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2014-10-18 23:02:50

The out pour of donations for the Essex County Animal Shelter came in just one week following an online request. Tappahannock, Va. (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Sharon Ganzhorn, a radiologic technologist at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, couldn’t have possibly predicted that when she created an Amazon Wish List for a local animal shelter in need that her requests would not only be met, but that the community would also rally so strong that her goal would be surpassed in just a week’s...

2014-10-17 23:05:46

Noted plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Chasan comments on a study that found no adverse effects when breast lift and breast augmentation procedures are completed during a single surgery. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal has found that performing mastopexy, or breast lift, together with breast augmentation in the same procedure is safe and effective. The study found that complications and necessity of revision surgery were the same as when the...

2014-10-17 23:05:16

DMG Productions explores recent advancements in the death care industry. Auckland, NZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 One Room Funeral Webcasting announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. Innovations will explore One Room Funeral Webcasting (One Room), which allows funeral services to be webcast across the Internet to family members and friends who cannot be physically present. In this...

2014-10-17 23:02:01

And Honors other Outstanding Achievements with The Founders’ Distinguished Achievement Award and Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Award Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Last evening, the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia (EFGP), and the Philadelphia Business Journal announced the winners of the 2014 Philadelphia 100—the top privately-held companies, within the 10-county Philadelphia region, with the highest percentage...

2014-10-17 23:01:52

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its 2014 annual meeting and other events Oct. 27-28 in Arlington, Va. Highlights include a military career fair, informational seminars and the Community Heroes Award Night honoring caregivers in the DC area. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its 2014 annual meeting and other events Oct. 27-28 in Arlington, Va. Highlights include a no cost military career fair,...

2014-10-17 20:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GET-A-PET.com's co-founders and brothers, Mitch and Michael West hosted their first Indiegogo crowdfunding event in Bel Air October 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141018/152925 In order to bring attention to their efforts, Michael and Mitch held a program known as #DrivePetsHome in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Three lucky pet rescues were awarded Chevy and GMC vans loaded with natural pet food from Halo, Purely for Pets and...

2014-10-17 16:24:38

Dr. J, leading Beverly Hills surgeon, believes that U.S. Residents have something to learn from the openness regarding plastic surgery in Brazil LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, mainstream news outlets, including NPR and the Guardian, have focused not only on the popularity of plastic surgery in Brazil, but also on the openness with which many Brazilians discuss their procedures. Renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S.,...

2014-10-17 16:24:27

AVMA CEO: "It's time to be cautious, but no time for panic" SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its...

2014-10-17 16:23:12

Bodybuilding.com Wins 2014 Bizrate® Circle Of Excellence Award BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bodybuilding.com, the Internet's most-visited bodybuilding and fitness site, and the largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, announces that it has been awarded the Bizrate Circle Of Excellence Platinum Award. The Award recognizes retailers that received outstanding online customer satisfaction scores throughout a one-year period, as rated by millions of...

2014-10-17 16:23:07

LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, announced today that its third quarter 2014 financial results will be released after market close on Thursday, November 6, 2014. King will host a conference call to discuss its results at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time the same day. Listeners may access the live conference call via a dial-in number or audio webcast. Conference...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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