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2014-09-03 12:22:08

- Normalised profit from operations up 23% to USD 477.1 million JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Limited Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, today presented the Group's annual financial results for the year ended 30 June 2014. Discovery posted normalised profit from operations of USD 477.1 million, a 23% increase from the previous year - a figure driven strongly by new business growth of 15% to USD 1 169.3 million....

breakfast
2014-09-03 02:45:10

Maya Sandler, PLOS Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Angela Donin of St. George's University of London and colleagues, found an association between children who reported skipping breakfast most days and higher levels of known diabetes risk factors. The researchers reached these conclusions after conducting a cross-sectional study...

2014-09-03 08:39:51

Students May Now Request that a UK Native Write Their Essay or other School Paper CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Assignment Mountains writing service, a company that offers top quality academic papers on a variety of topics, has just launched their brand new updated website. For example, the new site now allows students who are looking for essay writing help to request a UK native writer. Since spellings and sayings are sometimes different in the UK than in the...

2014-09-03 08:29:39

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiMP HiFi, the award-winning Scandinavian music streaming service, today announced it will introduce TIDAL to the U.S. and the UK later this fall. Unlike any other service currently on the market, TIDAL will offer high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and curated editorial, tailor made by experienced music journalists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142380 TIDAL will offer true high fidelity lossless sound...

2014-09-03 08:25:41

U.K. and Dutch Power Prices Followed Natural Gas, But Platts CONTI Declined Again LONDON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colder weather, reduced liquefied natural gas (LNG) send-out from terminals into the U.K. gas network and an escalation in the Ukraine/Russia conflict lifted European natural gas prices in late August while day-ahead electricity price trends diverged, according to data just released by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider....

2014-09-03 08:20:45

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean England, Co-Chairman of Salt Lake City-based Transportation provider C.R. England, today announced the appointment of TJ England as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. England assumes leadership of the company's legal department from Nelson Hayes, who has served in the role since 1993. Mr. Hayes will remain with the company and retain his title of Senior Vice President and Litagation Counsel in advance of his retirement in late...

2014-09-03 04:20:16

OAKDALE, Wales, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver 589 SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms to the British Army to provide essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The platforms, consisting of six variants, will be delivered to the British Army between 2017 and 2024, alongside the provision of initial in-service...

2014-09-02 23:10:53

Industry Recognition for Flagship Products for Sixth Consecutive Year McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, providing natively integrated enterprise- wide information governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, has been awarded KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2014 status once again for its...

2014-09-02 23:08:54

In an effort to provide worldwide women with the most beautiful special occasion outfits, DressesOnlineShops.co.uk has recently excitedly announced its new collection of fashionable bridesmaid dresses for the UK market. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 In an effort to provide worldwide women with the most beautiful special occasion outfits, DressesOnlineShops.co.uk has recently excitedly announced its new collection of fashionable bridesmaid dresses for the UK market. Additionally, it is now...

2014-09-02 12:31:14

WAKEFIELD, England, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has been granted planning approval for a development of 500 homes at City Fields in Wakefield. This is the first phase of a multi-million pound scheme which will eventually provide almost 2,700 homes in partnership with Wakefield Council on the east side of the City. Tim Williams, Strategic Land Manager for Miller Homes, said: "We are delighted that Wakefield Council has...


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Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Large Black
2014-08-28 08:46:32

The large black, also known as the Cornwall black or the Devon black, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Great Britain. The breed was a result of crossing black colored pigs from the southwestern areas of Cornwall and Devon and the eastern areas of Suffolk, Kent, and Essex. The pigs taken from Devon were chosen for their physical traits, but selective breeding changed their constitution and confirmation, giving them a standard size and appearance. This breed grew in popularity...

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...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.