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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...

2010-06-15 08:13:00

HELSINKI, TALLINN, Estonia and STOCKHOLM, June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Tech Tour today announced the 30 selected companies of the Nordic Tech Tour 2010. The finalists represent the region's most promising, high-growth, early- and expansion-stage technology companies. The 30 companies - all of them based or incubated in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Baltic countries - were chosen from a pool of over 500 companies. The selection was based on detailed...

2010-06-15 00:45:23

New research from Queen's University Belfast shows the number of paramilitary flags now flown on arterial routes in Northern Ireland during July has more than halved. The figure is down from 161 flags in 2006 to 73 in 2009. The largest proportion of those that were flying in July 2009 belonged to the UVF. The research is contained in a new report Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland published by the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's. The study is funded by the Office...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.