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2014-09-16 08:30:30

"PIM" Designation For DCVax-L Is First Step In 2-Step Process for Early Access Approval BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that its DCVax-L is the first product to receive formal designation as a "Promising Innovative Medicine" (PIM) under the new "Early Access to Medicines Scheme" (EAMS) launched in the UK...

2014-09-16 08:25:27

Fastly's provocative new approach to content delivery has attracted customers like GitHub, GOV.UK, HotelTonight, Imgur, Shopify, the Guardian, Twitter, and Yelp SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastly, the content delivery network (CDN) engineered for the future, today announced that it has raised a $40 million Series C round from previous investors August Capital, Battery Ventures, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and Amplify Partners, as well as new investor IDG Ventures. August...

2014-09-16 08:21:41

NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional Reporting Inc. (RRI) and Global Risk Evaluations (GREvL) today announced the creation of a joint venture aimed at expanding their marine services offerings. The new company Marine Reporting International Ltd. (MRI) will combine the marine division of GREvL and RRI's UK subsidiary. MRI will be headed by John Worrall and John Arber, supported by George Stobbs and Marek Domanski. They will be joined by Matthew Cook in the UK...

2014-09-16 04:22:22

PETERBOROUGH, England, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon Software has announced the immediate availability of a new Linux on Power agent that runs on IBM Power Systems to ensure that the Linux operating system performs correctly. It also gives tighter control of 'mission-critical' applications running on Linux through automatic and continuous monitoring and management. Halcyon's new monitoring technology meets the requirements of organisations deploying Linux on IBM...

2014-09-16 00:20:18

91% of Western Europeans willing to make sacrifices to save money when flying; Travelers under 35 years of age more willing to forego perks and fly longer on LCCs LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Expedia.com®, the world's largest full service online travel site*, released the results of the Expedia® 2014 LCC Airline Index, a study conducted by Northstar that examined Western European traveler attitudes towards Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), a surging sector of the aviation...

2014-09-15 16:31:13

BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- E-SoftSys, a Total Solutions Provider for the Self Storage industry, today announced that Springfield Self Storage located in Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom has successfully implemented Self Storage Manager, the enterprise management software from E-SoftSys. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/146096 According to Steve Davies, Owner and CEO of Springfield Self Storage, "We evaluated several products...

2014-09-15 16:30:54

LONDON and WINDSOR, England, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Label Dating(R), the award-winning online dating software and services provider, today announce the appointment of John Ray to their senior leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer. Ray, who took on various roles at Google over the past decade, most recently held the role of Industry Head of Lead Generation. Heading up an international team, he worked extensively with high-profile dating industry...

2014-09-15 12:31:24

First all-in-one cloud-based monitoring and investigative platform RESTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyveillance, a QinetiQ company and leading provider of cyber intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of its Cyber Threat Center(TM), the industry's most comprehensive cloud-based intelligence platform. The Center allows security and risk professionals to undertake their own collection and analysis of online threat intelligence, and to identify and respond to threats faster...

2014-09-15 12:30:54

Winners in ABA's Tech & New Product Awards Ceremony Announced in San Francisco SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BP Logix, a provider of BPM solutions for rapid workflow app development, was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Technology Innovation of the Year category at the 12(th) Annual American Business Awards. Held in San Francisco, the Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 240 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process. The...

2014-09-15 08:25:27

Recent DNA Evidence Claims to Have Solved The Mysterious Case NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Everything from social media and blogs to newspapers have been abuzz with recent claims of DNA evidence solving the 126-year murder mystery involving the shadowy Jack the Ripper. While amateur sleuth, Russell Edmunds, and molecular biologist, Jari Louhelainen, seemed to have discovered DNA evidence of the identity of Jack the Ripper, other clues seem to eerily link to the...


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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...

British Milksheep
2014-09-22 07:50:24

The Bristish milksheep, previously known as the Alderbred, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the Northumberland region of England. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is known to have been derived from flocks of the Eastrip Prolific, Dorset Horn, and Bluefaced Leicester breeds. Selective breeding was used to enhance productivity using breeds like the East Friesian and Texel, but this breeding did not focus on a uniform appearance. Later, the British...

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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