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Excavation Of Ancient Well Gives Insight Into Etruscan, Roman And Medieval Times
2014-08-11 03:37:55

By Jeff Seay, Florida State University During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more than 15 centuries of Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilization in Tuscany. "The total haul from the well is a bonanza," said Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State. De Grummond, who has...

2014-08-07 23:07:16

Cute popsicle stick dolls and a laundry list of summer activities for kids have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for a fun craft that teaches primary and secondary colors this week. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Kids love colorful crafts. Cute popsicle stick dolls and a laundry list of summer activities for kids have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast making and playing with fun stick dolls. The colorful dolls feature characters from...

2014-08-07 16:27:44

State Department of Finance Calls Bill "Unnecessary," Likely to Increase Health Care Costs STOCKTON, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by California Hospital Association: Three days a week, the St. Joseph's Medical Center CareVan is dispatched to locations throughout San Joaquin County, taking free health care services directly into the community. But that program's future is in doubt due to harmful legislation now pending at the...

2014-08-07 12:28:28

Renaissance Dental's Top-Line Dental Insurance for Group and Individuals to Be Offered across the Country on Maxwell's Health as a Service Platform BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Health (Maxwell) announced the inclusion of Renaissance Dental's leading suite of dental plans on its online private marketplace for employee benefits. Maxwell's marketplace will include Renaissance Dental group plans covering employees throughout the country. As a leading dental benefits...

2014-08-06 08:28:48

The Ground-Breaking Music & Film Festival Will Return to New York City for Five Days of Events from October 8th -- October 12th, 2014 NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBGB, the legendary New York venue and music icon, announces its 3(rd) Annual CBGB Music and Film Festival which will take place from Wednesday, October 8(th) through Sunday, October 12(th). The annual festival presents new music, films, industry talks and special events all across New York City....

2014-08-05 23:07:43

NextHealth Technologies –a healthcare analytics company based in Denver—announced the launch of their new responsive website today. In the ever-expanding and competitive healthcare sector, NextHealth needed a site that better represented the cutting edge services they offer and that solidified their place as an industry leader in descriptive analytics. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 “The analytical services we offer are quite complex,” said Eric Grossman, CEO of...

2014-08-04 12:37:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 17 year old K. Lee Graham of Chapin, South Carolina was crowned Miss Teen USA 2014 this past Saturday at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas on August 2, 2014. The 2014 MISS TEEN USA(®) Competition streamed live at www.missteenusa.com. K. Lee ("Kaylee") is a high school senior and honor student, ranking first in her class at Chapin High School, a highly competitive school that provides challenging curricula for their students....

2014-08-04 00:20:14

Leading automaker pledges funds to the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the 2014 National Association of Black Journalists Convention BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine it's the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America's first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal...

2014-08-01 23:04:37

76% of People Have a Good Friend They Met Online, But Never In-Person San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 It’s widely recognized that friendships are important, boosting everything from a person's happiness to their health. International Friendship Day, observed on August 3, 2014, is the perfect time for people to thank their friends for the role they play in their lives. For many, that means logging on to thank a good friend they know only online. That’s right. A recent...

2014-08-01 08:24:42

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's widely recognized that friendships are important, boosting everything from a person's happiness to health. International Friendship Day, observed on August 3, 2014, is the perfect time to thank friends for the role they play in our lives. For many, that means logging on to thank a good friend they know only online. That's right. A recent survey conducted by Skout, the leading global app that helps you meet new people and expand your...


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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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