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2011-06-01 05:37:00

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. announced the 100 contenders from 41 countries who will advance to the second round of Avon Voices - the company's first-ever global online singing talent search. Out of 178 Round One Contenders from around the world, 100 Round Two Contenders were chosen from a combination of an online public vote and an Avon Voices judging panel. Starting today through June 20, the public can view new performances by the Round Two Contenders and...

2011-04-13 10:00:00

DECATUR, Ind., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, today released the activity schedule for its upcoming "Circle Your Wagons in Shawnee" national rally at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla. from June 25-29, 2011. Activity highlights include: Monday, June 27 - Ice cream social & movie night Sunday, June 26 - Family-friendly casino night Saturday, June 25 - Golf tournament Two nights of live...

2011-04-12 09:27:00

CHESTER, England, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holidaymakers could save up to 572 per cent on their airport parking this Easter just by planning ahead, according to research by travel comparison site http://www.travelsupermarket.com. Savings on airport parking can be made by avoiding short stay car parks and opting for long stay with an average saving across the 23 airports researched of GBP109.27 per car. However, for the most significant savings it is always best to book long stay...

2011-03-14 12:03:00

AMARILLO, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2010 via a press release issued before the market opens on Monday, March 21, 2011. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as...

2011-03-01 06:30:00

LUTON, England, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading leisure airline Monarch is increasing its programme of flights to Spain, Portugal and Cyprus in April due to phenomenal demand from its customers. In addition, the airline is bringing forward to April the launch of its new scheduled flights to Paphos. All additional flights are now available to book via www.monarch.co.uk with fares starting from only pounds 40.99 one way including all taxes and charges. Additional flights will operate...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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