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2014-10-30 12:30:22

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene therapy is rapidly becoming the top priority for R&D departments working on treatments for difficult to cure diseases. Advances in this field and successful clinical trials promise a brighter future for cancer patients, those battling HIV, and many others living with previously considered "incurable" diseases. A new Stanford online course, Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy, offers students a fundamental overview of gene therapy...

2014-10-30 12:29:35

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D printing has the potential to transform the medical device industry, and now BIOMEDevice San Jose is putting that potential into the hands of those that attend this year's event. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155399 Attendees of this year's BIOMEDevice San Jose event, December 3-4 at the San Jose Convention Center, may enter to win a 3D printer to be given away daily. Winners will take home either the Up! Mini 3D...

2014-10-30 12:28:16

As We Mark 36th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, More Education Needed for Parents, Parents-to-be, and Caregivers to Know Their Rights in the Workplace NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though this Friday, October 31, marks the 36(th) anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, there are still constant reminders of discrimination in the workplace based on pregnancy and family status. They are people like Angelica Valencia, A Better Balance client who...

2014-10-30 12:28:11

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CannaVEST Corp. (OTC:CANV), a leading manufacturer and distributor of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) based products, announces that it has broadened its customer base due in part to efficiencies in its supply chain and processing capabilities. As CannaVEST's processes and protocols have become more refined and efficient, and its supply chain more robust, CannaVEST has been able to pass savings on to its customers in the form of lower prices for...

2014-10-30 12:27:02

Compelling documentaries recognize Native Americans throughout history and today BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, WORLD Channel will premiere six new films as it presents a rich collection of documentaries spotlighting the achievements, stories, and lives of Native Americans (check local listings). "We're pleased to offer programming that honors the rich and vibrant history and culture of Native Americans in...

2014-10-30 12:26:22

WGBH, EDC, SRI International Conduct Research on Preschool Tablet Use to Develop Series of "Next Generation Preschool Math" Mobile Applications BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four and a half years after the introduction of the iPad, many parents, caregivers and educators still struggle with how to integrate technology and media into their children's lives amidst concerns that uninterrupted passive screen time can be detrimental to a child's development. To address...

2014-10-30 12:26:20

BOERNE, Texas, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Strait and Texas businessman Tom Cusick today announced the fourth annual Vaqueros del Mar Invitational Golf Tournament and Auction raised a record $550,000. Over the four years of the event, more than $1.1 million has been raised to benefit military wounded in action. Hosted by Strait and Cusick at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa in Boerne, Texas, Saturday and Sunday, October 25 -26, the event benefits Feherty's Troops...

2014-10-30 12:26:19

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian announced that effective immediately, methodology guide changes, if any, will only take place on the last business day of each month. If a methodology guide is updated, it will be posted to the website after market close on the last business day of the month. To receive an email alert when any index methodology guide has been updated, sign up here or visit www.alerian.com. About Alerian Alerian equips investors to make informed decisions...

2014-10-30 12:26:03

--The Trust and Believe® Life Enthusiast Offers Further Personal Engagement and Motivation to Dig Deep in 2015-- NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 22(nd) and Saturday May 23(rd), 2015, Shauntervention, a two-day fitness experience led by popular fitness celebrity, Shaun T (creator of INSANITY®, T25® and Hip Hop Abs®), will be held in Toronto, Canada. In addition to an exhilarating workout experience, Shauntervention will include a VIP dinner (at an...

2014-10-30 12:25:45

More than 30 Leading Brands Enable Consumers to "Shop, Share and Save" in Support of Wounded Warrior Project® NEW YORK and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News America Marketing (NAM), the premier publisher of coupons in the U.S. and Canada, producing billions of coupons annually, today announced that the Sunday, November 2 issue of its widely distributed SmartSource Magazine(®)coupon insert is dedicated to the Wounded Warrior Project(®) (WWP) Believe in...


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Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.