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2014-08-26 12:33:46

DENVER, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LoveAnimals.org, an innovative nonprofit crowdfunding site focused solely on supporting animal projects, today announced that Halo, Purely for Pets, Ellen DeGeneres' natural pet food company, has become the site's founding sponsor. Crowdfunding has changed the way people support the causes and projects they care about. Now, it's easy to donate to non-profit efforts, help launch commercial inventions, back artists and more. LoveAnimals.org has...

2014-08-26 12:30:17

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's Regenasure ® glucosamine HCl is now Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in pet food and/or animal feed of dogs, cats and horses. An independent panel of experts composed of respected veterinarians completed a comprehensive review of the product's safety and toxicology data and issued a favorable GRAS opinion. Regenasure® glucosamine is the only GRAS, fully traceable vegetarian glucosamine produced exclusively in the US...

2014-08-26 12:30:05

New technologies on display include antibiotic-free drugs for livestock, stem cell products for bone healing and mobile devices to monitor pet fitness KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is hosting the world's only full-day investment forum for early and mid-stage animal health companies today at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum. Presenting companies, which hail from seven U.S. states and Canada, are seeking $500,000 to $20...

2014-08-26 12:24:07

Due to overwhelming popular demand, e-book edition now available; Every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just a few short weeks until publication, and the positive reviews mounting for the new book "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and Linda and Allen Anderson. Author, television personality, and...

2014-08-26 12:22:56

LONDON, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)(NYSE:RDS.B) announces that on 26 August, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 102,847 "A" Shares at a price of 2398.17 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,942,743,022 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell Media...

2014-08-26 08:38:07

New dynamic website will deliver comprehensive coverage for every SEC team MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports today launched Spanning The SEC, a new dynamic website providing comprehensive coverage of all things SEC, showcasing the best of Gannett's local and national writers and reporters for all 14 SEC teams. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121009/DC89310LOGO Spanning The SEC will incorporate original coverage from markets throughout the SEC,...

2014-08-26 08:28:27

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Endeavors, one of the largest soccer retailers in the world, today announced the opening of the new FC Bayern Munich online retail store - www.BayernMunichStoreUSA.com - which it will manage. FC Bayern Munich is one of the strongest teams in world soccer thanks to its rich history and dominance on the field. They recently sent a total of 14 players to the World Cup, the most among all clubs, including seven World Cup champions, to form...

2014-08-26 08:28:25

Author supports World Suicide Prevention Day by donating proceeds of her "Nirvana" book to U.S., Canadian suicide prevention charities. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author/journalist Carrie Borzillo will appear on Season 3 of the reality television show, "Ex-Wives of Rock," which premieres Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Canada's Slice network. A U.S. airdate on Fuse TV is to be announced. "I can't wait for fans to see this season of 'Ex-Wives of Rock.' I had...

2014-08-26 08:28:22

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Jose Iturbi Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is pleased to support this year's John Williams: Maestro of the Movies Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, at 8 PM. Williams, the incomparable film composer, returns to conduct many of his most beloved movie hits, including music from Star Wars, and to pay tribute to some of the...

2014-08-26 08:28:17

Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan By Ellen Johnson BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard "Now's The Time" by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hooked--and so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan's full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old NEA Jazz Master who stands today as one of the world's most deeply respected jazz...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...

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