Business News Archive - December 08, 2008

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design and engineering company, announced today that it has one a large remediation contract in Milan, Italy. The contract has a size of EUR 8 million for the remediation of a stretch of land that is being cleaned up for new building development.

Wholesale Value Renamed Wholesale Lending Value, Auction Value Introduced, Books Move to Monthly IRVINE, Calif., Dec.

Online Database Uses Government Data to Track How Toxic Chemicals Affect Air at Nearly 128,000 Schools MCLEAN, Va., Dec.

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Rosa, California cooking teacher, cookbook author and Registered Dietitian, Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen(TM), has been advocating and teaching pressure cooking for the past 13 years.

- To Provide Advisory and Implementation Services for Colombia's Largest Company - NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MBS Value Partners announced that it has been selected as international investor relations advisors to Ecopetrol S.A.

SHARON, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Semaphore, a Nashua, global provider of SCADA control systems, has selected Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc.

LONDON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In-car green technologies are set to shape the future of the European automotive industry.

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC) has ranked the top 100 countries based on benzene content standards in gasoline; Colombia came in first with the earliest implementation of the lowest benzene limits.

Word of the Day
  • 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.'