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2009-08-07 10:25:00

Can computers solve the logistical nightmare of planning English football fixtures?Professor Graham Kendall from the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham believes they can. He has devised a special software program for the Christmas and New Year fixtures which automatically takes into account detailed criteria laid down by the football authorities and reduces travel distances for clubs and fans.Graham Kendall, a professor in computer science, said: "The biggest...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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