Latest Counties of England Stories

2012-04-19 23:04:18

Southport, NC launches a new city website this week with the help of the award-winning government website development team at Vision Internet. The updated website includes a modern design and intuitive navigational tools, making the site easy-to-use for citizens, visitors, and local businesses. Southport, North Carolina (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 This week marks the launch of the City of Southport´s new website — http://www.cityofsouthport.com. With this launch, the City sheds its...

2012-04-19 20:16:48

Exercise in the open air is good for you, but if you want to reap the full benefits you should head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park. That is the conclusion of research by Katherine Ashbullby and Dr Mathew White from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth. Mathew White is presenting the findings today (19 April) to the British Psychological...

2012-03-17 23:01:01

Bedford and Milton Keynes, Stephen and Mark Gray, of The DoubleVision Conditioning Centre Bedford and The DoubleVision Conditioning Centre Milton Keynes, are excited to announce that they were awarded Personal Trainers of the year by PtPower.com the worlds largest blog devoted to fitness business owners. Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 “We are really proud to have been awarded this accolade which was presented to us at Fitness Business Summit in California on the...

2012-03-16 23:00:02

New Positions Reflect Strategic Growth Initiatives Frederica, Delaware (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 ILC Dover, the world's leader in engineered soft goods, announced today that is has appointed Patrick J. Owens, Jr. as its new President and William J. Wallach as its new Chief Executive Officer. Patrick Owens joins ILC Dover from DuPont where he demonstrated leadership in business-to-government, business-to-consumer, and business-to-business marketing and sales. During his tenure at DuPont, Mr....

Latest Counties of England Reference Libraries

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

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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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.