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2014-08-27 08:25:48

Plans Underway to Open Second Production of Absinthe as International Tour LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The self proclaimed wealthiest man in Las Vegas and producer of the hit show Absinthe, The Gazillionaire said today he wants more cash and plans to launch a second production of Absinthe as an international tour. "Once you have a lot of money, and then add fame to it, family comes out of the woodwork asking for money. I have a lot of not-so-legitimate children that...

2014-08-27 08:25:17

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sturdy Girl Sports announced a new Ambassador program today, created for everyday women who lead active lives with fitness as a key priority. Benefits include social media partnerships and discounts on clothing. According to CEO and Founder Hilary Heath, "The Sturdy Girl strives to be fit, sets athletic goals, and teaches others to become more fit through her life and her leadership. We are accepting new applications." Photo -...

2014-08-27 08:24:26

Honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards to Be Selected from All Four Councils LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG), Local 800 Council and producers of the 19(th) Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded its final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the crafts that make up the nearly 2,300-member Guild, it was announced by Council Chairman John Shaffner and Co-Producers Dave Blass and James...

2014-08-27 08:24:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 365 Connect, the New Orleans-based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company has received an Interactive Media Award for itsOnline Technology Platform. This prestigious international award further cements 365 Connect's role as the leader in creating leading edge, web-based technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Photo -...

2014-08-27 00:20:32

Poll underscores need for vigilance from both pet owners and the general public NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority ? 93 percent ? of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day...

2014-08-27 00:20:10

TOKYO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Corporation held an awards ceremony for the eighth Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota's vehicle experience facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward on August 27. A total of 662,898 art works from 75 countries and regions were submitted to the contest. In each of three age categories (seven and under, eight to 11, and 12 to 15), one Gold, two Silver, three Bronze, and four Best Finalist awards were presented. In addition, one entry...

2014-08-26 23:16:47

The book, written by a former McDonald’s franchise owner, offers a first-hand account of the inner workings of inner-city and suburban franchises and exposes the reality of the McDonald’s franchise system. http://www.amazon.com/The-Tainted-Burger-McDonalds-Franchise/dp/1499160364 Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 “The Tainted Burger: A McDonald’s Franchise Owner’s Tale” has received new reviews that applaud its straightforward and candid portrayal of the life of a...

2014-08-26 23:12:35

September 13 is Positive Thinking Day in the US. Couples in trouble all over the world can get out of trouble fast with the new Guide 3 Fast + Fun Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Marriage TODAY, plus The 6-Point Plan to Create Romance and Intimacy created by Couples In Trouble Relationship Expert, Dr. Jackie Black. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 “Let’s make September all about staying mindful about our attitude and choosing a positive attitude. It's like the story of...

2014-08-26 23:12:21

Star2Star Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Accardi-Petersen was named Young Businesswoman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Star2Star Communications, makers of the World’s Most Scalable Cloud Communications Solution, announced that Star2Star Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Accardi-Petersen was named Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Business Women of the Year awards are presented annually to the top...

2014-08-26 23:09:14

Advanced Mobility and Specialty Vehicles, a leader in the design and manufacture of mobile medical trailers, announced today that they have delivered a new Siemens Biograph™ TruePoint™ PET-CT Trailer to Alliance-HNI, headquartered in Owosso, Michigan. Alliance-HNI awarded their contract to Siemens Healthcare for the Biograph™ TruePoint™ PET-CT system contingent on Advanced Mobility completing the process of validation by Siemens as an approved manufacturer of the PET-CT trailer....


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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