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2014-07-31 12:21:06

Plastic Omnium deploys Insequence SPD Pro software at their Hams Hall, North Warwickshire, United Kingdom Facility SMYRNA, Tenn., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Together with their distributors, Active Media Business Solutions (AMBS) of Bicester, UK, Insequence is providing automotive supplier Plastic Omnium with their SPD Pro Just-In-Sequence (JIS) software allowing Plastic Omnium to deliver auto parts in sequential order to the Jaguar/Land Rover Assembly Plant in Hams Hall,...

2014-07-31 12:20:49

MANCHESTER, England, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand USA sponsors the event which is attracting an outstanding programme of speakers Senior figures from the travel and tourism industry are signing up in force to speak at this year's World Routes Tourism Summit which, sponsored by Brand USA for the second year running, will take place alongside World Routes in Chicago, 20-23 September 2014. Building on the success of last year's event the programme is...

green turtle
2014-07-31 04:00:00

University of Exeter Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance. Writing in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, scientists from the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department report that the number of green turtles nesting at the remote South Atlantic...

2014-07-31 08:37:16

ANTWERP, Belgium and LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- genae, a global Contract Research Organization (CRO) and services provider for the medical industries, announced today the incorporation of genae UK in London. The United Kingdom has one of the largest medical device markets in the world. It was valued at USD 8.9 billion in 2012 and it is projected to increase by a CAGR of 6.0% until 2017. Health expenditure was estimated at USD 234 billion in 2012, equal to...

2014-07-31 08:25:04

- Second-quarter and first-half earnings from ongoing operations increased 15 percent over 2013 ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced on Thursday (7/31) second-quarter 2014 reported earnings of $229 million, or $0.34 per share, a decrease from $405 million, or $0.63 per share, a year ago. For the first six months of 2014, PPL's reported earnings were $545 million, or $0.83 per share, compared with $818 million, or $1.28 per share, in the first six...

2014-07-30 23:11:13

With digital strategies in its infancy and the Fashion Industry leading online sales, Fashion Digital UK addressed these opportunities and determined what drives a customer to buy online. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Over 350 e-commerce leaders – from the largest brands to innovative and disruptive start-ups – attend Fashion Digital to discuss how the British Fashion industry must evolve its digital strategies in order to increase revenues and customer base both in the UK and on a global...

2014-07-30 23:07:11

SPARC takes Teamphoria to the United Kingdom through Alacrity Foundation Spin Out Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 SPARC, the #1 fastest-growing software company in America as ranked by Inc. 500, announces their partnership with with Ulitix, a company which was funded through the Alacrity Foundation’s incubator program. Together, the organizations are bringing Teamphoria to the UK, giving a new market access to the employee engagement and culture management software. “Teamphoria...

2014-07-30 23:02:50

A recent survey by FrozenShoulder.com of therapists in the USA and UK showed that 88% of diabetics with frozen shoulder who were treated with the Niel Asher Technique (NAT), responded with significant reduction in pain and increased range of motion. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis) affects 10-20 percent of people with diabetes. Women are more likely to develop this nasty condition which occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 40 and 60,...

2014-07-30 16:33:14

LONDON and BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Confirmation.com announced today that it has expanded its presence in Europe with the acquisition of ProConfirm Ltd, an electronic audit confirmation solution based in London, UK. This acquisition reinforces Confirmation.com's leadership position as the global provider of secure online audit confirmation services and brings in ProConfirm's local expertise of the UK and European markets. "In Europe, there is a growing...

2014-07-30 16:29:37

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and raised its full year fiscal 2014 earnings guidance. Second quarter 2014 results include: -- Revenues of $397.5 million, down 15.6% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 14.4% -- Cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $145.5 million year-to-date -- Earnings per fully diluted...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Essex Pig
2014-08-15 09:52:55

The Essex pig, also known simply as the Essex, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in the United Kingdom. Like other British breeds of pig, it is thought that the ancestor to the Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in area denoted in its name. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, was small in size and black and white in color. This breed was easy and cheap to keep, so it was highly popular among locals. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex was improved by...

Gloucestershire Old Spots
2014-08-13 14:19:02

The Gloucestershire old spots or GOS, known by many other names including the Gloucester, old spot, or Gloucester old spot, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in England. This breed is similar to the Cumberland pig both genetically and physically and is related to the Lincolnshire Curley coat. Because pigs were once considered to be animals that should belong to peasants, there were no pedigree records until 1885. This breed was the first spotted pig breed to hold a pedigree and...

Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were the most prominent. These were bred to native mares from various breed, including the Irish Hobby,...

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

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barratry
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