the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico. So far this year, there have been 193 nests with turtles laying 22,204 eggs on Royal...

2014-09-28 16:21:06

Search for America's top veterinary professionals featured hundreds of nominees and tens of thousands of votes from the American public; Top American Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician will be part of national TV broadcast on Hallmark Channel on October 30 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It wasn't just a celebration for dogs last night at the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). America's first national humane organization...

2014-09-28 00:21:11

Entertainment, Fashion, and Fitness Celebrities Commit to an AIDS-free Generation NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated its 20(th) Kids 4 Kids family festival today at the Field House at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event, co-chaired by world-renowned fashion photographer and EGPAF board member Nigel Barker and his wife Cristen Barker, raised funds and awareness for the effort to achieve an...

2014-09-27 23:02:41

Cablefax will induct four visionaries into its Program Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at the October 14, 2014 Program Awards & Top Ops Breakfast at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 Cablefax will induct four visionaries into its Program Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at the October 14, 2014 Program Awards & Top Ops Breakfast at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Cablefax’s 2014 Program Hall of Fame inductees are:...

2014-09-27 23:01:44

Ticket Down announces that tickets for Yusuf Islam at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby/Philadelphia, PA; Wang Theatre in Boston, MA; Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL; Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This will be Yusuf Islam’s first tour in the United States since 1976 and this well-known ticket site is offering...

2014-09-27 23:00:31

Paint Columbus Pink announces charities and presenting sponsors. Columbus, Ga (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 The 8th Annual Paint Columbus Pink® is a series of events including Foam & Obstacle Challenge, Shop & Dine for a Cause, Pink Pooch Contest, Light of Life Ceremony, Power in Prayer, Bright Pink Lipstick Day, and "Forget Me Knots" Pink Bow Campaign, all in support of Cancer Awareness. Paint Columbus Pink®- Pink Up The Pace! Runners/ walkers had a great time...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'