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2014-08-25 12:23:33

Of eight finalists, overall Agency of the Year to be recognized at Content Marketing World 2014 CLEVELAND, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight content marketing agencies have received top honors from the 2014 Content Marketing Awards, the largest awards program in North America honoring excellence in brand-created content. The Agency of the Year award recognizes excellence in content marketing agencies, as well as achievements around the execution of content marketing. Photo -...

2014-08-25 12:23:09

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BizEd Magazine (BizEd), the world's leading publication within the management education industry, has been named 2014 Magazine of the Year by the Florida Magazine Association (FMA). Along with this distinction, FMA presented five other awards to BizEd, including Best Overall Magazine from the 'Association' category. Each year, the FMA presents bronze, silver, and 'Charlie' awards in 75 categories in areas of general, editorial,...

2014-08-25 08:32:55

CLARK MILLS, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based internet company and retailer of gardening products, ERM Internet Ventures LLC, today announced the launch of its new website at www.everythingaboutgardening.com. "We look forward to sharing our passion for gardening with others. We have a lot of great tips and best practices free of charge," explains founder and owner or ERM Internet Ventures LLC, Eugene McGlynn. The new blog at EverythingAboutGardening.com offers...

2014-08-25 08:25:53

Gala Underwriter Van Cleef & Arpels to Sponsor Norman Mailer Center Poetry Awards and Fellowships NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony (www.nmcenter.org) announced that Don DeLillo, Billy Collins, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, will be the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Norman Mailer Prize. The awards will be presented at the sixth annual benefit gala on Monday, October 27, 2014, at the historical New York Public Library in New...

2014-08-25 08:24:54

Helping Dogs and Our Community Find a Happily Ever After WILSONVILLE, Ore., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Fairytail House, a social enterprise facility for rescue and rehabilitation based in Clackamas County, Oregon, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise the $1 million necessary to build a facility to house and train dogs rescued from emergency situations and to encourage community knowledge sharing with an emphasis on positive training methods....

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

2014-08-25 08:24:43

Australian companies are seeking placement in Hollywood Style Swag to reap the benefits of celebrity brand recognition and more. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood Swag Bag created gift bags for the Emmy Nominees to be delivered to a top-secret luxury hotel. Australian brands are highlighted and taking part with mostly domestic brands this year. "We love gifting nominees items they may not be familiar with here in the states," reveals Lisa Gal founder of...

2014-08-25 08:23:18

The SPIKE network, home of "Bar Rescue" and other top rated series, wants to help make YOUR business the BEST it can be on the all-new show, BUSINESS REBOOT: The Secrets to Success (wt). LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic Casting is searching nationwide for small businesses employing 12 - 50 employees to take part in the new reality TV show, currently entitled BUSINESS REBOOT: The Secrets to Success. The Executive Producer who created the life changing reality show,...

2014-08-25 04:20:45

KOLKATA and NOIDA, India, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Felicitated with the ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), the apex body with a vision of being a global leader in promoting good corporate governance, has bestowed the ICSI Life Time Achievement Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate Governance on Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation. The award was presented by Shri Arun Jaitley,...

2014-08-25 00:20:14

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities and top Hollywood wardrobe stylists admired handcrafted jewelry from Leeza Braun and the Leo Diamond collection by Leo Schachter at the StyleLab Suite, which took place during Emmy Awards week. The collection includes handcrafted diamond earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139092 Celebrities including Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad"), Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black"),...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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