Orkney is named the best place in the UK to raise children according to the 2015 Bank of Scotland Children’s Quality of Life Survey. Bank of Scotland also runs the Orkney Disability Forum, a Stronsay Parent and Toddler Group and has a presence in Stromness and Kirkwall
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Biotechnology company TCB (TC BioPharm Ltd) has raised £1.18 million in equity and grant funding to treat UK-based patients with melanoma, lung and kidney cancer, as Scotland’s only female angel group Investing Women, marks its first major investment in leading a £680,000 investment with support from Scottish Investment Bank and WH Partnership. Elsewhere, women also invest in funding issues.
Scotland's First National Peatland plan is something everyone should look at if only to make you hold your breath at the absolute beauty of the peatlands and thankfully at last the plan that will make a concerted effort to sustain and work to repair and damage to these lovely and lonely places.
CYBERBIT Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, Israel, established in May has been awarded two contracts. One was awarded by the National Police of a European country, the second awarded by a law enforcement agency of an African country with contracts being executed over a two-year period.
With the moving word you know that slang or the latest in technology has arrived when it makes into the OxfordDictionaries.com!! The latest is a crypto currency related definition with the Oxford University Press owned OxfordDictionaries.com, the online language resource has added new cryptocurrency-related definitions.
The technology of satellite tagging has disclosed that two more red kites have been illegally killed in northern Scotland. The incidents in 2014 are just now being made public as Police have concluded enquiries. No-one has been arrested in connection with any of the incidents.
NHS Shetland is warning folk of a telephone scam after an elderly woman had money taken from her bank account this week. In a statement the health board said a man phoned the woman and gave the impression he was calling about her medication. It is understood the sum was £270. And the scams continue with pop-up adverts and tempting offers
As Europe notes that the economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in Centillions, resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational. Along with opportunity, FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) arises over IoT security systems. Responding the IoTSF (IoT Security Foundation ) has been established and will launch September 23 in London, with the Io/T World Forum follow up in November 18-19 in London. Currently any search for IoTSF tends to land up in the IBM’s IoT Foundation lap!!
Historic Scotland has responded to the convincing persuasions of the determined campaign that sees listed amongst Scotland’s National Monuments, the gypsy travellers’ meeting and wedding place in west Cowal, known as The Tinkers’ Heart.
£5.4 million will be spend researching next generation biomaterials announces the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) as the grant is awarded to Professor Morgan Alexander at the University of Nottingham.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes a new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) broadband grant scheme today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £9 million will fund community-led broadband schemes where groups of hard-to-reach communities get together to procure super-fast broadband services from commercial providers.
Springer, that giant in science publishing has retracted 64 articles from 10 of its journals after officials realised that “peer reviews” were linked to fake email accounts.Over the past three years, some 230 papers have been withdrawn because of false review issues, according to the academic blog that reports on academic publishing plagiarism and fraud.
Ofcom reveals that Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, but businesses rushing to create apps to reach this market could be wasting their time, according to a new study.
GE is likely to secure EU approval for its proposed €12.4-billion ($13.8 billion) bid for the French ALSO.PA (Alstom's power business) its largest ever dea,l reports Reuters. European Commission approval comes after its rejection 14 years ago when GE attempted a $42 billion takeover of HON.N (Honeywell International), despite US authorities approval.
The 2015 ECNP Media Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to destigmatising disorders of the brain, will be presented to Mary Baker during the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Amsterdam this month .
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