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2014-09-18 12:26:17

For the 15th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare selected as a leader for family friendly workplaces CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been recognized nationally as one of the "2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for the 15th consecutive year as a leader in fostering a family-friendly workplace by Working Mother magazine and is the only health system in Illinois on the annual list compiled by Working Mother...

2014-09-18 12:25:38

There's still time: every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the dawn of Hollywood, animal actors have played some of the most unforgettable characters ever seen on the silver screen. Their characters have charmed and delighted moviegoers and television audiences for generations, and American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is pleased to announce that its new book...

2014-09-18 12:24:05

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tampa Bay area's only vegetarian/vegan festival returns to downtown Tampa Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 5th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest is a free event featuring guest speakers; healthy living and eco-friendly vendors; a children's area; live music; animal adoptions; and delicious vegan food. Leashed companion animals are welcome. Speaking at Veg Fest 2014 will be: Chef AJ, who melds comedy, cooking...

2014-09-18 12:23:49

LONDON, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 18 September, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 685,794 "A" Shares at a price of 2397.81 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,938,745,529 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-09-18 12:21:31

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is proud to announce Santiago J. Erevia, Medal of Honor recipient as the winner of the highest honor award given to veterans by the organization, the Brillante Award for Military Excellence. This category recognizes and honors Hispanic heroes for their commitment, loyalty and service to our country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110831/DC60133LOGO Erevia will be honored...

2014-09-18 08:35:22

Coca-Cola launches a heartwarming video, "The Happiest Thank You" to thank everyday people with their names printed on the Coke bottle as a token of gratitude. MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, there are people who make our lives happier. Never does a day go by that we don't thank them, yet we don't even know their name. Coca-Cola believes that it is time for us to know them better. On Friday, September 12, Coca-Cola surprised the world with a...

2014-09-18 08:35:17

NetDirector has been chosen by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum for their innovative data and document exchange solutions TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetDirector has secured their place as one of three finalists for the Excellence in Service award by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. The winners will be announced at this year's awards gala on November 21(st) at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The other two Excellence in Service finalists are Peak10 and CareerSource. Photo -...

2014-09-18 08:35:03

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactions Corporation was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category at The 12th Annual American Business Awards on September 12th. This represents Interactions' third Stevie award in 3 years with others in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/146971 "We're honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for the innovation we've spearheaded in the customer...

2014-09-18 00:20:55

Premier Event in the Recovery Industry, Polo in the Palisades LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Promises Foundation hosts the 9th Annual Polo in the Palisades fundraiser, benefiting Miriam's House, a transitional living home for low-income women and their children. The fundraiser will be held on September 27, 2014 at Will Rogers Historic State Park. This year we will be honoring the amazing work of five community heroes including: Richard Rogg the founder of...

2014-09-17 23:16:14

Shane Michaels releases a review of Dog Food Secrets, a guide that exposes the poisonous ingredients in commercial dog food and presents a better homemade option Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Dog Food Secrets, a guide compiled by Andrew Lewis that shows dog owners the true poisonous ingredients in most commercial dog food but presents a better alternative for homemade dog food recipes has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “For most...


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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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