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2014-07-16 23:08:08

The leading warp-knit fabric manufacturer announced the incorporation of David Turk to their sales team. He is an experienced and respected industry veteran that brings more than 30 years of experience in textiles and who possesses strong relationships with key accounts. Westerly, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The leading warp-knit fabric manufacturer announced the incorporation of David Turk to their sales team. He is an experienced and respected industry veteran that brings more...

2014-07-16 23:05:23

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, Magic Grip Shoe Strings, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 "After suffering a stroke I lost the use of my left arm, which made it difficult to tie my shoelaces," said an inventor from Yipsilanti, Mich. "I figured that there needed to be an ergonomic device that made this task easier for people in my position." He then created a prototype of an invention idea. The MAGIC GRIP SHOE...

2014-07-16 20:23:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen carefully, you'll hear individuals, businesses and communities in Northern California joining together and embracing diversity as a tribute to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Awareness Day. On July 19, hundreds of individuals and the Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in Northern California will participate in the 5(th) Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival (Parade &...

2014-07-16 12:24:44

Fall 2014 Campaign to Feature Famed Supermodel NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "It" girl on everyone's Twitter feed - Chrissy Teigen - has been named the new face of XOXO. Teigen will be featured in the brand's national ad campaign appearing in print, digital, OOH and in-store starting this August. The ad campaign features still images as well as a robust brand video developed by creative agency Work:Play Creative and photographed by Cathrine Westergaard at Milk Studios...

2014-07-16 08:20:53

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Autohaus on Edens, a Northbrook Mercedes Benz dealership, has expanded its service department with the addition of Philip Gagerman as a new sales consultant. This established Mercedes-Benz dealership has been serving the expanding Northbrook market for many years, and the addition of this new sales consultant will enable the dealership to better serve its clientele. Gagerman has more than 35 years of experience in the service...

2014-07-16 04:22:04

In response to an article published by InStyle.com, Friendly Drugs & Fashion Boutique, a leading fashion boutique on Long Island, reveals how you can become a fashion leader this summer by wearing this fall's hottest styles right now. HOLBROOK, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Friendly Drugs & Fashion Boutique, a leading fashion boutique, gives the scoop on the upcoming fall trends and shows you how to incorporate them into your wardrobe starting now. Photo -...

2014-07-15 23:12:58

Features Grammy® Winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Other Award-Winning International Artists Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 In literature, poetry, art, philosophy and theology, music has been credited with mood-heightening, emotion-altering, life-saving properties. Science has, over the years, attempted to prove that melodic sound does in fact hold power. Omkara - The Sound Of Divine Love takes the science of music to the chakras – the seats of our energies – to...

2014-07-15 23:02:23

Her Universe, Hot Topic and Nerdist Industries have partnered for this groundbreaking fashion event. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 "Geek Couture" is about to descend upon the world's largest pop culture convention in what many are calling “the must-see” event at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. In a unique partnership two years in the making, three companies who are at the forefront of fandom and fashion have joined forces to present The Her Universe Fashion Show,...

2014-07-15 12:30:48

Design students to showcase talents in store windows at Saks Fifth Avenue BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The design:retail Student Window Challenge, a design competition presented in cooperation with Saks Fifth Avenue, will offer visual merchandising students from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Beverly Hills, Calif., the chance to showcase their talents in front of prominent retailers and design firms. The competition will take place on...

2014-07-15 12:25:24

RAMSEY, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HAPPI Magazine will host the Anti-Aging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition on September 16 & 17, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. The event, now in its third year, will feature speakers from the US Food and Drug Administration, researchers from leading skin care companies such as Estee Lauder and Nu Skin, dermatologists and industry experts, with discussions of critical issues in anti-aging, including product formulation,...


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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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Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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