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Study Finds Hairstyle Can Affect Exercise For African-American Women
2014-07-23 03:10:16

University of Colorado Denver According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. That's compared to 50 percent of white women meeting the same objectives. A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Center for Women's Health Research finds that African American women whose hairstyle...

2014-07-22 08:32:43

Goal to Collect 50,000 Pairs of Sneakers to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Max Cure Foundation (MCF), a nonprofit children's cancer charity whose mission is to raise money to fund the development of less toxic treatments for children and also to provide financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer, announced today they have expanded their signature Dunk Your Kicks campaign with collections from NY to...

2014-07-22 08:27:04

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company"), will issue its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A conference call to discuss the financial results will be held at 10:00 AM ET that same morning. The call can be accessed on the Company's website at www.iconixbrand.com. About Iconix Brand Group, Inc. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a...

2014-07-21 23:11:22

Recently, Discount-Dress.com has launched a big promotion for all its beautiful products, including classic prom dresses, gorgeous lace wedding dresses, cocktail party gowns, blue bridesmaid gowns, short bridesmaid gowns and many others. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Worldwide shoppers can browse a range of trendy special occasion gowns at Discount-Dress.com. Discount-Dress.com is a well-known dress manufacturer and retailer; it has an excellent group of specialists who have been trained for...

2014-07-21 23:00:24

Recently, Dresswe.com has announced its latest sexy homecoming dress selection, and all of them are selling well. What’s more, all these gowns are offered at greatly discounted prices. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dresswe.com is a trendsetter when it comes to cheap sexy homecoming dresses. Its high quality homecoming dresses are sold in many areas and well appreciated by their wearers. Recently, the company has announced its latest sexy homecoming dress selection, and all of them are selling...

2014-07-21 23:00:21

MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known casket manufacturer from China, has recently added its new designs of maple caskets to its website. In addition to this, the company is now giving great discounts (up to 26 percent off) for all these brand new items. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 MillionaireCasket.com, a well-known casket manufacturer from China, has recently added its new designs of maple caskets to its website. In addition to this, the company is now giving great discounts (up to 26 percent...

2014-07-21 12:21:16

Chicagoland dealership looks to help consumers better maintain their vehicles LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When car dealerships throughout Illinois and around the country have service and maintenance departments, it can be difficult for in-house service centers to differentiate themselves from one another. While Loeber Motors lets its reputation speak for itself with a team of experienced service technicians, the dealership is taking a new avenue to enhance...

2014-07-21 08:29:49

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Budweiser Made In America music festival announced global specialty retailer, American Eagle Outfitters, as the event's official fashion partner. The festival will feature today's most diverse live performers and take place coast-to-coast simultaneously during Labor Day weekend at Grand Park in Los Angeles and Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 30(th) and Sunday, August 31(st). Kanye West will headline in both...

2014-07-21 08:23:34

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country. "I had just taken goats to graze," she says. "As I stood in the middle of our banana plantation, four Tanzanian soldiers came to our home and shouted at me, 'Rudi Kwenu' [Kiswahili phrase meaning 'Go back home']". She was forced out of...

2014-07-20 23:02:50

Dresswe.com is one of the world’s most outstanding dress manufacturers. And now, all its brand new items of homecoming dresses are offered at discounted rates, up to 57% off. (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 It is worthy to mention that Dresswe.com is launching a promotion for its beautiful homecoming dresses for 2014. Dresswe.com is one of the world’s most outstanding dress manufacturers. And now, all its brand new homecoming dresses are offered at discounted rates, up to 57% off. Dresswe.com...


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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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