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2014-03-28 09:31:54

Geneticists and anthropologists previously suspected that ancient Africans domesticated cattle native to the African continent nearly 10,000 years ago. Now, a team of University of Missouri researchers has completed the genetic history of 134 cattle breeds from around the world. In the process of completing this history, they found that ancient domesticated African cattle originated in the "Fertile Crescent," a region that covered modern day Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Israel. In their study...

2010-09-14 13:02:00

MIAMI, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americano announced today its First Annual Hispanic Forum and Gala to be held at the Washington Hilton in DC on December 2-3, 2010. The theme of the Forum will be The Road to Freedom: Sharing American Liberty with Hispanics Around the Globe. The Conference will focus on the importance of defending American values, democracy, and how best to counter political messages that threaten our natural right to freedom. The idea behind this event is to...

2010-09-08 09:00:00

MIAMI, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americano announced today its First Annual Hispanic Forum and Gala to be held at the Washington Hilton in DC on December 2-3, 2010. The theme of the Forum will be The Road to Freedom: Sharing American Liberty with Hispanics Around the Globe. The Conference will focus on the importance of defending American values, democracy, and how best to counter political messages that threaten our natural right to freedom. The idea behind this event is to...

2010-04-07 15:48:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has a double treat for passengers who book roundtrip travel on its new, nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Manchester, England (MAN), beginning on May 13. For a limited time, AAdvantage members can earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles and obtain attractive introductory fares. AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer To celebrate next month's route launch,...

2009-11-16 17:48:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than 160,000 children and seniors are among those in the Charlotte Metro Region who are at risk of hunger, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte and American Airlines are teaming up to do something about it. Beginning today, the Food Bank and American are initiating "Flight to End Hunger," a campaign to "go to the moon at 238,000 miles" (the distance between the earth and the moon) and raise $238,000 that will help...


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Brahman Cattle
2014-07-12 10:51:49

The Brahman or Brahma is a breed of cattle that originated in America during the early 1900s. It was developed from imported breeds during the years of 1854 to 1926 from India, the breeds included the Kankrej, Gujarat, Ongole and Gir. Approximately 266 different bulls and 22 different cows were used in the development of the Brahman. The American Brahman Breeders Association was established in 1924 to track and verify the bloodline. It is located in Houston, Texas and the first president...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'