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2014-04-29 08:21:00

Spin-Off of ATK's Sporting Group and a Merger between ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups and Orbital Sciences Corporation ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems Inc. ("ATK" or the "Company") (NYSE: ATK) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to create two independent, public companies with leadership in Outdoor Sports and Aerospace and Defense (A&D). The board approved a definitive agreement that provides for the...

2014-04-25 16:23:08

The Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla Gain Full AKC Recognition NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC(®)) announced today the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla will be welcomed to its litter of recognized breeds this year, growing AKC's family to 180. "The AKC is excited to recognize these friendly, outgoing breeds, giving dog lovers everywhere even more choices to fit their lifestyle," said AKC...

2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Austin's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC(®)) 2010 ranking of the most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in the U.S. "The Poodle, a perennial favorite, rose two spots in the rankings to enter Austin's top five," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Bucking...

2010-01-27 10:06:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Orlando for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Orlando's top spot. "Although the German Shepherd rose in popularity in Orlando, the feisty Yorkshire Terrier held on to its ranking as the second...


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2008-05-24 22:07:54

The Golden Retriever is a hunting breed developed in Scotland during the 1800s. The breed was created due to a need for a specialist retriever following improvements to guns which left birds being downed at distances too far for most dogs to track. It loves water, and is excellent at retrieving killed waterfowl as well as upland game. Today it is not only used for hunting, but also for narcotics detection, search and rescue, guiding, as well as for companionship. Today, it is one of the most...

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2008-05-18 22:49:26

The Brittany is a gun dog bred in France primarily bred for hunting birds. The breed is often recognized as a spaniel; however its working characteristics show similarities to a setter or a pointer. The Brittany has very long legs and a solid, athletic body. It stands between 17.5 and 20.5 inches high and weighs 30 to 40 pounds. The body of the Brittany is square. The tail of the Brittany is normally docked to about 1 to 4 inches. Its expression is alert and intelligent. There are two...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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