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2011-06-14 07:00:00

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands and BRISTOL, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/), the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), today announced that it has secured a new contract with nuclear power specialist Magnox Ltd. The contract is worth approximately GBP2.5million in software and services to UNIT4 and will see Magnox replace its SAP system and implement Route 66, the latest version of UNIT4's Agresso...

2011-06-03 06:23:00

CARDIFF, Wales, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Admiral has found motorists using their cars less and ignoring problems with their cars due to motoring costs. Half of UK motorists say they have reduced the amount of driving they do due to the rising cost of fuel, while more than nine out of ten feel ripped off by the current price of petrol and diesel. These are some of the findings of new research by car insurance expert Admiral that illustrate how motoring costs are affecting many drivers....

2011-04-14 02:00:00

ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Alex Kemp joins Oil and Gas IQ ahead of the Mature Fields Conference 2011 to discuss the economics of later field life and the challenge of maximising production and extending lifecycle. In the Budget on 23rd March, the Chancellor announced increases on the taxation of North Sea oil on Mature Fields subject to petroleum revenue tax from 75% to 81%. In a recent podcast interview with Oil and Gas IQ, Professor Alex Kemp...

2011-04-07 18:49:00

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are still more than 3 million households in New Jersey and more than 6 million households in New York who have not made an active gas and electricity choice. Hence these customers are paying more than they need to for gas and electricity. Because of this, Public Utility has launched a free and easy-to-use service (www.MyPowerDeal.com) for residential households. It allows NJ and NY households to compare options and switch electricity and...

2011-04-01 03:00:00

LONDON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Price comparison website comparethemarket.com agrees with regulator Ofgem's opinion that energy pricing for customers is 'complex and unfair'. In a report this week which referred to energy customers being 'bamboozled' by confusing tariffs, the message is clear that consumers are having to pay a lot for a vital resource that keeps on getting more expensive. The need to compare prices is greater than ever. With all of the big energy providers having...

2011-03-21 08:13:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's only the first quarter of 2011, but PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) is getting ready for the continued evolution in regulatory oversight in 2015 in the United Kingdom for its expanded electricity delivery operations, one that emphasizes a low-carbon sustainable energy sector and strong customer engagement. In mid-March, Ofgem, the U.K.'s Office of Generation and Electricity Markets, announced its views regarding the new performance-based...

2011-02-24 08:04:00

LONDON, February 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British utility Centrica announced record profits on Thursday as news of soaring oil prices continued to put UK energy prices under upward pressure. Centrica's pre-tax profit of GBP1.92bn in 2010 was an increase of 18% over the previous year. ICIS Heren data shows that the key Day-ahead UK price for wholesale gas rose by 38% in 2010 compared with 2009. Year on year, the average price of wholesale gas for January 2011 was 59.031...

2011-02-15 16:09:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "How will consumers benefit from smart grid initiatives?" Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Executive Director Patty Durand will join a panel discussing this question on the final day of the 2011 National Electricity Forum in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) jointly sponsor this annual forum....

2010-11-29 07:24:00

LONDON, November 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The wholesale electricity price for power to be delivered on Tuesday 30 November hit a 22-month high on Monday as the big freeze extended its hold on the UK into a second week. Power to be delivered on Tuesday was traded on the UK power market at an early high of GBP67.00/megawatt hour (MWh). The last time it recorded a higher closing price was 8 January 2009, according to ICIS Heren historical data. The country has had six major nuclear...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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