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2014-08-12 08:37:25

READING, England, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Opsview, the leading unified services monitoring vendor, today announced upgraded mobile apps for iOS and Android, bringing a newly refreshed user interface for mobile network & application monitoring. The new apps aim to make it more convenient for users to keep in check with their on-premise, virtualized and cloud-based systems. "Users need access to their monitoring systems wherever they are, quickly & easily...

2014-08-12 08:23:06

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced the acquisition of a 49.9 MW utility-scale ground-mounted power project in the UK from Good Energy Group PLC ("Good Energy"). The solar PV power plant received planning consent in January 2014 and will utilize Trina Solar's high quality PV modules. Construction will start in the...

2014-08-12 04:22:11

PETERBOROUGH, England, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, has announced the appointment of Tracey Allen as Key Account Manager. In this new role, she will be responsible for building relationships with key customers throughout EMEA and developing new opportunities for Halcyon Software's range of monitoring, automation, reporting and security solutions that run on IBM i, AIX, Windows and Linux...

2014-08-11 23:08:40

Presentations to Focus on Technology and Business Solutions Using Metadata, Auto-classification, and Taxonomies, to Improve Information Governance and Compliance in All Environments McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework, will be hosting two sessions at SharePoint Fest Denver, to be held on September...

2014-08-11 23:05:24

Shortage of workers in Electricity sector represents major opportunity for women. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), today announced its Bridging the Gap project, a public / private initiative that aims at increasing the representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector, in Ontario and nationally. EHRC will be the central point of contact to provide women with information on career training, mentoring...

2014-08-11 23:00:20

(Mary) Joanne Walker, R.N., B.S., L.N.C., is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors (Mary) Joanne Walker, R.N., B.S., L.N.C., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this distinction for her work in nursing. As the largest networking organization of professional women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women is a...

2014-08-11 12:25:28

SnapOne, Inc. and Protect Your Bubble, an Assurant Brand, Team Up to Protect People, Data and Devices Across the Globe with Snap Secure® Cloud App PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SnapOne, Inc. a fast-growing developer of cross-platform individual and family "life" security cloud applications, and Protect Your Bubble, an Assurant brand and premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, announced their partnership today to bundle SnapOne,...

2014-08-11 08:33:20

BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Specially priced and flexible Dotmatics Software solution packages released Dotmatics [http://www.dotmatics.com ] is pleased to announce a new Academic Site License program that will provide ample access to the Dotmatics Platform for Universities and Schools around the world at a specially reduced subscription price. The packaged solutions, specially tailored to meet the needs of academia, will be presented at...

Salt Content Varies Widely Even Within Same Type Of Cheese
2014-08-11 03:35:35

BMJ-British Medical Journal The salt content of cheese sold in UK supermarkets remains high, despite many products meeting the recommended government targets on salt reduction, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. And salt content varies widely, even within the same type of cheese, the findings show, prompting the researchers to call for much tougher targets on salt lowering. A high dietary salt intake is linked to high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for...

2014-08-11 04:20:12

CyberCenturion competition to be launched in UK, an opportunity for young people to engage with real challenges of cyber defence LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has entered into a collaborative partnership with Cyber Security Challenge U.K. under which it will bring the proven U.S. national youth cyber education programme, CyberPatriot, to the U.K. for the first time as part of the company's commitment to promoting science, technology,...


Latest United Kingdom Reference Libraries

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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