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2014-08-19 08:23:17

LONDON, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICIS Power Index will remove confusion over the actual level of wholesale energy prices which feed into final bills ICIS, the independent authority on global energy markets, has launched the ICIS Power Index (IPI), which provides UK energy users, commercial buyers and policy-makers with a simple way to see wholesale energy price trends that impact the retail market. The index, which delivers insight into the complex...

2014-08-18 23:10:56

Online Site will Provide One Resource containing Thought Leadership, Technical and Business Information on Office 365 and OneDrive for Business, Authored by Concept Searching and Third Party Experts McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Concept Searching, currently the only vendor providing natively integrated enterprise-wide information governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, is pleased to announce availability of an...

2014-08-18 12:29:21

LONDON, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It should come as no surprise that our capital, London, features heavily in Britain's top 20 list of most expensive streets [http://www.primeresi.com/millionaires-rows-britains-top-20-most-expensive-streets-towns-and-areas/17903 ] , towns and areas. Streets in Kensington, Chelsea and Highgate appear at the top of the list, with the top 5, being; 1) Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 2) The Boltons, London...

2014-08-18 08:32:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexmo, a leading cloud communication API company, today announced a strategic partnership with Telefonica O2, a leading digital communications company. Under the new partnership, Nexmo will become one of Telefonica's top 10 SMS partners, and enables Nexmo to further enhance quality of delivery for enterprise customers when delivering mission-critical, application-to-person (A2P) messaging. Experiencing explosive growth, A2P communication...

2014-08-18 08:21:50

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced a new lease agreement for 225,000 square feet at Prologis Park Ryton in the United Kingdom, with Jaguar Land Rover. The facility, which is part of Jaguar Land Rover's recently launched special operations division, will be the company's global hub for the creation of its high-performance, luxury bespoke vehicles. "We are very excited by the capability and potential...

2014-08-16 23:03:33

Manufacturer websites play a limited role in the early stages of the car buying process as consumers favour automotive content sites. A study recently concluded by Kantar for Auto Trader suggests that more than half do not go to a car maker’s website in the first 30 days of their online research, choosing instead content-led sites to consider options, prices and to weigh-up the best possible deal. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Manufacturer websites play a limited role...

2014-08-16 23:02:38

One of the leading SEO firms in the UK Vuse has confirmed it has launched a new custom SEO and PPC management package that the company says will be geared towards small and emerging businesses in the UK with little marketing budgets. London, UK (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 One of the leading SEO firms in the UK Vuse has confirmed it has launched a new custom SEO and PPC management package that the company says will be geared towards small and emerging businesses in the UK with little marketing...

2014-08-15 23:00:26

Taxicode from Web 3 Resource Ltd. lets users across the UK – and not just in London -- book a taxi anytime, anywhere by following four simple steps: enter journey details; review quotes from quality-assured taxi and private hire companies; make a selection and choose a desired method of payment; receive a confirmation email. The new nocost app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android-enabled smartphone and Windows Phone, and offers users an unmatched 100% satisfaction money back...

2014-08-14 04:23:05

FLEET, England, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Achievement accelerates development of LTE-Advanced devices Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced today that it has achieved peak data rate throughput of 300 Mbps with 40 MHz bandwidth using three Component Carrier Aggregation ("3 CC CA"). This milestone was achieved in close collaboration with a leading mobile chipset manufacturer. Early availability of key features...

2014-08-14 00:20:41

LONDON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, covering the period April - June 2014, shows that global gold demand continues to demonstrate a return to long-term trends after an exceptional year in 2013. Total global gold demand in Q2 stood at 964 tonnes (t), 16% lower than the same period last year, as consumers and investors pulled back and consolidated their activity. Global jewellery demand, which represents more than half of total global...


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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