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2014-09-16 23:11:00

Winners in ABA’s Tech & New Product Awards Ceremony Announced in San Francisco San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 OrionVM® (http://www.orionvm.com), a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year, Software - Cloud Infrastructure category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards last Friday night. The American Business Awards are...

2014-09-16 23:10:24

Relationship expert Dr. Randy Carlson invites all married couples to join him for an evening of love, laughter, and inspiration. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Dr. Randy Carlson and The Intentional Living Center are happy to announce the Love Your Marriage event is coming to the Phoenix and Tucson areas. This event is aimed at helping married couples to better communicate, increase intimacy and have more fun with their spouses. “Join me for an evening of fun, encouragement and...

2014-09-16 23:04:45

Shorter visit length option provides a lower cost and is ideal for recurring visit clients with senior pets who simply need a quick potty break. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Beginning October 1st 2014, Dallas’ Park Cities Pet Sitter is adding a new service offering for its clients who book a recurring visit schedule, and thus receive service discounts due to the volume of business they buy. Most recurring visit clients are ones that book daily dog walks during the work...

2014-09-16 23:02:07

“Nobel Prize for Child Advocates” to Recognize Seven Heroes for Transforming the Lives of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Seven heroes who have dramatically improved the lives of children around the world will be honored in New York City on November 6 by World of Children Award (http://www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding program that honors individuals serving vulnerable children worldwide. Hailed by the...

2014-09-16 16:26:59

WETUMPKA, Ala., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka (WCW) is slated to host Charlie Wilson for the inaugural concert in the newly completed Wind Creek Wetumpka Entertainment Center. The concert is scheduled for November 14th at 8 pm. Tickets prices start at forty-five dollars and are on sale September 22nd at ticketmaster.com or Essentials inside the casino. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146535 A seven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie...

2014-09-16 16:26:28

Upper Deck prepares its first premium CFL trading card set, which will be printed in Canada and available in stores on September 24 CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upper Deck has agreed to an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA) to become the CFL's first official trading card partner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146521 Already Canada's leader in...

2014-09-16 16:25:22

Pet Lovers can enter Justin Silver's #DogsDreamLife Video Contest Now! NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-known dog trainer and host of Dogs in the City, Justin Silver has authored The Language of Dogs, on sale September 23(rd) for $24.99 from Gallery Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). With practical steps and his characteristic humor, the book shares Justin's unique training methods and advice on how to "speak dog." Along with the book release is an opportunity...

2014-09-16 16:25:19

LONDON, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The only British charity dedicated to raising awareness of legal highs has teamed up with Sussex University to ensure its students know the risks of taking these substances. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/697697-a ) Angelus will be engaging with students at the Fresher's Fair on 17 September, showing them information films and making them more aware of the harms and unpredictability of substances...

2014-09-16 12:36:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UberConference, the leading teleconferencing and productivity service, announced today that in the last week it has won a Silver Stevie Award for 'Company of the Year in Telecommunications' at the 2014 American Business Awards, as well as the Bronze Prize for 'Best Everyday Utility' at the 2014 User Experience (UX) Awards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146433 "We are proud to be the recipients in a single week of two such...

2014-09-16 12:28:12

Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group, To Be Honored with Humanitarian Award at Family Friendly Event on CBS Back Lot in Studio City, CA LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- T.J. Martell Foundation's 6(th) Annual Family Day Los Angeles, one of the organization's signature events, returns Sunday, November 16 with live music performances by pop/rock group R5, singer/actress Lucy Hale and co-star of the Disney Channel hit show "Girl Meets World" Sabrina...


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.'