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2014-10-30 16:25:45

Celebrities and Golf Enthusiasts Round Up Against Melanoma HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will reprise his role as host of the annual Melanoma Research Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on November 10th at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Kevin is partnering with the MRF for the third year in a row to raise critically-needed funding to fight melanoma, a cause close to the actor's heart. After losing a friend to skin...

2014-10-30 16:23:02

LONDON, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 30 October, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 981,700 "A" Shares at a price of 2217.35 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,910,007,393 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-10-30 16:22:59

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Oct. 30 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing approximately $1 million in support of graduate and doctoral researchers performing oceans-related research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, attended the Ocean Industries Student Research Awards (OISRA) ceremony today at Memorial University, where 16 selected student researchers were presented...

2014-10-30 16:20:26

Mercury Insurance offers tips to protect your property from ghouls, goblins and pranksters LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pumpkins are an autumn staple, with uses ranging from jack-o'-lanterns to pies. However, Mercury Insurance reports that, in the wrong hands, pumpkins can lead to nothing but trouble, noting a substantial increase in property damage during the week of Halloween compared to an average week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130521/LA18581LOGO "Last year, we...

2014-10-30 12:33:07

Featuring Home Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, Artwork, Collectibles and Much More PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. (www.auctionandappraise.com) will host an American Life Auction in Phoenix featuring electronics, home goods, furniture and more on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Most items will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of bid amount. Bidding for this auction is being both conducted live and online....

2014-10-30 12:25:37

- A Witty App That Texts You Out of Trouble, Spices Up Your Love Life and Covers For You. Free for iOS - BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world where technology and multi-tasking is the norm, we've all been there. As soon as you hit "send" you realize that snarky text about your boss, was sent to your boss, or that "selfie" you sent to your significant other mistakenly went to your mother-in-law. After the initial shock, you text a friend for advice and quickly work to undo the...

2014-10-30 12:25:13

Comedian, Blogger & DAILY SHOW co-Creator Lizz Winstead Participates in Discussion/Q&A NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, who was killed in 2006, hosted its 4(th) annual Woman of Vision salute at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Saturday, October 25(th). ASF supports women filmmakers with production grants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155413 The...

2014-10-30 12:25:11

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Art, Inc., a publicly traded company (CAPA), has announced that it has acquired the assets of Movie Star News, LLC. The Movie Star News archive is believed to be one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of original Hollywood photography and contains more than 100,000 negatives and over 1 million original studio photos, including photos of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and other iconic Hollywood legends. In...

2014-10-30 08:32:45

Popular Social Media Correspondents, and Brand Ambassadors, Lori Moreno and Sebastian St. George are honored to again be working with Andy Gelb, "King of the Red Carpet" and Bryan Moore, Social Media Superstar. Along with the Best Team in Social Media, they will Supercharge the Britannias. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday, October 30(th), 2014. Photo -...

2014-10-30 08:31:53

PicsArt's 50 million monthly active users and Hilary Duff fans will gain access to customizable features to creatively interact with imaging from Hilary's new single and compete in a themed contest. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilary Duff "All About You" PicsArt campaign equips users and Hilary's fans with exclusive "All About You" creative to build personalized imaging using the full featured PicsArt photo editing and drawing app and to share those artistic...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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