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2014-09-24 08:24:39

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi Art, the world's leading online art gallery, today announced the shortlist for this year's New Sensations Prize, widely regarded as the most important annual prize for emerging artists in the U.K. The 25 shortlisted artists will show their work in the New Sensations exhibition in London opening on October 13(th). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140923/148023 Launched in 2007 by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator of Saatchi Art,...

2014-09-24 08:22:47

KINGSTON UPON HULL, England, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Date: 9th - 10th October 2014 Venue: Village Urban Resort and Hotel, Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom With many of the economies exceeding growth rates of 7%, West Africa is fast establishing itself as a key destination for trade and investment. Nigeria was recently identified as a key MINT economy and with its vast and highly educated population, has once again...

2014-09-24 04:22:54

BRADFORD, England, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eclipse's Proclaim Practice Management solution selected in 6-figure deal Leading Essex law firm Mullis & Peake LLP has implemented the Proclaim Practice Management Software [http://www.eclipselegal.co.uk/proclaim-software/proclaim-practice-management-software/?utm_source=PR%2BMullis&utm_medium=PR%2BMullis&utm_campaign=PR%2BMullis ] Solution from Eclipse Legal Systems. Established in Romford,...

2014-09-24 04:21:54

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceptional event showcased next generation informatics solutions, several customer case studies and an unexpected after dinner guest Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ], a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, announced today that this year's European User Group Meeting (EUGM) held at Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire was the largest and most successful to date....

2014-09-23 23:14:04

conceptTaxonomyWorkflow delivering High Value as a Key Component in Enterprise Metadata Management On-premise, in the Cloud, and in Hybrid Environments McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, is successfully addressing the business and technology challenges of migration, security, records management,...

2014-09-23 23:01:07

Domain Names Brand Easyspace Offers New Scottish Internet Identity Glasgow, United Kingdom (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Scotland’s new domain Dot Scot is now available to register for Scots living in the United States. The .scot domain, which will give Scottish businesses and individuals across the world a unique Internet identity, has entered the General Availability phase and is now available from ICANN-accredited domain name registrar Easyspace. According to census reports there are...

2014-09-23 08:27:14

LONDON, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Site Aims to Bring the Latest Online Gaming News, Reviews and Information to Avid Players Across the Country Casino UK is proud to announce the launch of a brand new gaming site for residents of the United Kingdom. Founded by lifelong gaming aficionado Connor Reeves, the site aims to bring the latest news about the UK casino and betting industry to the forefront in a fun and engaging manner. (Logo:...

2014-09-23 08:23:10

BRACKNELL, England, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid by 3M offers fire suppression market an environmentally sustainable solution for now and the future. 3M is pleased to announce that its Blue Sky Warranty for Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid by 3M provides the fire suppression industry with peace of mind in light of the recent approval of the new EU F-gas Regulation*. Novec 1230 fluid addresses the industry's...

fracking impacts in the UK
2014-09-23 03:00:00

Aeron Haworth, University of Manchester Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research. The UK holds enough shale gas to supply its entire gas demand for 470 years, promising to solve the country’s energy crisis and end its reliance on fossil-fuel imports from unstable markets. But for...

2014-09-22 16:31:50

DAVID KARP OF TUMBLR, PETE CASHMORE OF MASHABLE, AND LILY COLE OF IMPOSSIBLE.COM ON JUDGING PANEL NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-one tech companies will be announced today as finalists for the UK government's second annual GREAT Tech Awards. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will announce the names at a reception at the British Residence in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140501/83008 Representing the states of New York, New Jersey, and...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

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