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2014-10-21 08:42:42

Eugenia Gillan selected as a finalist for world's premier business awards. WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eugenia Gillan, Vice President of Engineering at ZoomInfo, was named a finalist in the 11(th) Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Award Winner. The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run, worldwide and have been hailed as the...

2014-10-21 08:29:49

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Ten years after breaking new ground by launching the world's first coloured circulation coin on October 21, 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has continuously raised the bar on innovation within the minting industry by introducing new technologies and coinage solutions. "The Royal Canadian Mint is a great example of made-in-Canada innovation," said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint...

2014-10-21 08:28:57

Carson Daly, Michael J. Fox, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Dr. Frank Papay, Zarin Ibnat Rahman and Martha Stewart to Receive WebMD Health Hero Awards NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced the winners of its 2014 WebMD Health Heroes Awards, recognizing individuals who are changing the healthcare landscape by meeting a health challenge and giving back to others. Hosted by Good Morning...

2014-10-21 08:28:11

The Divide is scheduled to begin filming in 2015 on The King Ranch, El Dorado County, California. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran actor/director Perry King (Riptide, The Day After Tomorrow) is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help source crowd funding for his new independent Western, The Divide, from Left For Dead Productions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153203 King has been dreaming for years of...

2014-10-21 08:28:08

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the architectural and exhibit teams now on board, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has moved into the conceptual design phase for a new museum and education center at Patriots Point. Safdie Architects of Boston, MA, and Gallagher & Associates museum planning and design, of Silver Spring, MD, are officially on board and have begun an intensive four-month process that will culminate with renderings of...

2014-10-21 08:25:19

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today reported that Giant King Grass previously released from quarantine in Hawaii is successfully growing at the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (HARC) on Oahu. HARC, which originally began in 1882 as a trade organization of the sugarcane industry, today has the mission to support a viable agricultural sector in Hawaii by researching and applying relevant science and technology to achieve practical solutions...

2014-10-21 00:21:03

ESPN AND MAGGIEVISION TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY SHORT FOR THE EMMY-AWARD-WINNING "30 FOR 30 SHORTS" SERIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas City Royals, riding the crest of one of the most stunning Cinderella seasons in baseball history, added yet another remarkable chapter when the Shinsegae Corporation of South Korea granted permission for their employee SungWoo Lee - the Royals' unofficial good luck charm - to...

2014-10-20 23:11:07

Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston & Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer of Santana join Headliner band for charity concert at Minnetonka Country Club. Excelsior, MN (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Alex Ligertwood, the lead singer for Santana from 1979-1994 and Fran Cosmo, lead singer for Boston from 1990-2005 are coming to Excelsior, MN on Friday November 28th to sing classic rock hits, honor friends who passed away recently and to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer research at the...

2014-10-20 23:10:15

On October 10, Send Me On Vacation hosted its Zap Out the Effects of Cancer event held at Container Park on East Fremont Street. Las Vegas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 In Las Vegas, Nevada, Tony Hsieh, Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and CEO of Zappos.com partnered with Send Me On Vacation to Zap Out the Effects of Cancer at the Container Park on East Fremont Street on Oct 10, 2104. Donating the Container Park to host a benefit concert to raise funds to send a local breast cancer...

2014-10-20 23:05:19

R2i received two WebAwards and three W3 Awards for outstanding design and development acheivements. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 R2i, a leading digital agency, has recently been honored with a number of highly distinguished industry recognitions, earning two awards from the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 WebAwards as well as three wins in the 9th Annual W3 Awards. “It’s an honor for our team to be selected as winners,” says Dana Wagner, r2i’s Art Director. “There...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Adenanthos macropodianus
2014-10-14 11:59:16

Adenanthos macropodianus is a shrub species. The plant may also be referred to as the Gland Flower or the Kangaroo Island gland flower. A. macropodianus belongs to the Proteaceae family. This species can be found only on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Adenanthos macropodianus was listed as a variety of A. sericeus for over 100 years until finally in 1970 the plant was given its own species classification. Adenanthos macropodianus grows upright reaching approximately 3 feet in height....

Orothamnus
2014-10-13 13:26:23

Orothamnus is a genus of shrub plant. The genus may also be referred to as the Marsh Rose. Orothamnus belongs to the Proteaceae family and its name stems from the Greek words: Oros, meaning mountain and thamnos, meaning bush. An Orothamnus plant can be found growing naturally in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The species will grow in the mountain ranges of the Kogelberg and Kleinrivier Mountains of Hottentots-Holland. On the mountainsides these shrubs prefer peaty swamps and...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by definition means it contains all 3 chromosomes and is sterile. Reproduction for the plant happens...

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...

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