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2014-08-21 16:26:55

Relationship will streamline organizations' global operations HAMPTON, N.H. & BRISTOL, United Kingdom, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius, the leader in international business expansion software and services, and MSI, the global business solutions company and leading provider of global talent mobility solutions to corporations worldwide, today announced their strategic partnership to provide enhanced capabilities for organizations moving operations and employees domestically...

2014-08-21 16:21:54

HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) today announced that Julio M. Quintana, President and Chief Executive Officer, has elected to retire at the beginning of January, 2015. In accordance with the company's succession plan, the board has designated Fernando R. Assing, currently Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr. Quintana. Michael Sutherlin, Chairman of the Board, commented, "Julio has provided Tesco with...

2014-08-21 12:23:41

LONDON, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RAPP is delighted to announce that it has been appointed by ScottishPower to handle the energy supplier's UK domestic and small and medium enterprises (SME) direct marketing account. RAPP won the business as the energy supplier looks to appoint a new dedicated direct marketing agency to support its position as a top-six energy supplier in the UK. The win adds the domestic direct marketing account to the SME business RAPP already...

2014-08-21 08:33:28

MANCHESTER, England, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of the website follows their recent entry into the discount clothing market and confirms suspicions about the forceful technique used to enter the fashion industry. Owner of the business, Daniel Millington released a short statement on his blog which said: "Undercut everyone and forcing our way into the fashion industry can damage a lot of businesses throughout the UK, but with times the way they are and me...

2014-08-21 08:23:20

STAVANGER, Norway, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Competentia today announced the appointment of Geir Egil Olsen as CEO of the group with effect from 22 September 2014. Geir (49), a graduate of UIS in Stavanger, holds degrees in electrical engineering, business administration and petroleum technology. He has had an international career within the oil and gas services industry, predominantly with Schlumberger, having held operational, sales and management roles in...

2014-08-21 00:20:23

OXFORD, England, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is part of a wider Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) research programme. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/621367-b ) In Phase 3 OXIS has developed an advanced prototype cell and...

2014-08-20 20:20:57

BABC has announced 6 finalists in two business categories along with a special recognition of BP as the recipient of the Consul General Award HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The British-American Business Council Houston (BABC) and presenting sponsor United Airlines announced Monday the finalists in the 5(th) Annual BABC Houston International Business Awards programme. The award programme encourages and recognizes companies who have made significant contributions and...

2014-08-20 12:27:18

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Electrophoresis Equipment and Supplies Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/87336/Global-Electrophoresis-Equipment-and-Supplies-Industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electrophoresis Equipment and Supplies in US$ Million/Thousand by the following Product Segments: Gel Electrophoresis Systems, Capillary Electrophoresis Systems, and Electrophoresis...

2014-08-20 12:23:23

Wu Joins Global Management Consultancy as Practice Chair for Content Monetization & Revenue Strategy; Faircliff Signs On as Partner in U.K. NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 614 Group, a global digital management consultancy, announced two appointments that strengthen the company's strategy and operations in the U.S. and Europe. Celia Wu has been named Practice Chair, Content Monetization Content. In her role she will serve as senior advisor to The 614 Group's client...

Did An Exceptional Iceberg Cause The Sinking Of The Titanic?
2014-08-20 03:06:07

Wiley While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. The paper also notes that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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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