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2014-10-30 12:25:13

Comedian, Blogger & DAILY SHOW co-Creator Lizz Winstead Participates in Discussion/Q&A NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, who was killed in 2006, hosted its 4(th) annual Woman of Vision salute at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Saturday, October 25(th). ASF supports women filmmakers with production grants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155413 The...

2014-10-30 12:25:11

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Art, Inc., a publicly traded company (CAPA), has announced that it has acquired the assets of Movie Star News, LLC. The Movie Star News archive is believed to be one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of original Hollywood photography and contains more than 100,000 negatives and over 1 million original studio photos, including photos of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and other iconic Hollywood legends. In...

2014-10-30 08:32:45

Popular Social Media Correspondents, and Brand Ambassadors, Lori Moreno and Sebastian St. George are honored to again be working with Andy Gelb, "King of the Red Carpet" and Bryan Moore, Social Media Superstar. Along with the Best Team in Social Media, they will Supercharge the Britannias. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday, October 30(th), 2014. Photo -...

2014-10-30 08:31:53

PicsArt's 50 million monthly active users and Hilary Duff fans will gain access to customizable features to creatively interact with imaging from Hilary's new single and compete in a themed contest. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilary Duff "All About You" PicsArt campaign equips users and Hilary's fans with exclusive "All About You" creative to build personalized imaging using the full featured PicsArt photo editing and drawing app and to share those artistic...

2014-10-30 08:31:47

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading public relations firm Ketchum was honored with three awards for its work to support clients' brand building, public affairs and social media efforts at the Holmes Report's Global SABRE Awards held last night in Miami. "The Global SABRE Awards represent the best public relations campaigns from around the world," said Rob Flaherty, senior partner, CEO and president of Ketchum. "I'm proud of the fact that our Ketchum teams consistently...

2014-10-30 08:31:33

MAYBACH - ICONS OF LUXURY honors Quincy Jones with a one-of-a-kind hand-painted leather luggage collection and eyewear made to travel in style LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYBACH - ICONS OF LUXURY introduces the Quincy Icon Collection of custom-designed, hand-painted bags honoring Quincy Jones and his historic contributions to music, culture and improving the lives of others throughout the last six decades. Quincy Jones says, "I believe that all who have accomplished...

2014-10-30 08:31:04

It's Dr. Oz Like You've Never Seen Him Before: Operating a 911 Call Center, Delivering A Baby, On The Road With A Restaurant Inspector, Sharing Truth Tube Success Stories and Taking a Nighttime Ride-Along with an EMT NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-time Emmy® award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show will jump-start November Sweeps with brand new shows jam packed with must-see moments you'll never forget. From life-changing breakthroughs to landslide transformations, The Dr....

2014-10-30 08:21:46

Matt Ford will be choosing five benefiting charities through nominations on their Facebook page KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The season for the Missouri Comets has begun, and Matt Ford, a sponsor of the soccer team for a number of years, will be hosting five 50/50 raffles for home games at the Independence Events Center. The dealership has yet to select the five benefiting charities, and is putting the selection process into the hands of its customers--more...

2014-10-29 23:15:12

Renowned firm has been serving the people of Florida with expert and compassionate elder law, estate planning, and small business advice since 1999. Oviedo, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 In September 1999, the Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan was founded on a commitment to education, lifetime relationships and superior client service in the fields of estate planning and administration, elder law, real estate and small business issues. Fifteen years later, the firm celebrated its anniversary...

2014-10-29 23:13:33

Clean Earth, Inc. ranks among the top specialty contractors in North America according to ENR. Hatboro, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Clean Earth, Inc. a leader in recycling contaminated soils, dredge, and drill cuttings, announced today the company ranks impressively at # 118 on Engineering News Record’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors of 2014. The list appeared in the October 20, 2014 issue of ENR, published by McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. According to Engineering News Record, “As a group...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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