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2014-07-25 08:28:09

NOTTINGHAM, England, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Typical tech spend - GBP300 a year per household - Children now have an average of four gadgetseach - E.ON's'Saving Energy Toolkit' [https://www.eonenergy.com/for-your-home/saving-energy ] allows parents to monitor how much energy their household is using compared to similar homes UK parents are spending a combined GBP2.25 billion a year[1] on technology for their...

2014-07-23 04:22:54

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telehouse North Two will be a major investment in a next generation mission-critical data centre, enabling hybrid services to realise growth for British business Telehouse International Corporation, one of the largest global data centre owner operators, is spending GBP135 million in a next generation mission-critical data centre to expand the leading network ecosystem in Europe. UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and...

2014-07-18 08:23:23

RECOMMENDED COMBINATION OF SHIRE PLC AND ABBVIE INC. NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary -- The Boards of AbbVie and Shire are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended combination of Shire with AbbVie. -- Under the terms of the Merger, Shire Shareholders will be entitled to receive: for each Shire Share: £24.44 in cash and 0.8960 New AbbVie Shares -- The Merger terms represent:...

2014-07-17 20:23:48

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America commends the House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 4719, the America Gives More Act. H.R. 4719 includes legislation supported by Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks, as well as more than 120 other businesses and organizations representing farmers, growers, retailers and restaurants that would renew and expand tax incentives for donated food. Feeding America distributes over 3.6 billion pounds...

2014-07-15 04:22:54

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Service issues costing consumers nearly GBP15 billion a year As a result of poor customer service, over two-thirds (69%) of Brits have acted on their frustration when dealing with a company, with nearly half (46%) demanding to speak to a supervisor and over a third (34%) either cancelling their service or stopping using a brand altogether. These are the findings from an online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf...

2014-07-14 08:23:35

LONDON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two slots wins in a week nets player GBP67,360 at bgo.com One lucky player looked to get on the next flight to Brazil after a win even more impressive than Germany's - an incredible double slots jackpot within a week at bgo Vegas [https://www.bgo.com/vegas ]. J.D was in the middle of a 10 free spins bonus on online slot game Wild Rockets when the win box lit up with a monumental GBP67,360! This follows a previous win for JD...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-08 08:30:17

THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE"). THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT ANY FIRM OFFER WILL BE MADE NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the announcement on June 25, 2014, where AbbVie outlined its strong strategic rationale and commitment regarding a combination with Shire, AbbVie and its financial adviser have met with, or spoken to, a large number of Shire...

2014-07-08 04:20:53

LONDON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proposed Acquisition of Base79 Limited Acquisition of Viral Management Limited Placing of 75 million new ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 56 pence per share Notice of General Meeting Rightster Group plc ("Rightster" or the "Group" or the "Company") (AIM: RSTR), the cloud-based...


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Ussuri Brown Bear, Ursus arctos lasiotus
2012-04-27 19:17:52

The Ussuri brown bear, sometimes called the black grizzly, can be found in many regions including the Korean Peninsula, Kunashiri Islands, northeastern China, Sakhalin, and the Shantar Islands, among other places. It is a subspecies of the brown bear. The Usurri brown bear is thought to be an ancestor of the North American brown bear, and may have traveled to its current locations from Alaska 13,000 years ago. This bear has many similarities to the Kamchatka brown bear, but its differences...

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2007-02-13 13:07:51

The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It was in great abundance when the first settlers came to America, but has since declined due to over-fishing and water pollution. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age,...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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