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2014-06-16 00:21:20

382,000 Londoners Work in Technology and Information Sector; an increase of 11% since 2009 LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published today at the start of London Technology Week found that London's technology and information sector -- which includes traditional tech companies as well as related media and information companies -- employs 382,000 workers, an increase of 11 percent since 2009. The report, "London: Digital City on the Rise," was released today in...

2014-03-13 08:31:24

LONDON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor of London Boris Johnson today outlined his vision to make London the tech capital of the world, as tech businesses said they were overwhelmingly positive about the future of the sector. Today, a new YouGov survey of tech firms based in London reveals that 84 per cent believe the outlook is bright for their sector and 71 per cent believe being based in the capital will help them attract the investment they need. The...

2014-01-16 12:28:26

LONDON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As London celebrates record numbers of international tourists coming to the capital, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actress Joanna Lumley, model and actress Twiggy, Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and two of the world's most famous ballet dancers talk about what makes their city the greatest place on earth to visit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140116/MM47781-a The campaign is launched as the latest set of tourism figures from the...

2011-04-28 19:42:00

MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - London Mayor Boris Johnson will offer a one-of-a-kind BIXI as a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton. ''It is a tandem version of the traditional BIXI bicycle developed jointly by Michel Dallaire and Devinci Cycles which we delivered at the request of our London partner, Serco'' declared Roger Plamondon, Chairman of the board at Public Bike System Company. The regal tandem maintains the distinguished silhouette, visual signature, and...

2010-07-30 07:07:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/bixi/bixi-rolls-into-london MONTREAL, July 30 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, launched the latest addition to the BIXI franchise. London is adding its name to an impressive list of world metropolises including Montreal, Melbourne, Boston, Washington and Minneapolis that have adopted the BIXI public bike system as an active and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional modes...

2009-04-27 06:01:00

LONDON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Boris Johnson will outline his commitment to boosting the economic potential of London's outer boroughs in a keynote address at Property Week's Outer London Summit on 11th June 2009. He will reveal how outer London can play its full part in the city's economic success and bolster the capital's economic strength for generations to come. Late in 2008 the Mayor formed the Outer London Commission; an expert body of industry leaders tasked with regenerating...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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