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2014-09-18 08:25:48

SINGAPORE, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JOHNNIE WALKER(R), the world's leading Scotch Whisky[1], today announced a new partnership with the Formula One group that will enhance the brand's global positioning and significantly expand the platform for its highly successful responsible drinking initiative, Join the Pact. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/706271-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/706271-b ) The...

2009-09-09 12:18:09

Liquor giant Diageo said a Scottish government task force has failed to find a plan that would rescue 900 jobs at two historic beverage facilities. A company restructuring plan calls for the closure of a Johnny Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock and a grain distillery in Glasgow, The Scotsman reported Wednesday. The plan provoked a protest march in Kilmarnock with 20,000 people participating. Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney presented the company with a variety of alternate proposals,...

2008-09-24 06:00:25

By Fiona MacLeod THUNDER clouds rumbled ominously above the tram as it trundled through the streets of Aberdeen. For most four-year-olds, the experience would have been frightening, but for one little boy, it sparked a passion that would last a lifetime. Appearing, as he did, to lack natural fear, it might seem unsurprising that this child grew up to face rooms full of teenagers, as a teacher. But to those in education, to become a headteacher and face an even more daunting crowd -...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'