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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...

2013-08-08 23:03:54

Hosted by The Improvement Service, the seminar focuses on tackling data issues in the Public Sector and how Master Data Management can deliver the sound data needed to deliver cost effective services. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Knowing who your customers are and where they live, and knowing their needs and their entitlements are fundamental to the effective delivery of public services to Scotland’s communities, and to its people. Multiple silos of information held in an organisation means...

2013-07-19 12:00:41

This is despite national downward trends in alcohol mortality, say authors There has been a "worrying" increase in alcohol related deaths among young women in England and Scotland, since the middle of the last decade, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. This is despite an overall fall in such deaths in both countries since the mid 2000s, say the authors, who describe the trends as a warning signal that must be heeded. The researchers...

2013-07-16 10:50:23

Individual ethnic groups use psychiatric and mental health services in Scotland very differently, a study suggests. Researchers have found that there is a significant difference in the rates of hospitalizations for mental health problems according to ethnic group. The study also revealed that there are widely differing patterns of hospitalization for mental health problems among non-White groups. It is the first study of its kind to be carried out in Scotland. Researchers say that...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'