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2014-07-31 04:20:20

Jacobson, a leading contract logistics and transport provider in the US market, will be acquired for $750 million in cash, plus an earn-out. The deal is expected to close in mid-September. LYON, France, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norbert Dentressangle, a leading publicly traded international logistics, transport and air and sea company, announced today it has signed an agreement with the private equity fund Oak Hill Capital Partners to acquire all the shares of privately...

2014-07-30 12:24:41

MONTRÉAL, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation"), through its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., has acquired Calmont 14 MW wind power project in the Midi-Pyrénées region in France. "With the Calmont wind power project acquisition, Boralex is pursuing its growth in France, strengthening its energy portfolio in the wind segment," said Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire. With a 15-year power sales contract with EDF France, construction...

2014-07-29 16:21:24

BELLEVUE, Wash. and HAMBURG, Germany and PERTUIS, France, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) today announced completion of its acquisition of Auto Escape Group, one of Europe's leading online car rental reservation companies from private equity fund Montefiore Investment and certain members of the Auto Escape Group's management team. Going forward, Auto Escape Group will form a key part of the CarRentals.com brand's global strategy and team....

2014-07-29 12:32:23

LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Digital Camera Market in Europe 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255151/Digital-Camera-Market-in-Europe-2014-2018.htmlAbout Digital CamerasA digital camera or a digicam is an optical device used to encode images and videos into digital format. Unlike traditional film cameras that record an image on a film (analog), digital cameras record images as digital data. Digital cameras...

2014-07-28 08:27:13

Italian Passion Combined with Silicon Valley Technology Results in Momentous Win for Global Bike Brand MORGAN HILL, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Italy's Vincenzo Nibali of Team Astana celebrated his first victory at the 2014 Tour de France yesterday, becoming one of only six cyclists to win all three Grand Tours after his victories in the Giro d'Italia in 2013 and the Vuelta a Espana in 2010. A dominating force throughout the race, Nibali and the Astana team rode the all-new...

2014-07-24 08:40:15

Non-GAAP EPS $.27 vs $.47 RICHMOND, Va., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO), a global leader in security-related services, today reported second-quarter earnings. Second-Quarter Highlights GAAP: -- Revenue down 7% (11% organic growth) -- Segment profit down 52% (16% organic decrease) due to lower profit in Venezuela and Mexico, margin 2.9% vs. 5.6% -- Latin America loss $2 million vs. $24 million profit due primarily to impact of...

2014-07-23 23:30:35

Five Additional Wineries from France, Italy, and the U.S. Receive Medals for Outstanding Ground-to-Glass Sustainability Programs Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce that LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards of Lodi, California has won the platinum medal in BRIT’s 2014 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition. LangeTwins topped the field this year based on the...

2014-07-23 23:01:28

Makes choosing your music playlist fun and nostalgic by randomizing your choices by song detail. Paris, France (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Lavelle Dynamic has launched 4Tune Teller, an Apple mobile application that makes it infinitely easier to mix and combine existing music into playlists. Similar to an Origami game, the app creates a unique, tailored playlist based on the user’s listening preference. In addition, the app will recommend songs and provide a free download every several months...

2014-07-22 08:28:51

BARCELONA, Spain, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games, raised a $30M round led by Highland Capital Partners Europe. Existing investor, France-based Idinvest, also participated in the round. Social Point began as a developer of games for the Facebook platform, and has successfully transitioned over the last few years into a leading player of mobile games on both iOS and Android platforms with such titles as Dragon City and Monster Legends....

2014-07-22 04:20:59

PARIS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, reports results for the first-half of 2014. Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy comments on H1 and outlook for the rest of 2014. Watch video interview and read transcript: http://www.eurobusinessmedia.com/ceo-direct/publicis-groupe/interview-with-ceo-maurice-levy-2014-first-half-results,2014-07-21,1215?utm_source=ceo-direct&utm_medium=wire Topics covered...


Latest France Reference Libraries

Abondance
2014-06-19 13:43:24

The Abondance is a breed of cattle originating in the high valleys of Haute-Savoie, France. It was bred by monks during the 1100s, originally called the chablaisienne. There are around 150,000 head currently in France. The cattle have also been exported to North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iraq and Africa. It is a medium-sized animal. The female is golden brown in color with a white head, abdomen and leg extremities. She will weigh between 1,280 and 1,500 pounds and stand about...

Boulonnais
2014-04-03 10:56:16

The Boulonnais, also known as the white marble horse, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in France. It is thought that breed originated when two breeders attempted to create a large but fast war horse for the Crusaders. The two worked separately to breed the existing heavy draft breeds from France with mares of the German Mecklenberg breed. When the Spanish occupied Flanders in the 17th century, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including the Andalusian, Arabian, and...

Auxois
2014-04-02 11:05:05

The Auxois is a breed of horse that was developed in the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a descendant of the Bourguignon horse and was crossbred with the now extinct Morvan horse. In the 19th century, Percheron horses and Boulonnais were introduced into the bloodline, possibly followed by the Nivernais and Ardennais horse breeds. Foreign horse breeds were introduced into the bloodline, creating a horse that would later be bred with Ardennais and Trait du Nord stallions to create a...

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and streams, in other areas of its range. The keeled skimmer holds a thinner body than that of the...

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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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