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2014-09-15 04:21:55

RAMSEY, Isle of Man, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to Section 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. [[CENTER] ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------- NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN,...

2014-03-06 08:29:21

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive chess and world-ranked players will return to the Isle of Man in October when the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament takes place in the Villa Marina in Douglas. The top Grandmaster in the UK - Michael Adams - is scheduled to play, guaranteeing that the chess world's attention will be fixed on the event. Adams, once a World Championship runner-up, is currently among the world's top 20...

2014-01-03 12:23:11

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Poker Index declares Negreanu 'best poker player of the past decade' on live tournament circuit Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars Pro, has been recognised as the best poker player of the past decade by independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI). This recognition follows an outstanding performance by Negreanu in 2013, where he won a...

2013-03-31 23:01:04

Researchmoz Announced new Market Research Reports on “Insurance Industry in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Fiji, Isle of Man, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Gambia, Tanzania” to its vast database. Albany,NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 The Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Fiji, Isle of Man, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Gambia, Tanzania insurance industry is under developed and inadequately supervised. There are eight insurance companies and six brokers operating in the country. During the review...


Latest Isle of Man Reference Libraries

Cymric
2013-06-11 13:01:15

The Cymric is a domestic cat breed that is often considered to be a color variant or breed variant of the Manx cat, which shares many of its physical characteristics. This breed’s name is derived from the Welsh name for Wales, Cymru, although the cat has no association with that area. The Manx cat is said to have originated from the Isle of Man, although the longhaired Manx is sometimes said to have originated from Canada. Records kept on the Isle of Man show that that tailless trait of...

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2007-12-13 19:43:10

The Manx is a breed of cat distinguished by little to no tail. The short-to-nonexistent tail comes from a naturally occurring mutation of the spine. The cat originated on the Isle of Man (thus the name), and is called "stubbin" in the Manx language. The breed is at least 300 years old. The manx gene is dominant; one copy of the gene will give a kitten no tail, two copies are lethal. By breeding tailless cats with tailed ones, this problem can be avoided. Manx kittens are classified by...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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