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2014-10-15 12:26:43

Lithium survey highlights online behaviors and attitudes in five digitally savvy countries SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lithium Technologies today released data from a global survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Lithium Technologies, capturing the views of over 6,100 online adults in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, France, and Germany - shedding light on how the Internet is rapidly changing customer expectations and challenging companies to keep up. "We...

chariot linch pin
2014-10-15 08:49:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over 2,000 years ago, a family living in the East Midlands of modern-day England sits around a ritual fire feasting on mutton, burning parts of a prized chariot and several other offerings to their gods, perhaps to celebrate a wedding or maybe to ask for a blessing. The archaeological evidence of such a scene was recently discovered by University of Leicester archaeologists who called the find a "once-in-a-career" discovery....

2014-10-15 08:39:59

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PubMatic, the programmatic advertising platform company for leading publishers, today announced twelve new premium publishers in the UK have recently started using its programmatic advertising platform. These publishers include: The Economist, Haymarket, ESI Media (Independent, London Evening Standard), Northern & Shell, Local World, Shortlist Media, Vice, Coull Ltd., talkSPORT Radio, TV Guide UK, Press Holdings Media Group (including The...

2014-10-15 08:37:13

DONCASTER, England, October 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UK Households are making it easy for fraudsters to attack New independent research[1] released today reveals that more than a half of UK households are careless when it comes to protecting confidential information and are unknowingly sharing their salary details, bank statements and credit information with their neighbours or strangers. The findings are published as National Identity Fraud...

2014-10-15 08:22:05

The TALON V Robot is the first in its class to be IOP compliant as defined by the U.S. Army WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today introduced the TALON V at the 2014 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152236 TALON V is the first and only tactical, man transportable robot that has successfully completed the U.S. Army's TARDEC Interoperability Profile (IOP) testing....

2014-10-14 16:25:33

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110627/DA26630LOGO Revo Media...

2014-10-14 16:20:43

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced the appointment of Peter Beange as regional director of Commercial Operations, Europe, in a move aimed at further strengthening the company's U.K. and Europe organisation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this news release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=28353. In this new London-based position he...

2014-10-14 08:27:26

DUBLIN, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Strategic IP Planning Seminar (London, UK)" conference to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Dates: 27-29 January 2015 Venue: The Rembrandt Hotel, London UK Topics to be covered at this seminar: -- Step-by-Step Practical Guide to Strategic IP Planning -- Utilising a Structured and Rationalised IP Strategy Toolbox -- Competitive IP Analysis: Market...

2014-10-14 08:20:44

HORSHAM, England, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drama conveying truth is what feature films such as "Fast Food Nation", "Erin Brockovich" and "The Insider" have in common. The first uses drama to expose unknown perils in the fast food industry, and the others retell of personal sacrifice and heroics that brought truth to light. Photo - http://photos.webwire.com/prmedia/49604/191650/191650-1.jpg Fact Not Fiction Films' most recent feature, "A Dark Reflection", similarly conveys a...

scotland Basalt columns on Staffa
2014-10-14 04:35:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a part of the international recognition of Earth Science Week, the Geological Society of London in the United Kingdom has unveiled its list of the top 100 geological sites in the UK and Ireland. Topping the list are several breathtaking sites on the British Isles, including the limestone-and-chalk Hunstanton Cliffs, the Assynt landscape in the Scottish Highlands, and the iconic Stonehenge. The Society looked to the public for...


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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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