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Rewriting The History Of Embalming And Mummification In Ancient Egypt

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mummies have always seemed to be from the distant past, but until now, we really didn't know how far into the past that was. A new study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrates that Egyptians...

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2014-08-22 08:24:14

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer 2014 is almost about to say goodbye to us. Everybody is eager to stay ahead of the game in terms of looks in 2015. RELLECIGA Industry Design Institute has announced several clear trends among its luxury swimwear collections for fashion lovers. Set up during the 1990s, RIDI (RELLECIGA Industry Design Institute) provided professional tailor-making service and designed limited-edition swimwear for nobility, superstars and socialites in...

2014-08-22 08:23:03

NOTTINGHAM, England, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quickly approaching is the last bank holiday before Christmas - the 25th of August. Officially the last summer bank holiday, the extra day off is a chance to make the most of the last bit of sunshine before the colder months set in. However, after 6 weeks of entertaining the kids over the summer holidays, it's not surprising that many people end up struggling for ideas when it comes to bank holiday events. Leading discount...

2014-08-21 23:14:12

Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1: An Anthology of Articles from the Spiritual Naturalist Society (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 For most, the term 'spirituality' evokes the supernatural, such as the afterlife, God, prayer, and so on. But some who aren't believers in those things are, nonetheless, taking spiritual practices head on. A new book gives a sweeping panorama of what practitioners call Spiritual Naturalism. "Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1 is an anthology...

2014-08-21 23:06:50

Over the next five years, revenue for the Wig and Hairpiece Stores industry is projected to rise; the industry will primarily benefit from improving per capita disposable income, which will boost demand for discretionary purchases of wigs and hairpieces. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Wig & Hairpiece Stores industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The Wig and Hairpiece Stores industry...

2014-08-21 23:00:56

DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, one of the most popular suppliers of Canada Goose products, has recently unveiled its new selection of Trillium Parkas for 2014. Moreover, the company’s chief executive officer has announced that all these fashionable and comfortable items are available at discounted prices, up to 32% off. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr, one of the most popular suppliers of Canada Goose products, has recently unveiled its new selection of...

2014-08-20 23:06:21

Bridal-Buy.net is an outstanding homecoming dress store. Recently, it has unveiled its new range of homecoming dresses for 2014. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Bridal-Buy.net is an outstanding homecoming dress store. Recently, it has unveiled its new range of homecoming dresses for 2014. In addition, these brand new outfits are offered at discounted prices at the moment, from 20 to 80 percent off. The special offer will be valid until September 28, 2014. Bridal-Buy.net offers many hot styles for...

2014-08-20 23:06:10

Graduates of Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program Now Earn Six Graduate Credits Towards a Master of Arts in Integrative Health Studies New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition school, is proud to announce its new partnership with California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), a cutting-edge university offering graduate programs featuring flexible learning. Graduates of Integrative Nutrition’s...

2014-08-20 20:20:26

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today issued the following statement: The Hertz Board and leadership team value the views of all Hertz shareholders and welcome a constructive dialogue with them. All of us at Hertz are focused on addressing the Company's recent challenges. While it will take time to complete the accounting review, we are making progress. We are in the process of implementing new...

2014-08-20 12:27:43

New Radio Station a Platform for Organization and Supporters to Express Appreciation for Veterans, Their Families and the Military Community ELLSWORTH and COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 900 other locations nationwide -- with a mission to Remember, Honor and Teach about the service and sacrifices of our...

2014-08-20 12:24:22

As the Official Timekeeper & Timepiece of the Event NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAG Heuer announced today that the world-leading luxury Swiss watch brand, recognized for its prestigious sports watches, has been named the official timekeeper and timepiece of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, for three years, from 2014 to 2016. "The TCS New York City Marathon perfectly embodies the TAG Heuer mindset of mental fortitude, perseverance and inner strength," said TAG Heuer...


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Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on the Great Trek. They have been bred with other cattle types for their fertility, docility and...

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Soviet heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 14:10:37

The Soviet Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in Russia in the late 1800s and the modern breed established by the 1940s. The horse was developed by crossbreeding native mares with imported Belgian stallions. By 1936, three breeding centers were established, Pochinkovsk, Mordovian and Gavrilovo-Posad. Other breeding centers branched off of these and in 1952 the Soviet Heavy Draft was officially recognized as a heavy draft breed. The average height of the breed is 60.4 inches and...

Pleven Horse
2014-06-25 13:07:23

The Pleven is a breed of horse officially recognized in 1951. The breed was developed in the Klementina stud - the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Center - in Bulgaria. Arabian and Thoroughbred horses were crossbred to form the Pleven. It has mostly Anglo-Arab blood, but Gidran stallions were added into the development of today’s breed. It is bred throughout Bulgaria with efforts to increase its size to become an international sporting horse. The head has a straight profile and the neck is...

Basuto-Pony
2014-04-10 09:46:37

The Basuto Pony  is a breed from South Africa improved from the bloodline of Arabian and Persian horses. In 1653, four horses were imported to South Africa from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The exact breed of them is unknown, but may have been either Arabian or Persian. The original horse became the Cape Horse which could possibly also be the Basuto, but with the cross breeding of Arabian and other breeds the Basuto Pony remained small and the Cape grew larger. Because of the...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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