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2014-10-23 08:43:34

Recognized for Strategic Partnership of Hortonworks Data Platform and for Delivering Solutions that Drive Meaningful Business for Shared Customers PALO ALTO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortonworks®, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache(TM) Hadoop®, today announced that it has won the Teradata EPIC award for Big Data Intelligence at the Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo in Nashville for the second year in a row....

2014-10-23 00:21:10

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Sport Benefits Corporation jointly held "Tokyo Sports Expo 2014" on Oct. 11 and 12, 2014, simultaneously at Komazawa Olympic Park and Showa Kinen Park, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and offer the public a chance to enjoy sports and become more interested in sports. ( Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201410224836/ ) A total of about 215,000...

2014-10-22 23:12:29

Technology services firm recognized as one of the region's fastest growing companies Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 J2 Solutions, Inc. (J2), a leading technology services firm, has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s fastest growing companies. This is the first time J2, listed at #9, has made the Philadelphia 100 list. Conducted by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business...

2014-10-22 23:11:41

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Clinical psychologist Dr. Joanne Wendt is releasing her top signs of an abusive relationship so that more women can protect themselves from becoming battered women. San Diego, Californiia (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 According to the latest figures, 1 out of 4 women will experience an abusive relationship. But clinical psychologist Joanne Wendt, who helps victims of domestic violence through her practice, says there are often many early warning...

2014-10-22 23:11:36

Rockynol Retirement Community recently celebrated the retirement of Medical Director, Dr. Steven Cochran. Dr. Cochran retired on Oct. 7, 2014 after 36 years as medical director, and 39 total years as a physician at Rockynol. Akron, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Rockynol Retirement Community recently celebrated the retirement of Medical Director, Dr. Steven Cochran. Dr. Cochran retired on Oct. 7, 2014 after 36 years as medical director, and 39 total years as a physician at Rockynol. "I...

2014-10-22 23:11:31

Montclair Veterinary Hospital Recognizes Adopt-a-Dog Month Oakland, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 There are still nearly 4 million dogs surrendered to shelters each year according to the American Humane Association. Adopting a furry friend from a local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality—all waiting for a loving home. In recognition of Adopt-a-Dog Month in October, the experts at Montclair Veterinary Hospital are detailing several...

2014-10-22 23:10:53

Featured in the NY Times, People, Vanity Fair, Cosmo, Elle and on Good Morning America and The View, Jen Selter is focused on inspiring others to positively change their lives. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Social Media star and fitness advocate Jen Selter has partnered with Premier Management Group (PMG) to help manage her career, build corporate affiliations and secure relationships that will add value to her fast-growing social media empire. Selter is at the forefront...

2014-10-22 23:08:43

Recently, MillionaireCasket.com, an excellent online supplier of funeral products, has announced its new range of urns. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Recently, MillionaireCasket.com, an excellent online supplier of funeral products, has announced its new range of urns. All the new items are brand new and useful; they are now offered at deeply discounted prices, up to 35% off. MillionaireCasket.com has been producing various types of urns for many years.The company is a funeral products...

2014-10-22 23:04:35

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. The $1,000 award will be made to a student who demonstrates talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field. Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a...

2014-10-22 23:03:58

Protect pets from unsafe tricks ‘n’ treats during the haunted holiday. NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, but scary costumes, decorations and toxic treats can be frightening and dangerous for household pets. To help pet owners avoid the real-life nightmare of a vet visit during the witching hour, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) released a list of the top five threats to...


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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...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by definition means it contains all 3 chromosomes and is sterile. Reproduction for the plant happens...

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...

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