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2014-08-28 16:31:29

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardsmark, LLC recognized the company's most outstanding performers of Fiscal Year 2014 at the Winning Wednesday(®) ceremony on August 27, 2014. The annual celebration continues a long tradition of Guardsmark honoring those who fulfill the company's 51-year mission of sustained excellence in protection. Vice President Jim Antonelli was recognized for the fifth consecutive time -- and the eighth time overall -- with the Douglas M....

2014-08-28 16:30:22

Nominations for 2014 Games to Remain Open Until October 31st TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) is pleased to announce celebrated videogame actor Mark Meer as the new host for the 5th annual ceremony, taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. Mark Meer is a Canadian actor that has appeared in several world-class videogames, including the Mass Effect franchise, the Dragon Age franchise and the highly anticipated 2014...

2014-08-28 16:30:10

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WPS Office, Kingsoft Office Software's popular cross-platform office suite, today announced that it has been honored with two Silver Stevie® Awards in the Business/Government and Utilities & Services app categories at this year's Annual International Business Awards. The International Business Awards ("IBA") are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide - public and private,...

2014-08-28 16:24:58

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BUBBA burger® is proud to announce that they are the Official Burger of Auto Club Speedway. Race fans can have a juicy and flavorful burger at any event at the track! BUBBA burger has long been a part of racing activities and has now started to serve more products on the West Coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130829/FL71848LOGO "BUBBA burger is excited to become the Official Burger of Auto Club Speedway. Southern...

2014-08-28 16:24:22

mda.org | facebook/MDAnational | @MDAnews | #MDAtelethon CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ABC television stars will join forces this Labor Day weekend on the 49th MDA Show of Strength Telethon airing Sunday, Aug. 31, 9/8c on ABC television stations across the country to help raise funds and awareness to help save and improve the lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141082 Viewers tuning into the 2014...

2014-08-28 12:30:50

Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center doctors share a warning for dog owners. CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Doctors at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center have created a new infographic to warn dog owners about the dangers the artificial sweetener, Xylitol, presents to dogs. A sugar substitute, Xylitol, which is safe for human consumption, is highly toxic to dogs and can lead to the animal's death. Xylitol can be found in products such as...

2014-08-28 12:27:47

Iconic actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades to be honored at Foundation's Annual Gala on October 8th, 2014 in Los Angeles NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dyke will accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8(th), 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess...

2014-08-28 12:27:42

Agency Receives 10 Awards for Work with Publix, Kia, Kraft, State Farm, ACLU and HAP NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) (http://www.mxm.com/), the leading content-powered, customer engagement agency and a part of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), announced today it has won ten 2014 Content Marketing Awards for its work on behalf of clients including Kia Motor Company, Kraft Foods, Publix, State Farm, ACLU and HAP. In...

2014-08-28 12:27:08

LONDON and NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, announced today that Hope Cochran, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:10am PDT / 11:10am EDT. To access the live audio webcast of the presentation, please visit...

2014-08-28 12:25:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through September 12 and are being accepted online at http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian. Up to...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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