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2014-04-14 04:21:02

AMSTERDAM, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Snel en Simpel Betalen' is already a success in catering Amsterdam-based Magna Carta, a specialist in facility transaction systems, has entered into a cooperation agreement with payment processor Equens for the introduction of the innovative 'Snel en Simpel Betalen' [Quick & Easy Payments] for educational institutions as an alternative for Chipknip in the Netherlands. The system is based on contactless chip card technology...

2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

2013-07-17 16:25:41

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 527,000 sold in the US13th # 1 album in the US # 1 album in the UK#1 album in Canada#1 album in Switzerland# 1 iTunes in 64 territories1 Samsung partnership1 groundbreaking commercial1 million apps14 million Spotify streams - a new Spotify record1 scavenger hunt1 placement in Salisbury Cathedral1 Brooklyn Party1 album1 World Tour NEW RULESFACTS ONLY SOURCE Roc Nation

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta. They work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Not the authors, of course; they've been dead 700 years. But a NIST engineering team, at the behest of the National Archives, designed and built a state-of-the-art encasement and transport cart to protect the Archive's prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Their work–and the freshly conserved Magna...

2012-01-10 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author and journalist A'Lelia Bundles has been elected Chair and President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Archives. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC32676) Bundles, who succeeds Ken Lore, was elected to serve a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2012. The Foundation is an independent nonprofit that serves as the private-sector partner of the National Archives in the creation of the...

2011-11-03 18:28:00

Award presented at annual gala chaired by Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives presented its eighth annual Records of Achievement Award to philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. The tribute was presented Wednesday night at the Foundation's annual black-tie gala, which was co-chaired by Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg. The lead sponsors of the event were the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation...

2011-06-14 12:39:00

Gift to Enhance and Expand Museum Experience, including New Permanent Exhibition Gallery, at the National Archives WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives has received a $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to enhance and expand the museum offerings at the National Archives. This gift, the largest single contribution ever received by the Foundation for the National Archives, will help create a new permanent...

2008-04-24 07:10:51

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. It is crumbling, water-stained and written in Medieval Latin, but the Magna Carta has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today, 800 years after it was scrawled on parchment and affirmed with the sticky wax seal of the English king. England's "Great Charter" of 1215 was the first document to challenge...