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2014-08-04 08:34:21

Former Head of Qualys Global Sales Joins Threat Intelligence Firm as Executive Vice President to Help Lead Global Expansion RESTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyveillance, the leading provider of cyber intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of John Wilson as Executive Vice President. Wilson will be responsible for integrating new services into the company's portfolio of threat intelligence services, and building out a professional services team to satisfy the increased...

2014-08-04 08:32:56

CIRENCESTER, England, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions, and ProLabs, the leading independent provider of global optical network infrastructure products, jointly announced that ProLabs has been appointed to supply Mellanox's comprehensive LinkX(TM) product portfolio of 10/40/56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet QSFP+ and SFP+ cables and modules in the EMEA region and the United States. "It's a very...

2014-08-04 08:21:36

DALLAS, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Electronic Warfare Market 2014-2018 research report is spread across 50 pages profiling 5 major companies in the industry and providing 11 data exhibits to support the market analysis covered in it. Military action that involves the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to attack or to control the electromagnetic spectrum of the enemy is known as electronic warfare. The electromagnetic spectrum is broadly classified into...

2014-08-01 23:05:24

Voting is now open for all award categories. Go to http://www.americangrouptravelawards.com to vote. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 The American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) is recognizing excellence in group travel by announcing the nominees for the 2014 awards. Each nominee has been selected by a panel of industry experts as providing the highest quality group travel service, product and overall experience. Effective August 1, 2014 voting is now open to recognize the Best of...

2014-08-01 08:29:10

LONDON, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research also reveals the impact of domestic appliances on modern British life as the washing machine and fridge freezer are amongst our most life-changing products Just 16 per cent of Brits could say they felt their home was 'up to date', with a whopping third admitting that they only buy new appliances if their old ones are broken, according to new research. (Photo:...

2014-08-01 08:26:43

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JAC Vapour, the UK's leading high quality e-cigarette brand, kick started a new experiential campaign last night by unveiling their first pop up 'vape space' in Edinburgh, the home of the brand. The sponsorship-led initiative will form part of a new six-month campaign, The JAC Vapour Exchange, which will encourage smokers to exchange their traditional cigarettes for a healthier alternative - a high quality e-cigarette....

driverless cars in the uk
2014-08-01 04:50:34

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable, who openly admits he doesn’t even own a Sat Nav, has announced plans to allow driverless cars on Britain’s public roads, reports Georgia Graham for The Telegraph. The “autonomous vehicles” could hit British streets within six months, perhaps as early as January next year. BBC News has confirmed that the government is asking for cities across the country to bid for three places in a...

2014-08-01 04:21:39

LONDON, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER - KAISER CHIEFS, ELLIE GOULDING, RYAN ADAMS, THE VAMPS, RIZZLE KICKS, JAMES BLUNT, DIVERSITY AND MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS TO PERFORM - FIVE HOUR MULTI-ARTIST CONCERT TO INCLUDE INVICTUS GAMES MEDAL PRESENTATIONS - BBC IS THE BROADCAST PARTNER - TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 09:00AM FRIDAY 1 AUGUST The Invictus Games, presented by...

2014-07-31 23:14:15

New features in the popular Mac web design software Freeway 7 Pro include responsive design, an even more intuitive interface, automatically generated menus, improved Search Engine Optimization, and more. Oxford, United Kingdom (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Softpress (http://www.softpress.com) has announced the exciting release of its popular web design software Freeway 7 Pro, which now features responsive design for creating websites that automatically adapt to display for any device. With its...

2014-07-31 12:23:30

LONDON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conformity with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, we hereby notify the market of the following: Royal Dutch Shell plc's (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) capital consists of 3,949,069,312 A shares and 2,440,410,614 B shares, each with equal voting rights. Royal Dutch Shell plc holds no ordinary shares in Treasury. The total number of A shares and B shares in issue is 6,389,479,926 and this figure may be used by shareholders...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

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,...

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...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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