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2015-02-05 12:31:24

BURGESS HILL, England, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringdale, a leading provider of secure document output management solutions, releases the FollowMe(R) Embedded for

2015-02-05 12:29:02

Funding will fuel TrialReach's clinical trial platform growth and expansion into the U.S. LONDON, Feb.

2015-02-05 12:23:17

EDINBURGH, Scotland, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The European market for Connected Home energy products has reached over 0.5 million cumulative sales in 2014 and will

2015-02-05 08:40:25

Global initiative to drive 25% of One Call Now's new business growth in 2015 TROY, Ohio, Feb.

2015-02-05 08:28:16

LONDON, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TFM&A and the IDM announce an exclusive partnership to unveil the very latest and best in marketing technology and digital

2015-02-05 04:21:39

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Inivata Limited, a clinical cancer genomics company focused on harnessing the potential of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA)

2015-02-04 16:27:28

System Transforms Manned Industrial Vehicles into Unmanned Robots WALTHAM, Mass., Feb.

2015-02-04 16:24:20

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 was a solid year of growth for packaged food in the UK.

2015-02-04 16:24:15

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Equity III, LP ("ACE III") announced today that its portfolio company SMG Holdings, Inc.


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Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

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...

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.