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2011-04-19 08:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Annual General Meeting of Syngenta AG on 19 April 2011, the shareholders approved all the motions proposed by the Board of Directors. Shareholders approved a dividend of CHF 7.00 per share for the business year 2010, an increase of 17% over the previous year. The dividend will be paid out of reserves from capital contributions; it is exempt from Swiss withholding tax of 35% and tax-free for individuals domiciled in Switzerland....

2010-03-24 02:01:00

NAPA, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Martin Taylor MBE is pleased to announce his partnership with online video exchange pioneers, ArtistWorks, Inc. The team will launch the Martin Taylor Guitar Academy (MTGA) on April 15, enabling students from around the world to receive a unique interactive education with the jazz guitar virtuoso online. Martin Taylor has established an extraordinary career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his distinctive style has seen him recognized...

2009-04-21 03:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At today's Annual General Meeting, Syngenta Chairman Martin Taylor and CEO Mike Mack highlighted the key global challenge of ensuring food security for a rapidly growing world population. To help address this critical challenge, they called for greater international collaboration and more coherent trade and regulatory policies that support farmers in producing sufficient, affordable food and, at the same time, help conserve the planet's...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

GUITAR soloist Martin Taylor is just one of the highlights at this year's North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festival. First held in August 2000, the North Wales Jazz Society's guitar festival has become the biggest of its kind in the UK. Taylor, who is probably best known for his arrangement of Gershwin's I Got Rhythm, will be bringing his driving and syncopated style to the third night of the festival, which is held at locations in and around Wrexham this month. Essex-born...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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