Latest Association of Commonwealth Universities Stories

2014-07-15 12:21:21

KANPUR, India, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MKU Pvt. Ltd. a leading manufacturer of ballistic protection solutions for personnel and land-air-sea platforms is participating in the Land Forces, Defense and Security Exhibition being held from July 14-16 in Tanzania. The exhibition, being organized in partnership with the Tanzanian People's Defence Force, also includes MCSA East Africa and presents an opportunity for MKU to showcase its cutting edge technologies to military...

2014-07-01 11:51:03

QUT Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk. "Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury...

2014-06-04 08:22:07

SITTENSEN, Germany, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MKU GmbH is proud to be associated with the Baden Wurttemberg class frigate project F-125 (7,200 tons) which is being built for the German Navy by two leading German shipyards, Thyssenkrupp and Lurssen at a cost of over 650 million Euros each. This is a unique project which features enhanced survivability - ensuring that the ships remain operational in spite of severe damage due to accident or enemy action. (Logo:...

2014-04-16 08:31:58

SINGAPORE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs Lim was advised to go for a gastroscope due to persistent gastric discomfort. Some abnormal looking lesions were detected during the gastroscope examination. A thin probe was inserted through the gastroscope into Mrs Lim's gastrointestinal tract, molecular information of the abnormal tissues was obtained, a clinical diagnosis was made in real time and the pre-cancerous lesions were removed at the same setting. There were no biopsies, no waiting...

2014-04-04 04:20:30

LONDON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - From Bedrooms To Billions available FREE to all UK schools from 2015 - Full length feature film financed entirely by crowd funding and pre-orders - Pre-order limited edition before 31st May to get exclusive bonus material - Find out more and watch the trailer at http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com From Bedrooms To Billions is a new documentary movie by British film makers Nicola...

New Spider Species Bagged By Students On Field Course
2014-03-28 18:07:58

Pensoft Publishers As a spin-off (pun intended) of their Tropical Biodiversity course in Malaysian Borneo, a team of biology students discover a new spider species, build a makeshift taxonomy lab, write a joint publication and send it off to a major taxonomic journal. Discovering a new spider species was not what she had anticipated when she signed up for her field course in Tropical Biodiversity, says Elisa Panjang, a Malaysian master's student from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She is...

2014-03-13 12:22:47

Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) Registration Number 2002/031365/06 JSE Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703 TSX Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104 ("Wits Gold" or the "Company") JOHANNESBURG, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - RESULTS OF SCHEME MEETING 1. INTRODUCTION Wits Gold Shareholders are referred to the Firm Intention Announcement as well as the further announcements by the Company released on SENS and filed on SEDAR dated 11...

2014-02-24 23:30:05

American University of Nigeria will open the doors to its groundbreaking multimedia library this May. Home to Africa's largest e-book collection and one of three libraries awarded the Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects by the American Library Association last year, the "smart library" will be a world leader in the use of e-books and tablets to make education more accessible, sustainable and equitable for the next generation of Nigerian...

2014-02-18 13:47:56

Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers. That is one of the key findings in the study, just published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). SFU researchers Iain McKechnie, Dana Lepofsky and Ken Lertzman, and scientists in Ontario, Alberta and the United States are its co-authors. The study is one of many...

2014-02-12 12:23:04

WITWATERSRAND CONSOLIDATED GOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) Registration Number 2002/031365/06 JSE Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703 TSX Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104 ("Wits Gold" or the "Company") JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - 1. INTRODUCTION Wits Gold Shareholders are referred to the Firm Intention Announcement dated 11 December 2013, as well as the further announcement by the Company dated 13 December 2013, released on SENS and filed on SEDAR, and...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'