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War On Superbugs Spearheaded By British PM David Cameron
2014-07-02 15:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the latest development in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill would lead an independent review panel to find market-based solutions to the emergence of so-called ‘superbugs.’ "There is a market failure; the pharmaceutical industry hasn't been developing new classes of antibiotics, so we need to create...

ISPs, Parliament Launch Lawsuit Against Britain's GCHQ Over Spying
2014-07-02 10:50:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a twist that seems more fitting of a John Grisham courtroom-based drama than a James Bond adventure the British spy community is reportedly being sued by a number of Internet Service Providers as well as members of Parliament. Last year classified documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed a number of American surveillance programs, while also exposing the fact that Great Britain's...

2014-07-02 04:21:58

BRADFORD, England, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Market leading legal software [http://www.eclipselegal.co.uk/proclaim-software/?utm_source=Eclipse%2B2014%2BPR&utm_medium=Eclipse%2B2014%2BPR&utm_campaign=Eclipse%2B2014%2BPR ] provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, recently unveiled a host of new software features - as well as its future vision - at its Eclipse 2014 event. Eclipse 2014 took place on Wednesday 11th June and brought together over 300 delegates at Manchester's...

2014-07-01 23:08:44

Paul Hancocks Brings More than 15 Years Experience in the Supermarket Industry to His New Role Consulting on In Store Analytics Deployments Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Brickstream, the in-store analytics market leader, today announced that Paul Hancocks, a 15-year veteran of the supermarket industry and expert on queue analytics, has joined the Brickstream Value Development team. Hancocks comes to Brickstream from Asda Stores Ltd, the British subsidiary of Walmart and second-largest...

2014-07-01 23:07:25

Sussex Websites was honoured again by the IMA for digital excellence this time winning the Outstanding Achievement award in the main B2B category, beating 192 other global agencies. Sussex, England (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Sussex Websites a specialist digital marketing agency is again honoured to receive another 2014 IMA Global Award for Outstanding Achievement this time in the B2B category. Ronald Ong, Founding Director & CEO of Sussex Websites, said, "winning another IMA Global...

Bumblebee Queens Travel Far And Away Before Starting New Homes
2014-07-01 13:15:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Molecular Ecology found that queen bumblebees fly long distances to establish new colonies. The study was based on observations of five different species, including four common and one rare species, in nearly 7.7 square miles of farmland in southern England. The researchers found that queens nesting near one another were barely related or completely unrelated for all five species. The study team...

2014-07-01 12:26:42

LONDON, July 1,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna Carta World Heritage LLC announced today its campaign to donate the Magna Carta 800(th) Anniversary Edition to schools in Great Britain as part of its Magna Carta -My Heritage campaign. This campaign follows the successful "America celebrates the Magna Carta" launched in the US five months ago. "Students will have the opportunity to see and study it in their schools before the 800(th) Anniversary. As the foundation of the rule of law, it...

2014-07-01 11:13:49

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology But few would consider it appropriate for them While the majority of younger women are aware of egg freezing as a technique of fertility preservation and consider it an acceptable means of reproductive planning, only one in five would consider it appropriate for them, according to the results of an internet survey performed in the UK and Denmark. The questionnaire, which was accessible online, was completed anonymously by 973...

2014-07-01 08:36:04

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DocAuto, a globally trusted leader in enterprise content management (ECM) applications, is thrilled to continue its recent expansion into the United Kingdom by welcoming Ben Firth as Head of UK Operations. Ben is a specialist in the HP Autonomy solutions realm and brings over ten years of experience in the legal information technology industry to DocAuto. With his extensive experience in technical training, the implementation of iManage and...

2014-07-01 08:34:27

PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinspace Technology Inc. (OTCBB: THNS; "Thinspace or the "Company") a global provider of reliable, scalable and affordable application delivery, virtualization, and cloud client technology to public and private sector companies and organizations of all sizes, today is excited to announce that effective May 29, 2014 the Company's former Chief Executive Officer and current Director of Thinspace UK, Owen Dukes, accepted the position of...


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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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