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2014-07-07 08:25:20

LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piece of the Past, Inc., an Autographs Industry leader for over 30 years, has sold one of, if not the most significant piece of Old West American history. The only fully documented Jesse James gun to ever be in private hands has been purchased by a private collector from Piece of the Past's extensive client base. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124638 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124637 The Colt...

2014-07-01 12:26:42

LONDON, July 1,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today its campaign to donate the Magna Carta 800(th) Anniversary Edition to schools in Great Britain as part of its Magna Carta -My Heritage campaign. This campaign follows the successful "America celebrates the Magna Carta" launched in the US five months ago. "Students will have the opportunity to see and study it in their schools before the 800(th) Anniversary. As the foundation of the rule of law, it...

2014-06-27 16:22:57

PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) has been awarded a $72,000 Discovery Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (The Center) for the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) Project. PHC is partnering with the City of Chester, Widener University, and Chester Arts Alive! to launch this model civic engagement project that uses innovative theatre techniques to create identity, inspire innovative problem solving, and revitalize...

2014-06-26 23:15:04

The patent pending intelligent LED illuminated street name and address signs named MagicStreetSigns™ are aimed at improving the safety of communities. ADVS-Technologies' MagicStreetSigns™ reduce response time of First Responders attending emergency calls during evening and night hours. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 ADVS-Technologies, an inventive company, is pleased to introduce MagicStreetSign™, a series of patent pending intelligent LED illuminated street name and...

2014-06-26 08:33:55

SAN LEANDRO, California, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Small Business Confidence Survey shows more than half of small business owners anticipate legislation hindering small businesses will get worse in 2014 TriNet (NYSE: TNET) [http://www.trinet.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ], a leading cloud-based provider of HR services...

2014-06-25 23:16:19

The video is presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of the “Can't Buy Your Way to Heaven” music video by Big Sty. The project, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is now available for view on YouTube. The video is directed by George "Jig" Louden, photography by Hugh Burruss, produced by Kevin White and Sed Summers as well as featuring Freeway Rick Ross. The breath of fresh...

2014-06-25 23:11:54

Imaginovation was nominated by UpCity.com for the top 50 web designers in Raleigh, NC due to their local brand recognition and high quality portfolio. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Imaginovation, an innovative custom web design and application development firm in Raleigh, North Carolina was recently voted as one of the best in the area for their services. This nomination drastically raised the company’s brand recognition and awareness because of UpCity.com’s credibility that it...

2014-06-24 12:32:35

Benefits Provider Debuts Redesign on HealthcareExchange.com DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BenefitMall®, the leading provider of employee benefit, Human Resources (HR), and payroll products and services, today announced a new design for HealthcareExchange.com. This premiere online community, and news platform, is focused on educating and supporting Brokers, Carrier partners and business owners through thought leadership from industry experts on Affordable Care Act (ACA) and...

2014-06-24 12:28:22

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Snow Companies has been named a winner in the 35(th) Annual Telly Awards. The video entitled, "Meet Sebastian" has received a bronze award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120708) "Meet Sebastian" tells the story of a ten-year-old and how he is working to overcome the lasting effects of a brain tumor he had as a young child. One of those effects includes a growth hormone deficiency. Partnering with Genentech, The...

2014-06-24 08:30:29

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoimmune diseases are one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups up to 64 years. The NIH estimates up to 24 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and the number is rising. In 2006, while paralyzed for 72 days in the hospital and told he may never walk again, the doctor became the patient. Only able to blink his eyes and move his fingers, a devastating autoimmune disorder left Dr....


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'