Latest Daykin, Nebraska Stories

2008-08-18 00:00:17

One of Derbyshire's only spinning and weaving teachers has revealed the social networking revolution is helping her business beat the economic slump. Textile designer Alison Daykin, 53, said she had boosted her business and increased sales through an online networking site for small businesses and individual sellers. BT Tradespace allows firms to set up a webpage to interact with similar companies or shoppers. Ms Daykin, of Willington, has been weaving since she was eight years old and...

2008-08-10 15:00:27

By TOM DAYKIN Congress created the essential air service program in 1978, when it deregulated the airline industry and gave carriers freedom to pick their markets and set fares. The program was designed to guarantee that small communities would have a minimum level of air service.The U.S. Department of Transportation subsidizes commuter airlines to serve just over 100 small airports -- none in Wisconsin - - that otherwise would not receive any scheduled air service. The program is providing...

2008-07-26 00:00:37

Visitors to a public exhibition on 10-year redevelopment proposals for Derriford Hospital said it was "about time" the plans moved forward. Yesterday members of the public got their first glimpse of the pounds170 million proposals, which include a children's hospital, a 627-space car park, an emergency services 'hub', a new main entrance and a transport drop-off point. Vera Mitchell, from Whitleigh - who is a member of the patient involvement group at the hospital, said: "I am looking...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.