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2014-06-23 08:33:37

WidePoint subsidiary Soft-ex selected as an approved provider for UK Government deals MCLEAN, Va. and DUBLIN, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY) a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) featuring Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today that its subsidiary Soft-ex has been awarded inclusion in G-Cloud 5, the latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework of the UK Government's cloud computing...

2014-06-23 08:21:07

MANCHESTER, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C-level airport executives join government officials and industry leaders in support of inaugural event The Aerotropolis EMEA Conference & Exhibition is part of a series of events for the global airport development and real estate communities, designed to complement the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition with a more practical approach and a regional focus. This inaugural event, hosted by...

2014-06-23 04:20:31

LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: - Creation of an international CRO with complete service offering from Phase I to Phase IV post-authorisation studies - Appointment of a highly experienced Board, including Professor Trevor Jones CBE, Chairman, Ronald Openshaw, Chief Executive Officer and Professor Sir Christopher Evans, Non-Executive Director - Completed with GBP12.5m of funds raised from Welsh...

2014-06-20 23:04:29

Award-winning shopping list and recipe tool from UK is being eaten up by foodies in the US. Birmingham, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Whisk.com, the free, award-winning recipe and shopping list tool, today announced that US downloads of the Whisk iPhone app surpassed downloads from users in UK where the company is based. Whisk’s smart shopping list app enjoyed a 1200% increase in Apple Store downloads after the enhanced version of Whisk was made available on June 11. Whisk is...

2014-06-20 23:03:36

Leading British company Star Renewable Energy has won itself industry recognition by taking home the highly sought after Public Sector Project of the Year award last night. As part of the National Heat Pump Awards, the honour was bestowed in acknowledgment of the company’s groundbreaking development of the world’s largest zero carbon 90°C district heat pump which made its debut appearance in Norway. (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The nomination saw Star go up against the likes of industry...

2014-06-20 23:01:29

In an upcoming presentation, Stephanie Nihon, MSc, BCIA, BCN will discuss the evolution of the use of imagery in sports and how this technique can help athletes perform at their best. The June 26th webinar is ideal for sport psychologists, coaches and trainers who wish to gain more knowledge on this topic. London, England (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Training programs for elite and professional athletes have evolved considerably over the years. There was a time when athletes simply trained for...

2014-06-20 16:20:16

Harper Government leads an expanded team of partners to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost Arctic expedition OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, the Government of Canada and an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors will partner together, using state-of-the-art technology, to locate the historic ships of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The 2014 Franklin Expedition will also have the added benefit of furthering...

2014-06-20 12:24:36

HOUSTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) announced today that the Company's management will participate in the GHS 100 Energy Conference to be held June 24-25 in Chicago. Chris L. Boone, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will make a presentation at 1 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, June 25. The presentation will provide an update on the Company's operations and recent developments. The presentation will not be webcast, but related...

2014-06-20 04:20:34

LONDON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'He is sometimes portrayed as black, sometimes as white.' Jon Frum is the new, fresh, alternative and innovative pop project by Charlie Valli formed in November 2012 and based in London. Charlie Valli held many concerts around Italy and Denmark, performing high level results in competitions and festivals, releasing with the ex-band one Ep (2009) and one Lp (2011). In November 2012 Jon Frum self-released his first single recorded at...

2014-06-19 23:16:32

Enables partners to extend their wireless proposition with fully-managed ‘customer branded’ Splash Management Platform. San Francisco (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Security and networking next-generation value added distributor (VAD) Cloud Distribution, has added Cloud4Wi to its portfolio of technology solutions that leverage the power of the Cloud. Cloud4Wi is an innovative cloud platform to manage and monetise Wi-Fi services, that is ideal for brands, retailers, hotels and venues. This...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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...

Ancona
2014-06-23 07:27:45

The Ancona is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Italy, although the modern type was mostly developed in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was first introduced into England in 1851 and into the United States in 1888, although it was not until 1898 that the single comb type of the Ancona would be accepted into the American Poultry Association. Today, this breed is most popular in Britain and the United States, but efforts are being made to increase its...

Beast of Bodmin
2013-09-08 07:30:22

The Beast of Bodmin is considered to be a phantom cat that lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The beast was blamed for several slain and mutilated livestock in the area. It was theorized that these large cats may have been imported to private collectors who escaped captivity. Because it is illegal to import or own these animals, details of their escape would not be reported. In 1995 an investigation into legitimacy of these large cats turned up no evidence of their existence. The...

Emerald Damselfly, Lestes sponsa
2013-08-14 12:03:12

The emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa), also known as the common spreadwing, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Europe and Asia, in a large range that extends from France to the Pacific Ocean. It prefers to reside near slow moving moors, pools, and ponds. It is the only common species from its genus, Lestes, in Great Britain and is thought to occur in areas of North Africa. The emerald damselfly has an average abdomen length of up to 1.2 inches, with a wingspan of between .7 and...

Northern February Red, Brachyptera putata
2013-07-10 14:46:19

The northern February red (Brachyptera putata) is a species of stonefly that is thought to be native to Scotland, but was once be found in Wales, England, and can still be found in Ukraine. It once preferred a habitat along the River Usk, which runs through Wye and Wales, England and it is known to prefer cold waters. Males are known for being poor fliers, because they have shorter wings than those of females. The northern February red is thought to be extinct in Wales and England, due to...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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