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2014-10-21 04:23:32

PETERBOROUGH, England, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon Software [http://www.halcyonsoftware.com ], a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of Password Reset Manager [http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/prm ], a new security solution for users of IBM i running on IBM Power Systems servers. This self-service tool provides users with a quick and easy way to reset their passwords, which will reduce call volumes...

2014-10-21 04:21:20

NOTTINGHAM, England, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Translations, Inc., a biopharmaceutical translations specialist which established a UK base just 3 years ago, is on course for major growth thanks to its commitment to quality and a decision to base itself within the heart of BioCity, Nottingham's scientific hub. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/712482 ) The company manages translation and linguistic validation projects for the...

2014-10-20 23:07:58

Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud VideoPlatform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show. Boston and London (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for the production of factual series “Ultimate Airport Dubai,” season two. Aframe was used throughout the show’s production to facilitate the production...

2014-10-20 23:05:18

While, like much of the rest of the world, the economy of Great Britain has experienced a slowdown in recent years, experts say the UK is on track to grow steadily in 2015. In support of that growth, Wise Business Plans has announced that the UK is one of several regions where it intends to offer specialized support to business owners in the coming months. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 "According to The Huffington Post, among the strong growth indicators being seen in the UK is an...

2014-10-20 16:27:36

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. ("AbbVie") and Shire plc ("Shire") have agreed to terminate their proposed merger following the decision by AbbVie's Board to withdraw support for the proposed transaction. The Company's decision was based...

2014-10-20 12:35:09

MANCHESTER, England, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microlab Media, located in Manchester, UK, provides expert web and graphic design services, as well as WordPress maintenance and fixes. The company's strength is in its highly specialized services, providing a level of expertise that few other companies can offer. Available on the web at http://www.microlabmedia.co.uk, Microlab Media can also offer the customer service and attention to detail that is lacking in the web...

2014-10-20 12:30:43

LONDON, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain's largest conference bringing together experts from the reconstructive, cosmetic and non-surgical worlds witnessed this weekend the unveiling of new technology to help treat facial paralysis; developed by a plastic surgeon and the animation teams that worked on blockbusters such as Harry Potter, The Mummy, bestselling video game Grand Theft Auto and the L'Oreal 'Makeup Genius' app. Revolutionary new iPad software to aid...

2014-10-20 04:22:20

Conference to Feature NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson's Keynote on The Next Disruption: Collision of Products and Services Business LONDON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced SuiteConnect 2014, its largest user-oriented event to date in the United Kingdom. The customer-focused day-long event will include an exhibition, keynote presentations, demonstrations and...

2014-10-20 04:22:11

LONDON, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Descoping and Risk Management solutions deployed to enhance customers' experience SafeCharge [http://safecharge.com ] (AIM: SCH), a leader in advanced payment technologies, today announced that The Rank Group Plc (Rank), owner of the leading bingo site, Mecca Bingo and the leading UK casino brand Grosvenor Casinos, has deployed SafeCharge's Secure Payments Platform, Risk...

UC Berkeley Unveils Nation's First Organic Food Service
2014-10-19 06:48:13

Provided by Rebecca Basu, American University U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. “Among U.S. students, we see greater consumption of fruits and vegetables, more participation in organized sports, and less smoking,” said American University Prof. Stacey Snelling, a lead study...


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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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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