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2014-02-04 16:26:58

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd annual Oakland Youth Poet Laureate competition kicks off this week with an open call for applications from teens (age 13-18). Applications from teens residing in or attending school in Oakland will be accepted from February 1 until the final deadline on Monday, April 7, 2014. Hosted by the Oakland Public Library, in partnership with Youth Speaks Inc., Pro Arts Gallery and more than a dozen community partners, the...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

2014-01-31 23:24:48

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine explores Cuba’s approach to promoting health from newborns to seniors Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The new issue of MEDICC Review on Health over the Life Span, takes a look at health issues, interventions, and the supporting health care and social structures necessary for wellbeing across a lifetime. Freely available online, MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on Cuba’s population approach to...

2014-01-30 23:27:01

New Fundraising Technology Enables First Tee of Oakland to Expand Its Reach With Charity Fundraising Golf Event Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The First Tee of Oakland, Oakland, CA, has announced their decision to utilize VIE Sports Inc.’s recently launched, gamified social (giving) platform - VIE Connect™ to materially enhance their Golf for Our Future event, at the Metropolitan Golf Links (Metro), their home course, located in Oakland, CA. Proceeds from this event benefit The...

2014-01-30 20:20:09

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Astronomers are tracking the latest supernova about 12 million light years away. Identified as "2014J," a Type 1A supernova, the phenomenon is occurring in Messier-82 (M82), also known as the Cigar Galaxy. Supernovae occur when a star explodes emitting a massive amount of energy in a short span of time; the star literally collapses under its own gravity. 2014J actually exploded about 12 million...

2014-01-29 23:00:36

This frog species, which once hopped throughout California’s upper elevations, has dropped significantly in numbers, more than ninety percent in the past decade, due in part to chytrid, a skin fungus that thickens the frog’s skin so they can’t breathe. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, the public is invited to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on saving the mountain yellow- legged frog. This frog species, which...

2014-01-22 23:32:04

Startup Weekend Oakland invites community members, business leaders and techies to solve global issues related to education, health, restorative justice and sustainability. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Oakland’s first Startup Weekend hackathon will take place February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014. The underlying theme is "Building a Silicon Valley that lives up to Dr. King’s dream" and is the first global hackathon for Black Male Achievement. The vision for this...

2014-01-21 23:29:06

Startup Weekend Oakland Invites Community Members, Business Leaders and Techies to Solve Global Issues Related to Education, Health, Restorative Justice and Sustainability Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Oakland’s first Startup Weekend takes place February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014. Startup Weekend Oakland is expected to bring together over 300 community members, business leaders, technologists, marketing professionals, designers, entrepreneurs and investors to collaborate,...

2014-01-16 23:21:28

Startup Oakland, a partnership project between Revv Oakland, the Oakland Business Improvement District, and Oakland Real Estate, has captured the momentum of new startup companies moving into upper-floor spaces of the central Oakland business district. The project is growing Pittsburgh’s technology community to significantly impact the region’s economy. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Revv Oakland, the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), and Oakland Real Estate...

2014-01-16 16:20:52

A weekend of film presentations and cinema education workshops OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center has partnered with The Bay Area International Children's Film Festival (BAICFF) to screen cinematic pieces and host engaging film education workshops specifically for the young and the young at heart. The two-day family film festival runs Saturday, January 25(th) through Sunday, January 26(th). Toted as a festival where "education...


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General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie, Fang and UZDaewoo. GM does business with 157 different countries and employees...

Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

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2012-06-18 08:24:16

Symbol: CAUM Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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