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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...

2014-07-30 08:40:24

65 percent of adult consumers unlikely to do business again with companies after financial data breach BALTIMORE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data breaches have a significant impact on whether a customer will interact with an organization again, according to new research from SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection solutions. The global research surveyed over 4,500 adults across five of the world's largest economies - US, UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia. It found that nearly...

2014-07-30 08:39:45

CAMBRIDGE, England and BOSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iTrinegy, the leading provider of networked application performance solutions, has signed an agreement with AppTesto, a specialist network and application performance visibility specialist as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for iTrinegy's award-winning network emulation, profiling and monitoring technology. AppTesto [http://www.apptesto.com ] combines business-experienced engineers, who have the knowledge and...

2014-07-30 08:35:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share remained flat at $0.83 per share compared to the second quarter of 2013. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 3.7% over last year to $0.84. -- Cigarettes adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) increased 4.2% over last year...

2014-07-30 08:28:31

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaj Tak, the number one Hindi News channel in India, is the latest channel to join the DESI pack on TVPlayer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140730/699873) The launch of Aaj Tak on TVPlayer will enhance its channel reach via multi-platform viewing opportunities across web, mobile and tablet, making the channel available to a wider audience of the Indian population residing in the UK. Aaj Tak was...

smartphone health apps
2014-07-30 03:00:33

SMU Dedman School of Law Download .PDF of full article: Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health (“mHealth”) apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say in a just-published New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report that...

2014-07-30 04:22:38

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Software Executive, Rusty Irving joins Dotmatics as Vice President, Head of North American Operations Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ], a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, is pleased to announce Rusty Irving as the Head of North American Operations. Rusty brings two decades of extensive scientific background and significant experience in building successful global...

2014-07-30 00:20:21

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional defence cooperation is actively being promoted by the key actors in the region who are hosting a number of exercises at battle group level over the coming months. These are dynamic times for Eastern Europe and the programme managers and service heads that will be championing armoured capability will be supporting the Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe in September. http://www.armouredvehicleseasterneurope.com/news The...

2014-07-30 00:20:18

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior representatives from international navies, Coast Guards and governments will be speaking at the 12th Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance congress, a two-day conference addressing the challenges which have emerged over the past 12 months, including illegal immigration, counter piracy, smuggling, drug interdiction operations and EEZ protection. http://www.maritimerecon.com/news The conference, hosted by...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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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