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2015-05-07 12:41:27

LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest challenges the UK retail industry currently has to face is shrinkage.

2015-05-07 12:41:23

OXFORD, England, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese technology giant Huawei launched their new flagship devices the P8 and P8 Max at a press event on 15(th) April, in London, UK.

2015-05-07 12:37:03

Natural Gas Prices Steady in April But Storage Levels Down LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The price spread between U.K.

2015-05-07 08:46:44

LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized by SMART Training and Recruitment, for its pivotal role in driving employee engagement and career development within the

2015-05-07 08:33:21

LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today (7 May 2015) the citizens of the UK go to the polls to vote for their next Government. Britain has a long tradition

2015-05-07 08:28:14

HOUSTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on Friday, May 8, 2015 before the market

2015-05-06 20:20:38

BROOMFIELD, Colo, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT A PROSPECTUS OR PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT AND INVESTORS SHOULD NOT MAKE ANY INVESTMENT DECISION

2015-05-06 16:30:31

LONDON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Luggage in US$ Million by the following Product Types: Casual and Regular Use Bags, Suitcases and Travelling

2015-05-06 16:29:29

LONDON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Media Servers in US$ Million.

2015-05-06 16:28:56

LONDON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Toothpaste in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Regular Toothpaste, Anti-Caries Toothpaste,


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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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).