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2014-05-19 23:10:24

HotDocs, the global leader in document generation technology, has been named a Cool Vendor in 2014 for content management by Gartner, the world’s leading IT analyst organization. Lindon, UT and Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 HotDocs, the global leader in document generation technology, has been named a Cool Vendor in 2014 for content management by Gartner, the world’s leading IT analyst organization. Each year, Gartner offers Cool Vendor status to a few select vendors in...

2014-05-12 23:10:53

Catherine Kennedy tells of communicating with relatives and friends who have passed over to the other side. Cupar, Fife, UK (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The evidence for life after death is discussed by Catherine Kennedy in a new ebook, published by Amazon Kindle: Who Said No One Has Ever Come Back To Tell Us?: Evidence From The Other Side”. Catherine, who lives in the East Coast of Scotland, describes the many spiritual experiences that have convinced both her and her husband Antonio that...

2014-05-05 08:22:47

Total international sales from Scotland's oil & gas supply chain grew to 10 billion pound sterling ($16 billion) in 2012-13, an increase of 22 percent on the previous year HOUSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New figures released today as part of Scottish Development International's Survey of International Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector show that international activity now accounts for more than half of total oil & gas supply chain sales from Scotland, totalling a record 50.2...

2014-04-24 23:04:46

“Game changing” renewable technology would save country equivalent of 260,000 car journeys around the world every year. London, UK (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Scots businesses are missing out on a £250m windfall from the country’s sodden climate, a new study has shown. Heat pumps – hailed as "game changing" by UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey last month – could be used to turn cold water from rivers, lochs and even flooded mine shafts into cheap, renewable warmth for tens...

2014-04-15 12:30:00

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) has been awarded a three year grant from NHS National Services Scotland to implement a nationwide patient-flow initiative to improve their healthcare delivery system, and to build a sustainable platform for wide scale adoption of IHO's methodology. Over the next three years, IHO will guide NHS Scotland leaders, managers, and clinicians on technical, methodological, and change-management issues to...

2014-04-11 16:22:26

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher D. Antoni, P.E., has been promoted to senior vice president of STV. He is the chief engineer and operations manager of the firm's Energy Services Division and its energy subsidiary, STV Energy Services, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140411/DC03860 Antoni is responsible for overseeing the engineering and environmental services of multidisciplinary projects related to the petroleum and gas pipeline...

2014-04-10 12:21:22

BALTIMORE, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joel Oppenheimer has been named a senior vice president of STV. Oppenheimer is the firm's Baltimore office manager and head of STV's Transportation & Infrastructure practice in Maryland. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/DC02811 Oppenheimer has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering design. He joined STV as a vice president in 2005 and is currently serving as the deputy program...

2014-04-08 16:22:15

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish warriors from the year 1314 took New Yorkers by surprise today as they stormed Brooklyn Bridge. The group from Clanranald joins VisitScotland in the US for Scotland Week to promote the Bannockburn Live Festival, which is tipped to be the highlight of Scotland's summer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/NY01071 Bannockburn Live will mark the 700(th) anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which is one of the most...

2014-04-08 12:20:47

MARSEILLE, France, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 10th Routes Europe heads to Scotland marking the first time the event has been held in the UK A successful Routes Europe event came to a close today in Marseille, which has seen a record number of delegates descend on the city to discuss the future of Europe's air traffic, making this year's event the largest regional route development event ever. The event was officially handed over to Aberdeen City...

2014-04-07 08:25:20

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading smart grid technology company opens in North America. Signs global agreements with Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power. Smarter Grid Solutions, a leading smart grid technology company, has opened its first U.S. office. At an event attended by the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, the company signed global agreements with smart grid companies Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power...


Latest Scotland Reference Libraries

Angus Cattle
2014-07-04 09:54:06

The Angus is a breed of cattle originating from Scotland. They were developed using native cattle from the Aberdeenshire and Angus counties of Scotland. They are known to most of the world as Aberdeen Angus. Before the 1800s the Aberdeenshire and Angus cattle were called Angus doddies. In 1842 a bull was born to Hugh Watson named Old Jock. Another one of his cattle was a cow named Old Granny, that was born in 1924. Most of the Angus of today can be traced back to these two cattle. In...

2012-06-18 09:40:26

Symbol: ATGLF Group: Dicot Family: Chenopodiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: CAN    N Synonyms:   ATFR3 Atriplex franktonii Taschereau Distribution: AtriplexglabriusculaEdmondston var.franktonii(Taschereau) S.L. Welsh distribution:CAN(NB, NS, PE, QC) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

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2008-05-19 10:10:04

The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland. It is one of the oldest terriers as well as one of the oldest working breeds in Scotland; it was bred to hunt burrowing prey. The average Cairn Terrier stands between 9 and 13 inches tall and should weigh 13 to 18 pounds, although some can weigh as little as 7 pounds or as much as 27 pounds. It has a harsh outer coat that can be red, sandy, gray, cream, wheaten or brindle, and a soft, dense undercoat. The breed is loyal and strong. It can be...

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2008-05-18 18:19:00

The Border Collie is a herding breed that descended from breeds near the border of England and Scotland. It is commonly considered the most intelligent breed of dog. It has always been a herding breed and has more recently become popular as a pet and a sporting dog. The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog with a fairly thick double coat. Black and white is the most common color combination, although its coat can be black tricolor, red and white, red tricolor, blue and white, red merle,...

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2007-04-19 05:12:06

The Knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58° N and 15° N, at depths of between (200 and 1,600 m). Its length is up to 3.61 ft (1.1 m). The Knifetooth dogfish is a rare species inhabiting continental slopes, usually mesopelagic although taken most often near the bottom. It is black in color,...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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