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2014-03-10 08:26:45

NORTHFIELD, Ohio, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is bringing a little magic to its venue. And comedy. And acoustic acts entertainment, too. It's all part of the exciting new Club Velvet, opening March 20. The Club will partner with The Comedy Zone, one of the largest comedy club chains in the country, to book the best comedic talent in the nation, another step toward making Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park the heart of Northeast Ohio's...

2014-03-08 23:01:45

Under new rule, individuals and small businesses could have old plans until 2017. Park City, Utah (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the ACA extension for non-compliant health plans. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Obama administration will allow consumers to renew health insurance plans that fail to comply with the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules for two years, if their state allows it. The most...

2014-03-07 16:23:21

BOSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During their weekly one-hour visit with Justina, the Pelletiers were able to meet with their daughter privately. During their meeting, Justina told them "I feel like I'm in jail," and asked, "Why can't I be with my parents like everyone else?" Usually the parents' visits with Justina are highly monitored and supervised by Massachusetts DCF and even state troopers. During monitored visits, the parents are unable to speak freely with...

2014-03-06 20:20:21

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, will share her career insights and experiences on March 26, 2014 at the California Club. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/DC78835 Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The MUSES Woman of the Year benefits the California Science...

2014-03-05 16:22:23

BRISTOL, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today announced that it has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and three states regarding claims under the Clean Water Act. The consent decree resolves a complaint by the EPA and state agencies alleging that the company's mining affiliates in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia exceeded...

2014-03-04 23:01:51

EarthCam invites people around the world to be a part of the Mardi Gras celebrations with their live streaming webcams in the heart of New Orleans. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 New Orleans is poised and ready for the biggest celebration of the year…Mardi Gras. The party descends on this city every year, bringing with it non-stop fun, colorful characters and crazy antics. EarthCam invites people around the world to be a part of it all with their live streaming webcams. EarthCam...

2014-03-03 16:25:25

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a hearing today, the family of Justina Pelletier achieved three significant victories that lead them closer to bringing Justina home. First, the spurious gag order has been withdrawn and is no longer in effect. Second, no contempt charges will be filed against the Pelletiers for speaking publicly about their daughter's plight. Finally, responsibility for Justina's medical care has been transferred to Tufts Medical Center....

2014-03-03 08:32:39

WASHINGTON and LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UEberWizard includes more than 1.2 million grants and $600 billion of funding for easy access to track funding and research history UEberResearch, a leading provider of software solutions for research funders, announced today the launch of their free funding wizard for ORCID, under the name UEberWizard. The wizard allows ORCID users to import and associate their funding data with their ORCID...

2014-03-03 08:24:01

Draft Legislation from Chairman Shimkus is "Vital Step Forward" in Modernizing 38-Year-Old Statute RACINE, Wis., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, one of the world's largest household goods manufacturers and a strong supporter of TSCA reform, applauded the release of the draft "Chemicals in Commerce Act" by U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. "We have long supported updating this antiquated statute," said Kelly M. Semrau,...

2014-03-01 23:01:14

Employers look to health benefits brokers and advisors for guidance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Park City, Utah (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the ACA and health benefits advisors. According to Zane Benefits’ website, employers are looking to health benefits brokers and advisors for guidance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The key ACA issues brokers and advisors should be discussing with clients...


Latest Humanities Reference Libraries

Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Sega Nomad
2013-08-10 07:32:11

The Sega Nomad is a handheld gaming console also known as the Sega Genesis Nomad. It was released by Sega on October 13, 1995 as a portable version of the home based unit the Sega Genesis. This unit is one of the few systems that can play most of the games from any region without an adapter. The system sold around one million units before it was discontinued in 1997. It was codenamed Project Venus during its development as Sega’s policy during that era was to name their systems after...

Nintendo DS Lite
2013-08-05 12:24:52

The Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with a dual screen, developed by Nintendo. It is slimmer, lighter, and brighter than the original Nintendo DS. It was available in Japan on March 2, 2006 with 550,000 systems released; it was sold out soon after its launch. Nintendo released another 700,000 in April 2006, and once again the units sold out by late May 2006. Every time the stores would restock their shelves, the system would sell out within days of arrival. This continued for...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached 250,000 and was second to the Atari VCS. The Channel F, using an F8 CPU, produced enough AI to use...

RCA Studio II
2013-04-28 10:25:17

The RCA Studio II was released in January 1977 by RCA as a video game console. It had black and white graphics that were similar to Pong consoles. Game control used two built-in ten button keypads instead of controllers. The keypads made it difficult for two player games to be played because the players would have to sit so close together. It was discontinued in 1979. It used a switch box for the RF modulator and power supply. The sounds produced from the unit were comprised of varying...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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