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2014-09-16 12:27:19

FEATURING PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5 "EMPEROR" AND "CHORAL FANTASY" NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four years in the making, the celebrated Beethoven Journey has now reached its crowning season. An intense collaborative project between Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the heart of the journey has been the recording of all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerti and his Choral Fantasy, with the final album scheduled for release by...

2014-09-16 12:26:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEW BRANDED, a New York based brand image and marketing consultancy, has been honored with the CLIO Award within the Music Film medium for its inventive "Together Against Bullying" PSA, which was a lead communication piece in a diverse multi-media collaboration, as announced by the CLIO Awards. This unique public service campaign featured worldwide musical phenomenon One Direction and created a social movement encouraging youth to "Live Nice,...

2014-09-16 12:25:29

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Question: What's better than getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Answer: Knowing that whatever you paid for it all goes to charity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146343 Bluecause (www.bluecause.com) officially launches today as an online charity auction site featuring celebrities. Well-known for breaking the rules, Bluefish CEO Steve Sims decided to break one of the biggest rules in the "experiences for charity" world....

2014-09-16 12:25:07

BBC Earth's new digital home brings global audiences something amazing every day NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Earth, the BBC Worldwide factual brand behind global blockbusters such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs and Blue Planet, today launches its new digital home on BBC.com/earth across the U.S. and Canada. The stunning site captures BBC Earth's passion for adventure and exploration by bringing visitors a virtual feast of incredible imagery, world class...

2014-09-16 12:23:13

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global vertical axis wind turbine industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,...

2014-09-16 08:38:31

Global award winners selected and honored for creativity, impact and business value using Pentaho SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the category winners of the 2014 Pentaho Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes the innovative, interesting and impressive ways that customers and users worldwide deploy Pentaho technologies. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146275 Companies...

2014-09-16 08:30:57

Voting is Open Sept. 16-30 to Decide Winner of 6th Annual VPI Hambone Award BREA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has nominated 12 worthy candidates for the 2014 VPI Hambone Award. Each year VPI, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, and member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies, searches through its database of more than...

2014-09-16 08:26:19

Comic-Con, South by Southwest, Super Bowl, and more top the list of the nation's most influential annual events. NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do South by Southwest, the Oscars, and the Met Gala have in common? They are events so powerful, so prominent that they make news simply by changing format, venue, or host and dominate conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Their popularity also proves why events still matter, providing the forum that connects people with one another,...

2014-09-16 08:24:15

Daintree takes top honors at Golden Bridge Awards with Grand Pillar Award; other recipients include AMD, Cisco Systems Inc., Wipro and others LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daintree Networks, Inc. won both company and ControlScope(TM) product honors from the 6(th) annual awards program encompassing the world's best from every major industry. Competing against large and small organizations from all over the world, the company was honored in multiple categories at the 2014...

2014-09-16 00:20:55

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vemma Nutrition Company was presented with two Stevie® Awards in the 12(th) Annual American Business Awards which took place in San Francisco on Friday, September 12. Vemma was presented with bronze Stevie® Awards for Vemma Renew(TM) for New Product or Service of the Year -- Consumer Products and for the All in Convention App in the Events App category. Mark Patterson, EVP of Marketing and Brand Development, commented, "Our teams work...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'