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2014-10-29 16:29:10

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) today announced record results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Mel Payne, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our third quarter performance was a record on most key performance metrics for what has historically been a seasonally low performance quarter. We achieved revenue growth of 10.2% to $54.5 million, Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA growth of 14.0% to $13.2 million, Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share growth...

2014-10-29 16:26:25

Eleven one-of-a-kind vacation packages combine immersive European river cruises with modern luxury ocean sailings MIAMI, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the successful launch of "Celebrity Explorations" - unique vacations that pair ocean cruises with rich destination experiences on land - is the introduction of European river-and-ocean cruise vacation packages. Unique to the cruise industry and only available on Celebrity Cruises, these one-of-a-kind Celebrity Explorations...

2014-10-29 16:26:17

Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13(th) annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs...

2014-10-29 16:22:55

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today congratulated eight organizations for winning the 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) Market Transformation Awards for advancing energy efficiency. This year's recipients have excelled in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products available on the market, helping them save money. The awards are presented to utility providers, manufacturers, retailers, advocates and home builders who...

2014-10-29 12:29:01

Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir), HEMACORD® (HPC, Cord Blood) and Trevo® ProVue(TM) Retriever, Among Recipients of Prestigious Prix Galien Awards NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prix Galien USA committee last night honored excellence in research, development and innovation in the biopharmaceutical and medical industry at its eighth annual Prix Galien Awards Gala, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Galien awards committee recognized leading...

2014-10-29 12:26:43

Benefit Attracted 600 Guests and Raised More Than $75,000 to Support the Museum's Art Exhibitions and Education Programs NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language lifestyle magazine for Latinas in the U.S., partnered with Los Angeles's The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art, to host the ultimate "Dia de los Muertos" fundraiser commemorating this traditional...

2014-10-29 12:26:05

Hockey Canada celebrating 100 years of amateur hockey OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, which was the precursor to Hockey Canada, with a silver collector coin. The unveiling took place at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was the venue for the association's inaugural meeting on December 4, 1914. "Hockey is Canada's national winter game and is played by young and...

2014-10-29 08:40:43

Ceremony held at Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum October 24, 2014 GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in satellite solutions and services, today announced that president of Hughes, Pradman Kaul, was among six George Washington University alumni inducted into the 2014 GW Engineering Hall of Fame at an event held at the Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday,...

2014-10-29 08:21:11

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NATEL EMS recognized 12 of its premier microelectronics suppliers with the NATEL EMS Star Supplier Award during IMAPS 47th Annual International Symposium. The awards presentation was held at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego, CA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/155067 The Star Supplier Award recognizes the significant contributions of NATEL EMS microelectronics suppliers to NATEL EMS'...

2014-10-29 04:21:37

PINEHURST, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health, creators of the Assisi Loop(TM), a non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive healing and pain-management device for animals, offers information to pet owners about dogs and pain relief. Dogs can suffer from painful conditions, such as Wobblers Disease, which is a compression of the cervical spinal cord. These animals rely on humans for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Now, dogs are returning the favor...


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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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