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2014-09-29 20:21:31

Winners to be Announced December 11 in New York City at Black-Tie Event NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy companies from 26 countries have been selected as finalists for the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. The 2014 finalists, chosen from nearly 250 nominees from three dozen nominating countries and representing 6 continents, were announced today by program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy,...

2014-09-29 16:21:37

New Princess@Sea Cruise App Allows Guests to Connect Onboard SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Princess guests will have the opportunity to connect with their fellow cruisers with the debut of Princess@Sea Messenger, a free mobile messenger feature offering guests an easy way to share updates and make plans during their cruise vacation. The Princess@Sea Messenger is integrated in the complimentary Princess@Sea mobile app, accessed via a smartphone or tablet...

2014-09-29 12:35:01

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller University has announced that Lucy Shapiro, professor of developmental biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive the 2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. The annual award, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding women in science, will be presented to Dr. Shapiro on the campus of The Rockefeller University on November 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148959 Nobel...

2014-09-29 12:34:20

- Cornell University Freshman and son of injured NYPD Officer, Jason Shandler, to Receive First Annual Vincent Bennett Scholarship - NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) tonight will host its second annual Hero Awards Gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. During the event, the NLEAFCF will honor Emanuele A. Conti CEO of Kroll with the Corporate Hero of the Year Award and NYPD Commissioner...

2014-09-29 08:38:46

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securitas Security Services USA is pleased to announce that one of its security officers, Lynn Belliveau of Manchester, NH, was presented with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award at a ceremony during ASIS 2014 in Atlanta on September 28, 2014. The Award, presented by the Security Services Council of ASIS International, recognizes a front line security officer who has performed in a heroic manner in the course of his or...

2014-09-29 08:37:44

Wins Gold in Business-to-Business Products, Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution categories TYSONS CORNER, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy(®) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it received two gold Stevie® Awards -- in the Business-to-Business Products category and in the Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution category -- for its innovative self-service analytics solution,...

2014-09-29 08:36:12

Northwestern Smarter Pet Parent Takes Top Honors and $15,000 Cash or smart® car SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of reviewing more than 1,000 entries, the makers of Adams(TM) award-winning flea and tick control brand, revealed Cheryl Knapp from Bellingham, Washington is the grand prize winner of its Smart Pets Contest. Her entry showcased the smart talents of her English Bulldog Ducky and won the exciting choice of $15,000 cash or a smart® car plus smart...

2014-09-29 08:27:56

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the 19th annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Awards (#ADGAwards) for the second time, Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement came today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/148909Logo -...

2014-09-29 08:26:28

NHFA Founders Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Sonia Braga, Merel Julia & Felix Sanchez To Host - With A Performance By "Best New Artist" Latin Grammy Winner Gaby Moreno WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) is pleased to name Latin Rock superstar and dedicated philanthropist Juanes as the recipient of the 2014 Raul Julia Award for Excellence. The two-time Grammy and 19-time Latin Grammy winner, as well as this year's...

2014-09-29 08:25:56

Financial Legend Frank Bisignano Will Serve as Grand Marshal to Lead Acts New and Old that Draw Over One Million Spectators NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47(th) to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano....


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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