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2014-09-02 12:21:35

Seeks remedy to CN caused delays affecting Illinois passengers WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of passengers, state partners and its own business operations, Amtrak is taking action to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of its trains that operate over tracks controlled by other railroads. Under federal law, Amtrak has a statutory right to preference in the dispatching of intercity passenger trains before freight trains. In an Amended Complaint...

Cross-breeding Has Muddled Genetic Link Between Modern And Ancient Dogs
2012-05-22 09:22:43

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The breeding of domestic dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the genetic roots of man´s best friend, according to a new study led by researchers at Durham University in the U.K. The research team set out to trace the origins of canine domestication, hoping to find a genetic link back to those animals pictured on the walls of Egyptian tombs or Roman ruins. Unfortunately, the genetic pool has been so muddled that they...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. "We are having a very strong year because people around the country are choosing the convenience, efficiency and hassle-free environment of Amtrak to meet their travel needs," said...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

-- Chicago, Seattle and Detroit Go to the Dogs While Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston Are the Cat's Meow -- NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While both cats and dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, it turns out that dog owners bark louder than cat owners purr when it comes to voicing their love for their pets, according to the results of the "Pet Preference" poll on www.meetthebreeds.com. Inspired by the upcoming Meet the Breeds(TM) event, the...

2009-02-03 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable travel just got easier for those exploring the great state of Illinois. The Illinois Bureau of Tourism (IBOT) is proud to announce a new partnership with Amtrak offering travelers a 20 percent discount off a regular adult rail ticket in Illinois, now through June 30. Details, including how to book a trip and the rules for the Enjoy Illinois discount code*, can be found at http://www.enjoyillinois.com; blackout dates do apply and seats are...


Latest Saluki Reference Libraries

Kanni
2013-06-19 14:20:51

The Kanni, which means unmarried girl or maiden, is a breed of domestic dog that is native to India, specifically the Tamil Nadu region. The breed was developed from the Mudhol hound or the Caravan hound and has been used a pet. A bride’s family gave it as a dowry to a groom, and the dog was never sold, only given as a gift to those who were willing to care for it. Despite this common practice, the dog is now almost extinct and breeders have not made an effort to save it. The Kanni...

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2008-07-07 22:10:26

The Saluki may be the oldest breed of dog; its history can be traced nearly 7000 years, and it is definitely one of the earliest breeds to diverge from wolves. Historically the breed's purpose was coursing and hunting in packs, sometimes in tandem with falcons to locate the prey for the breed to chase down. The breed once traveled with nomadic desert tribes throughout the Middle East. The breed appears inscribed on Egyptian tombs, and bones of some Saluki have been found in the tombs of the...

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2008-05-27 22:43:34

The Mudhol Hound, also called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, or the Karwani, is an Indian sight hound and a common companion to Indian villagers. It is also used in the Deccan Plateau as a hunting and guarding breed. It is a relatively rare breed and it is recognized by various Kennel Clubs in India. The breed is ancient and is probably a descendant of the Saluki and the Afghan Hound which were brought by Arabs, Persians and others when they came to India through the Khyber Pass. They were...

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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