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2013-06-06 23:03:46

Four elite athletes will race ElliptiGOs one mile on the track for a $2,000 purse Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world´s first elliptical bicycle, today announced that the 2013 Portland Track Festival will feature a one-mile ElliptiGO race on the running track. 2003 USA Steeplechase champion Steve Slattery will take on two-time USAT Duathlete of the Year Paul Thomas in the men´s division. The women´s division will feature 2011 USATF 25K...

2013-04-16 15:32:01

New research tracking the movement of dredged sediment around Liverpool Bay could save millions of pounds, according to scientists at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. Each year, sediment has to be dredged from the port and deposited elsewhere to maintain access for commercial vessels. But according to the new study, the dredged material appears back in the port again within just a few weeks of its removal, carried by sea currents. "There are two competing sediments coming...

2013-03-22 23:19:23

Cambridge House of Swansea, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting an Easter Pie Social on March 28. The community, which is located in the St. Louis Metro East area, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Cambridge House of Swansea, a BMA affordable assisted living community in the St. Louis Metro East area, is hosting an Easter Pie Social at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. The community, which is located at 3900...


Latest Geography of the United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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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