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2014-10-20 23:10:15

On October 10, Send Me On Vacation hosted its Zap Out the Effects of Cancer event held at Container Park on East Fremont Street. Las Vegas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 In Las Vegas, Nevada, Tony Hsieh, Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and CEO of Zappos.com partnered with Send Me On Vacation to Zap Out the Effects of Cancer at the Container Park on East Fremont Street on Oct 10, 2104. Donating the Container Park to host a benefit concert to raise funds to send a local breast cancer...

2014-10-20 23:05:19

R2i received two WebAwards and three W3 Awards for outstanding design and development acheivements. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 R2i, a leading digital agency, has recently been honored with a number of highly distinguished industry recognitions, earning two awards from the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 WebAwards as well as three wins in the 9th Annual W3 Awards. “It’s an honor for our team to be selected as winners,” says Dana Wagner, r2i’s Art Director. “There...

2014-10-20 23:01:38

The hospital has been recognized for its outstanding services and care. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 North Central Surgical Center is proud to announce that they have received the 2015 Healthgrades Award. Over the past few years, the hospital has been recognized for its outstanding gynecological and orthopedic care, commitment to safety and excellent patient experience. North Central Surgical Center has been the recipient of a number of awards, both hospital-wide and for GYN...

2014-10-20 20:25:25

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Hollywood (YH) today unveiled the next phase of its expansion which includes the production of over 500 original hours of programming annually, the premiere of 8 new original half-hour series and the launch of Young Hollywood TV, a newly created OTT Network devoted to premium celebrity and lifestyle long form programming. The announcement was made by RJ Williams, Young Hollywood Founder and CEO. Launching in January, Young Hollywood TV...

2014-10-20 20:20:39

National Press Club event to feature Actor Sean Astin, Medal of Honor Recipient & MCM Runners QUANTICO, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) invites media to attend the pre-Marathon Press Conference on Friday, Oct. 24 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Actor Sean Astin, who will start and run the 39(th) MCM, will join Medal of Honor Recipient Ret. Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter during the press conference...

2014-10-20 12:27:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nat Geo Mundo this week received the network's first-ever International Emmy Award nomination since its launch three years ago. The nomination recognized the Spanish-language cable channel's original production, "Temple de Acero," for the newly created category, Non-English Language US Primetime Program. "Temple de Acero" is a documentary series that follows 12 Hispanic U.S. military veterans who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. Unveiling...

2014-10-20 12:26:44

Film, TV, and Music Celebrities Commit to an AIDS-free Generation LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated its 25(th) annual A Time for Heroes family festival Sunday, Oct. 19 at the BookBindery in Culver City. The event, which honored pediatrician Peter Waldstein, M.D. for his longtime commitment to A Time for Heroes and advancing the work of EGPAF, raised funds and awareness for the effort to achieve an...

2014-10-20 12:26:34

Four-Day Film Showcase on the Largest Screen Available in L.A. to Host Exclusive Q&A Screenings with Al Pacino, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons and More WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, AARP is celebrating the 50+ moviegoer with its second annual Movies for Grownups® Film Showcase, which will take place in Los Angeles November 6 - 9, 2014 at Regal Cinemas, L.A. LIVE's premiere house theater. Ten films will be shown over four...

2014-10-20 12:22:19

Powersports industry's largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition to honor dealers at Dec. 4 awards gala at historic Chicago venue SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces that Western Power Sports (WPS) will be the presenting sponsor of the Top 100 Dealer Awards Program, taking place at Dealer Expo in Chicago, IL on Dec. 4. Based in Boise, ID,...

2014-10-20 08:38:55

Recognized for Her Innovative Vision and Delivering Strong Business Results JERSEY CITY, N.J. & OXFORD, United Kingdom, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relayware, a SaaS-based provider of Partnering Automation software, is proud to announce that the company's Chief Product Officer Veronica Brunwin has been named a finalist in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, and...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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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