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2014-10-16 12:26:18

Including The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, A new Signature Comedy Series and additional comedic performances WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a five-year, $5 million gift from Capital One to fund Comedy at the Kennedy Center, a signature program at the Center focused on elevating comedy as an art form and uniting the local community together through laughter. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will...

2014-10-16 12:26:09

Storied pasts add to the allure of Halloween attractions KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stunning set designs, technical excellence and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures are hallmarks of America Haunts attractions. But the association's more than 30 elite haunted attractions throughout the U.S. revealed something a little extra at several of its attractions: real ghosts! "All our haunts have the ability to frighten even the bravest of souls, but some are truly...

2014-10-16 12:23:22

-- Winners to Appear Alongside Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog® in Upcoming Commercial -- FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Environmental Services, a leader in pesticide-free bed bug detection and control, announces the winners of its first Where's Roscoe Video Contest. To find the stars of its next commercial, Bell Environmental Services invited people to submit a video of their best "Where's Roscoe?" skit - a spin off its popular advertisement series featuring New York City-area...

2014-10-16 08:32:32

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOFIE BIOSCIENCES, a leader in the field of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, including probes, scanners, and chemistry systems, announced today that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the company a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for approximately $1.5M over two years. This contract will support the further development of SOFIE's family of proprietary imaging probes, known as...

2014-10-16 08:32:25

LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 29th, entrepreneur and executive film producer Rebecca Wang joins a star-studded list of attendees at The Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, taking place at The Milk Studios on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The event, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, will benefit amfAR and honour renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford. Title sponsors for the evening will be MAC VIVA GLAM and Wells Fargo and the event will be produced by...

2014-10-16 08:30:35

Roos Honored for Her Work in South Africa and Other Regions of the World to Develop Sustainable Animal Health Care Programs for Indigenous, Indigent Communities and for Advancing the One Health Concept MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that Dr. Annelize Roos is the recipient of the second...

2014-10-16 08:27:50

Series of films by They Fly Productions establish prophetic accuracy of 77 year-old Swiss man who foretold 9/11, Ebola and Russian military movements FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently released, award-winning film, And Did They Listen?, is the latest in a series of films by They Fly Productions to document the accuracy of the prophecies and predictions by Swiss prophet, Billy Eduard Albert Meier. Producer/director Michael Horn points out that the new...

2014-10-16 08:26:30

Finalist for NJBIZ Business of the Year Award & NJTC Company of the Year PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketsmith, Inc., the leading omni-channel data marketing firm, is consistently winning for its clients and substantially increasing brands' footprints in the consumer market space. This type of game-changing marketing strategy and innovation has garnered the attention and recognition of industry peers and media alike. Amassing several prestigious awards and...

2014-10-16 08:21:47

Actress Tori Spelling to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Reunion and Ship's Naming Ceremony SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises today announced the celebrity guest list for the Regal Princess naming ceremony and Love Boat cast reunion taking place in Ft. Lauderdale next month. Tori Spelling, actress and daughter of famed Love Boat producer Aaron Spelling, will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies for the ship's christening and host of...

2014-10-15 23:14:45

National Association of Professional Women Local Chapters acknowledged the accomplishments of all women during Women of Achievement Month. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The successes and accomplishments of all women were celebrated this September by NAPW members as they recognized Women of Achievement Month on the NAPW Foundation Calendar. At NAPW Local Chapter monthly meetings across the US, professional women gathered to acknowledge the rise to success of women in their...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.