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2014-10-27 12:34:04

-- 'Rewards for Thoughts' Gives SSI Access to Millions of Business Professionals -- SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SSI and Avios today introduced Rewards for Thoughts(TM), a new and simple way for Avios collectors to earn rewards for sharing their opinions. The new partnership enables members of the global travel reward currency's programs to become part of SSI's B2B inSSItes(TM), business solution. As a leading global data solutions and technology company, SSI is...

2014-10-27 12:22:04

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Werner Access Products UK Holdings, Ltd. announced Oct. 24, 2014 that it has completed the acquisition of Youngman Group Ltd. following receipt of clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK. Youngman Group, based in Maldon, Essex, is one of the world's leading suppliers of access equipment. "This acquisition continues Werner's growth in the world-wide ladder and access products market," said William T. Allen, Chairman. "The...

2014-10-27 04:21:59

CAMBRIDGE, England, and MECHELEN, Belgium, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP2.4 million grant awarded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency Calchan Holdings Limited ("the Company"), a UK company focused on the development of novel medicines based on calcium ion channel modulators, and Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG), a clinical stage biotech company focused on developing novel mode of action medicines, today announce that they have entered into a research...

2014-10-26 23:01:14

DressesOnlineShops.co.uk is a market leader when it comes to wedding dresses and special occasion dresses. Recently, the company has released its assortment of popular formal evening dresses. (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 DressesOnlineShops.co.uk is a market leader when it comes to wedding dresses and special occasion dresses. Recently, the company has released its assortment of popular formal evening dresses. What’s more, all these new products are provided at deeply discounted prices, up...

2014-10-26 23:00:27

Dating Factory, the international leader in online dating white labeling services, supports partners at the upcoming UK Dating Awards. London, UK (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Nominations for the first annual UK Dating Awards have been announced, recognizing the achievements of three of Dating Factory's top partners. The 2014 UK Dating Awards will be held Thursday, November 13th at Honourable Artillery Company building in London. The Awards acknowledge the accomplishments of companies and...

2014-10-25 23:00:31

LunaDress is excited to announce the launch of its designer inspired fashion wedding dresses today. According to the company’s CEO, these amazing items are made for the global clients, especially those dwelling in the UK. (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 LunaDress is excited to announce the launch of its designer inspired fashion wedding dresses today. According to the company’s CEO, these amazing items are made for the global clients, especially those dwelling in the UK. The company’s new...

2014-10-24 16:25:28

Long-time philanthropic partner provides largest-ever donation to hospital AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Akron Children's Hospital introduced its new medical building on the Akron campus, the Kay Jewelers Pavilion. The new building's name recognizes the continued support and recent $10 million philanthropic gift from Kay® Jewelers to the hospital's "Building on the Promise" capital campaign. The gift is the largest in Akron Children's history. Kay® Jewelers is...

2014-10-24 08:24:10

To be held at BBC Media Centre LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2015, 25% of all organisations will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO), according to a forecast by IT research and advisory firm Gartner. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141023/154036LOGO Designed to educate organisations about how to embrace the digital journey and better understand how to increase competencies in digital, social, and mobile, the first-ever U.K. Chief Digital Officer Summit will...

2014-10-24 04:21:16

The Middle East Marketplace, Medical R&D, Investments, and Consumer Technology LONDON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kemal Malik, Head of Innovation at Bayer, and Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patient and Information for NHS England are slated to keynote the upcoming 5th Annual Health 2.0 Europe conference on November 10-12 in London, UK. The international digital health conference will feature a wide variety of sessions on some of the most important topics in digital health including:...

2014-10-23 23:06:35

OpenIAM will collaborate with Cyberim to fill a need for an economical yet feature-rich Identity and Access Management solution to organizations within the United Kingdom. Cortlandt Manor, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 OpenIAM, a provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, has formed a business alliance with Cyberim of the United Kingdom. The purpose of the alliance is to deliver a full-featured, high quality, yet economical Identity and Access Management solution to...


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Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

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...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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