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2014-09-17 23:00:51

Author Thought Continuum upsets the status quo in new book, “Catch Me If You Can” OGDEN, Utah (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 What began as a nice night at the movies quickly becomes a meeting with the weavers, the extraterrestrials who have arrived on Earth to interrogate Thought Continuum. Thought Continuum uses prose to tell her story in her new book, “Catch Me If You Can.” In a style similar to “Crank” author Ellen Hopkins, Thought shares her protagonist’s deepest insights...

2014-09-17 20:22:27

Acclaimed Photographer Supports World Prematurity Day CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally-acclaimed baby photographer Anne Geddes today unveiled an image of a baby born too soon that will be shared worldwide to raise awareness of the global problem of preterm birth. Mrs. Geddes donated the image of Alfred, who was born 8 weeks too soon, weighing just two pounds, six ounces, to the March of Dimes, which made the photo the center of its 2014...

2014-09-17 20:21:36

At the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Dr. Towfigh can diagnose and treat sports hernias and other abdominal concerns that could leave you on the side lines this fall LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With autumn upon us, sports enthusiasts are thrilled to be on the verge of arguably the most exciting season of the year. The NFL and college football are in full swing, the MLB playoffs will be starting in just a couple weeks, and soon after that another hockey season will have...

2014-09-17 16:24:16

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) company, announced today that it has entered into a first look agreement with acclaimed independent producer Datari Turner. Under the terms of the agreement, Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner's microbudget film productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Turner will produce all films through his Datari Turner Productions banner....

2014-09-17 12:25:25

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hello, my name is Joey Dillon, a story writer, illustrator and author of all the books at joeysbooks.com. My entire life I have dreamed of writing stories for children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146673 The stories I write are not only exciting, but I always find a way to put important lessons into each one of my books. My passion and ultimate goal is to create books that can make a difference in the...

2014-09-17 08:25:59

Nashville Band Goodbye June secures $10,000 prize, receives opportunity for mentorship from record company professionals NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Unsigned Only Music Competition announced its 2014 winners, selected from over 8,000 entries worldwide. Judged by a roster of high-profile journalists and artists, Unsigned Only is a unique music competition for artists who are unsigned to a major label. Photo -...

2014-09-17 08:22:45

MarketOptimizer.org adds new report "Wind Turbine Gearbox and Direct-Drive Systems, 2014 Update - Global Market Size, Gearbox Refurbishments, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020" to its store. DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Wind Turbine Gearbox and Direct-Drive Systems, 2014 Update - Global Market Size, Gearbox Refurbishments, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020" is the latest report, the industry analysis specialists that offer...

2014-09-17 08:20:56

Keeping furry friends contained helps everyone in the vehicle EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As many Edmonton families begin getting ready for the upcoming holiday seasons, one topic remains cloudy to some: how to travel safely with pets. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146631 Because there are so many families with pets who will be traveling this holiday season, Edmonton dealership Alberta Honda addressed the issue on its blog. While...

2014-09-16 23:16:51

Claire Wineland receives notable award for her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Claire Wineland, age 17, of Redondo Beach, California, has been named a national winner of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates twenty-five inspiring, public-spirited young people from all across America who have made a significant positive difference to people and our...

2014-09-16 23:13:57

7th Annual Action Icon Awards Celebrating Action-Oriented Actresses, Dare-Devil Stuntwomen and Extreme Sports Stars Hosted by ESPN's Kenny Mayne Sunday, October 19th in Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Today, the Diamond in the Raw Foundation announced its Seventh Annual Action Icon Awards to be held, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Community Center in Los Angeles. The annual awards show honors the dare-devil stuntwomen of film and television...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'