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2013-09-02 23:03:38

EPI Group provides quality control consultancy services to the energy sector, including technical audits and processing of seismic data often delivered at short notice. (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 EPI Group (http://www.epi.co.uk) were proud to be invited to Buckingham Palace this summer to meet the Queen at an event that celebrated business innovation in the UK.     Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013 were held at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, July 23rd 2013....

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2010-11-08 06:15:00

Queen Elizabeth II has joined Facebook, but the official page for the British monarchy will strictly concern itself with news and engagements. The Queen has launched a series of official pages offering the 500 million social network members daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said on Sunday. Facebook users will be able to receive frequent updates on the Royal Family's activities by "Ëœliking' the new account when it becomes active on Monday. The official page...

2010-10-18 12:58:00

New York Public Library to be lit up by the man who's illuminated Buckingham Palace to celebrate opening of the 'Three Faiths.' NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coexist Foundation announced today it has donated a unique lighting show to the facade of the New York Public Library. The project, which begins October 20th, will feature over 60 different manuscripts, and moving images from the "Three Faiths" exhibit which opens at the NYPL on the same evening. It's the first time...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit New York on July 6th and it is giving us all a little Royal fever. If her visit to the States doesn't quite satisfy your Royal cravings, fans of Her Majesty can now live like the Queen for a day on their next visit to Britain. VisitBritain, the national tourist board, has composed a list of the Queen's favorite places to visit, eat and shop to help us all experience the Royal treatment. This summer is an especially good...

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2009-07-10 12:50:00

According to Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family has now joined the popular microblogging site Twitter. After several weeks of testing, the Twitter account @BritishMonarchy has just gone live. A spokeswoman said that the family had signed up for Twitter to spread news about the Royal Family. She said that it will provide details on royal engagements as well as link to information about what the members of the family are doing. However, the spokeswoman did not say whether the Queen or other...

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2009-07-02 15:35:00

More than one-third of the members of the Scottish Parliament failed to show up for a speech by Queen Elizabeth II marking the body's 10th anniversary. Officials were drafted at the last minute Wednesday evening to fill the places of the missing members so the queen would not be addressing a phalanx of empty seats, The Times of London reported. There were 48 no-shows out of 129 members of Parliament. The high absence rate appears to have been because the ceremony celebrating the body's first...

2009-06-13 23:01:00

Queen Elizabeth has put in a vegetable patch on the Buckingham Palace grounds, much as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama did at the White House. Like the White House vegetables, the ones in the queen's garden will be grown organically, with liquid seaweed used in place of chemical fertilizers and garlic keeping aphids down, a royal spokeswoman said. The patch is in a part of the 40-acre palace grounds previously used to grow summer flowers. The 30-foot by 12-foot garden harks back to the days of...

2009-06-04 10:30:00

The Canadian government has sold three sterling silver flower baskets belonging to Queen Elizabeth, former Rideau Hall employees said in Ottawa. The baskets were at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the governor general, the queen's representative. The residence is managed by the National Capital Commission, which posted the baskets on the Crown Assets Distribution Web site where it normally sells such things as excess office furniture and old computers, Sun Media reported Thursday....

2009-03-16 17:10:37

A Buckingham Palace carpet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II commissioned for $351,000 was ruined by spilled tea only two days after it was installed. The new carpet in the 156-foot-long room was ruined when a wheel fell off of a beverage cart being pushed by a palace worker and the hot tea spilled all over the floor, the Daily Mail reported Monday. Cleaning staff were unable to remove the dark stain left by the tea and the workers were forced to replace an entire section of the carpet at a cost...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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