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2014-05-30 16:26:18

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International today announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount. Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance. Desti helps find accommodations, attractions, activities and dining spots by...

2014-05-30 12:24:21

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth's greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140529/92421 Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens...

2014-05-28 23:08:09

The preferred and trusted housing referral resource for the military community joins up with Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC), uShip and Military Luggage Company to celebrate 10 years of assisting military members and their families to find housing. Waterford, WI (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 June marks the 10th Anniversary for the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN.com), the leading trusted housing resource for military communities, that has served 10.5 million unique visitors with 860,000...

2014-05-22 20:20:14

Goodyear Transforms NASCAR Tires for Memorial Day Race Weekend, Launches Charity Auction to Benefit Support Our Troops® Organization AKRON, Ohio, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its long history of supporting the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR's three major national series, has launched its fifth annual "Goodyear Gives Back" charitable program benefitting the Support Our Troops® organization....

2014-05-22 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An amendment offered this week that would have forced the Department of Defense (DoD) to allow military personnel to openly carry loaded firearms on U.S. military bases has been withdrawn by the Congressman who attempted to push it through as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4435). The amendment - offered by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) - ignored specific recommendations in a 2013 DoD report, published after...

2014-05-22 12:26:47

New ThanksUSA Campaign Honoring Military Families with the Gift of Education Lifts Off Memorial Day Weekend WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: As we honor America's fallen heroes this weekend, ThanksUSA is launching a special music video tribute to our troops and their families called "Con Rap." The release also initiates ThanksUSA's new campaign to thank our military men and women for their service through the gift of education and raises awareness of the...

2014-05-22 11:31:43

American Thoracic Society Pulmonary function abnormalities may be a precursor to chronic respiratory disease in Iraq/Afghanistan and Gulf War veterans years after their deployment, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Previous studies of Gulf War and Iraq/Afghanistan veterans have found persistent respiratory symptoms decades after their deployment but have not always detected clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities,"...

2014-05-21 16:24:46

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army--during Philadelphia's Stripes and Stars Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army's 239th birthday, the festival will also feature...

2014-05-21 16:22:07

Growing pre-owned vehicle inventory offers New Hampshire drivers affordable options PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is no adequate amount of gratitude that can be paid to the fallen armed forces on Memorial Day or any other day, but Portsmouth Kia is doing its small part to show its appreciation through the Kia Military Specialty Incentive Program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140521/89891) Through the year-round program, qualified members...

2014-05-21 12:25:14

Sites across Ohio will celebrate Ohio's rich history and the Ohio Historical Society's Transition into the Ohio History Connection. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Ohio History Connection will open its summer season to all Ohioans this Memorial Day weekend with an array of historical events for the entire family. Formerly known as the Ohio Historical Society, the new Ohio History Connection and its local partners will open sites across Ohio. Among the...


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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