Business News Archive - January 26, 2010

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM International Media, organizers of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's largest and most important international tradeshow and conference serving the cruise industry, announces today the launch of Cruise Shipping Asia.

LONDON, January 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gulfsands Petroleum plc ("Gulfsands", the "Group" or the "Company" - AIM: GPX), the oil and gas production, exploration and development company with activities in Syria, Iraq, and the U.S.A., is pleased to provide the following update on the Company's operations at Block 26, Syria where Gulfsands holds a 50% interest and acts as operator. Application to Develop the Yousefieh Oil Field Granted by Syrian Authorities Discovery of oil at Yousefieh-1, located approximately 3 kilometres east of the Khurbet East Field, was made in November 2008, with two subsequent appraisal wells being drilled in 2009. Gulfsands has now received confirmation from Syria's General Petroleum Corporation that Gulfsands Petroleum Syria Limited has been granted permission to develop the Yousefieh Oil Field accumulation in Block 26 North East Syria.

TOKYO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a proposal released on Jan. 26, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation," Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda calls for accelerated moves toward the realization of a world without nuclear weapons.

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - New Zealand oil and gas producer, TAG Oil Ltd.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com Market Intelligence Brand Watch study, large-vehicle consideration for new trucks, SUVs and CUVs is rebounding to pre-recession levels not seen since early 2007.

LONDON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The burgeoning economic growth experienced by emerging economies over the last decade has triggered a substantial increase in their defence budget allocations, potentially providing defence companies worldwide with lucrative business opportunities.

LONDON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The convergence of physical security with building management and control solutions is a clear trend in the market. Great potential for fully integrated systems exists, both from application and operational savings perspectives.

COVINGTON, La., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'