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2015-05-18 12:21:05

STRATFORD, Conn., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued silver and copper 5 euro coins struck with an image of a Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter in a life-saving

2015-05-18 12:20:59

Assistance Critical in Enabling Red Cross Support for the Armed Forces WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the American Red Cross

2015-05-15 08:24:40

HOUSTON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert H. Sholly, a retired army colonel, wants to honor and remember veterans this Memorial Day for their courage, determination, valor and sacrifice.

2015-05-12 23:02:36

On Monday morning in Geneva, for the first time, five countries challenged the US on their anti-abortion restrictions during the Universal Periodic Review of the United States's human rights

2015-05-12 04:20:58

$3.4 Million Project Will Protect 31,000 Acres (12,700 ha) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press conference today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, U.S.-based NGO (nonprofit

2015-05-08 23:03:20

JoyBits LTD, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment today announced that the element-combining all ages puzzle game, Doodle Tanks™ is now available for the iPhone &

2015-05-07 23:06:26

VetFriends.com, the largest website reuniting and supporting U.S. military veterans, has created an authentic U.S.

2015-05-07 12:21:46

DUBLIN, May 07, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6zblbd/military_ground)

2015-05-07 12:20:45

MADRID, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics European Land Systems S.L.

2015-05-07 08:50:00

The Social Analysis and Intelligence Group (SAIG) seeks to help government, military, police, and emergency services detect civil unrest before violence breaks out with a unique new software, Second


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.