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2008-12-15 17:12:16

Spike TV has announced it is searching for the next big superstar in U.S. rodeo with Toughest Cowboy, a new eight-episode series from producer Mark Burnett. The new sports-competition reality series featuring 12 competitors is to premiere Jan. 29. We are thrilled to be in business with one of the true legends in the television industry, John Griffin, vice president of programming for Spike TV, said in a statement Monday. The high-action sport of rodeo will be the perfect complement to our...

2008-08-03 18:00:13

By KEVIN O'SULLIVAN STUNNED to be dismissed as a hopeless horse rider, alleged high- flyer Laura Davidson adopted an interesting approach to dealing with expert criticism. "I am not rubbish. I did a good job," she stormed. But she was - and she didn't. A real bombshell as C4's latest meaningless reality romp Dangerous Jobs For Girls revealed that lawyer Laura was "currently single". Now there's a surprise! She certainly didn't make any friends rejecting every word of advice from...

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2008-07-22 09:10:00

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- On a July morning just after sunrise, Frank Wesley "Wes" Williamson III, a third-generation beef cattle rancher, rides his horse through lush pasture with his cowhands, rounding up cows for pregnancy testing. The cowboys guide the herd of Brangus _ a mix of Brahman and Angus _ a mile or so away to a wooden holding pen built under the shade of a giant live oak. There each cow is sonogrammed by a team of veterinarians to check for pregnancy. Under the stark economics...

2006-04-03 21:03:33

By Tim Cocks KAALOKOL, Kenya (Reuters) - Teach a Kenyan cattle herder how to fish and you'll feed him for life. That was at least what Norway's development agency believed in the 1980s, when it built a fish-processing factory now abandoned and decaying on the shores of Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. In an attempt to develop one of east Africa's poorest regions, the Norwegian government saw a golden opportunity in the huge but virtually unused lake teeming with fish. It built a...

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2006-01-11 12:55:00

By Bob Burgdorfer CHICAGO -- Texas rancher Pete Bonds would like to add cattle to his 7,000-head herd but the lack of grazing and the lack of water prevent it. A drought in Texas and Oklahoma, one of the worst in nearly 100 years, has dried up creeks and ponds, depleted pastures, and fueled wildfires that have burned precious hay and grass. The conditions have ranchers selling off breeding stock at a time when they should be expanding herds. Current prices have been profitable for nearly...

2005-06-27 12:48:56

By Matthew Green PALIANG, Sudan (Reuters) - Sprawled on the ground with hisface pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he mightalready be dead. Naked but for a pair of bangles on his ankles and whitedust caking his skin, the four-year-old had collapsed a fewsteps from a group of starving children sheltering under atree. It was as if he had been discarded. Working as a reporter in Africa, it's not uncommon to seepeople dying. For it to be a child, in a village in southernSudan, during...

2005-06-27 11:32:37

By Matthew Green PALIANG, Sudan (Reuters) - Sprawled on the ground with hisface pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he mightalready be dead. Naked but for a pair of bangles on his ankles and whitedust caking his skin, the four-year-old had collapsed a fewsteps from a group of starving children sheltering under atree. It was as if he had been discarded. Working as a reporter in Africa, it's not uncommon to seepeople dying. For it to be a child, in a village in southernSudan, during...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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