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2014-10-28 12:28:15

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global news network RT announces RT UK to go live on Thursday, October 30th 2014. Global news network RT announces today the official launch of its dedicated United Kingdom news channel, RT UK. RT UK will air both live and pre-recorded original programming to UK audiences from October 30(th) 2014, and will be available to more than 90% of UK households via Freeview (Channel 135) and Sky (Channel 512). Broadcasting from its new London studios...

2014-10-28 08:30:43

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the U.S. and UK. The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes music lovers to enjoy its extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos, and curated editorial articles, features and interviews written by experts. Ad free and available now for...

2014-10-28 08:29:55

GIBRALTAR, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Odobo announces its latest games distribution deal with Coral Interactive. Coral Interactive is part of the Gala Coral Group, one of the largest retail and online gaming operators in the UK. The new deal provides Odobo with access to yet another well-established operator with over a decade's experience of serving customers online. Coral prides itself on providing the widest range of gaming products to its players and now...

2014-10-28 08:23:21

Knowledgebase solution offers easy access to information for remote agents CAMBRIDGE, England, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motoring services provider the RAC has, for the first time, made its core knowledgebase available to field agents. Powered by Transversal, 'Ask RAC' gives the agents access to the same information and support as their colleagues in the contact center and, in doing so, enables consistent information to be delivered across multiple customer channels....

2014-10-28 08:23:09

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 , 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's SpeedNews, the industry's preeminent source for concise news and information on the commercial, business, and military aviation industries, will present its 12(th) annual Aerospace & Defense Industry Suppliers Conference on November 18, 2014. The event, which is designed to serve the full range of participants in the global Aerospace & Defense market, will be held at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Targeted to...

2014-10-28 08:20:52

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety systems, today reported third quarter 2014 financial results with sales of $4.2 billion, a decrease of 1% compared to the prior year period (up 3% excluding the effect of businesses exited). The Company reported GAAP third quarter net earnings of $189 million or $1.61 per diluted share, which compares to net earnings of $197 million or $1.60 per...

2014-10-28 00:30:16

- New Rankings Offer Comprehensive Assessment of the World's Leading Research Universities - WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a leading U.S.-based publisher of education analysis and rankings, today unveiled the inaugural Best Global Universities rankings on usnews.com. The U.S. prevails as the global leader among research universities, with many U.S. universities dominating the list of top schools. Harvard University claims the No. 1 spot...

2014-10-28 00:29:07

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Children's Wear in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Boys Wear, Girls Wear, and Infants & Toddlers Wear. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets....

2014-10-28 00:24:02

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hemoglobin A1c Monitoring in US$ Million by the following Test Types: HbA1c Laboratory Testing, and HbA1c Point of Care Testing. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these...

2014-10-28 00:20:43

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Heat Stabilizers in Tons by the following Product Segments: Lead Stabilizers, Tin Stabilizers, Mixed Metal Stabilizers, and Organic Stabilizers. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is...


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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...

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

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