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2014-10-06 20:23:25

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has appointed Michael Page as vice president of Information Technology Services (ITS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Page will lead SRI's information technology strategy and operations and drive IT-supported business process innovation. He will oversee corporate information systems, network and host security, telecommunications systems, and desktop support services. "Michael Page's experience is a...

2014-10-06 08:20:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host a discussion with Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command. The event will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Key Bridge Marriott--14(th) Floor, at 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia. Whether serving as a strategic deterrent, regional shaping tool, or as a platform that can span the globe--long...

2014-10-03 23:07:53

Surftech 12' Bark Commander in the Record Books Dana Point, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 With all eyes fixed on the action at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle on Salt Creek in Dana Point, California this weekend spectators will notice a new paddlecraft at the start line on Saturday. With a solid south swell in the forecast for the 7th Annual Battle of the Paddle, prone paddlers for the first time will charge the pounding shorebreak at Salt Creek along with their stand up counterparts. If...

2014-10-03 23:03:39

Elmo and friends celebrate visiting and entertaining more than 500k military families around the world with free cookies, commemorative photos and loads of fun Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 Today, the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families tour celebrates visiting and entertaining more than half a million troops and military families around the world. The impressive milestone was celebrated at Fort Benning, Georgia, the characters’ 63rd tour stop this year. The...

2014-10-03 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from 13-15 October will be able to find out more about FAUN Trackway USA's suite of portable road and runway solutions and how they can be used to aid military operations. As a leading manufacturer of aluminium military products, the company will be focusing on its Heavy Ground Mobility System at the exhibition, alongside showcasing a selection of...

2014-10-02 23:03:32

They are predicting a nuclear terrorist attack from the Hudson on Manhattan and from the Thames on Dartford East of London before the end of the month. London, England (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 The Lords Witnesses church have been making these predictions for 8 years now. But given the recent hostilities in Iraq and in Syria, the secular world and their biblical interpretations appear to be converging. The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, referring to the Islamic State said at the...

2014-10-02 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told those who provide scholarships to the children and spouses of our Armed Forces that the family members of the military sacrifice as much as those in uniform and he hoped they will never be forgotten. Our men and women in uniform have a good idea what's ahead of them, he said, but the families left behind by those who deploy experience a lot more uncertainty and give up a good deal....

2014-10-02 08:26:29

FAIRHAVEN, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Our Heroes' Tree is once again donating proceeds from sales of its e-book, Our Heroes' Tree, to benefit Homes for Our Troops in honor of Veterans' Day, beginning Wednesday, October 1 and ending Monday, December 1, 2014. E-book sales from these online retailers are included: Amazon.com; MilitaryFamilyBooks.com; Apple iBooks Store; and BarnesandNoble.com. Now celebrating its 10(th) year, Our Heroes' Tree, co-founded by Stephanie Pickup and...

2014-09-30 12:27:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The producers of the upcoming feature drama "The Good Lie" have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan's children since 1965. The Good Lie Fund, the...

2014-09-29 16:23:39

Book chronicles history of American Jewish contributions to South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement and influence of movement on American Jewish identity WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson Professor Marjorie N. Feld's new book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, details American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, placing it in within the context of the long historical encounter between...


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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