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2014-10-08 23:05:14

Cast Your Vote by October 10th to Decide the Very Best in the Group Travel Industry. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 The American Group Travel Awards being held at the historical Hudson Theatre in New York City on November 11, 2014, will be honoring the top providers in the hospitality industry. This is the first annual event founded by HotelPlanner.com, the world’s largest online group travel provider, Meetings.com, focused on meeting and banquet venues, and Landor Travel...

2014-10-08 16:29:20

New online programme backed by the expertise of one the UK's largest psychological training departments LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As globalisation intensifies the need for individuals to adapt to a rapidly evolving international climate, demand is increasing for professionals with competencies in psychology to assist and motivate others, including those with rising levels of work-related stress and subsequent mental health issues. The University of Roehampton's new fully...

2014-10-08 12:28:21

LONDON, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sightsavers launches its biggest ever appeal - A Million Miracles - to raise GBP30 million to provide one million sight-restoring surgeries for people living in developing countries A blind man's sight-restoring operation was broadcast live around the world at 1.30pm (BST) today from a hospital in Malawi. The six minute cataract operation will mean 69-year-old Winesi March could see his baby grandson for the first time when...

2014-10-08 08:20:55

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BACM Research/PaperlessArchives.com has announced the publishing of admiralty case files from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, related to the RMS Titanic, including court papers filed from 1912 to 1916 by the owners of the Titanic, survivors of the sinking, and relatives of the deceased. Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141007/150781 Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141007/150782 Details...

2014-10-08 04:21:06

OXFORD, England and LONDON, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OBN and EMIG - organisations with a combined membership of approximately 570 emerging R&D companies in biotechnology and medical technology, and established small and mid-sized biopharmaceutical firms, respectively - have called on the UK government to allocate additional funding to support the industrial component of Innovate UK's Biomedical Catalyst (BMC). Jon Rees, OBN's CEO commented, "With EMIG, OBN...

2014-10-07 23:10:21

Term life policy from Clements will offer customers unparalleled protection, competitive pricing and complete global portability London, U.K. (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Clements Worldwide, the leading provider of international insurance solutions, today announced that it will begin offering its industry-leading term life insurance product to customers in the UK. Clements’ guaranteed-issue term life product is a fully comprehensive international life insurance solution, designed to offer...

2014-10-07 23:05:11

Betify is a mobile app which lets individuals share competitions with friends through self-devised challenges and wagers, and redeem rewards if their challenge becomes popular. 40% of population surveyed admitted to challenging their friends at least once a month. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Startup Betify announces its launch at http://www.getbetify.com, aiming to cultivate the first mobile culture of challenges and rewards. Founded by a former Formula 1 strategy...

2014-10-07 23:04:13

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, debuted its KneeAlign® technology today in the United Kingdom at the London Knee Meeting, kicking off plans to expand into the UK Market. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, debuted its KneeAlign® technology today in the United Kingdom at the London Knee Meeting. KneeAlign provides both tibial and femoral navigation in a simple,...

2014-10-07 16:25:03

LONDON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary'Mobile Data Pricing: Innovative Practices to Drive Adoption and Traffic,' a new Research Report by Pyramid Research, provides a strategic analysis of the mobile data opportunity across different regions through 2018, and keys to developing the mobile data business. The report includes an in-depth assessment of mobile service provider pricing plans worldwide, identifying effective data plans and best practices to grow mobile data usage and...

2014-10-07 16:24:35

NOTTINGHAM, England, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest for Euro 2016 qualification is well underway with the second and third games of each qualification group due to be played over the coming two weeks. Sports Direct assesses the chances of the United Kingdom's nations in the group stages, during October 2014's international break. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121003/567209 ) England made a good start to the campaign with a 2-0 win over...


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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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