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2014-09-18 23:11:53

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. Museum guests enter the puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges in this mind-boggling exhibition. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power. Can you balance 14 nails on the head of a single nail? Can you...

2014-09-17 12:24:59

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer partners with Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and Eagle Creek to host national sweepstake LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Sport Chalet's Adventures of a Lifetime sweepstakes, the premier specialty sporting goods retailer has united with Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and Eagle Creek to offer one lucky winner a 12-day trek through the New Zealand countryside. The sweepstake was crafted to give outdoor enthusiasts an...

2014-09-15 16:21:24

Adds engine and power system distribution to complement existing truck distribution business BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia ("MTU-DDA"), a leading distributor of the world's finest diesel and gas engines and power systems, operating across the on- and off-highway markets in...

2014-09-12 12:25:21

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Breast Cancer Screening (Mammography, MRI & Ultrasound) Market & Forecast - Worldwide" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in both the developed and developing world. Worldwide Breast Cancer Screening Market was in double digit Billion US$ for 2013. United States is the leading market for breast...

2014-09-10 08:37:02

First P2P Globally to Launch with $100m Capital AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Zealand's first peer to peer lender Harmoney today launched its online lending marketplace with $100m lending capital, bringing the world's fastest growing form of lending to the Kiwi public. CEO Neil Roberts says that Harmoney will turn lending upside down and compete head-to-head with the banks in the personal loan and term investment categories. "With our transparent low...

2014-09-09 08:25:20

The So You Think You Can Write grand prize winner will be offered a two-book publishing contract, a series-specific editor, marketing and PR support, social media training and a summit meeting with the creative team NEW YORK and LONDON and TORONTO and SYDNEY and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlequin (Harlequin.com), one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, today unveiled the dates of its tremendously popular So You Think You Can Write online...

2014-09-08 08:36:36

Agreement covers the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks(TM), a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions and Streakwave Wireless Inc.(TM), a global value added distributor of wireless broadband equipment, today announced the formation of a definitive distribution and sales agreement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140613/117974 Under the agreement, Streakwave,...

2014-09-03 08:34:30

DUNEDIN, New Zealand and HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Edge Ltd, a cancer diagnostics company, has signed an agreement with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) to research its User Program to evaluate its bladder cancer technology Cxbladder within the clinical settings of Kaiser Permanente's health care network. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131015/MM98246LOGO The Kaiser Permanente User Program research project is planned to recruit...

2014-09-01 16:23:09

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Synchrophasors in Smart Grid in Key Countries, Update 2014 - Market Volume, Average Price and Market Size Forecasts to 2020 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2343407/Synchrophasors-in-Smart-Grid-in-Key-Countries-Update-2014---Market-Volume-Average-Price-and-Market-Size-Forecasts-to-2020.html Synchrophasors in Smart Grid in Key Countries, Update 2014 - Market Volume, Average...

Kunzea robusta flowering branchlet
2014-08-28 03:00:47

Peter J. de Lange, Pensoft Publishers At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees. A New Zealand botanist has completed a 15-year study to reveal some surprises and discover astonishing cryptic diversity behind what was long considered a single tree species. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Known to botanists as Kunzea ericoides, this...


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Archey’s Frog, Leiopelma archeyi
2014-08-27 09:54:56

Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) is one of three or four living species within the Leiopelma genus, which holds frogs that are native to New Zealand. This species can only be found along the Coromandel Peninsula and because it has not changed much throughout the past two hundred million years, it is considered to be a living fossil. Little is known about the habits of Archey’s frog, but it is known to be terrestrial, inhabiting damp areas at high elevations. It is thought that males...

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae
2014-04-07 13:00:17

Holarchaea novaeseelandiae is one of only two described species in the genus Holarchaea and is native to New Zealand. This spider is very small at less than 1.5 millimeters long. It is shiny black, brown, olive, or beige in color. The head region is clearly distinguished, features eight eyes, and a few setae. It occurs only in the forests of New Zealand. It lives in humid environments and has been found on moss, ferns, and plant litter. Image Caption: adult Holarchaea sp. from New...

Waitoreke
2014-02-05 16:37:44

The Waitoreke is a cryptid from New Zealand described as being otter-like. Its name derived from “Wai” is a Maori word for water. The rest of the word has different translations, but the common one is “toreke,” which means to disappear. Together the name could translate into “disappears into water” or another translation is a “disappearing water specter.” The usual description is a small otter-like creature about the size of a cat. It has brownish short fur and short...

Saker GT
2014-02-01 08:44:08

Saker Sports Cars is an automobile manufacturer based in New Zealand, founded in 1989. The company’s name comes from a bird of prey that is found in the Middle East and Central Asia. The first Saker, the SV1, was designed and built by Bruce Turnbull. Saker vehicles are built as touring race cars, but can be made legal for the road in the UK, Japan and New Zealand. The SV1 was built in a limited number. It had a steel space-frame chassis, a fiberglass body, used a variety of V-6 and...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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