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2014-10-24 16:23:59

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten time GRAMMY®-Award and Three time Latin GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his GRAMMY®-Award winning son Salvador Santana will perform an instrumental version of the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Game 4 of the Major League Baseball's World Series on Saturday, October 25 at San Francisco's AT&T Park. The performance precedes the launch of Carlos...

2014-10-24 12:25:20

Historic Partnership Makes the Most Prestigious Real Estate in New York Sports Known As 'Douglas Elliman Celebrity Row' NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Elliman Real Estate and the New York Knickerbockers today announced a multiyear marketing partnership that makes New York's largest residential brokerage the exclusive title partner of Madison Square Garden's famed Celebrity Row. As a proud partner of the New York Knicks, the exclusive seating area that is noted for...

2014-10-24 12:23:55

LONDON, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 24 October, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 993,500 "A" Shares at a price of 2198.87 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,913,950,593 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-10-24 08:24:28

Olympic Gold Medalist to mentor and cheer on Canada's athletes at 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury has been named Honorary Coach of Special Olympics Team Canada, currently preparing to compete at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. A long-time supporter of the Special Olympics movement, Tewksbury currently serves on Special Olympics Canada's board of directors and is a...

2014-10-24 08:24:19

Architectural Business Magazine publisher and Los Angeles's favorite* architect Robert Sawyer scores with both a beautiful new music album and local architecture award. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Very few people who follow the arts, and specifically architecture today, realize that many architects have a love and passion for music as well. Frank Lloyd Wright, the legendary architect, entertained the likes of Georgia O'Keeffe, and the Emperor of Japan, as well as many...

2014-10-24 08:24:13

A feel-good episode of one man's mission to give back in life-changing ways and spread hope and kindness to the disadvantaged across the country NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leon Logothetis, world traveler, adventurer, inspirational speaker, host of National Geographic's hit series Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and author of the upcoming book, The Kindness Diaries. One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World (Reader's Digest, December...

2014-10-24 08:23:49

Red Ventures CEO joins Tony Hsieh, Foo Fighters and other difference-makers on stage in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Ventures CEO and Hudson Miracle survivor Ric Elias takes the stage today at 3:30pm PST as a featured speaker at the 2(nd) annual Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas, joining a long list of notable musicians, business leaders, chefs, artists and celebrity guests including Kanye West, Penn & Teller, Cat Cora and more....

2014-10-23 23:13:14

New and experienced employees who want to become a super star at work can head to http://www.PerWickstrom.com and check out Per Wickstrom’s latest blog post, which could send their career -- and their income – to a whole new level. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 New and experienced employees who want to become a super star at work can head to http://www.PerWickstrom.com and check out Per Wickstrom’s latest blog post, which could send their career -- and their income – to a whole new...

2014-10-23 23:08:47

The Philadelphia 100 Award is one of the area’s most sought after honors. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”), a specialized equipment leasing and finance company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, was recently recognized as one of the Philadelphia region’s fastest growing privately held companies. The honor was bestowed by the Entrepreneur’s Forum of Greater Philadelphia in conjunction with the Philadelphia Business Journal and the...

2014-10-23 23:08:37

The Pet Concierge of Oakland, Calif. to launch professional pet photography studio. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Pet Concierge Global Education Center (http://www.ThePetConcierge.com) launched in the Bay Area with a mission to connect pet lovers with renowned pet experts from around the world to offer cutting-edge educational content and access to effective pet treatments – helping pets throughout all stages of their lives. “We want to thank everyone who contributed to The Pet...


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Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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...

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