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2013-10-08 23:28:52

Multivista, the leader in visual construction documentation, announces the opening of its Scotland office under the leadership of Alan Bryant and Ian McEwan. Entering its 10th year, Multivista has grown to 42 offices throughout North America and has contracted almost 1 billion square feet of projects, providing cutting edge, digital photo, video and webcam services. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Multivista, the leader in visual construction documentation, announces the opening of...

2013-09-25 10:35:00

A study from the UK reveals that, in the population of Scotland, UK, life expectancy for people with type 1 diabetes has improved substantially, and this improvement should now be reflected in life insurance and other relevant policies for those with the condition. The research is by, Professor Helen Colhoun and Shona Livingstone, University of Dundee, UK, and colleagues on behalf of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network, and is presented at this year's annual meeting of the European...

2013-09-10 11:06:06

Scotland and other nations to set target year for ending tobacco use As the Tobacco End Game conference takes place in New Delhi, India, this week, The World Heart Federation today calls on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobacco use in their populations. Ending tobacco use in this sense means reducing population smoking levels to 5% or below, as well as implementing further measures in the...

2013-09-09 23:26:14

New technology enables subscription-based document generation within an enterprise’s own web-based business applications. Lindon, UT and Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 HotDocs Corporation, the global leader in document generation technology, today announced the release of HotDocs Cloud Services, a hosted document generation platform that dramatically improves the quality of an organization’s transactional legal documents and forms while significantly decreasing the...

2013-08-31 23:19:11

The UK’s leading independent industrial cooling and heating contractor, Star Refrigeration, announced plans to manufacture and supply climate friendly industrial chilling and freezing solutions into the US markets. Glasgow (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Star’s low carbon technology is adapted to meet the challenges facing the US, and justified by a recent shift in the direction of global environmental policies. The company has received the support of Scottish Enterprise, through its...

2013-08-25 23:02:57

Megan Watson, American National Champion travels to Dunoon, Argyll, for the Cowal Highland Gathering to Qualify for the World Championship Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 Oaks Christian Online High School (OCO) freshman Megan Watson won the U.S. Inter-Regional Championship for Highland Dancing in the over 14 and under 16 year-old, Premier category in Scottsdale, AZ, in July of this year. She won last year also for the 12 to 13-year-old category. These wins allow Megan to...

2013-08-13 12:00:18

Soaring numbers of honey bees died last winter, University of Strathclyde research has revealed A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter – almost double the previous year's loss rate of 15.9 per cent. Dr Alison Gray and Magnus Peterson, of Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, warn the figures ought to be of major concern...


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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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