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2014-09-16 12:36:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UberConference, the leading teleconferencing and productivity service, announced today that in the last week it has won a Silver Stevie Award for 'Company of the Year in Telecommunications' at the 2014 American Business Awards, as well as the Bronze Prize for 'Best Everyday Utility' at the 2014 User Experience (UX) Awards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146433 "We are proud to be the recipients in a single week of two such...

2014-09-16 12:28:12

Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group, To Be Honored with Humanitarian Award at Family Friendly Event on CBS Back Lot in Studio City, CA LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- T.J. Martell Foundation's 6(th) Annual Family Day Los Angeles, one of the organization's signature events, returns Sunday, November 16 with live music performances by pop/rock group R5, singer/actress Lucy Hale and co-star of the Disney Channel hit show "Girl Meets World" Sabrina...

2014-09-16 12:27:50

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, are excited to announce Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) will return for a third year. MJ&M will take place on April 16-17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Talent and a complete schedule of events will be announced soon. Over the past two years MJ&M has resulted in nearly two...

2014-09-16 12:27:42

Whitney Houston's first-ever live album features the icon's most memorable live performances, available on both CD and CD/DVD NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10(th). The six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also...

2014-09-16 12:27:19

FEATURING PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5 "EMPEROR" AND "CHORAL FANTASY" NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four years in the making, the celebrated Beethoven Journey has now reached its crowning season. An intense collaborative project between Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the heart of the journey has been the recording of all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerti and his Choral Fantasy, with the final album scheduled for release by...

2014-09-16 12:26:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEW BRANDED, a New York based brand image and marketing consultancy, has been honored with the CLIO Award within the Music Film medium for its inventive "Together Against Bullying" PSA, which was a lead communication piece in a diverse multi-media collaboration, as announced by the CLIO Awards. This unique public service campaign featured worldwide musical phenomenon One Direction and created a social movement encouraging youth to "Live Nice,...

2014-09-16 12:25:29

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Question: What's better than getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Answer: Knowing that whatever you paid for it all goes to charity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146343 Bluecause (www.bluecause.com) officially launches today as an online charity auction site featuring celebrities. Well-known for breaking the rules, Bluefish CEO Steve Sims decided to break one of the biggest rules in the "experiences for charity" world....

2014-09-16 12:25:07

BBC Earth's new digital home brings global audiences something amazing every day NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Earth, the BBC Worldwide factual brand behind global blockbusters such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs and Blue Planet, today launches its new digital home on BBC.com/earth across the U.S. and Canada. The stunning site captures BBC Earth's passion for adventure and exploration by bringing visitors a virtual feast of incredible imagery, world class...

2014-09-16 12:23:13

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global vertical axis wind turbine industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,...

2014-09-16 08:38:31

Global award winners selected and honored for creativity, impact and business value using Pentaho SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced the category winners of the 2014 Pentaho Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes the innovative, interesting and impressive ways that customers and users worldwide deploy Pentaho technologies. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146275 Companies...


Latest Human Interest Reference Libraries

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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