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2014-07-28 12:31:36

- Leading SaaS provider recognized for Customer Service Excellence for the third consecutive year as demonstrated across events, training programs, and the iCARE(TM)Customer Support Site - MATAWAN, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, proudly announced the company earned a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service category for Customer Service Department...

2014-07-28 12:26:40

JODIE FOSTER DIRECTED THRILLER SET TO SHOOT FIRST QUARTER 2015 CULVER CITY, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has acquired the worldwide rights and given the go ahead to Money Monster, a fast-paced, character-driven thriller written by Jamie Linden. Daniel Dubiecki, who worked with Clooney on Up in the Air, and Lara Alameddine developed the script along with Jodie Foster, who will direct the film. Dubiecki and Alameddine's The Allegiance...

2014-07-28 12:25:43

Sweeney to Receive Meany-Kirkland Worker Rights Lifetime Achievement Award WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO HITWIRE today released a story on John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO and currently chairman of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. The article details Sweeney's five decades in the labor movement, including his battles to secure a living wage for janitors and other service workers, and fights on behalf of minorities and women...

2014-07-28 12:24:08

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 28 July, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 430,000 "A" Shares at a price of 2397.70 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,949,069,312 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell Media...

2014-07-28 12:23:59

DUBLIN, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A wind turbine rotor blade is fundamental component of a wind turbine. The rotor forms the central part of the turbine and consists of multiple rotor blades attached to a hub. The rotor blades act as a motor in the turbine and extract energy by capturing wind energy and...

2014-07-28 08:28:59

Public Invited to Vote for Their Favorite CHICAGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced the top 20 finalists for "America's Favorite Veterinarian." The 20 finalists were selected by an AVMF review panel from more than 700 nominations. "We are thrilled to honor and recognize these 20 finalists who are entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of animals," said Michael Cathey, executive director of AVMF....

2014-07-28 08:27:10

Comedian and HBO Personality John Oliver to Emcee the Event Featuring a Special Musical Performance by Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Hudson LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education, will honor Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Relativity, with the Tom Sherak Award at the Stars 2014 Benefit Gala on October 14(th) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel....

2014-07-27 23:02:35

The Prince Or Princess book review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Alicia Pennington's guide for choosing baby gender. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 According to the Prince Or Princess book review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that covers natural steps towards choosing a baby’s gender before conception. This book also instructs people how to increase their chances of having a dream baby, and how to stay healthy during pregnancy. Vkool...

2014-07-27 23:00:17

Denver Zoo hosts first Teddy Bear Care Fair and hands out 1,000 plush mascots. (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Denver Zoo, in partnership with Children’s Colorado, unveiled their new mascot this morning at the Zoo’s first Teddy Bear Care Fair. Elbert, a 6-foot-tall, 300-pound, brown-colored bear debuted by pulling a wagon full of plush versions of himself at the Zoo’s Explore the Shore Play Area, Presented by Children’s Colorado. After his introduction, families were able to take their...

2014-07-25 23:08:56

RJ Young announced that Jordan Kirby, incoming junior at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), is a winner of the 2014-15 John T. Crunk Scholarship, for academic achievement. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 RJ Young announced that Jordan Kirby, incoming junior at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), is a winner of the 2014-15 John T. Crunk Scholarship, for academic achievement. Jordan is the son of Phil Kirby, a RJ Young Logistics Manager in the Nashville, TN area. “At...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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