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2014-07-15 08:34:06

Optical network infrastructure and connectivity company extends team of world-class talent as it readies for growth CIRENCESTER, England and MINNEAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProLabs, the leading independent provider of global optical network infrastructure products, announced today that Giacomo Losio has been appointed head of technology to the company. Losio joins ProLabs from Cisco Systems, where he most recently held the position of lead optical design engineer for the...

2014-07-15 08:20:44

- 63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure * LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the eagerly awaited holidays just around the corner, Hertz, the world's leading general use car rental brand, today reveals a scientific formula for the perfect summer road trip. Taking in factors including the number of passengers, destination, and a car's level of comfort, Dr David Holmes, Leading UK Psychologist and author, has devised the...

2014-07-15 04:22:54

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Service issues costing consumers nearly GBP15 billion a year As a result of poor customer service, over two-thirds (69%) of Brits have acted on their frustration when dealing with a company, with nearly half (46%) demanding to speak to a supervisor and over a third (34%) either cancelling their service or stopping using a brand altogether. These are the findings from an online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf...

2014-07-15 04:22:20

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cross Match Technologies, the largest independent global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced the availability of its biometric solutions to enable criminal booking, mobile ID / enrolment and border verification / identification via the UK's G-Cloud CloudStore. Cross Match fully supports the Government with their objective to transform the way IT is not only bought but also consumed across the wider public sector to help...

2014-07-15 04:22:04

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) (AAIC 2014(®)) will host health leaders from G7 governments to continue discussing the Global Action Against Dementia Legacy Events stemming from the first-ever G8 (now G7) Dementia Summit organized by U.K. Prime Minister Cameron in December 2013. As the world's premier forum for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, AAIC 2014 will serve as the platform for a global...

2014-07-15 04:21:34

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research report: Personality & Profit - Londoners haggle more than anyone else in the UK - Women are less likely to go on payday spending sprees - Men are more likely to consider ethics when shopping These are some of the findings from a new survey by marketing agency RAPP, which has been tracking the shopping and spending habits of UK consumers in Austerity since 2010. July 14th 2014:...

2014-07-15 04:20:31

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVEVA and ETAP's collaboration provides the first single round-tripping environment for complete data validation including 3D visualisation AVEVA and ETAP have signed a partnership agreement under which both companies will jointly develop a software interface between AVEVA Electrical and ETAP's enterprise solution for electrical power systems. The new interface will provide for the first time...

2014-07-15 00:20:09

SHEFFIELD, England and RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firth Rixson has signed a 10-year agreement valued at more than $1 billion with United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) to supply engine and system components for UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems' businesses Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. As UTC ramps up production of its commercial and military aircraft systems and engines, Firth Rixson will provide valuable parts for UTC's...

2014-07-14 23:08:56

Fellows and Associates, a leading recruitment firm of Intellectual Property professionals, is gearing up to celebrate their 5th year in business next month. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 August will mark the anniversary of Intellectual Property recruitment and management consultancy, Fellows and Associates; a firm who has enjoyed significant success in placing patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and other IP professionals in private practice and corporate positions both...

2014-07-14 16:20:22

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new program has been awarded to Aircelle (Safran), with the company's selection to supply nacelles for Airbus' latest A330 version - the A330neo (new engine option) jetliner. These nacelles are to equip the A330neo's two large Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofan powerplants, and will use Aircelle's experience gained in developing and supplying nacelles for the Airbus A380 jetliner's high-thrust engines - which 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...

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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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