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2014-07-23 04:22:54

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telehouse North Two will be a major investment in a next generation mission-critical data centre, enabling hybrid services to realise growth for British business Telehouse International Corporation, one of the largest global data centre owner operators, is spending GBP135 million in a next generation mission-critical data centre to expand the leading network ecosystem in Europe. UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and...

2014-07-22 04:22:15

LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently it is unclear to many businesses whether Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation is a requirement within the Direct Debit industry. This leaves businesses guessing at the potential risks involved in outsourcing payment collections via a Direct Debit bureau. It's true that not all Direct Debit bureaus need to be FCA authorised - only those that carry out regulated activity (such as Facilities Management); however,...

2014-07-21 12:28:45

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Online Poker Trends Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052126/Global-Online-Poker-Trends-Industry.html "Poker is one of the most popular games, being played by gamers for over two centuries. Online Poker, though being a relatively new gaming concept, is also attracting worldwide players due to ease-of-play and convenience."The report analyzes and presents an overview of...

2014-07-21 08:30:26

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Consumer Electronics Market Forecast 2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/203680/Global-Consumer-Electronics-Market-Forecast-2018.html The global consumer electronics industry has been growing significantly for the past few years due to the innovative technical developments in the sector across the globe. The industry is entering into the age of convergence wherein entirely...

2014-07-21 08:28:12

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snack Pellets Market by Type (Potato, Corn, Rice, Tapioca, Mixed Grain and Others) & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2232387/Snack-Pellets-Market-by-Type-Potato-Corn-Rice-Tapioca-Mixed-Grain-and-Others--by-Geography---Global-Trends-and-Forecasts-to-2019.html Snack pellets are semi-finished expandable snack that are manufactured using...

2014-07-21 08:27:04

AMSTERDAM, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1st International Conference on Global Food Security awarded Mark of Excellence in Best New Product Category Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that for the second year running an Elsevier Conference was honored at the prestigious UK Conference Awards...

2014-07-21 08:24:45

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Fuel Additives Market by Applications (Diesel, Gasoline & Aviation), Types (Deposit control, Antioxidant, Corrosion inhibitor, Lubricity & Cetane improvers and others) - Global Trends & Forecast to...

2014-07-21 04:21:22

Commitment to Customer Support Behind Investment in New Equipment and Experienced Team LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PRG Nocturne has a global reputation for unmatched LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets. Understanding and anticipating the needs of their clients is at the core of PRG Nocturne's success and the decision to greatly expand its operations in the United Kingdom....

2014-07-18 23:08:15

Despite the austerity measures of the past few years that have seen massive cuts in welfare spending in the UK, Britons have become kinder towards each other by volunteering in huge numbers. London, UK (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 This is the main finding of independent research conducted by EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting of Sewa Day, the annual international day of ‘selfless service’ which takes place in October. Sewa Day, has led to more frequent or regular acts of volunteering,...

2014-07-18 23:07:29

The independent authority on search vendors in the UK, uk-topseos.com, has named Cresconnect as the 2nd best web design company in the UK for July 2014. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The independent authority on online marketing, uk-topseos.com, has named Cresconnect the 2nd best web design agency in the United Kingdom for July 2014. Cresconnect was selected due to their strong performance in the meticulous evaluation process. Thousands of services are considered while only the 10 best are...

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...

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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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'