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2014-07-18 08:23:14

NEWCASTLE, England, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - but half concerned about treatment available for major conditions - A survey by leading international private medical insurance broker, Medibroker (http://www.medibroker.com [http://medibroker.com/who-are-medibroker/international-health-insurance-experts/?utm_source=Expat-Research-release1&utm_medium=press-release&utm_campaign=James-simpson-releases ] ) amongst expatriates has discovered that most...

2014-07-18 08:22:34

DALLAS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European TV Production: Market Profile and Forecast 2014 research report is a June 2014 publication of of 129 pages profiling companies like All3Media, Banijay Entertainment, Endemol, Eyeworks, FremantleMedia, Shine and Zodiak Media. There is particular focus on eight of the largest markets: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom with other European markets covered in overview. Complete report is...

2014-07-18 04:21:41

DARTFORD, England, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laing O'Rourke today announced the appointment of Paul Sheffield as managing director of the Group's Europe Hub, covering operations in Canada, United Kingdom and the Middle East. Paul will have executive responsibility for leading the development and delivery of the Group's growth agenda in these core markets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130906/638279 ) (Photo:...

2014-07-17 23:11:14

Oxford Products USA Inc., the US subsidiary of Oxford Products Ltd, the UK's leading supplier of motorcycle and cycle accessories, expands their dealer direct network and announces separation from D2M. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Oxford Products USA Inc. (OPUSA) announces that effective immediately they are expanding their dealer direct network and have separated from D2M to focus on dealer direct sales and service. OPUSA, a subsidiary of Oxford Products Ltd. opened in...

2014-07-17 23:06:45

Digiarty Software indicates its confidence in the CD/DVD ripping legalization in UK and hopes it can soothe British citizens with detailed media format shifting solutions after the decriminalization of ripping DVDs to MP4/AVI/WMV/MOV videos. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Digiarty Software Inc., a comprehensive multimedia program trailblazer, indicates its confidence in the CD/DVD ripping legalization in UK. At the same time, it hopes it can soothe British citizens with detailed media format...

2014-07-17 20:24:21

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Smartphone markets: worldwide trends, forecasts and strategies 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2132947/The-Smartphone-markets-worldwide-trends-forecasts-and-strategies-2014-2018.htmlThe number of smartphone connections is set to grow by 136% in the next 5 years to reach 3.9 billion worldwide in 2018. This report presents our latest smartphone forecasts, derived from a demand-...

2014-07-17 16:29:26

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Mobile Security (mSecurity) Bible: 2014 - 2020 - Device Security, Infrastructure Security & Security Serviceshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2092772/The-Mobile-Security-mSecurity-Bible-2014---2020---Device-Security-Infrastructure-Security--Security-Services.htmlMobile networks around the globe generate more than 86 Exabytes of traffic annually. The immense volume of traffic...

2014-07-17 08:34:05

Bo Olofsson heads up new Bell Labs team; researchers co-located with Alcatel-Lucent IP Video business to concentrate on video-centric networking innovation CAMBRIDGE, England, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent's (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Bell Labs has opened a new 'antenna' office in Cambridge, UK, led by Bo Olofsson. From this base Bo will head global research into real-time delivery of video to all types of connected devices, such as smartphones, games consoles,...

2014-07-17 04:20:49

LUGANO, Switzerland and TOKYO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the exclusive agreement, Chugai Pharma Marketing gains rights for the marketing of palonosetron in the UK and NEPA in the UK and in Ireland from Helsinn Group, strengthening the existing alliance between the companies in therapeutic area of supportive cancer care. Helsinn, the Swiss Group focused on building quality cancer care, and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. today announced that exclusive rights to...

2014-07-16 23:12:54

In collaboration with fellow Group company Starfrost, Star provided a turnkey refrigeration plant and chilling tunnel package at the Pinneys processing facility in Annan, Dumfriesshire. London, UK (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Star has delivered a Total Solutions project for Young’s Seafood firm Pinneys of Scotland. Working with fellow Group company Starfrost, Star provided a turnkey refrigeration plant and chilling tunnel package at the Pinneys processing facility in Annan, Dumfriesshire....


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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,...

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...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.