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2014-10-14 04:21:20

Global wealth per adult reaches a new all-time high of USD 56,000, rising by USD 3,450, the highest increase recorded since the financial crisis ZURICH, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Credit Suisse Research Institute today released its fifth annual Global Wealth Report, which finds that from mid-2013 to mid-2014 aggregate global household wealth increased by 8.3% in current dollar terms to USD 263 trillion, despite an ongoing challenging economic environment....

2014-10-13 16:21:54

HOUSTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 before the market opens. In conjunction with the news release, Tesco has scheduled a conference call the same day at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the quarter's results. By Phone: Dial 1-888-417-8465 inside the U.S. or 1-719-325-2281 outside the U.S. at...

2014-10-13 12:28:09

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While building owners may not always directly use building information modeling (BIM), they are increasingly recognizing its value on their projects. McGraw Hill Construction today released its new SmartMarket Report, The Business Value of BIM for Owners, which demonstrates that owners expect to grow their involvement with BIM rapidly: -- 40% of U.S. owners and 38% of U.K. owners expect that more than 75% of their projects will involve...

2014-10-13 12:28:05

LONDON, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation is set to be at the forefront of Ecobuild 2015 next March ( http://www.ecobuild.co.uk) as it signs a new partnership with retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) to highlight innovative products and solutions from across the sustainable built environment. Following overwhelming feedback from Ecobuild's visitor community that innovative new products and solutions are a key reason to attend the event, Ecobuild 2015...

2014-10-13 12:20:55

NUREMBERG, Germany, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent GfK survey in China, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the US indicates that people in these countries see potential in using smartwatches to 'carry' tickets for passenger transport or as security keys to their computers and online accounts. The ability to transmit healthcare data via a smartwatch is also of particular interest to the majority of people. In America and China, there is openness for using smartwatches...

Quagga Mussel Now Invading Britain
2014-10-13 03:40:37

Provided by University of Cambridge Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel, confirmed just two weeks ago on 1 October in the Wraysbury River near Heathrow airport. Researchers say that, with at least ten more of these high-risk species established just across the channel in Dutch ports, Britain could be on the brink of what they describe as an 'invasional meltdown': as...

2014-10-13 08:32:00

Increased flexibility, security and speed of deployment of thin and zero client devices are key benefits to industry, research shows. VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance industry IT managers in the UK plan to put their desktops on "diets" over the next 24 months. Research shows that thin and zero client adoption will increase by 19%. Flexibility, security and speed of deployment are the main advantages of deploying thin client devices, according to the...

King Harold II
2014-10-13 08:30:22

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having already discovered the remains of King Richard III under a car park in the East Midlands region of England, a team of archaeologists is now turning its attention to the fate of another monarch: King Harold II. According to Ben Farmer of The Telegraph, the same research team that helped discover the remains of Britain’s last Plantagenet king in 2012 now plans to search the Waltham Abbey Church in Essex to find out whether or...

2014-10-13 08:26:27

LONDON and OXFORD, England, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 13 October 2014, London and Oxford: The ABPI, which represents large, medium and small innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and OBN, the membership organisation that brings together the UK's emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors are delighted to announce their commitment to working together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the MoU the ABPI...

2014-10-13 08:25:05

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 1970s and '80s, the vibrant Liverpool Punk and New Wave music scene, centered around Eric's club, featured the likes of Elvis Costello, the Teardrop Explodes and Echo & the Bunnymen, bands formed on the back of the recent punk movement which had taken the music world by storm. The new cultural buzz generated by Punk would shape the music industry forever. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141010/151455Photo -...


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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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