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2014-08-25 16:24:46

Football-centric show will air 12 p.m-2 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 120 Sports announced that a new two-hour block of live programming has been added to its current line-up and debuted today. The 120 Football Fix will air live Monday through Friday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. ET and will cover all topics surrounding football, professional, college and the stars of tomorrow in high school football. "We are excited to introduce 120...

2014-08-25 16:23:28

Publication Honored for Writing, Design Excellence ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won eight awards in the 2014 Florida Magazine Association's (FMA) competition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110314/DC64568LOGO Under design excellence, Florida Realtor won a Charlie Award, the competition's top honor or gold standard, for Best Overall...

2014-08-25 16:22:29

MORE TALENT, PERFORMERS AND CELEBRITY MEET & GREETS THAN EVER BEFORE! NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated 3(rd) annual Festival PEOPLE en Espanol returns to San Antonio this Labor Day weekend with more talent, performers and celebrity meet & greets than ever before! Over 30 celebrities and influencers will descend upon San Antonio, TX, this Labor Day weekend for a free, family-fun experience August 30 & 31 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The...

2014-08-25 12:29:33

Founder of multiple technology companies in his lifetime, Sullivan will be honored for his contribution to the Arizona technology community PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority today announced that Pat Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of Contatta, will be presented with the "OneNeck IT Services People's Choice Lifetime Achievement Award" during the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI)...

2014-08-25 12:23:55

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Costume/Fashion Designer Marina Toybina has won her unprecedented third consecutive Emmy Award in the Outstanding Costume Design category at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139101) Toybina is already one of the most recognized and in-demand costume designers in the entertainment world today and has now set a new record for her work on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance....

2014-08-25 12:23:33

Of eight finalists, overall Agency of the Year to be recognized at Content Marketing World 2014 CLEVELAND, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight content marketing agencies have received top honors from the 2014 Content Marketing Awards, the largest awards program in North America honoring excellence in brand-created content. The Agency of the Year award recognizes excellence in content marketing agencies, as well as achievements around the execution of content marketing. Photo -...

2014-08-25 12:23:09

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BizEd Magazine (BizEd), the world's leading publication within the management education industry, has been named 2014 Magazine of the Year by the Florida Magazine Association (FMA). Along with this distinction, FMA presented five other awards to BizEd, including Best Overall Magazine from the 'Association' category. Each year, the FMA presents bronze, silver, and 'Charlie' awards in 75 categories in areas of general, editorial,...

2014-08-25 08:32:55

CLARK MILLS, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based internet company and retailer of gardening products, ERM Internet Ventures LLC, today announced the launch of its new website at www.everythingaboutgardening.com. "We look forward to sharing our passion for gardening with others. We have a lot of great tips and best practices free of charge," explains founder and owner or ERM Internet Ventures LLC, Eugene McGlynn. The new blog at EverythingAboutGardening.com offers...

2014-08-25 08:25:53

Gala Underwriter Van Cleef & Arpels to Sponsor Norman Mailer Center Poetry Awards and Fellowships NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony (www.nmcenter.org) announced that Don DeLillo, Billy Collins, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, will be the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Norman Mailer Prize. The awards will be presented at the sixth annual benefit gala on Monday, October 27, 2014, at the historical New York Public Library in New...

2014-08-25 08:24:54

Helping Dogs and Our Community Find a Happily Ever After WILSONVILLE, Ore., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Fairytail House, a social enterprise facility for rescue and rehabilitation based in Clackamas County, Oregon, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise the $1 million necessary to build a facility to house and train dogs rescued from emergency situations and to encourage community knowledge sharing with an emphasis on positive training methods....


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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