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2014-06-19 09:42:05

The Lancet Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population, according to a national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Homicides committed by patients with mental illness have received much media attention, but patients' risk of being victims of homicide and their relationship to the perpetrators has rarely been examined....

2014-05-28 00:22:07

NEWPORT, Wales, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Original Equipment Maker for the Semiconductor Industry Supports the Department of Research and Innovation with Gift of Shares in BluGlass Limited SPTS Technologies UK Ltd, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced a significant gift to Swansea University, a world-class research led university, of over GBP600,000 worth of...

2014-05-27 04:21:16

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), the organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat, have appointed Bath-based integrated communications firm The Agency to a 12-month contract to help promote Welsh lamb across the UK. The appointment follows a three-way strategic and creative pitch that saw The Agency ward off stiff competition from established network agencies such as McCann Erickson and...

2014-03-20 04:22:07

CARDIFF, Wales, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High-tech Welsh Company Leads the way in Ground-breaking Technology Hydro Industries today announces that it has entered into a collaboration with Intelligent Energy to support the commercialisation of Hydro's water purification technology across India. The partnership, which could result in Hydro's technology being powered by Intelligent Energy and deployed at thousands of sites over the next five years, was...

2014-02-11 20:23:19

Company expands to meet increasing business demands in the region NEWPORT, Wales and SEOUL, Korea, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets today announced the opening of a new office in Korea. The new SPTS Korea office is situated in Pangyo and will be the central base of operations for sales, field process and engineering staff. The new facility will also...

2014-02-07 08:27:30

NEWPORT, Wales, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies announces that Kevin Crofton has been promoted to President along with his current position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Kevin has over 25 years of senior management experience in the industry and has been instrumental in the formation and growth of SPTS, serving as Executive VP and most recently COO. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/668078-a )...

2014-02-05 12:31:44

BLACKBURN, England, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Totally Wicked Ltd [http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk ], one of the country's leading electronic cigarette manufacturers has today welcomed yesterday's decision by members of the Welsh Assembly to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to those under the age of 18 throughout Wales. Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of Totally Wicked said: "We welcome the news that the Welsh Assembly wishes to ban the...

2014-02-03 12:25:01

NOTTINGHAM, England, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Six Nations is one of the biggest rugby union championships, lasting over seven weekends throughout February, March, and occasionally April, with the six teams playing each other to get the most points and win the trophy. SportsDirect.com take a look at the history of the tournament. Kicking off on Saturday 1st February and running up until 15th March, Six Nations includes England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland,...

2014-01-16 10:04:50

1 in 40 people now affected; highest rates in Wales and North East of England UK rates of gout have soared since the late1990s, with one in every 40 people now affected by the condition - the highest in Europe - but treatment remains as poor now as it was then, reveals research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But there is wide variation in both the prevalence (existing cases) and incidence (new cases) of gout across the UK, with the highest numbers of cases in...

2013-12-16 10:12:35

Reject drugs where pharma fails to provide supporting evidence -- which it does in up to 40 percent of cases, it says The body that appraises the clinical and cost effectiveness of new drugs in England would do well to take a leaf out of its sister organisations' books in Wales and Scotland, says an editorial in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). Between 30% and 40% of all new drug appraisals in the three countries have to be jettisoned, because the manufacturer in question has...


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Northern February Red, Brachyptera putata
2013-07-10 14:46:19

The northern February red (Brachyptera putata) is a species of stonefly that is thought to be native to Scotland, but was once be found in Wales, England, and can still be found in Ukraine. It once preferred a habitat along the River Usk, which runs through Wye and Wales, England and it is known to prefer cold waters. Males are known for being poor fliers, because they have shorter wings than those of females. The northern February red is thought to be extinct in Wales and England, due to...

2012-06-19 04:08:08

Symbol: AMHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Amaranthaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   AMHYH Amaranthus hybridus L. ssp. hypochondriacus (L.) Thell.   AMLE2 Amaranthus leucocarpus S. Watson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, FL, MI, MS, TX, WI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

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2008-05-28 10:50:55

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Wales as a herding breed. The breed might have descended from Swedish Vallhund dogs which came to Wales with the Vikings, or it might have been a cross between the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a spitz-type dog. The Corgi is the smallest dog in the Herding Group and makes an excellent sheep and cattle herder as well as a great companion. The breed has been a favorite of British royalty for over 70 years. The breed stands 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs 25...

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2008-05-20 22:18:48

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two types of Corgi; this particular breed originated in Cardiganshire, Wales, thus its name. The phrase "cor gi" is sometimes translated as "dwarf dog" in Welsh. It was originally bred as a farm guardian, and was then used to herd cattle and sheep. The breed stands very low to the ground because of its very short legs. The average Cardigan Welsh Corgi stands 10.5 to 12.5 inches tall and weighs 25 to 38 pounds. Unlike its cousin the Pembroke Corgi, the...

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2005-07-12 18:36:22

Daffodils form a group of large-flowered members of the genus Narcissus. Most daffodils look yellow, but yellow-and-white, yellow-and-orange, white-and-orange, pink, and lime-green cultivars also exist. Daffodils grow perennially from bulbs. In temperate climates they flower among the earliest blooms in spring: to this extent daffodils both represent and herald spring. They often grow in large clusters, covering lawns and even entire hillsides with yellow. All daffodils have a central...

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