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2014-07-23 16:23:55

Former Ukrainian Revenues and Duties Minister's Last Communication with Previous President in February KIEV, Ukraine, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Ukrainian Minister of Revenues and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko ( http://oleksandrklymenko.com) has not communicated with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych for half of a year. This fact was revealed in an article which recently appeared in the Kiev-based online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda. It was based on a lengthy...

2014-07-23 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and three military hero dog teams it helped reunite took to Capitol Hill today to make an urgent case to the nation, members of the national media, and the general public for bringing home all four-footed veterans who save lives on the battlefield and on the homefront. The congressional briefing, "Military dogs take the Hill: Reunification and retirement of military dogs," centered on a message urging America...

2014-07-23 12:32:39

HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., one of the world's preeminent breast cancer experts will join The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this fall. Jordan is considered the "Father of Tamoxifen," the groundbreaking therapeutic drug that has saved countless lives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129913 As a professor in Breast Medical Oncology and Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Jordan will focus on the new biology of...

2014-07-23 12:32:26

WATCHUNG, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Annual Meeting concluded in mid-July with more than 300 leaders of African and international nongovernmental organizations inspired to go back to their local communities to address some of Africa's most difficult development challenges. The Annual Meeting, held July 9-11 in Arusha, Tanzania, provided top leadership of African NGOs an opportunity to network, build relationships and gain new learning...

2014-07-23 12:28:28

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tangled, Disney's 2010 blockbuster based on the Rapunzel story, is finally available in audiobook form recorded by award winning narrator, Renee Raudman. Disney released Tangled: The Junior Novelization, in 2010 in conjunction with the premiere of their feature film of the same name. The original film earned over $600 million and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2010. Now children of all ages, with the help of Raudman's classic and...

2014-07-23 12:28:06

SAO PAULO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine has announced the winners of the IR Magazine Awards - Brazil 2014, the 10th annual edition of the prestigious awards that celebrate investor relations (IR) and recognize excellence in transparency and communication with investors. Itau Unibanco was the night's biggest winner, taking home seven awards, including the grand prix for best overall investor relations (large cap). The list of winners includes other companies that have...

2014-07-23 12:26:59

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO and best-selling author Dan Milstein learned hard lessons working his way to the pinnacle of the sales profession. In his new book, Street Smart Selling, Milstein reaches out to help aspiring salespeople work their way up to join him at the top. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129683 Street Smart Selling, (ISBN 978-0-9835527-7-2 Paperback, 978-0-9835527-8-9 Hardcover, 978-0-9835527-9-6 E-Book, available on Amazon.com...

2014-07-23 08:37:02

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online sports lottery, Bodog [http://www.bodog32.cn ], say they expect the world record price for an item of Chinese porcelain to be broken BEFORE the end of 2014. The sports lottery have unveiled odds after a tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, fetched $36m (GBP21.5m) at recent auction in Hong Kong. FCBodog.com suggest odds of 4-6 that figure will be broken BEFORE January 31, 2014 or you can get 11-10 that...

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...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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