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2014-07-18 23:01:14

Military Veterans Honored during Ceremony at Silverado Memory Care Community Naperville, IL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 During a special pinning ceremony in Naperville, Illinois this week, 17 veterans, representing all five branches of the U.S. Military, were honored for their service with commemorative pins and certificates. The event took place at Silverado Memory Care Community, where all 17 of the veterans reside. More than 100 people attended the event — many brought to tears by the...

2014-07-18 23:01:11

PowerObjects Receives Awards from Microsoft and Multiple Publications Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is pleased and honored to have been nominated for multiple awards throughout the past few months. The majority of these awards were based upon PowerObjects’ core values and its recent, rapid explosion of growth. A prestigious and notable award...

2014-07-18 23:01:03

GBK Productions, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, hosted some top names in the sports world, along with some other special guests in a friendly poker competition in hopes to raise awareness and funds for a few great causes. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 GBK leveraged their resources from the luxury gift lounge that took place during the day to entice many to return that evening to play poker for a good cause. CEO, Gavin Keilly said, “It’s incredibly...

2014-07-18 20:21:02

Featuring Police Confiscated, Stolen and Forfeited Property, as well as Autos, Tools, City and School District Surplus, Electronics, Appliances, Computers, Commercial and Restaurant Equipment, Sporting Goods, Furniture and Household Items, Collectibles, Jewelry and Much More PHOENIX, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. (www.auctionandappraise.com) will host a marathon auction in Phoenix featuring police confiscated, stolen and...

2014-07-18 20:20:30

PHOENIX, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. will host a Phoenix auto auction featuring rolling stock on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140718/128660 Items of interest for this auction include a 1996 Cadillac Seville, 1998 Lincoln TLM limousine, 2012 Ford Escape, and more. "In addition to the vehicles listed above, this auto auction is offering a Steury boat, boat trailer and a motorcycle,"...

2014-07-18 16:24:43

Extraordinary Rescue Cats use Celebrity Stardom to Help Donate 30,000 pounds of Litter to Cats in Need MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's Best Cat Litter(TM) has partnered with three extraordinary cats to help them do extraordinary things for shelter cats during the latest round of the GiveLitter(TM) charity, which allows online cat lovers to donate 30,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140718/128617 Famous cats Spangles,...

2014-07-18 16:24:01

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...

2014-07-18 16:23:11

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Melbourne next week at the 20(th) International AIDS Conference. Canada is making many significant contributions in the areas of testing and treatment guidance; vaccine development and research; and international partnerships to combat this deadly disease. The Conference is an opportunity for Canada to further...

2014-07-18 16:22:44

Recording Artist Mark Ballas From Dancing With the Stars To Perform New Debut Single, "Miss Incredible" LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinemoi North America, Ch. 236 on Verizon FiOS, presents the 1(st) Annual International Fashion Film Awards (IFFAs) in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Fashion Film Network and in association with Style Fashion Week, from the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on July 27(th), 2014. The Awards show will air on August 3(rd) 2014...

2014-07-18 12:27:01

In the latest edition of InformationWeek's Geekend series, writer David Wagner examines how genetics and appearance affect our choice of pets, friends, and employees. NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We're picking friends because of genetic similarities we can't see with the naked eye. That might seem fun (and it is), but it also affects the way we hire, judge how smart people are, and whether we even want to sit next to them....


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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