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Did An Exceptional Iceberg Cause The Sinking Of The Titanic?
2014-08-20 03:06:07

Wiley While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. The paper also notes that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and...

2014-08-20 08:28:40

BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dotmatics data analysis and visualisation tool proven essential in Prof. Cooper's team's quest for finding new 'superbug' antibiotics Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ], a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, announced today that Prof. Cooper's renowned Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development research group at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland has...

2014-08-20 04:22:19

LONDON, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the giraffe Restaurant chain embarks on a major expansion programme across the UK, Aloha restaurant point of sale software from NFS Technology Group has been selected to deliver a great customer experience, whilst helping to streamline operations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140820/702671 ) giraffe Restaurants was founded in Hampstead in 1998 by Juliette Joffe and her husband Russel. Today, the chain...

2014-08-19 23:12:05

ABUKAI Expenses can now directly post expense data to Sage One. San Francisco, United States and Newcastle, United Kingdom (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ABUKAI, Inc., the innovation leader in actionable business productivity software, announced today their partnership with Sage, a leading global supplier of accounting and ERP software. ABUKAI Expenses now directly integrates with Sage One. “Sage customers can now benefit from a seamless integration with ABUKAI! Users simply use ABUKAI...

2014-08-19 23:09:41

Industry expert Kevin Sergeant joins leading global international insurance provider to drive commercial business growth and insurer/broker relationships. London, U.K. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Clements Worldwide, a leading provider of international insurance solutions, today announced that industry expert Kevin Sergeant has joined its London operations in the newly-created role of Broking Director – UK and Europe. Most recently Managing Director at Towergate Sevenoaks, Kevin’s initial...

2014-08-19 23:04:47

Webinar to Focus on Information Governance and Compliance as an Integrated Enterprise Solution, with Guest Speaker Mack Sigman, FEDSPUG Chairman and Director, and Service Line Lead - Mid Atlantic Region Collaboration Services for Avanade Inc. McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Concept Searching, currently the only vendor providing natively integrated enterprise wide information governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, is...

2014-08-19 12:27:00

SHEFFIELD, England, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Camping remains one of the UK's favourite pastimes and is also attracting more and more newcomers, according to a new survey carried out by leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors. GO Outdoors questioned a total of 2,831 campers about their camping habits and preferences, and the findings suggested not only that the pastime remained widely popular among a wide range of age groups but that it was...

2014-08-19 08:27:54

NORWICH, England, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yellow Wheel Publishing announce the release of a new book, "23 Days A Memoir of 1939" by Antoni Jozef Podolski Yellow Wheel Publishing invites you to endure the horrors and brutal experiences of World War Two, as told through a series of diaries from a young man. Their release of 23 Days allows readers to join the late Antoni Jozef Podolski (Joe) through both his darkest and most...

2014-08-19 08:23:17

LONDON, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICIS Power Index will remove confusion over the actual level of wholesale energy prices which feed into final bills ICIS, the independent authority on global energy markets, has launched the ICIS Power Index (IPI), which provides UK energy users, commercial buyers and policy-makers with a simple way to see wholesale energy price trends that impact the retail market. The index, which delivers insight into the complex...

2014-08-18 23:10:56

Online Site will Provide One Resource containing Thought Leadership, Technical and Business Information on Office 365 and OneDrive for Business, Authored by Concept Searching and Third Party Experts McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Concept Searching, currently the only vendor providing natively integrated enterprise-wide information governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, is pleased to announce availability of an...


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Large Black
2014-08-28 08:46:32

The large black, also known as the Cornwall black or the Devon black, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Great Britain. The breed was a result of crossing black colored pigs from the southwestern areas of Cornwall and Devon and the eastern areas of Suffolk, Kent, and Essex. The pigs taken from Devon were chosen for their physical traits, but selective breeding changed their constitution and confirmation, giving them a standard size and appearance. This breed grew in popularity...

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Essex Pig
2014-08-15 09:52:55

The Essex pig, also known simply as the Essex, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in the United Kingdom. Like other British breeds of pig, it is thought that the ancestor to the Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in area denoted in its name. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, was small in size and black and white in color. This breed was easy and cheap to keep, so it was highly popular among locals. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex was improved by...

Gloucestershire Old Spots
2014-08-13 14:19:02

The Gloucestershire old spots or GOS, known by many other names including the Gloucester, old spot, or Gloucester old spot, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in England. This breed is similar to the Cumberland pig both genetically and physically and is related to the Lincolnshire Curley coat. Because pigs were once considered to be animals that should belong to peasants, there were no pedigree records until 1885. This breed was the first spotted pig breed to hold a pedigree and...

Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were the most prominent. These were bred to native mares from various breed, including the Irish Hobby,...

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