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2014-09-15 08:26:56

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are accepting submissions from students in grades 7-12 who aspire to follow in the footsteps of Stephen King, Andy Warhol and Lena Dunham and gain opportunities for exhibition, publication, scholarships and more NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest- running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for students in grades 7-12, is now open for submissions and invites all...

2014-09-15 08:26:07

GENEVA, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Geneva-based Saudi businessman congratulates the new world achievement recorded by the Saudi Football Team for Athletes with Special Needs in winning the Championship of World Football Cup 2014 in Brazil, on the 23rd of August 2014, for the third time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/705930 ) Mr Ibrahim Abd El Elah Dshishah announced that he will hold a function in the Saudi capital, Riyadh,...

2014-09-15 08:26:04

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Tooth Fairies announced that they've opened a magic portal from Earth to Fairyland, where girls can magic message their Real Tooth Fairy whenever they need her, from their computer, smartphone or tablet - and she can write them back (with parent permission)! The "Ask for a Tooth Fairy Letter" feature is used by millions of girls ages 5-10 to contact their Real Tooth Fairy. This new app, which is so helpful at back-to-school...

2014-09-14 23:01:47

DeckMAX, the nation's leading deck cleaning company, shares information on how to clean and restore a deck before the harsh winter weather. Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 DeckMAX customers often need help with their PVC deck problems due to weathering, stains, sprays, grease, and other problems. Most often it's from common wear and usage. Fall is the best season to clean your deck and prepare for the harsh winter conditions. David Foulke, DeckMAX Application...

2014-09-14 23:00:06

Jeremy Kamps and Courtney Campbell are the winners of the 22nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. The 2014 contest awarded $3,000 in prizes for the best original short stories, essays, and other short prose, including top prizes of $1,000 apiece for fiction and nonfiction. Northampton, MA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its 22nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay...

2014-09-14 16:20:13

Participants And Spectators Gathered In Malibu For Worthy Cause MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosting some of the world's finest athletes, philanthropists, celebrities and supporters, the 28(th) Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox raised more than $1.35 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Over 5,000 participants swam, biked and ran side-by-side to support the cause while friends, families and spectators...

2014-09-14 12:21:00

Dr. Gary Francis to receive 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Failure Society of America's (HFSA) 18(th) Annual Scientific Meeting convenes on Sunday, September 14(th), 2014 at the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. This four-day meeting--a forum for heart failure specialists to present research findings and advances in treatment--will address emerging trends in research and new developments in the approach to treating patients with all stages...

2014-09-13 23:03:01

The Hearing and Speech Agency will host a variety of free events to celebrate Deaf awareness Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Deaf Awareness falls on the last full week in September. Each year The Hearing and Speech Agency hosts a week-long celebration with events and activities. All events use American Sign Language (ASL) as the main form of communication. Voice interpretation will be provided upon request. This year, the schedule includes an ASL film night, a yoga class, a...

2014-09-12 23:08:20

Learning executives and professionals worldwide have nominated and selected Vubiz as a Best of Elearning! for 2014. Vubiz is selected in the Compliance elearning category. Los Angeles, CA Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in the elearning industry. Elearning Media Group Publisher Catherine Upton said that 85 percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a...

2014-09-12 23:07:49

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Simply G Media Network CEO GJ Reynolds on Keeping It Real With Charmaine Show. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Charmaine Langford interviewed entrepreneur and Simply G Media Network CEO GJ Reynolds to find out about his life, career and business, on Keeping It Real With Charmaine Show. GJ talked about his childhood on Charmaine’s show. “I was born in Manhattan Kansas. I lived most of my childhood in Baton...


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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