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2015-04-21 12:31:26

LONDON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The European stationary cycle market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2014 to 2019.

2015-04-21 12:25:05

LONDON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise, which recognises business excellence.

2015-04-21 12:22:55

Company continues commitment to cyber STEM education in UK and building UK cyber workforce LONDON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced

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BRADFORD, England, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted Proclaim System Implemented by Leading Law Firm Leading south-east law firm, Centenary Solicitors,

2015-04-21 08:26:07

- Bayerische Landesbank provided £84.6 million financing for the construction of the projects - EDF Energy entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement for the generated

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- GreenRoad system to be installed in 2,400 buses across the United States PARAMUS, N.J., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coach USA and

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Within a Short Span, Travelauto - a Car Rental Marketplace - has Expanded its Horizons Online, Accepting Car

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LONDON and SHENYANG, China, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 1010% growth over five years driven by company's success in international

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New, hyper-connected workforce requires new corporate policies MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When asked how they feel about mixing their work and personal lives, 58%


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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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