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2014-09-18 08:36:43

DEESIDE, England, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comtek, a pan-European aftermarket service provider to the telecoms industry with headquarters in Deeside, North Wales, has today announced its acquisition of all the intellectual property rights (IPR) and trademarks belonging to telecoms network equipment manufacturer, Sorrento Networks. Comtek will service, support, repair, manufacture and upgrade all Sorrento Networks equipment currently deployed within service provider,...

2014-09-18 08:22:57

LONDON, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mott MacDonald has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings Ltd (including its subsidiary company JN Bentley Ltd). The move is a natural progression in the highly successful 15-year partnership between the companies through the joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley. JN Bentley employs over 700 people with a turnover of GBP120million. Over 80% of its business is derived through Mott...

2014-09-17 23:07:35

Orchestra Software, Sapphire Systems form new partnership to deliver localized brewery management software solution to U.K. breweries Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Orchestra Software is proud to announce a new partnership with Sapphire Systems, a global, award winning provider of SAP Business One ERP. Sapphire is the leading ERP consulting and implementation provider for SAP Business One in the U.K., with 10 offices located throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the U.S....

2014-09-17 23:06:11

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of a new research report which provides detailed insights into the Global Biopower Market to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com Lewes, DE (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Wood Waste, Bagasse and Municipal Solid Waste to Remain Major Feedstocks. By mid-2014, wood waste was the most-used biopower feedstock, based on cumulative capacity. Around 32% of all biopower capacity used wood waste as their primary feedstock, as it is...

2014-09-17 23:03:54

The Lords Witnesses are predicting a nuclear terrorist attack from the Hudson on Manhattan and from the Thames on Dartford, East of London, on September18/19/20, which is 2014Elul21/22 according to the ancient Biblical Lunar Calendar London, England (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Their President, Gordon Ritchie, explains the new calculations as follows… “Each time we get this wrong we learn something new and we manage to put the jigsaw back together in a better way than before. This is...

2014-09-17 23:03:16

In-demand research report “2014 World In Vitro Diagnostics Industry: Market Shares and Country Forecasts for 400 Assays, 20 Market Segments and 14 Test Locations--Emerging Opportunities and Business Expansion Strategies for Suppliers” worked out by Venture Planning Group (VPG) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The in vitro diagnostics (IVD) marketplace is a subset of the total medical technology market, focusing on molecular diagnostics...

2014-09-17 16:27:11

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crawford Healthcare, the UK-based advanced wound and skin care company, announces the acquisition of Touchless Care Concepts in the US, which includes its patented range of spray skin protection products. The Touchless Care Concepts (TCC) products use a patented spray mechanism that delivers microfine zinc oxide, miconazole nitrate, and bacitracin to the skin in a controlled manner. This allows for a fast, touchless application to help...

2014-09-17 16:25:12

COVENTRY, England, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - New product allows designs, logos and text to be applied to horses for decoration and marketing An innovative and creative company has developed a patent-pending product which can decorate horses with temporary glitter designs. This new product solves the problems associated with the application of traditional quartermarking and paint and gel products, allowing both children and adults to apply stylish designs and...

2014-09-17 12:23:53

PARIS, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Prize Winner Barcelona Aims to Create Digital and Community 'Trust Network' for Each of its At-Risk Elderly Residents Athens, Greece; Kirklees in Yorkshire, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; and Warsaw, Poland Also Win Funds for Innovative Solutions to Pressing Urban Challenges Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the winners in its 2014 Mayors Challenge, an ideas competition...

2014-09-17 08:24:45

The addition of leading UK live-events AV provider grows GES' client offerings across the UK, Europe and the Middle East LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, announced the acquisition of Blitz Communications, a leading audio visual (AV) services provider for the live events industry in the United Kingdom (UK) and continental Europe. Blitz Communications has offices in London and Manchester, U.K. and...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'