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2014-02-05 08:30:21

Premium Bedding Topper to Support American Athletes at Sochi LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced a partnership with airweave, the top-selling premium bedding topper in Japan that recently launched its product in the United States. Through the sponsorship, airweave will support American athletes participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, marking a pivotal moment for the category-leader as it continues...

2014-02-05 08:26:49

NEW BERLIN, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We appreciate Senator Charles Schumer's support of Team USA by helping us complete the delivery of Chobani Greek Yogurt to Sochi to naturally power our athletes all the way to the finish line--something we've had in the works for quite some time. Right now, 5,000 fresh single-serve cups of blueberry, strawberry and peach Chobani, and multi-serve containers of plain Chobani yogurt for smoothies, are being stored in a...

2014-02-04 16:26:32

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on the horizon, Canadian sports fans are being treated to a provocative new Paralympic marketing campaign that compels viewers to look past the disabilities of Paralympic athletes - and instead fathom their complete, elite, world-class abilities. It's not what's missing, it's what's there. Bold, formidable, energetic. Cross country skier and biathlete Mark Arendz tears up the trails with one arm. Snowboarder...

2014-01-27 16:22:55

Athletes Show From Great Starts Come Great Things® By Making Team USA BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, six of the competing Team Kellogg's(TM) U.S. Olympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA(TM). With the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games just days away on Feb. 7, these U.S. Olympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those...

2014-01-26 20:21:30

BIG WHITE, BC, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Three Canadian para-snowboarders have been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, it was announced today by Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Para-snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and the snowboarding community. To date, Canada has three para-snowboarders who have...

2014-01-26 20:21:29

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The members of Canada's Paralympic para-snowboarding team announced today are Tyler Mosher (Whistler, B.C.), Ian Lockey (Trail, B.C.) and John Leslie (Arnprior, Ont.). Their head coach is Candice Drouin and their technical coach is Dave Hugill. As the largest single contributor to sport in...

2014-01-25 12:20:26

BIG WHITE, BC, Jan. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canada Snowboard will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team. The announcement will take place at the Awards Ceremony following competition at the 2014 IPC Para Snowboard World Cup at Big White Ski Resort. Para Snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and the...

2014-01-22 12:24:35

BIG WHITE, BC, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canada Snowboard will announce the four athletes and two coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team. The announcement will take place at the Awards Ceremony following competition at the 2014 IPC Para Snowboard World Cup at Big White Ski Resort. Para Snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and...

2014-01-21 20:23:11

OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who were nominated to represent Canada in Para-Alpine at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Para-Alpine Ski team will include Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.), Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) in Men's Sitting; Kimberly Joines (Rossland, B.C.) in Ladies' sitting; Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.), Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.)and Kirk Schornstein (Spruce...

2014-01-21 16:24:45

CALGARY, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Thirteen of the nation's best para-alpine skiers have been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in March, it was announced today by Alpine Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The diverse roster of athletes represents a strong combination of accomplished veterans and a talented pool of young up-and-comers looking to make their mark at their first Paralympic Games, March 7 to 16 in...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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