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2014-09-11 16:30:01

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WPS Office, Kingsoft Office Software's popular cross-platform office suite, today announced that it has earned the prestigious Gold status in the New Products and Services Around the World category in the 6(th) Annual 2014 Golden Bridge Awards. With active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted, annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and...

2014-09-11 16:24:18

Matzen will be appear at the Fort Wayne History Center to speak about Lombard's life in Fort Wayne and analyze the events surrounding her death PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 5, 2014, one day prior to the 104(th) birthday of Hollywood comedy actress Carole Lombard, biographer Robert Matzen will appear at the Fort Wayne History Center to discuss Lombard's Fort Wayne roots, the influence of the city on her life, and the events leading up to the plane crash that...

2014-09-11 12:22:44

LONDON, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 11 September, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 270,293 "A" Shares at a price of 2397.61 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,942,472,729 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-09-11 08:26:47

LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey suggests that pornography is the fuel poisoning marriages at alarming rates. Over 1 in 3 (35%) married men are stepping outside of marriage by having sexual affairs, and 1 in 6 (17%) married women are cheating on their spouses. Showing no favoritism, affairs are infecting Christian marriages at the same rate as it is crippling marriages nationwide. In addition, if a married man has an affair, it's likely to be...

2014-09-11 08:26:38

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Heroes Channel (AHC) today announced its partnership with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust and its Red Bandanna Project to create the Red Bandanna Hero Award, honoring bold men and women who have distinguished themselves by their courageous, selfless, and often life-saving actions. Red Bandanna's name was inspired by Welles Remy Crowther, also known as "The Man in the Red Bandanna," who saved as many as 12 people,...

2014-09-11 08:26:21

ODESSA, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nightlife just got an energy boost in Odessa. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM: RICK) announced today the opening by its wholly-owned subsidiary of a new gentlemen's club, Rick's Cabaret Odessa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133696 Rick's Cabaret is the only upscale gentlemen's club serving liquor in Odessa. It features a full bar and food menu from open until close, top entertainers, and 10,000 square feet of space, with...

2014-09-10 23:13:33

As an expert in love and relationships, Dr. Buckner thanks Oprah Winfrey for her support and opportunities to be a part of the Oprah Winfrey Show. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 For nearly 50 years, Dr. Joyce Buckner has dedicated extensive hours to researching love and relationships. Successfully for 30 years she has been a psychologist at her own private practice located in Arlington, TX. Throughout her career, Dr. Buckner has made many guest appearances on internet radio and...

2014-09-10 23:09:59

Author inspired by own daughter’s disability to write new novel, "Queen of Us All" Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 What if all born with a handicap were put to death? That is the idea behind author Kevin O’Malley’s new fantasy tale, Queen of Us All. A controlling king is fearful that his kingdom would become weak if handicapped children are permitted to live and has declared that all children with a handicap are to be executed. A child named Lily is born...

2014-09-10 23:07:26

Redbooth Wins Product of the Year in 2014 International Business Award for Best New Cloud Platform (Gold) and Best Collaboration Software (Silver) Redwood City, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Redbooth (formerly called Teambox) today announced it has earned both gold and silver Stevie® Awards in the 11th Annual International Business Award (IBA) -- the world’s premier business awards competition. Redbooth earned the gold and silver designations, respectively, for best new...

2014-09-10 20:24:02

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Says It's Time to Stop Demeaning People for Their Beauty Choices NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, 15.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's nearly one procedure every two seconds. And, in January 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama, about to turn 50, made headlines by telling People magazine she isn't ruling out plastic surgery or Botox as...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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