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2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-24 16:21:01

LEESVILLE, La., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Locally owned BA's Hunting and Fishing is expanding its business by offering U-Haul rental equipment and services to military service members at Fort Polk and surrounding areas. BA's Hunting and Fishing and U-Haul are proud to continue their tradition of supporting members of the U.S. military. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b Brandon Bartlett, owner of BA's Hunting and Fishing, feels that he is privileged to...

2014-07-24 12:27:52

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports the development of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with the disease, as well as...

2014-07-23 23:05:16

Build and Play in the Titanfall™ World With Officially Licensed Building Toys By K’NEX Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 One of the most highly anticipated video games of 2014, Titanfall™, has been transformed from onscreen play to building sets with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®. Respawn™ Entertainment, creator of the game released in March 2014, and K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, are pleased to introduce...

2014-07-22 12:22:12

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and the nation's top military commanders -- including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey -- will meet here next week to support the nation's youngest heroes: children of military service members. Duncan, the Pentagon leadership, and other leaders from education and industry are featured participants at the 16th Military Child Education Coalition Training Seminar, a...

2014-07-22 08:27:28

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Country Rebel Clothing Co. is a new apparel and entertainment brand that offers something for every country music fan. Whether someone is looking for country style clothing for festivals and concerts, wants to catch up on some of the greatest country tunes around, or wants the chance to win some free goodies, CountryRebel.com is the place to go. Country fans can finally get a blast from the past with some of the the best George Strait...

2014-07-22 08:22:38

SCHOFIELD, Wis., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTCBB: PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that the company is a corporate sponsor of Operation Troop Aid. "We are pleased to sponsor Operation Troop Aid," said Russell Mitchell, CEO and Chairman of PuraMed BioScience. "Research shows that many service men and women in combat zones experience migraines much more frequently than the...

2014-07-21 12:24:58

Rebel forces bring tribal warfare within miles of Make Way Partners orphanage BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Make Way Partners, the only indigenously operated relief organization in [North] and South Sudan, fears for one of its orphan facilities following an outbreak of violence incited by rebel forces. The rebel forces have begun an onslaught of mass killings just miles from the New Life Ministry orphanage, which houses over 750 unadoptable South Sudanese children....

2014-07-20 00:20:43

SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Country Rebel Clothing Co. is new country style clothing brand and specializes in country shirts for both men and women. The company's motto "Quality Threads & Entertainment" simply sums up what the company's recently debuted online store has to offer. The brand has built up quite the following on Facebook, Intsagram and other social media sites, and the opening of the CountryRebel.com website has been highly anticipated. Photo -...

2014-07-19 00:21:39

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An exciting new country clothing and entertainment brand, Country Rebel Clothing Co., marks the debut of their website by offering country fans their modern and edgy fashion apparel for men and women who love country music and embrace the country lifestyle. Besides offering country fans their progressive clothing designs and accessories, the website is also equipped with a huge source of entertainment and has become a popular destination...


Latest War Conflict Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

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...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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