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2015-04-28 16:27:12

LONDON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- #QSWUR The 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject [http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings

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Company Scores "A" in Transparency International UK Assessment RESTON, Va., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel received the top grade in Transparency International UK's

2015-04-28 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Past research has suggested that people with impulsive, angry personality traits run a higher risk of engaging in aggressive driving behavior

2015-04-28 08:47:29

Real-time Cyber Threat Detection for SCADA Now Available CAMBRIDGE, England, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology,

2015-04-28 08:22:41

First Systems in the UK on the Road Now LOVELAND, Colo., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado-based manufacturer of hybrid systems that transform buses and trucks in urban environments

2015-04-27 23:02:58

As more British based companies follow America’s lead in offering health and dental insurance as part of their employee benefits packages, pet insurance technology thought leader Aquarium Software

2015-04-27 23:01:47

Quantum tech company, ColdQuanta, opens new subsidiary in Europe Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ColdQuanta, Inc., based in Boulder, Colorado

2015-04-27 08:25:49

SmartCity EIS Portfolio targets lucrative returns with 30% growth from investments LONDON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Joule Assets and Quantum Origination have joined forces

2015-04-24 08:28:23

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QVC for Apple Watch® is now available in the US, UK and Germany WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, QVC,


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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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chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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