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2014-09-11 23:08:30

Wavetec installs “BIG SCREEN” at Science Centre on the banks of River Clyde in Glasgow for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 ITAB, in a strategic partnership with Wavetec, won the tender to supply install and support a large external LED display screen at GSC. This project was called the Glasgow Science Center (GSC) project, and was in collaboration with BBC Scotland. Glasgow Commonwealth games is one of the largest, multi-sport event in the world which...

2014-09-02 12:31:14

WAKEFIELD, England, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has been granted planning approval for a development of 500 homes at City Fields in Wakefield. This is the first phase of a multi-million pound scheme which will eventually provide almost 2,700 homes in partnership with Wakefield Council on the east side of the City. Tim Williams, Strategic Land Manager for Miller Homes, said: "We are delighted that Wakefield Council has...

2014-08-28 23:07:16

One of the top rated SEO and web development experts in the UK Red Lion Design has unveiled a brand new small business package that will look to offer emerging enterprises in the UK and Cardiff access to low cost web design and development, SEO and Logo development services Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 One of the top rated SEO and web development experts in the UK Red Lion Design has unveiled a brand new small business package that will look to offer emerging enterprises in the UK...

2014-08-26 12:20:55

-- The investment marks the first time Continental plans to produce turbochargers in the U.S. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, announced today approximately a $150 million investment in its Newport News manufacturing facility over a multi-year period. By adding new production lines, Continental is bringing approximately 500 new jobs to the state, nearly doubling the facility's current workforce. The...

2014-08-21 08:34:05

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert F. Hull, Jr. as an additional member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hull will stand for re-election at the company's 2015 Annual Meeting for a term expiring in 2018. Mr. Hull, 50, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc. since March 2003. He joined Lowe's in 1999 as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis....

2014-08-05 12:20:46

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland, Oregon is the U.S. city with the highest car rental rates this summer. That finding is the result of a new survey from CheapCarRental.net. The survey compared the cost to rent a car at over 100 destinations across the United States during the current month of August. In Oregon's most populous city, car renters will have to pay an average of $111 per day for the cheapest available rental car in August. Slightly less expensive and...

2014-07-24 16:32:15

Acquisition Expected to Be Accretive Immediately and Will Enhance Newport's Fiber Laser Capabilities for Micromachining Applications IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. V-Gen is expected to have sales in the range of $15 million to $20 million in the first twelve months after...

2014-07-17 23:11:12

Bedford Award Program Honors the Achievements of FCNE Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Fertility Centers of New England has been selected for the 2014 Best of Bedford Award in the Doctors category by the Bedford Award Program. The Fertility Centers of New England-Bedford Center has a location at 169 S. River Road and this represents the second year in row that the Fertility Centers of New England-Bedford has been recognized. Each year, the Bedford Award Program identifies companies...

2014-07-16 08:33:27

IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today announced that the company will release results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2014, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Phillippy and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Charles F. Cargile will host an investor conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to review the company's financial...

2014-07-09 12:27:29

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glasgow's favourite mall pledges support to Team Scotland by changing its name One of Scotland's top malls, Silverburn, is getting right behind Team Scotland this summer by renaming itself as Goldburn for the duration of the Commonwealth Games. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140709/696701 ) The golden makeover will not only see the mall's central signage changed, but it will also extend to...


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Grice
2014-09-05 10:47:45

The grice, also known as the highland or Irish pig, is an extinct breed of domestic pig that once roamed the highland hills and islands of Scotland and Ireland. During the nineteenth century, this breed was described as being extremely hardy and aggressive, often known to wander from its own farmlands to forage for food. Because of this, it was recommended that farmers stop keeping the breed on their farms, and coupled with the growing popularity of imported pigs it declined in population and...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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