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2014-07-18 12:27:01

In the latest edition of InformationWeek's Geekend series, writer David Wagner examines how genetics and appearance affect our choice of pets, friends, and employees. NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We're picking friends because of genetic similarities we can't see with the naked eye. That might seem fun (and it is), but it also affects the way we hire, judge how smart people are, and whether we even want to sit next to them....

2014-07-18 12:26:36

PHOENIX, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. has authored and released its newest guide on online auction bidding. Titled "How to Beat the Competition in an Online Auction," the guide discusses what buyers need to know to place winning bids that don't exceed an item's market value. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140717/128423 The guide is targeted to people just starting out bidding in online auctions, as well as more...

2014-07-18 12:24:30

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles plastic surgery expert at Plastic-Surgery-LosAngeles.com today offers procedures to help improve the appearance of area residents this summer. With the extensive range of procedures offered to patients who want to look great this season, there is no need to suffer all summer with an appearance that is less than ideal. Whether patients are planning to head out of town or enjoy summer close to home, they will find what they need...

2014-07-18 12:23:35

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martin Baron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Awards Dinner on Nov. 10. The dinner features CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, who returns as master of ceremonies for the third year. Three outstanding women journalists, including Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," will be honored at the event. President of the John S. and James L. Knight...

2014-07-18 12:23:30

29 Celebrities Compete in the Eighth Annual Korbel California Champagne Spray-Off to Raise Funds for Charity LAKE TAHOE, Nev., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 17, the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in beautiful Lake Tahoe was the backdrop of the eighth annual "Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off" where Former NFL MVP Joe Theismann took home the championship and $5,000 from the Korbel Toast Life(®) Foundation for the charity of his choice....

2014-07-18 12:23:26

TORONTO, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Simon & Schuster Canada is delighted to announce that Andrew Pyper's THE DEMONOLOGIST has won the 2014 ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel! The International Thriller Writers celebrated their 10(th) anniversary at this year's ThrillerFest IX held in New York City, and presented their ninth annual Thriller Awards on the evening of July 12, 2014, to recognize the best books published in the thriller genre in 2013. Andrew Pyper's THE...

2014-07-18 12:23:22

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum Sports & Entertainment (KSE), a division of Ketchum, a leading global public relations firm, won a Grand CLIO Sports Award for its campaign aimed at saving Olympic Wrestling at last night's inaugural CLIO Sports Awards ceremony held in New York City. The work done on behalf of the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) and USA Wrestling, helped reverse the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to remove the...

2014-07-18 12:22:14

LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NSE:RDS.A) (RDS.B) announces that on 18 July, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 291,802 "A" Shares at a price of 2399.61 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,950,155,869 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell Media Relations...

2014-07-18 08:21:40

420 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions TOKYO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan is one of the largest, most affluent and -- importantly -- consistently strong jewelery markets in the world. To put it in perspective, Japanese consumers have accumulated savings of a staggering USD 14 trillion, and Tokyo has the largest GDP of any city in the world, exceeding even that of New York. The Japan Jewelery Fair (JJF), co-organised by UBM and the Japan Jewelery Association, has...

2014-07-17 23:11:53

San Francisco-based Digital Marketing Agency Receives Accolades at the 35th Annual Telly Awards San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Telly Council presented San Francisco-based creative agency Viewstream with two 2014 Telly Awards. Viewstream was recognized with distinction for its creative work supporting the products and brands of some of the largest companies in the world. The agency was presented with a Silver Telly Award for their work with ERA for the IBC 2015 Reveal in the...


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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