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2014-04-05 12:20:15

NEW YORK, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 9,500 runners covered 95,000 kilometers in 125,400,000 steps as they took on the 11th Annual Scotland Run in New York's Central Park this morning. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140405/NY99166 The Scotland Run, which is part of the 2014 Scotland Week festivities, saw a sea of tartan take over the heart of Manhattan as runners donned kilts, sweatbands and saltires. First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, met with students...

2014-04-04 23:41:32

Star Renewable Energy’s Director Dave Pearson will identify barriers and opportunities within the heat sector at the Heat and BioEnergy conference on 28th April 2014 at Perth Concert Hall. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The event, the only Heat and Bioenergy conference in Scotland, is set to bring together a variety of industry leaders, investors and representatives from across the heating and energy markets, including a keynote address from Minister for Energy,...

2014-04-02 16:27:14

Scotland Week 10k Run & Festival Takes Place on Saturday, April 5 NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 5 at 8 AM, a tide of tartan will descend on New York's Central Park as up to 9,000 runners take part in the eleventh annual Scotland Run (10K), part of the Scotland Week festivities. Runners line up at West Drive near 62nd Street and finish at West Drive near 67th Street. A key part of the annual Scotland Week celebrations, and operated by New York Road Runners (NYRR),...

2014-03-28 08:25:22

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday 26 March 2014, marked exactly six months until the start of one of the world's largest and most iconic sporting events. Scotland, the Home of Golf, is getting ready to host The 40th Ryder Cup in September 2014, in addition to Welcoming the World in its Year of Homecoming. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400510-the-ryder-cup-tees-off-scotland...

2014-03-27 12:26:40

The New York Tattoo presents a cast of over 100 pipers, drummers, soparon and baritone singers, Highland dancers step dancers and military brass ensembles, in fast paced display celebrating Scotland NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If you liked River Dance than the New York Tattoo will knock you socks off. For the first time ever, a cast of over 100 performers will weave together a colorful tartan of Gaelic music and dance. Five pipe bands, two brass ensembles,...

2014-03-26 08:30:26

GLASGOW, Scotland, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Help for Heroes and Tennent Caledonian have announced a new partnership that will support injured UK military veterans with training for a successful career in the hospitality industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140326/677519 ) This pioneering new initiative will see specialist hospitality training courses provided for Help for Heroes veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries and...

2014-03-18 08:22:13

New contract highlights Lockheed Martin's continued role as leader of ocean energy BALTIMORE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its recent momentum in ocean energy, Lockheed Martin announced today that it is further advancing the next generation of tidal energy. Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from global tidal energy leader Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL:LN) to optimize the design of Atlantis' new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500....

2014-03-10 20:21:48

-- New Lockerbie evidence points to Iran NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America today announced that the channel will air a new documentary, "Lockerbie: What Really Happened?," providing evidence to support what many have suspected for years - that Iran was behind the Pan Am 103 atrocity over Lockerbie in 1988. The revelations will be broadcast in an Al Jazeera America documentary to air on Tuesday, March 11(th) at 9 pm ET/6pm PT and repeats at...

2014-03-07 16:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke today met for the first time with members of the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission in an organizational meeting. Governor Tom Corbett established the 25-member commission by executive order on Jan. 31, 2014. In future meetings, the group will review the current long-term care system and develop recommendations to ensure the system and its...

2014-02-17 04:22:32

STIRLING, Scotland, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eClinicalHealth Limited, a technology and consulting company dedicated to the provision of innovative clinical trial solutions is proud to announce the appointment of one of the most distinguished experts in the field of applied innovation in clinical research to chair their Industry Advisory Board. Miguel Orri, a former Senior Director at Pfizer was previously responsible for Pfizer's REMOTE virtual clinical trial...


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
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.