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2014-09-18 12:26:55

Crisis Engulfing Puerto Rico is Padilla's, and Padilla's Alone DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, today announced a new advertising campaign in both POLITICO and The Wall Street Journal drawing attention to billions of dollars that Governor Alejandro Padilla controls through the Government Development Bank, a secretive institution that operates outside the reach of regulators and functions as...

2014-09-18 12:23:49

LONDON, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 18 September, 2014 it purchased for cancellation 685,794 "A" Shares at a price of 2397.81 pence per share. Following the cancellation of these shares, the remaining number of "A" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 3,938,745,529 and the remaining number of "B" Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc will be 2,440,410,614. Enquiries Shell...

2014-09-18 12:21:18

Scottsboro-based dealership specializes in Ford and Chevy truck sales SCOTTSBORO, Ala., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For those awaiting the upcoming offerings from the Chevrolet and Ford truck lineups, such as the 2015 models of the Silverado and F-150, the vehicles in question might already represent values beyond what most shoppers might hope to receive. However, one Northern Alabama dealership has now managed to sweeten the deal even further. Harbin Automotive, located in...

2014-09-18 12:21:16

Seattle-area dealership prepares to receive new models BURIEN, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2015 Honda lineup is officially rolling out. With several new additions hitting dealership lots, the consumer interest is ramping up quickly. The most recent of the new additions was the 2015 Honda Civic - which was just this week announced as a vehicle that is heading to dealership lots. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146883 The new Civic follows in...

2014-09-18 08:20:49

Additional components maximize deployed system readiness TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to rotate sub-components out of the field to...

2014-09-17 16:21:07

BMW amps up stock for new model year EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BMW drivers in the Edmonton area have been flocking to Edmonton BMW to get more information on a variety of the 2015 model year vehicles that will be in stock soon. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146720 Edmonton BMW offers a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, but lately the dealership has noticed a lot of interest in its inventory of new vehicles partly due...

2014-09-17 12:27:07

American Benefits Council to Unveil Long-Term Strategic Plan and Legislative Agenda WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As corporations and employees navigate the changing business environment, both worry about benefits. Businesses worry about cost. Employees are concerned about the cost and whether they will be able to retire comfortably. The Affordable Care Act has added more uncertainty as the changes to benefits are still being determined, especially the effect...

2014-09-17 12:25:23

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's new e-book, published this Monday, September 15, is creating an international stir. Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas (Gatestone Institute with Rosetta Books) received immediate high praise from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "The recent operation in Gaza demonstrated once again the lengths to which Hamas terrorists will go to murder innocent Israeli civilians. Not...

2014-09-17 12:24:42

Aspen Institute report is first of its kind to consider Obamacare's impact on children and their parents together WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute and the National Association for State Health Policy tomorrow will release a new report calling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the accompanying Medicaid expansion a significant opportunity to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together. The report identifies...

2014-09-17 12:23:53

PARIS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Prize Winner Barcelona Aims to Create Digital and Community 'Trust Network' for Each of its At-Risk Elderly Residents Athens, Greece; Kirklees in Yorkshire, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; and Warsaw, Poland Also Win Funds for Innovative Solutions to Pressing Urban Challenges Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winners in its 2014 Mayors Challenge, an ideas competition...


Latest Politics Reference Libraries

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein and...

Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland Trekpaard. It is a relatively tall horse that stands about 64 inches high. Its coat is normally...

The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

EE-9 Cascavel
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned. The headquarters for Engesa started in Avenida Liberdade, Sao Paulo but moved to Avenida Das...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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