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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...

2014-10-15 23:14:24

Vince Tinnirello will team with CelebrityPress, a leading book publishing company, and several leading experts from the technology industry to release the new book, “The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All Things Digital – Volume 2.” Lone Tree, CO (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Vince Tinnirello, CEO of Anchor Network Solutions, has joined a select group of leading I.T. experts from across North America to co-write the forthcoming book titled, The Business Owners Guide To I.T. and All...

2014-10-15 23:13:58

Los Angeles golfers between the ages of 5 - 14 will activate their social responsibility and desire to share the sport they enjoy with those otherwise not able. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 TGA Sports Foundation (TGASF) will host a local Golf-A-Thon with Junior golfers participating at Holmby Park (Armand Hammer) 601 Club View Drive, Los Angeles,CA on Saturday, October 25, 2014. TGA (Think, Grow, Achieve) Premier Golf and Tennis provides school based programs promoting...

2014-10-15 23:08:30

Provost Academy S.C. staff member Renee Olenick is in remission 3 years after diagnosis; grateful to outpouring of support from PASC family after early screening detected aggressive cancer. COLUMBIA, SC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Provost Academy South Carolina (PASC) recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating one of its own staff members who is a survivor, Renee Olenick. Renee was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2011, a month before joining the PASC family. She and her...

2014-10-15 23:07:41

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Spookiest Halloween Pet Dangers Brea, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 During the Halloween season, U.S. consumers spend $7 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, exposing pets to more toxins and hazards than any other time of the year. To help prepare for the imminent dangers that surround our pets during the scare season, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, has released...

2014-10-15 23:06:05

Television Academy Will Recognize SMPTE for Its Significant Impact on Television Technology and Engineering White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has been announced today as the recipient of the esteemed Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy. The award, which...

2014-10-15 23:01:28

UC Davis MIND Institute medical director honored with one of the most prestigious awards for pediatricians in the United States. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the...

2014-10-15 23:00:58

Miss UVI Elisa Thomas made history when she won the title of Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame – becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Miss UVI Elisa Thomas made history when she won the title of Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame – becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Thomas competed against 20 other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the...

2014-10-15 20:22:51

At ORA Dentistry Spa, the acclaimed Dr. Saleh has earned the admiration of a celebrity clientele who understand the value of a stunning smile LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In most cases, a Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist can be expected to be a truly outstanding dental professional for those seeking healthy teeth and a stunning smile. However, those who want nothing short of the finest dental expertise will naturally continue to search for the very best cosmetic dentist in Beverly...

2014-10-15 20:21:58

Park Lane also becomes part-owner in storied soccer club Bologna Football Club 1909 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Lane, the country's premier sports investment bank, has closed two major sports franchise transactions this month: the acquisition of historic Bologna Football Club 1909 and the sale of a minority interest in Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds. The two deals were announced today by Park Lane Founder and Managing Director Andrew Kline. "To sell...


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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'.