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2014-07-16 08:21:00

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to order up to 10 LM-100J commercial freighters during a ceremony here today. The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of Lockheed Martin's proven C-130J Super Hercules and is an updated version of the L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. Safair -- an ASL associated company based in South Africa -- currently operates one of the world's largest L-100...

2014-07-16 04:22:06

LONDON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OK Cigs has just been voted the most preferred electronic cigarette for 'taste and feel' in an independent consumer survey. Zero Six conducted the research to determine the product preferences of existing and potential electronic cigarette users. Participants tried the UK's top five brands: E-Lites, Njoy, Vype, OK, and Nicolites and rated each for flavour and feel using similar nicotine strength disposable e-cigs for each. OK easily...

2014-07-16 04:21:06

BRADFORD, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Market-leading legal software solutions [http://www.eclipselegal.co.uk/proclaim-software/proclaim-case-management-software/?utm_source=PR%2BCRIF&utm_medium=PR%2BCRIF&utm_campaign=PR%2BCRIF ] provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced integration with a new-to-market ID and Anti Money Laundering (AML) service. Eclipse is the very first software vendor to have partnered with CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd and its...

2014-07-16 04:20:16

SHEFFIELD, England and RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firth Rixson and Safran's leading aero engine company, Snecma, have today announced that they have signed a critical supplier contract worth over an estimated $200 million initially. The long term agreement secures the supply of Firth Rixson's closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the CFM International*LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B and LEAP-1C engine programs, from 2014 to 2023. Such LEAP engine...

2014-07-15 23:04:50

An industry leader in personal chef and private party catering services has launched a new service that makes it possible for anyone to create personalized dining experiences, the same way that award-winning chefs do. London, UK (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 According to a recent study by VoucherCodes.co.uk, when it comes to eating out Londoners spend the most, whereas people in the North East in Newcastle spend more on groceries, and thanks to a new service by At Your Table, people across the UK...

2014-07-15 23:02:42

The American Group Travel Awards is an expansion of the famous U.K. Group Travel Awards held in London annually for the last 18 years. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) will recognize and award honors to top hotels, cruise lines, airlines, motor coach operations, and destinations that specialize in group travel. AGTA celebrates companies and destinations in order to recognize the the “Best of the Best” in the group travel category for...

2014-07-15 16:27:31

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Epilepsy Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - New AEDs with Novel Mechanisms of Action Signal a Shift in Treatment Patternshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052297/Epilepsy-Therapeutics-in-Major-Developed-Markets-to-2019---New-AEDs-with-Novel-Mechanisms-of-Action-Signal-a-Shift-in-Treatment-Patterns.htmlEpilepsy Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - New AEDs with...

2014-07-15 16:25:30

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Man Portable Military Electronics Market Forecast 2014-2024https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2062517/Man-Portable-Military-Electronics-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.htmlFuture Prospects for Leading PlayersReport DetailsThe man portable military electronics market is one which has seen significant investment in recent decades. The utility of these systems has experienced a boom, particularly due...

2014-07-15 16:23:10

LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Utilities Infrastructure Security Market Forecast 2014-2024https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2062518/Utilities-Infrastructure-Security-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.htmlTop Companies Providing Surveillance, Perimeter Defence, Operational Technologies & Endpoint Cyber SecurityReport DetailsThe security of utilities infrastructure has always been important for governments and operating...

2014-07-15 12:25:07

Band Shows Begin At The Kennedy Center In September, Ending In November At London's Royal Albert Hall LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces fall tour dates in the U.S and U.K to support his new studio album, Standing In The Breach, scheduled for release on October 6 (international) and 7 (U.S.). The fall shows with Jackson and his band begin on September 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and end on November 24, at London's...

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.'