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2011-03-08 14:03:00

Harriet Geragosain of New Britain, CT has been honored with a recognition by Connecticut Magazine in its selection of 'Connecticut 2011 Real Estate Agents' NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the March, 2011 issue of Connecticut Magazine published by Journal Register Company.

2011-02-22 18:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With 12 Oscar nominations, "The King's Speech" is counted among the most nominated films of all time.

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2011-02-09 12:50:00

Estimates on cancer mortality show a fall in overall cancer death rates for both men and women when compared to 2007.

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2010-12-18 07:31:18

A new report says that the amount of people infected with tuberculosis has jumped by 50 percent in London in the last decade.

2010-12-17 00:00:43

Soldiers based in Colchester and Aldershot are latest to leave their video message of goodwill and support for WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' (Vocus/PRWEB) December 16, 2010 All across the UK, the people of Britain are still leaving their Christmas messages of goodwill and support to the Armed forces serving abroad this holiday season.

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2010-12-12 07:50:00

Health officials said Saturday that the H1N1 swine flu virus has returned to Britain, leaving 10 people dead in the last six weeks.

2010-11-26 05:39:00

LONDON, November 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Plan Ahead and Avoid Snow Disruption Last year's snow in Britain caused so much disruption to travel and therefore businesses, with estimates as high as GBP3.5 billion.

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2010-11-20 06:34:55

The British information commissioner said Friday that Google has agreed to delete private emails and passwords that it picked up while its Street View cars took images of Britain's streets.


Latest Britain Reference Libraries

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2008-05-27 23:16:12

The Otterhound is British breed originally bred for hunting. It is in the same bloodlines as the Bloodhound and the Airedale Terrier. The breed has almost always been rare, even during the early 20th century when hunting was popular. The use of the breed to hunt otters ended in 1978 in Britain when it became illegal to kill otters. The breed is currently the most endangered in Britain and there are only between 350 and 400 in the United States. The breed generally weighs between 80 and 120...

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2007-08-14 13:42:24

The Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), also known as the Western Barbastelle, is a European bat. It has a short nose, small eyes and wide ears. It is rare throughout its range. In Britain, only three breeding roosts are known, including Paston Great Barn in Norfolk. The Barbastelle has two main call types used for echolocation. The frequency parameters of call type 1 lie between 30-38 kHz, have most energy at 33 kHz and have an average duration of 2.5 ms.[1] The frequency parameters...

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2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for being a gregarious species, shoaling in large numbers. The species is of drab coloration and...

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2006-02-24 15:33:09

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) is a Eurasian species in the genus of crows. It is so similar in structure and habits to the Carrion Crow that some authorities consider them to be merely geographical races of one species. It wasn't until 2002 that the bird was elevated to full species status. It breeds in northern and eastern Europe, and closely allied specimens inhabit southern Europe and western Asia. Where their ranges overlap (as in northern Britain, Germany and Siberia) their hybrids...

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2005-09-12 10:47:47

The Alucitidae or many-plumed moths are a family of Lepidoptera with unusually modified wings. Both fore- and hind-wings consist of about six rigid spines, from which radiate flexible bristles creating a structure similar to a bird's feather. The family is small with about 130 species described. Both in Britain and North America only one of these is found - Alucita hexadactyla. This smallish moth can often be found fluttering in the evening twilight or resting with its 'wings'...

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Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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