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Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

University of York A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds. The research, led by The Sheep Trust, a national charity based at the University of York, is the first of its kind to compare the genetics of three commercially farmed breeds all concentrated in the same geographical region of the UK. Scientists worked with hill farmers to explore the genetic structures of Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred, breeds...

2013-05-03 23:02:50

National Moving Company to Host Hospitality Tent at National Rowing Event in Seattle. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award-winning local and long distance mover, today announced its sponsorship of the Windermere Cup Regatta, a national rowing event celebrating its 27th anniversary this year. The moving company, with locations in Seattle, Wash. and eight other states, will host a hospitality tent for Windermere Real Estate agents and their guests. This is...

2010-12-17 00:00:44

In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. (PRWeb UK) December 16, 2010 In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. These jobs will be for skilled workers that will be in charge of maintaining and operating the Walney Offshore Windfarm, currently under construction in the Irish Sea. UK Knack Group has recently learned that the first part of this project will be finished very soon and that the second...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

The one-year-old suffered multiple skull fractures in the incident outside her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.She was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment before being transferred by air ambulance to Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester, where she was last night in a critical condition.A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It would appear the little girl's injuries were sustained as a result of a tragic accident." (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 00:00:24

News in brief ACCIDENT A toddler was in a critical condition in Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester after suffering multiple skull fractures when she was struck by a car in the driveway of her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. It is thought the car reversed over her. Air crash fear as pilots dazzled by lasers AIR SAFETY Airline pilots are warning that a crash is likely unless action is taken to stop people shining laser pointers into the cockpit of planes coming in to land. The British...

2008-09-20 21:00:12

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment. The Biodiversity Evidence Base for Cumbria (BEBC) is a new online resource which pulls together information on natural habitats, landscapes, geology and protected species. It has been financed by councils in the county and the Lake District National Park Authority. For the first time, there will be a detailed and up-to-date picture of the county's...

2008-08-08 03:00:28

Music lover Richard Cradduck, 76, gave himself a great sendoff at his own funeral when his taped voice rang out at the service in St James's Church in Whitehaven, Cumbria. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-05 09:00:17

TRANSPORT firm Stobart Group yesterday said it was extending the option to purchase Carlisle airport for a further six months at a cost of GBP 50,000. Stobart proposed in March to enter into an option to acquire the airport for up to GBP 15 million. It wants to upgrade the airport's facilities and build a new logistics centre. Chairman Rodney Baker-Bates said: "The airport enables Stobart to consolidate its operations and create and save jobs for several hundred people in Carlisle."...

2006-03-28 07:38:20

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a work gang of Chinese cockle pickers was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday after being convicted of the manslaughter of 21 people who drowned on a wild winter night off northern England in February 2004. A court in Preston near Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, where the cocklers drowned, convicted gangmaster Lin Liang Ren last week after a trial lasting nearly six months. The case highlighted the plight of immigrant -- and often illegal -- workers unable to...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.