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2011-05-25 07:00:00

BOSTON and EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer, Amazon is to create 900 jobs in Edinburgh, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. The company will create a new Customer Service Centre at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh, creating 500 permanent and 400 temporary jobs. The new centre will handle both internet and telephone customer queries for Amazon.co.uk including technical support for Amazon Kindle and MP3 services. The new facility in...

2011-05-17 11:43:01

As Iceland became part of the Norwegian kingship 1262, a new power structure in the shape of an Icelandic aristocracy appointed by the king of Norway was established. This development is discussed in a doctoral thesis in History from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, that sheds light on a period in the Icelandic history that previously has not received its due attention. 'The 14th century has never received a great deal of attention in Icelandic history writing. This is surprising since...

2011-05-05 07:00:00

DUBLIN, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Online Access to Over 4 Million Irish Records Dating From 1400 to 1920s at Launch - Over 50 Million Records Available in First 12-18 Months The 80 million people worldwide who claim to have Irish ancestry, half of which (41 million) are Americans, have limited resources to prove their claim but now thanks to the launch of family history website http://www.findmypast.ie many will be able to make that connection with their past....

2011-03-17 04:00:00

LONDON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Tourism Ireland Today Announced the Launch of an Online Game, Which Will go Live on Facebook on St Patrick's Day, 17th March 2011 - Called Ireland Town http://www.facebook.com/irelandtown the Game Brings the Holiday Experience in Ireland to Life for Facebook Fans Across the World - Competition to win an Amazing 4-night Adventure in the West of Ireland, Alongside Prizes Including an Orla Kiely bag, Artisan Food Hampers, or a box of...

2011-02-10 07:59:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment is to establish new offices and up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. Established in 2010 by brothers Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay Entertainment specializes in publishing videogames for use on smartphones, social networks and other e-distribution platforms. The Hare brothers have over 25-years of experience in the videogames industry...

2010-12-20 05:00:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KILTR today announced the public beta launch of its international online platform for business professionals of Scottish descent at http://www.KILTR.com. KILTR brings together 40 million Scots worldwide to network online and tap into the vast knowledge, experience and opportunity offered by the Scottish community, which is renowned as canny and entrepreneurial in business. The company has recently closed a Series A round of financing with...

2010-11-04 16:39:00

STANFORD, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland are hosting a conference showcasing Ireland's R&D capabilities at the esteemed Stanford University in California. The 'Ireland R&D Showcase' highlights key executives of Irish science and industry, and features presentations from Irish-based scientific researchers and industries who are producing a major impact on an international scale. (Photo:...

2010-11-02 14:54:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Norway at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=aea92c15-becc-4ab9-8e68-1cb14285cca1# In connection with the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Northern Dimension in Oslo on November 2, Norway and Russia signed an agreement on facilitation of travel for border residents in Norway and Russia. It is the first agreement Russia enters into under the Schengen framework. The agreement on a local border traffic...

2010-09-14 01:59:00

GORINCHEM, The Netherlands, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- XSPlatforms is proud to announce that it has opened an office in Belgium, thus expanding the company's worldwide presence. Although the office will offer the complete product range of XSPlatforms, to begin with the focus will be on fall protection and building maintenance units. The office in Gent, Belgium, will be managed by Olivier Bolle. He has been active since 1998 in the French and Belgian markets for fall...

2010-09-13 12:27:45

The process of globalisation has led to many Swedish companies being sold to owners in other countries. A licentiate thesis in English from the University of Gothenburg shows that this often forces employees to change their working language from Swedish to English. 'My results confirm previous findings pointing to increased anglicisation in the workplace and that companies tend to take for granted that their employees are proficient in both written and spoken English,' says the author of the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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