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2014-06-16 08:22:40

GENEVA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE / SIX: WFT), announced today that its shareholders have approved changing its place of incorporation from Switzerland to Ireland at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in Zug, Switzerland. As previously disclosed by the SIX Swiss Exchange, trading in the shares of Weatherford International Ltd. (the "Shares") on the SIX Swiss Exchange will be suspended as from and including June 17, 2014,...

New Species Of Wasp Discovered In Central Europe
2014-05-08 03:26:11

Pensoft Publishers Swiss scientists have discovered a new species of aculeate wasp, not hidden somewhere in a jungle on a remote continent, but in Central Europe, in a swampy area just a few kilometers from Zurich. The new species named "Polistes helveticus", or the Swiss paper wasp, was described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Paradoxically, this species has been long known in Central Europe but was confused for decades with a closely related species native to southern Europe....

2014-04-15 23:02:01

Belimed Inc. today announced the launch of a new global website designed to provide improved navigability and product presentation, along with a new look. The company has a 40-year plus commitment to providing continuous improvements and infection control solutions within sterile processing departments worldwide. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Belimed Inc. today announced the launch of a new global website designed to provide improved navigability and product presentation, along...

2014-04-04 23:23:00

Switzerland-based Uster Technologies, a global market leader in textile quality control, has chosen NetDimensions Talent Suite as Secure SaaS in order to provide training to employees all over the world. Neu-Isenburg, Germany (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems, announced today that Switzerland-based Uster Technologies, a global market leader in textile quality control, has chosen...

2013-06-04 12:45:03

In 2010, in the journal Nature, a pair of physicists at the Santa Fe Institute showed that when the population of a city doubles, economic productivity goes up by an average of 130 percent. Not only does total productivity increase with increased population, but so does per-capita productivity. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, researchers from the MIT Media Laboratory's Human Dynamics Lab propose a new explanation for that "superlinear scaling": Increases in urban population...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

BERN, Switzerland, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- swissinfo.ch is presenting special multimedia reports on the country's growing and diverse list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. The special dossier, available online in Switzerland's national languages, is now also in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. The reports invite visitors on a virtual journey through the centuries to discover Switzerland's cultural and natural treasures that are considered by Unesco to be of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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