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2010-06-12 14:58:00

COPENHAGEN, June 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 30,000 People run Across the Øresund Bridge Between Denmark and Sweden When the Bridge Run 2010 Kicks off Saturday, June 12. Runners of all Ages From More Than 25 Countries Participate in the Half Marathon Over and Under the sea, an Event That Also Marks the Start of the Celebrations for the Øresund Bridge's Tenth Anniversary. In 1999,...

2010-06-02 15:59:00

QUINCY, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, the entire nation of Iceland will gather together to inspire the world. With the support of the Icelandic Government, Inspired By Iceland, a global online campaign will officially launch on June 3, 2010. Iceland's 320,000 inhabitants have been using the Internet to send personal messages describing what they love most about their homeland and now they invite the rest of world to do the same. Recently named the cleanest...

2010-05-06 18:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U2's Bono joined President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg and 1,300 members of the Irish-American business, political and arts communities at the American Ireland Fund 35th Anniversary New York Gala at the Lincoln Center Thursday to raise $3 million for Irish and Irish-American projects. Despite the economic downturn on both sides of the Atlantic, this year's special anniversary gala - one of the largest annual events of its kind among the global Irish Diaspora...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- From April 3-10, Scottish Ministers will travel throughout North America to promote Scotland as a modern, dynamic nation with a wealth of business and investment opportunities by building on existing relationships and forging new alliances. Built around the annual Tartan Day celebrations in North America, held this year on April 6, Scotland Week serves to promote Scotland's culture, renowned creativity and distinctive heritage to two of its biggest...

2010-03-16 13:53:03

Those members of Ireland's ethnic minorities who participated in last year's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin want to be able to express their own cultures more fully in future events. The claim has been made by academics from Queen's University Belfast who have been working with colleagues in the University of Limerick and St Andrews in Scotland on a research project into Irish identities. While the parade participants congratulated the organizers on creating an impressive and inclusive...

2010-03-16 07:30:00

WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-city Trade and Investment Mission to the U.S., Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, today will attend events in Washington, DC designed to promote economic partnerships between the U.S. and Ireland in the public and private sectors. The stop in Washington concludes the 2010 U.S. Trade and Investment Mission which featured an earlier visit by the Prime Minister to Silicon Valley. The Mission is organized by Enterprise...

2010-03-16 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it will provide engineering consultancy services to Transport Scotland, the national transport agency of Scotland, as the agency oversees the operation and improvement of the trunk road and railway networks in Scotland. Jacobs was one of five participants who concluded an agreement on all three of the frameworks for the initiative, which are being executed by Transport...

2010-03-15 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DUBLIN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first leg of a two-city Trade and Investment Mission to the US, Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen will lead a delegation of Irish CEOs to the San Francisco Bay Area for a series of events and meetings with technology executives and venture capitalists today. The mission is directed by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state agency responsible for the development and promotion of the country's indigenous business sector....

2009-12-03 04:33:00

COPENHAGEN and LONDON, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the specialist in online trading and investment, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E*TRADE International's local Nordic online trading business and online bank from E*TRADE Nordic AB, an indirect subsidiary of E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation, a US-based financial services company. The Nordic business includes client accounts in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden,...

2009-09-19 14:38:12

U.S. actor Don Cheadle is the star of a new public service campaign aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations says. The United Nations said in a release Friday the Hotel Rwanda star will appear in a series of videos directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff intended to convince world leaders to support a proposed greenhouse gas emissions treaty. The treaty will be discussed at climate change conference scheduled to take place this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. The series is aimed at...