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2014-10-24 23:01:06

:Qounter, a patent-pending social cashback integrated platform has launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on crowdfunder.com. With the amount generated, the company aims to launch its disruptive social cashback platform in the US market at the beginning of 2015. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 October 23, 2014: :Qounter, a social cashback integrated platform, has launched a Series A round using equity crowdfunding on crowdfunder.com to enter the US market. :Qounter is set to...

2014-10-24 23:00:45

USMedicalMarijuana.net reports a potentially substantial increase in tax revenue due to the legalization of marijuana in numerous states on November 4. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Numerous states, at least 17 municipalities, and one U.S. territory will vote on whether or not to legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes on November 4. USMedicalMarijuana.net reports a tax revenue increase potentially amounting to billions of dollars will result after...

2014-10-24 23:00:38

Robert Weaver addressed human resource (HR) professionals from across the country as the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the National Native American Human Resource Association (NNAHRA), discussing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Quapaw, Oklahoma (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Robert Weaver addressed human resource (HR) professionals from across the country as the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the National Native American Human Resource Association (NNAHRA), discussing...

2014-10-24 23:00:29

Burial insurance is now quoted from companies in the U.S. using the open tool at the Quotes Pros website at http://quotespros.com. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Costs for the average funeral in most parts of the U.S. continue to rise, according to national data. Individuals or families who are planning for funeral expenses can now use the Quotes Pros portal to help uncover burial insurance prices from leading companies at http://quotespros.com. The companies that are now listed for...

2014-10-24 16:27:23

Noted economist will provide insight on issues of importance to U.S. semiconductor industry WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that noted economist Austan Goolsbee will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming SIA Award Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in San Jose, Calif. Goolsbee has served as chairman of...

2014-10-24 16:26:34

Conference Call Scheduled for 4:30 P.M. ET BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc. (MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, today announced that management will announce its 2014 second quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Management will then host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results with the investment...

2014-10-24 16:25:44

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation becomes increasingly concerned about the Ebola virus, experts report more incidents of online scams preying on people's fear and a desire to help. AARP Pennsylvania is taking the lead in alerting citizens to these scams and providing information to prevent consumer fraud, crimes that affected over fifty thousand Pennsylvanians in 2013. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has seen and received consumer complaints about a...

2014-10-24 16:25:28

Long-time philanthropic partner provides largest-ever donation to hospital AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Akron Children's Hospital introduced its new medical building on the Akron campus, the Kay Jewelers Pavilion. The new building's name recognizes the continued support and recent $10 million philanthropic gift from Kay® Jewelers to the hospital's "Building on the Promise" capital campaign. The gift is the largest in Akron Children's history. Kay® Jewelers is...

2014-10-24 16:24:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154305-INFO Trick or Treat! 41.2 million The estimated number of potential...

2014-10-24 16:23:56

Join Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World Resort, for insight on creating "Disney magic" for your customers. CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are excited to announce that Lee Cockerell will be a keynote speaker for the 10(th) anniversary of The Future Contact Center Summit January 26-30 at the Omni Orlando Resort. After a 41 year career in hospitality, including 16 innovative years with Disney, Lee has been involved in every...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

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