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2014-08-28 08:25:57

Her real-life story mirrored some of her darkest roles... LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brittany Murphy Story, which shares the real-life story of the ambitious and talented actress - who rose to fame quickly, but succumbed much too young to the dark side of Hollywood - will make its worldwide premiere Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140788 Produced by MarVista Entertainment, The Brittany Murphy Story...

2014-08-28 00:20:20

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan held its inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards on 28 August 2014 at Villa Maria, presenting a total of 18 awards to companies across the industries of Food, Energy and Power, Healthcare and Information Communication Technologies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140828 The New Zealand Excellence Awards will be an annual event to honour companies that have demonstrated outstanding...

2014-08-27 23:11:44

Cloud-based software provider, HRBoss, receives a second Stevie Award for reinventing Tech for HR, Recruiting, and the C-suite. Silicon Singapore (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 HRBoss, the go-to workforce technology provider for businesses in Asia, was announced as a Silver Stevie Award winner in The 2014 International Business Awards (IBAs) in the category of "Best International Computer Software Company." This is the second time that the SaaS software company has scooped a Stevie...

2014-08-27 23:07:56

Beginning in September K9 Dog Park will launch Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. Escondido, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Beginning in September, K9 Dog Park will launch doggy Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. The September Games will be free to all K9 Dog Park Doggy Daycare clients who bring their dogs into the facility for at least two days per week. Clients will...

2014-08-27 23:03:34

Sublimity is now available in ebook and hardcover form. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Picture, if you will, a detective and a doctor - no, no, not Holmes and Watson but more of a Mr. Inside, a Doc Blanchard type, and a Mr. Outside, a Glenn Davis, in terms of personalities and world view. This Mr. Inside was an internationally acclaimed professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, and Mr. Outside was an Austin Police Department lieutenant. That pair, along with the...

2014-08-27 23:03:18

Teen spelling champ eyes a future in ophthalmology, August 29 at 9am Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 What’s next for 14 year old Sriram Hathwar, the co-winner of this year’s 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee? Sririam will visit Philadelphia on Friday, August 29, 2014 for a tour of internationally renowned Wills Eye Hospital.     The teen from Painted Post, New York would like to be an ophthalmologist one day. Wills Eye Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Dr....

2014-08-27 23:01:41

Descendant of 'Ice Bucket Challenge', which encourages participants to donate to the U.N's World Food Programme, will match every donation with an equivalent one, until August 31st (or when the money runs out!) Tanauan, Philippines (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Rice Bucket Challenge announced today that until August 31st they will match donations made to the World Food Programme with an equivalent amount. Since Spring, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 80 million dollars...

2014-08-27 23:00:54

Recently, Skmen.com, a renowned garment manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled its latest designs of celebrity bodycon dresses. The company has rich experience in making fashionable clothes, and it has thousands of trendy items in stock and ready to ship. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Recently, Skmen.com, a renowned garment manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled its latest designs of celebrity bodycon dresses. The company has rich experience in making fashionable clothes, and it has thousands...

2014-08-27 20:24:28

Plastic surgery from expert surgeons like Dr. J is more popular than ever, yet some myths about aesthetic treatment have still gone unchecked...until now LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Southern California, plastic surgery has long been embraced as an effective resource for those looking to enhance their physical appearance at every stage of life. While more and more people are educating themselves as to what plastic surgery entails, there are a few stubborn myths that simply...

2014-08-27 20:22:20

Kristen Levine Pet Living helps people and pets live happier, healthier lives together TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kristen Levine, pet living expert, author and president of Fetching Communications and PetPR.com, is proud to announce the launch of Kristen Levine Pet Living, an online platform with an audience of more than 125,000 at www.kristenlevine.com. The website brings pet-positive companies together with pet lovers to create meaningful content that helps people live...


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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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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