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2014-01-13 08:23:08

Visual display helps consumers effectively manage water usage to save money and the environment CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Options ("geo") is proud to announce that Anglian Water's in-home water consumption display, which was designed and manufactured by geo for Anglian Water, has won The Green Economy Award for Water Efficiency 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/PH44334) The Green Economy Awards, formerly known as the...

2013-12-31 23:24:28

Bedford Award Program Honors the Achievements of FCNE Bedford, NH (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 The Fertility Centers of New England has been selected for the 2013 Best of Bedford Award in the Doctors category by the Bedford Award Program due to the outstanding service and care provided by the Fertility Centers of New England to those in the greater Bedford community needing IVF and other Advanced Reproductive Technologies (ART) for infertility. The Fertility Centers of New England-Bedford...

2013-12-17 23:04:11

Ceremony brought 200 local professionals together to applaud local achievements. County Durham, England (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zine UK, a web design agency with a national client base, recently organised an awards ceremony that acknowledged hundreds of outstanding businesses in its local community. The Teesdale Business Awards, held on Friday, 15th November, at The Witham, Barnard Castle, is a prime example of how Zine makes an effort to be an active part of the Teesdale business...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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