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2014-07-22 08:28:16

Author Jeanne Ann Off blends emotions, danger, and intrigue in Acid and Bribery HENDERSON, Colo., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Divorce, inter-racial relations, multi-ethnicity, love of horses, enjoyment of mysteries, friendships, and family, boy-girl, and employer-employee relationships are interestingly intertwined in author Jeanne Ann Off's Acid and Bribery. When Kelsey was 11, her dad left her mother and Kelsey, penniless. Her mother had no job skills and no job. She...

2014-07-22 08:26:47

Professional Athletes Helping to Redirect Some of the $2B in Fantasy Sports Prizes to Deserving Nonprofits BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meaningful Wins, LLC today announced the launch its one-of-a-kind platform targeting the 40 million Americans who play fantasy sports, allowing them to turn their league entry fee into a donation for the nonprofit of their choice. Fantasy players spend an average of 8 hours a week competing for $2 billion worth of prizes. By encouraging...

2014-07-21 23:09:14

Dr. Kathleen Mojas has been helping clients update their mind maps for success, love and even better health for 20 years. Although positive thinking has its place in self-help, it is simply not enough to override the limiting mind maps that most of us carry around in the unconscious. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a Beverly Hills psychologist celebrating 20 years in private practice, explains why thinking positive is not enough. “We may consciously...

2014-07-21 23:09:12

Award Winning Mystic Ink Publishing Expands Distribution Into World Wide Markets San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Aside from its print and Kindle offerings at Amazon.Com and independent book stores, Award Winning Mystic Ink Publishing has reached deeper into worldwide markets with a new expanded distribution agreement through Smashwords, making their titles available to major online retailers, including Apple which has distribution to iBooks stores in 51 countries, Barnes & Noble...

2014-07-21 23:06:11

Dr. Elliot Hirsch is pleased to announce that he has opened a Los Angeles private plastic surgery practice with office locations in Encino and Burbank California. San Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. Elliot Hirsch is pleased to announce that he has opened a Los Angeles private plastic surgery practice with office locations in Encino and Burbank California. His practice specializes in Plastic Surgery in including cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, nose surgery, and...

2014-07-21 23:06:08

Outstanding engineers from across the province to be celebrated at distinguished awards gala. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA). The awards will be presented at a special gala ceremony on Saturday, November 22, at The International Centre in Toronto. Awards are given annually to Professional Engineers who have shown...

2014-07-21 23:06:01

In the wake of recent figures from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Aquarium Software says lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches properly. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Anglo American pet insurance industry specialists, Aquarium Software, say lower insurance premiums could now be two shakes of a dog’s tail away, thanks to doting ‘pet parents’ pampering their pooches...

2014-07-21 20:20:32

VANCOUVER, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Delta--Richmond East, hosted a roundtable discussion in Vancouver today with Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI) partners. The event presented an opportunity for the ministers to meet with leading members of the transportation and logistics community to discuss trends and emerging opportunities for...

2014-07-21 16:24:15

New pet books with forewords by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert to be previewed COS COB, Conn., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Soup for the Soul®, the world's favorite and most recognized storyteller, is proud to make their premiere appearance at SuperZoo, a leading industry trade show in the pet business, in Las Vegas this July 22-24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Inspired by years of reading and publishing stories about the unique...

2014-07-21 16:22:55

SEATTLE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population grows, fertilizers for crops and pasture grass are increasingly in demand including the potential of packaged cow manure as compost fertilizer for retail and commercial applications, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission. Organic cow manure is a nutrient that helps crops and pasture grass production over longer durations before the need for reapplication because of its slow release of nutrients. "Dairy cow...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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