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2014-09-24 08:21:30

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Architecture Technology Corp (ATCorp) will be awarded the Air Traffic Control Association's (ATCA) 2014 Charles E. Varnell Memorial Award for Small Business on September 29th at ATCA's 59(th) annual conference. The Varnell Memorial award is presented annually to a small business for outstanding achievement or contribution, which has added to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control. ATCorp substantially contributed...

2014-09-24 04:21:15

HAMBURG, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time the German city of Hamburg presented on Tuesday the German Renewables Award for innovations and pioneering achievements in wind energy. An independent jury selected four winners from 61 submissions and nominations in the categories "Lifetime Achievement, Wind Energy", "Product Innovation of the Year", "Project of the Year" and "Student Thesis of the Year, Wind Energy". At the leading international trade...

2014-09-23 23:13:02

Supply Side Editor’s Choice Award for Animal Nutrition would be the tenth overall for Clear Conscience Pet®, the manufacturer of CleanLabel™ natural pet treats and SuperGravy® pet food toppers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 For the third straight year, Clear Conscience Pet has been named a Finalist for the Supply Side Editor’s Choice Award for Animal Nutrition. The family-owned pet nutrition company was the first winner when the award was created by Virgo...

2014-09-23 23:12:24

INXPO’s Business TV solution is among the top innovative technologies in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Out of 552 nominees, INXPO has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors and industries. 1500 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the winners...

2014-09-23 23:06:45

My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by the founder of Traveler of Charleston for an episode. The magazine features several of the fun things for visitors to do while in Charleston. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 On September 23, 2014, My Positive Perspective founder Jason Deierlein was joined by Keith Simmons for an episode. Simmons is the founder of Traveler of Charleston magazine and answered some questions that Deierlein believed the audience would like...

2014-09-23 23:04:26

An ‘Ultra Clean’ protein is now available in select GNC locations across the U.S. --- Royal Sport Ultra Clean 100™ offers a gluten free formula with 100 calories and 20g of Whey protein per serving. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Royal Sport Ultra Clean 100 is the newest supplement to join the Royal Sport LTD family of premium sports nutrition products. Its gluten free formula boasts 100 calories and 20g of pure Whey protein without artificial colors or dyes, fillers,...

2014-09-23 23:04:05

InfoTronics, a technology company developing employee time and attendance solutions, is pleased to receive a Bronze Award in the Best Deployments and Case Studies category at the 6th Annual Golden Bridge Awards. Farmington Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 InfoTronics, a technology company developing employee time and attendance solutions, is pleased to receive a Bronze Award in the Best Deployments and Case Studies category at the 6th Annual Golden Bridge Awards. An annual...

2014-09-23 23:00:46

Winners in ABA’s Tech & New Product Awards were announced at a ceremony in San Francisco. Kirkland, Washington (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Acumatica, provider of cloud-based accounting software, was presented with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Awards in four categories in the 12th annual American Business Awards. It is the first Gold Stevie for Acumatica. Acumatica won a Gold Stevie for the New Product or Service of the Year for Cloud Platform, a Silver Stevie for Software,...

2014-09-23 20:21:46

Five sweepstakes winners will win Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia selected from its top athlete spokesmen; Entries accepted until October 13! CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the new football season underway, golf's FedExCup Playoffs, the prestigious Ryder Cup coming, baseball playoffs and NHL® and basketball seasons getting ready to begin, there is no better time for the most elite of sports fans to spruce up their beloved man caves for one of the most...

2014-09-23 16:28:54

Earns spot in semi-finals at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Three top chefs put their culinary skills and creativity on the table Sunday at the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood as part of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair's Road to The Royal Chef Challenge, presented by TSC Stores. Defending champion Justin Miller, Executive Chef and Owner of the Cabin Bistro in Collingwood, won the competition for the second year in a row with his...


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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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'