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2014-10-14 12:27:01

$10,000 Grand Prize Goes to Black Heart Saints FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is excited to announce the winner of the fourth annual Battle of the Bands is Black Heart Saints, from Austin, Texas. Through the month of September, fans voted online for their favorite of eight finalists and a panel of judges reviewed the top three vote getters to determine a winner for the $10,000 grand prize....

2014-10-14 12:21:57

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Ebola cases continue to double every 3 weeks in West Africa, and 10,000 new cases per week are anticipated, the U.S. military is sending some 4,000 troops to help build hospital facilities with about 1,700 total beds. This is part of President Obama's effort to build an "air bridge" to West Africa. While at first it was stated that troops would not come into direct contact with Ebola victims, some will be working in mobile...

2014-10-14 08:29:15

New Price Point Takes Step Towards Making Precision-Guided Firearms Available for All Hunters and Shooters PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrackingPoint(TM), creator of the world's first and only Precision-Guided Firearm systems, is now offering its most affordable Precision-Guided Firearm. Delivering now, the $7495 precision-guided 5.56 semi-automatic rifle locks onto targets out to a one-third mile range with targets moving as fast as 10MPH. "We see a day in...

2014-10-14 08:21:07

Innovation leverages previous investments to bring wearable computers and intelligence to the tactical edge WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) unveiled its wearable computing Intel-Ops solution at the AUSA 2014 Meeting and Exposition. The new technology merges its proven, wearable computer system with situational awareness capabilities to create an enhanced real-time view of the battlefield for commanders and their troops. The new Intelligence and...

2014-10-14 08:21:05

Raytheon delivers 10th AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to Missile Defense Agency six months ahead of schedule WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. just gained another defensive system that will help protect the U.S. and its allies from ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its tenth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) six months ahead of schedule. AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile...

2014-10-13 23:06:15

New political thriller, "The Pursuer" by James Welch, unveils probable outcome of conflicting beliefs. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Over the years, religion has been one of many basis for civil unrest and warfare due to differing beliefs. Even today, outbursts of violence in the name of religion are not uncommon. In James Welch’s new thrilling fiction novel, “The Pursuer,” he brings to life the struggles of conflicting beliefs through a holy war...

2014-10-13 23:00:41

The organizing committee for QMARSEC (Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference) 2014 and the Qatar National Security Shield Project, the official Host of QMARSEC 2014 is honored to announce that HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani; and HE Maj. Gen. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 The organizing committee for QMARSEC (Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference) 2014 and the Qatar National...

2014-10-13 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defence and security company Saab is proud to present the newly-developed next generation Carl Gustaf M4 at the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army exhibition in Washington D.C. The Carl Gustaf M4, known in the U.S. as M3A1 MAAWS, is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from Saab designed to provide users with flexible capability and help troops to remain agile in any scenario. The new light-weight M3A1 MAAWS,...

2014-10-10 08:20:30

Column in San Diego Union-Tribune today by Weiner and Sherman WASHINGTON and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drones reduce the number of American soldiers that need to be sent into combat zones, save the lives of American troops, reduce unwarranted civilian casualties because of greater accuracy than traditional warfare, and should therefore be advocated by liberals and conservatives alike, former Clinton White House spokesman and communications director for the...

2014-10-09 23:08:32

ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc, a worldwide leader in contamination control, is proud to announce its involvement in the fight against the Ebola virus in the United States and West Africa. Lebanon, NJ (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc has been a leader in contamination control since its inception in 2001 when it consulted on the decontamination of the Hart Senate Building after the anthrax bioterrorism attacks of October 2001. Now its technology is being used for a number of...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.