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2014-08-08 23:02:49

Famous supplier, DressesOnlineShops.co.uk, announces its new selection of beautiful flower girl dresses. All these models are offered at discounted prices. (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Children aged two years old to eight years old are often chosen to take up the roles of flower girls. To have a memorable wedding ceremony, it is important that the flower girl be attired in a nice flower girl dress, shoes, and other accessories. “Now, we introduce our new items of flower girl dresses to the...

2014-08-08 08:26:19

TOKYO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology ("CRT"), are to join forces with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo, President & CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") to find new drug targets in the fight against cancer, with an initial focus on pancreatic cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 As part of a new collaboration, Cancer Research UK, CRT and Astellas will conduct a two-year research programme in the UK to...

2014-08-08 08:22:34

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a third quarter dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock issued and outstanding at the close of business on August 22, 2014 (the "Record Date"). The dividend will be payable on September 2, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on the Record Date. ABOUT TESCO CORPORATION Tesco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and...

2014-08-08 00:20:35

JIASHAN, China, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic products, today announced ReneSola UK will supply 22 megawatts ("MW") of its high-efficiency polycrystalline Virtus I and Virtus II solar modules for use in two ground-mounted, utility-scale projects in the United Kingdom. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080506/CNTU030 The two projects are a 10.8MW Low Carbon...

2014-08-07 23:12:25

Registration Open for ‘Just the Facts: Auto-classification and Taxonomies’ Webinar on August 19th McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, is pleased to announce that registration is open for a highly informative webinar, ‘Just the Facts: Auto-classification and Taxonomies’. The webinar will be...

2014-08-07 23:07:19

A 50 Minute Documentary features a behind the scenes look at a British Drag Racing Team as they attempt to break the World Records for speed and elapsed time in the quarter mile Liverpool, England (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Today SearchforSpeed.com, a Liverpool, England based company and website dedicated to the fastest street legal machines on the planet, released its first Documentary film titled "RedVictor3". The film, produced by Jay Davies, chronicles the efforts put forth by...

2014-08-07 23:06:23

Predictive Analytics Leader Gets Closer to UK Retail Banking Customers to Better Support Growth San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Kiran Analytics, Inc, the San Diego-based leader in intelligent branch transformation –announced today that it has expanded its international presence with the opening of an office in London. "Retail banks in the UK are investing significant effort in improving their branch networks and optimizing their staff so they can meet changing customer...

2014-08-07 16:26:24

Adjusted EBITDA Increases 27% to $77.3 Million SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today reported revenue of $449.4 million, adjusted EBITDA of $77.3 million, adjusted net income of $49.6 million or $0.36 adjusted basic net income per share, net income of $43.3 million or $0.31 basic net income per share and free cash flow of $159.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (quarter ended June 30, 2014)....

2014-08-07 15:48:11

BMJ-British Medical Journal Study demonstrates benefits of centralizing acute stroke services in urban areas Centralizing acute stroke services can reduce mortality and length of hospital stay, according to a study published on thebmj.com today. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Each year in England an estimated 125,000 people have a stroke and 40,000 of them die. Centralising means hospitals of differing capability work together to create a centralised...

2014-08-07 12:25:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RELLECIGA will be the bikini sponsor of the Summer Sale Night event held by Noir La Rue on August 8 in Great Britain. This means another significant step for RELLECIGA to enter Great Britain. Noir La Rue (http://www.noirlarue.com), one of the most well-known luxury online shops in Great Britain, has always been devoting itself to providing luxurious fabrics and styles. Each dress captures inspiration from a famed celebrity infusing each piece...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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...

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,...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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