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2014-10-30 23:16:51

In her retirement years, Martha Johnson has been able to indulge her passion for rocks by participating in an archeology site in Scotland that has proven to be older than Stonehenge. Suffolk, VA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Martha Johnson returned from Scotland to her home at Lake Prince Woods retirement community in early September and is set to go back next month. But Martha doesn't go as a tourist, she goes as a volunteer to an archeology site older than Stonehenge. Martha Johnson was...

2014-10-28 12:22:33

Local Car Wash Chain Celebrates Opening of Ninth Sacramento Area Location with Free Car Washes from Nov. 4 to Nov. 13 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick Quack Car Wash, a Sacramento, California-based company, is giving away free car washes for 10 days to celebrate opening the doors on a new exterior only, express car wash in the Sacramento area. The free car wash days begin on November 4(th) and end on November 13(th) and are only available at the new location....

2014-10-15 23:12:52

The SEN Design Group is proud to announce that 5 of the Design Award Winners of the 16th Annual Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine Design Competition are members of the SEN Design Group. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The SEN Design Group is proud to announce that 5 of the Design Award Winners of the 16th Annual Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine Design Competition are members of the SEN Design Group. The competition is based on outstanding design in kitchens, in...

2014-10-15 16:21:44

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today announced that the company will release results for its third quarter ended September 27, 2014, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Phillippy and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Charles F. Cargile will host an investor conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to review the company's...

2014-10-09 23:00:38

Cambridge House of Swansea, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Fall Fest on Oct. 11. The community in the St. Louis Metro East area serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Cambridge House of Swansea, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Fall Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. The community, which is located at 3900 Sullivan Dr. in Swansea, Illinois, serves older...

2014-09-29 16:28:56

-- Accretive Acquisition Expands Fiber Laser Capabilities and Leverages Newport's Global Sales Channel -- IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today reported that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of V-Gen Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. "We are very pleased to welcome V-Gen to the Newport team," stated David Allen, Senior Vice President and General...

2014-09-22 23:12:59

Featuring all new equipment with the latest sensors, buff and shine systems, and Lava Wax application arch, Lucky’s Car Wash is showing appreciation for all customers by offering one price for all car wash packages during grand opening week. Athens, Al (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Beginning September 22nd and through September 27th, Lucky's Car Wash will begin a grand opening week long special that will feature a single low price of price of $5 for every wash on the menu. "The...

2014-09-11 23:08:30

Wavetec installs “BIG SCREEN” at Science Centre on the banks of River Clyde in Glasgow for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 ITAB, in a strategic partnership with Wavetec, won the tender to supply install and support a large external LED display screen at GSC. This project was called the Glasgow Science Center (GSC) project, and was in collaboration with BBC Scotland. Glasgow Commonwealth games is one of the largest, multi-sport event in the world which...

2014-09-02 12:31:14

WAKEFIELD, England, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has been granted planning approval for a development of 500 homes at City Fields in Wakefield. This is the first phase of a multi-million pound scheme which will eventually provide almost 2,700 homes in partnership with Wakefield Council on the east side of the City. Tim Williams, Strategic Land Manager for Miller Homes, said: "We are delighted that Wakefield Council has...

2014-08-28 23:07:16

One of the top rated SEO and web development experts in the UK Red Lion Design has unveiled a brand new small business package that will look to offer emerging enterprises in the UK and Cardiff access to low cost web design and development, SEO and Logo development services Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 One of the top rated SEO and web development experts in the UK Red Lion Design has unveiled a brand new small business package that will look to offer emerging enterprises in the UK...


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North Ronaldsay Sheep
2014-10-23 14:48:17

The North Ronaldsay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that reside on the island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This breed was developed by crossing breeds found on the Orkney and Shetland islands. Today, it can be found on many of the other islands in the area and some have been exported as an exotic breed. Because the North Ronaldsay developed on an isolated island with little vegetation, it primarily consumes seaweed and this has altered its digestive system and...

Grice
2014-09-05 10:47:45

The grice, also known as the highland or Irish pig, is an extinct breed of domestic pig that once roamed the highland hills and islands of Scotland and Ireland. During the nineteenth century, this breed was described as being extremely hardy and aggressive, often known to wander from its own farmlands to forage for food. Because of this, it was recommended that farmers stop keeping the breed on their farms, and coupled with the growing popularity of imported pigs it declined in population and...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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