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2014-07-23 08:34:11

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction's ENR (http://enr.construction.com), the primary trusted source of news, analysis, commentary, and data for the construction industry, today announced that the publication's editor-in-chief, Janice Tuchman, has received the 2014 Carroll H. Dunn Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). The award recognizes her significant achievements in improving the engineering and construction industry. The award,...

2014-07-22 20:22:29

One of Eight in California Earning Prestigious Gold Medal LONG BEACH, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized Long Beach Memorial with its Gold Medal of Honor--one of just two hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and only eight in California honored for remarkable efforts in saving lives through organ donations. As part of its national Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign, the Gold Medal is awarded...

2014-07-22 20:21:56

The love-child of David Sedaris and Richard Price! NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Falling Out: A Memoir: Saving a Life Should be More Fun! is a great read! The love-child of David Sedaris and Richard Price, Kenyon Oster is a dazzling lterary talent! Oster's selflessness places him on a journey that highlights positive energy, the power of forgiveness and the inner strength that lies within each of us. Rising above adversity has never been more entertaining or...

2014-07-22 16:26:09

Mobile and Online Users Will Have "Everywhere" Access to More Live Games through beIN SPORTS' Live Streaming Service MIAMI, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, recently announced that its live streaming platform, beIN SPORTS PLAY, will become beIN SPORTS CONNECT as of July 16, 2014. Authenticated beIN SPORTS CONNECT users will be able to log into www.beinsportsconnect.tv and access both the English and Spanish networks, as well as additional...

2014-07-22 16:23:55

"I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name." - Edgar Winter NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the sudden passing of celebrated blues guitarist Johnny Winter, his brother Edgar Winter has vowed to continue on in Johnny's memory. The Rock 'N' Blues Fest, set to kick off July 31 with both Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds, will continue as a tribute to Johnny...

2014-07-22 12:30:40

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic announces the opening of a new location in Los Angeles, CA. The clinic is located in the popular neighborhood of Larchmont Village at 428 North Larchmont Boulevard Los Angeles, California. Animal Dermatology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, skin disease and chronic ear disease in animals. Specialized services include intradermal skin testing, video otoscopy and in-house cytology...

2014-07-22 12:26:49

Annie's presents check on TODAY Show with Carson Daly to shine a light on childhood hunger and healthy eating in America NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Annie's Inc. joined with KidsGardening.org and TODAY Show anchor Carson Daly to help build a new school garden in Brooklyn, New York and shine a light on childhood hunger, while promoting healthy eating in America. To commemorate the partnership, Annie's donated $25,000 to support the project which is in line with the...

2014-07-22 12:26:47

ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's first-ever female-centric and male-centric over-the-air broadcast television networks - Escape (For Women) and Grit (For Men) - have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures to broadcast nearly 200 demo-targeted motion pictures, it was announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/CL97703 Escape will target women 25-54 with a brand of programming that's anchored in stories of crime...

2014-07-22 12:26:41

Campaign Demonstrates Benefits of SmartStrand, the World's Most Pet-Friendly Carpet CALHOUN, Ga., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk continues to put the amazing soil- and stain-resistance benefits of SmartStrand carpet to the test. This year, Mohawk introduced the world to "Mo," a messy, four-legged yellow lab who serves as a regular correspondent on the nationally-syndicated The Better Show and has made many bone-a-fied celebrity appearances throughout the year at high-profile...

2014-07-22 12:25:57

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, announced today that its second quarter 2014 financial results will be released after market close on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. King will host a conference call to discuss its results at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time the same day. Listeners may access the live conference call via a dial-in number or audio webcast. Conference...


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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