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2014-07-17 23:05:32

Personal memoir shares trials and triumphs of growing up blind. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Blind since birth, author Homer Page’s new book “It’s My World Too: Accepting Challenges, Embracing Life” is a testament to not letting circumstances become limitations. This personal memoir shares Page’s path to a meaningful personal and professional life, while shedding light on what it’s like growing up in mainstream America with a disability. Rather than make excuses for...

2014-07-17 20:23:49

LISTOWEL, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Canadians of all ages this evening at the 158(th) Listowel Agricultural Fair, where he spoke at the opening ceremony. The event, which marks the 100(th) anniversary of the First World War as well as the 100(th) anniversary of the Listowel Agricultural Hall, was also attended by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence. Formerly named the Armouries, the Listowel...

2014-07-17 16:28:33

The leading global cloud video surveillance company is recognized for its achievements in cloud innovation NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartvue(®) Corporation earned a Stratus Award for its achievements in cloud innovation with the Smartvue S9M(®) cloud video surveillance server. The industry awards competition recognizes those companies innovating in the Cloud and providing offerings that are truly differentiated in the market. "We are proud to reward...

2014-07-17 12:26:07

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raley's has been awarded an astounding total of 24 Telly Awards in Commercial and Online Video categories. The Telly Awards are premier awards honoring film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. Raley's was bestowed with a total of four silver awards--the highest honor possible--13 bronze and seven People's Telly awards. Typically, only 7...

2014-07-17 12:25:41

An estimated 2.8 million dog owners give pets anti-anxiety medication each year, according to the National Pet Owners Survey of the American Pet Products Association. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forbes Living "Love My Pet" series offers tips for pet owners of anxious or depressed animals. The series will cover reasons why the family pet can become so anxious that it needs calming medication - such as separation anxiety or fear of thunderstorms. Dogs...

2014-07-17 12:25:31

The fifth annual DogTime Pet Blog Awards invites pet lovers to vote for their favorite bloggers, videos, and animal welfare organizations SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The DogTime Pet Blog Awards, also known as "the Petties", today announced that voting is now open for the 2014 awards. Presented for the fifth year in a row by DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners is the largest annual pet blog awards program on the...

2014-07-17 08:29:22

LINCOLN, Neb., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulu Box, the first health and nutrition subscription box company, has partnered with fitness expert and celebrity trainer Larysa DiDio to deliver a specially curated box to Bulu Box subscribers in August 2014. DiDio worked directly with the Bulu Box product selection team to put her favorite healthy living products in the hands of Bulu Box subscribers. "I share the same goal as Bulu Box," said Larysa DiDio, "to make health and fitness as...

2014-07-17 08:27:30

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 18(th) 2014, Wrestling superstar Diamond Dallas Page can officially add "Hall of Fame Inductee" to his already impressive pro wrestling legacy: Page is headed to Waterloo Iowa to be inducted into The National Wrestling Hall of Fame by wrestling icon Mick Foley at the Dan Gable Museum. Page will receive the Frank Gotch Award for bringing positive recognition to professional wrestling through work outside the ring. Page is...

2014-07-17 08:26:24

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31, 2015 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG Council Chairman, and ADG Award Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Photo -...

2014-07-17 08:25:46

World's only New York sports recap show with its roots in Talmud-Torah NEW YORK CITY, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportz Schmooze, the world's only "sports show with kishkes," has launched on YouTube as an ongoing sports highlight and review program covering teams and players from the greater New York area. And you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the show's chutzpah-laden Yiddishe take on the New York sports scene. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/127868 Daily,...


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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