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2015-04-15 08:41:20

- Major US auto lender first to deploy to streamline collections decision-making SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO

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2015-04-15 08:39:57

MIAMI, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduced today their next installment in Windows Phone devices.

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Shoppers are encouraged to vote for RetailMeNot in the Webby's People's Voice Award for Best Shopping Mobile Site or App AUSTIN, Texas, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot (

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Support expands mentor network, enriches making experiences for youth TEANECK, N.J., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant

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SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New FCC requirements for E-911 support and Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), in conjunction with a recent CTIA initiative, highlight the benefits of

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New report from OTA shows significant opportunities for U.S.

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PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust PREIT (NYSE: PEI) and The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) (the "Partnership") today announced that they have

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NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent


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American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.