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2014-08-20 23:04:56

On 20-21 October, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, Mexico City, the twelfth edition of CMT’s LAPET (Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling) conference will set in motion discussions on the region’s fast growing packaging industry innovations across lightweight, rPET & thermoforming, with a special focus on Brazil and Mexico markets. Mexico City, Mexico (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 An array of information exchanges pertaining to Latin American PET industry, especially...

2014-08-20 23:02:57

It's An Honour! is travelling the country educating citizens about the Canadian System of Honours. It will be in Charlottetown Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The community of Charlottetown and surrounding areas are invited to visit It’s An Honour! - a new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System that is now making its way across the country. Over the next year, it will journey to schools, community centres, special events...

2014-08-20 23:01:54

Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Street Dog Rescue “Duck Team 6” As Its Recipient Charitable Organization for This Year’s Presents 4 Pets Program (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. has announced their participation in the 2014 NAPPS Presents 4 Pets supply donation drive that benefits the animal shelter and rescue communities. Presents 4 Pets is a national campaign that coincides with the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, which...

2014-08-20 20:21:54

One of the oldest law firms on the Treasure Coast will partner with The Palm Beach Area chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Jetson and the City of Port St. Lucie, FL, for the "Honor a Hero" blood drive at the city's civic center on 9-11. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crary Buchanan, one of the oldest law firms on the Treasure Coast, will pay tribute to the lives lost on 9-11 with its annual memorial blood drive. This year, the firm will partner with the...

2014-08-20 16:25:19

Hamlin Dental Group details the numerous ways in which a smile makes everything better LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people know that a good smile comes with a whole assortment of benefits. Our society rewards people who aren't afraid to beam wide grins to those around them, and for good reason: humans love it. Smiling is a universal human expression of emotion that transcends language and culture. No matter where you go in the world, people will understand and...

2014-08-20 16:24:01

Aloe Blacc, Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, LeAnn Rimes and Rascal Flatts among those set to appear on the Muscular Dystrophy Association's telethon CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The entertainment industry has once again joined together to lend support to the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The 49(th) broadcast of the television fundraising event will air in primetime on ABC,...

2014-08-20 12:26:18

Kandi Burruss, Shirley Murdock, Chandra Currelley-Young, Q. Parker, D. Woods To Reprise Roles From Show's Acclaimed Premiere Run; Special Guest American Idol's LaToya London and R&B Divas' Meelah Williams Come On Board ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the critically-acclaimed stage play "A Mother's Love" just weeks away from embarking on its first national run, Executive Producers Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, alongside Theatrical Works Live are proud to reveal the...

2014-08-20 12:24:24

"Rusty's Story" is an FBR Media documentary about one family's harrowing journey with Huntington's disease and medicine's decades-long search for a cure. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media announced today "Rusty's Story," the first episode in the second season of its television series Bench to Bedside(TM), has been nominated for a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award in the health/science special category. Executive producers Paul McKellips and Frankie Trull,...

2014-08-20 12:24:22

As the Official Timekeeper & Timepiece of the Event NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAG Heuer announced today that the world-leading luxury Swiss watch brand, recognized for its prestigious sports watches, has been named the official timekeeper and timepiece of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, for three years, from 2014 to 2016. "The TCS New York City Marathon perfectly embodies the TAG Heuer mindset of mental fortitude, perseverance and inner strength," said TAG Heuer...

2014-08-20 12:23:36

Due to overwhelming popular demand, e-book edition now available; Every book purchased between now and September 30th comes with free gift! WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now less than month until publication, and the positive reviews keep rolling in for the new book "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by Dr. Robin Ganzert and Linda and Allen Anderson. Reality television superstar, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur Lisa...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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