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2014-07-31 23:16:08

CARBRIO makes it possible for busy Washingtonians to get an environmentally friendly premium hand car wash, exactly when and where they want it, for flat fee prices starting at $15. Carbrio's system modernizes the car wash experience to respect the customer's time, desire for value and high expectations and sets the standard for the car wash of the future. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Carbrio, the first car wash that comes to the customer’s car door, on-demand at their...

2014-07-25 20:22:47

Ashford graduate aims to use her master's degree to help her company succeed SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren Scheer has helped to run a successful homeowner's association management business since 1980, but she wanted to contribute more to the company. She saw an opportunity to expand her skill set by pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Ashford University. Scheer, who graduated last year, has been able to apply her education to her career and was...

2014-07-25 04:21:45

MALVERN, England, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MicroCal from GE Healthcare Life Sciences and has also purchased the Archimedes particle characterization system from Affinity Biosensors LLC (Santa Barbara, CA). Both of these developments extend Malvern's portfolio of analytical solutions for the rapidly advancing biopharmaceutical industry. (Photo:...

2014-07-11 16:20:39

Brian Habel completes 28-year journey to earn bachelor's degree SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing a bachelor's degree as a father of five while deployed overseas as an active duty member of the U.S. National Guard certainly wasn't easy, but Brian Habel pulled it off with a flourish, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA at Ashford University. Habel, a Rock Island, Ill. resident, has just been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week....

2014-07-10 12:20:40

SEVENOAKS, England, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Windscreens scooped not one, but two coveted titles at the 20th annual prestigious British Insurance Awards [http://www.insuranceawards.com ] last night (9 July), held at the Royal Albert Hall. Its focus on total customer satisfaction and service excellence resulted in the automotive glazing company taking home both the Customer Care Award and Service Supplier of the Year accolades. The awards, which showcase top...

2014-06-26 16:27:11

Human resources professional named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanting to close the gap between her professional and academic achievements, Shelly Mathewis enrolled at Ashford University to pursue her higher education goals. Because of her achievements in parlaying her education into career success, Mathewis has been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO "I knew...

2014-06-13 23:02:59

Lewes SEO was founded in the historic market town of Lewes in East Sussex, not far from the digital hub of Brighton, Lewes SEO are proud to announce the launch of their new website (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Long standing Sussex web design experts, Lewes SEO are proud to announce the launch of their new website. Based on clean minimalist lines, readable fonts, simple calls to action and a completely adaptive structure, the website is a great example of the current trend in digital design...

2014-06-05 08:32:46

Marcus Allen recognized as an alumni success story for parlaying his Ashford degree into a rewarding career as a special education teacher SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has selected Marcus Allen as the University's Outstanding Alum of the Week. Allen graduated magna cum laude from Ashford in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social science, education concentration. After completing an alternative certification program and passing the special education...

2014-06-02 12:25:16

AMARILLO, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment retailer ("Hastings"), today reported that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, has issued an Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Setting Hearing on Request for a Preliminary Injunction (the "Order") restricting the potential merger transaction involving Hastings and an affiliate of Mr....

2014-05-13 23:06:58

New Chef Named at Gravetye Manor, a Rebecca Recommends Endorsed Property West Hoathly, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Gravetye Manor, the 2014 AA Hotel of the Year England, has appointed George Blogg as their new Head Chef. Blogg brings a wealth of experience to the position, working in some of the U.K.'s finest restaurants, including The Ledbury in Notting Hill, The Square in London, Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire and most recently, the...


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Exmoor Ponies
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in Somerset. The breed’s first documented mention was in Exmoor in 1086. Now other documents mentioning...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means “shaggy” or “hairy”. The Black Shuck is classified as a cryptid with a variety of accounts and...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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