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2014-08-29 16:22:42

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summertime nearing its close, west-coast canines wouldn't dream of missing the singular event of the beach season - Helen Woodward Animal Center's 9(th) Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, held at Dog Beach in Del Mar, presented by Blue Buffalo. This year, in addition to the "hang twenty" competition, local surFURs from gromMUTTs to PAW-fessionals will cheer from the sidelines as Stand Up Paddleboarding Pups lead their...

2014-08-29 16:22:34

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vemma and its Founder and CEO have recently been recognized with several awards in The Academy of Multilevel Marketing Awards and the 2014 Videographer Awards. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141509 Vemma Founder and CEO BK Boreyko was awarded CEO of the Year in the first annual Academy of Multilevel Marketing Awards. The mission of The Academy of Multilevel Marketing (TAMM) is to recognize and reward industry...

2014-08-29 16:22:23

- With less than a week to the show it's not too late to get tickets - SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced today that Ron Perlman, Ian Ziering and Eric Roberts will join an already robust guest list at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 on September 4-6, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87193 Perlman is a TV, film and voice actor best known for his roles as Vincent in the TV series Beauty and the Beast...

2014-08-29 16:22:20

Due to overwhelming popular demand, e-book edition now available; Every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just a few short weeks until publication, and the positive reviews keep mounting for the new book "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and Linda and Allen Anderson. Fashion designer Carson...

2014-08-29 08:26:10

MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - iStore has won the Best in Class 2014 award in the E-Commerce category at the Interactive Media Awards. The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in Web design and development, and honours individuals and enterprises for their outstanding achievements. The jury includes a distinguished group of visionaries who have shown great leadership in their fields and respect equity and integrity standards in the selection process. iStore...

2014-08-29 08:23:09

Bob Akmens Sports dominates sports handicapping, becoming the only service to finish with more than 70% winners in college & NFL football in the same year MYAKKA CITY, Fla., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Basports.com started The Sports Monitor College Football Contest with an astounding 90% winners, and ended the season with a solid winning percentage. Bob Akmens and his Basports.com enter this 2014-15 college & NFL football season as the only sports service to ever...

2014-08-29 08:20:22

OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Canada Post is honouring Great Canadian Comedians by issuing a series of stamps featuring them and some of their most memorable roles. The stamps honour the work of Jim Carrey, Olivier Guimond, Mike Myers, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short, all chosen for their talent in entertaining and making us laugh. "Canada is the birthplace of some of the world's most successful comedians and our series is about some of the many Canadian comedians who keep...

2014-08-28 23:15:47

With the 2014 season opener just a week away, several top brands have aligned with iconic NFL personalities to deliver perfectly timed ad campaigns to connect with their consumers. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The research team at CelebExperts, a leading consulting firm for securing celebrity talent, has compiled a list of the Top 5 Celebrity Ad Campaigns that came to fruition during the month of August. A successful celebrity ad campaign for any company often hinges on the...

2014-08-28 23:15:40

EcoLuxe Lounge Honored Emmy Nominees in One Day Event http://www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com/ Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The premiere socially conscious luxury event—EcoLuxe Lounge—celebrated the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees & Presenters while raising awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles. LA's leading sustainable TV/film product placement producer, Debbie Durkin brought eco conscious brands, luxury vacations, and the best in...

2014-08-28 23:11:29

Recognized As an Innovator in Mobile Event Apps Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Conbop announced today its nomination for Best Mobile App in the Management category for its robust mobile event app in the 2014 Silicon Valley Business App (SVBA) Awards. Hailed as the most prestigious award in Silicon Valley, the SVBA Award celebrates innovation in apps, wearable technology and mobile devices. With nearly 150 nominees, the award recognizes mobile apps that are developed for handheld,...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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