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2015-05-06 08:39:14

DAVIE, Fla., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Grail Technology Corp (OTC: GOGY; "Golden Grail" or the "Company"), a technology and software solutions provider to companies with unique value

2015-05-06 08:29:25

Premium Subscription Box to Include Popular Books From Publishing Giant TORONTO, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nerd Block, a leading e-commerce business, has partnered with Penguin

2015-05-06 08:27:53

VENICE, Italy, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada today announced the opening of Canadassimo, an exhibition of new work by the artist collective BGL presented at the

2015-05-06 08:26:58

NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WGSN, the global foresight business specializing in consumer, fashion and design trends, today launched a fashion industry first - WGSN StyleTrial.

2015-05-06 08:21:44

Anti-poverty organization and its partners bring supplies to the islands of Vanuatu NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls, a global social enterprise

2015-05-05 23:06:22

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Healthy Birth Day, which runs the highly successful Count the Kicks campaign, a global public awareness campaign aiming to prevent stillbirths, released the “Moms

2015-05-05 23:05:33

Recently launched collection will continue to grow throughout the year with new items for the Back To School and Holiday seasons. Fayetville, AR (PRWEB) May

2015-05-05 16:27:47

VENICE, Italy, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced today an exceptional gift of $2 million from the Koerner Foundation of Toronto to the Canadian Artists

2015-05-05 12:26:05

New merchandise available today for athleisure fans SEATTLE, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOES.COM today announced that it has added Adidas and Under Armour to its

2015-05-05 04:21:38

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleurette Group ("Fleurette") is pleased to announce the first quarter operating results for Mutanda


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Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

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...

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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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