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Education And A Dog-Friendly Environment Could Help Tackle Obesity In Both Owner And Pet

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pets are our companions, our friends and our caregivers. They are good for our mental well-being, but what about our physical well-being? A new study from the University of Liverpool...

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2014-08-27 16:24:57

BLOCK PARTY BRINGS FAMED ESSENCE STREET STYLE FRANCHISE TO LIFE WITH MUSIC, FASHION SHOWS, ART INSTALLATIONS, GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS AND MORE NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE today announced its first-ever Street Style Block Party & Awards; celebrating real women with great style during New York Fashion Week. The day-long extravaganza--fusing music, fashion, art, shopping and food--will take place on September 7, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY, at The Dumbo Archway Under the Manhattan...

2014-08-27 16:24:54

Horror Film Which Ignited Blockbuster Franchise Will Be Available in Theaters for One Week Only Starting October 31, 2014 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Halloween, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will celebrate the 10(th) anniversary of the theatrical release of SAW, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open on Friday, October 31(st), with select...

2014-08-27 16:23:54

- Road to Rio Heats Up for Track and Field Leader, ASICS America with Addition of a Top American Hurdler - IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS America welcomes two-time Olympic hurdler, Queen Harrison, to its team of elite athletes. An NCAA champion in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles, Queen's proven track record as an aggressive competitor makes her an important addition to the ASICS athlete family, just two years away from the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro....

2014-08-27 12:28:23

AWCAA Commemorates 10 Years With Fundraising Gala Honoring First Lady of Tanzania Madam Salma Kikwete & Keynote From Best-Selling Author Dr. Ian Smith WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For 10 years, the African Women's Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) has been helping minority women receive free mammograms and breast cancer treatment. Since it's inception, AWCAA has touched the lives of over 20,000 people domestically and internationally and on October 18, 2014 the...

2014-08-27 12:27:41

OWASSO, Okla., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf facilities across the country will host special events and collect donations this Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) for Patriot Golf Day, the primary fundraiser for Folds of Honor, a charitable organization that provides educational scholarships and assistance to the families of military members disabled or killed in service to our country. Nearly 5,200 facilities are registered to host Patriot Golf Day nationwide....

2014-08-27 12:26:48

COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communicorp, a subsidiary of Aflac and largest provider of marketing and digital solutions in the region, announced that they have won two "Gold Ink Awards" from Printing Impressions Magazine for excellence in creativity, design and print quality. "We are truly honored that Printing Impressions Magazine recognized our work and that we were able to meet the high standards of print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effects...

2014-08-27 08:31:54

Urbanspoon Exposes Habits of the Food-Obsessed, from Stalking Celebrity Chefs on Social Media to Knowing the Names of Every Top Chef Winner SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant discovery app Urbanspoon today released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan, which highlights common activities of super foodies. Do you talk about Bobby Flay as if you know him personally? Do you get instant alerts on your phone every time the hottest restaurant in town updates a social media...

2014-08-27 08:25:48

Plans Underway to Open Second Production of Absinthe as International Tour LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The self proclaimed wealthiest man in Las Vegas and producer of the hit show Absinthe, The Gazillionaire said today he wants more cash and plans to launch a second production of Absinthe as an international tour. "Once you have a lot of money, and then add fame to it, family comes out of the woodwork asking for money. I have a lot of not-so-legitimate children that...

2014-08-27 08:25:17

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sturdy Girl Sports announced a new Ambassador program today, created for everyday women who lead active lives with fitness as a key priority. Benefits include social media partnerships and discounts on clothing. According to CEO and Founder Hilary Heath, "The Sturdy Girl strives to be fit, sets athletic goals, and teaches others to become more fit through her life and her leadership. We are accepting new applications." Photo -...

2014-08-27 08:24:26

Honorary Lifetime Achievement Awards to Be Selected from All Four Councils LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG), Local 800 Council and producers of the 19(th) Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded its final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the crafts that make up the nearly 2,300-member Guild, it was announced by Council Chairman John Shaffner and Co-Producers Dave Blass and James...


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Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Ankole-Watusi Cattle
2014-07-04 10:10:48

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle native to Africa. It is also known as the Anokle longhorn. The Ankole-Watusi have been illustrated on ancient rock paintings, Egyptian art and on pyramid walls. A breed called the Sanga spread to eastern Africa and became the base stock for many of the African breeds of cattle. The Nkole tribe’s Sanga cattle is called the Ankole and in Rwanda and Burundi it is called the Watusi. The original Ankole-Watusi cattle owned by chiefs and kings were...

Croad Langshan
2014-06-17 09:17:52

The Croad Langshan is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in China. It was named after the Langshan district in which it was developed and the man who first brought the original type, known simply as the Langshan, to Europe in 1872, Major F.T. Croad. By 1904 the Croad Langshan Club was established in Britain, but the breed had already received recognition in the United States by the American Poultry Association in 1883. The Croad Langshan is a large bird that has a deep chest...

Kisber Felver horse
2014-06-17 08:51:36

The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock  taken for use in the wars. In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses, eventually developing the Kisber Felver within the last hundred years. In 1947, 150 horses were...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...

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