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2011-10-08 07:00:00

Tidal Today [London]: Nominations for the 2nd Annual International Tidal Today Awards are Now Open. LONDON (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 Tidal Today is proud to host the 2nd Annual International Tidal Today Awards during the 5th International Tidal Energy Summit to be held at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London on November 22rd. Nominations for the 2nd Annual International Tidal Today Awards 2011 will be open from 6th October until 28th October 2011 â“ all entries must be...

2011-06-09 06:55:00

LONDON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Global Competition Winner's Imagination Showcased on Battersea Power Station Today Bombay Sapphire, the world's number one premium gin by value1 for a second consecutive year, made imagination a reality in the climax of the Bombay Sapphire Project Your Imagination Competition projected onto the well-known Thames-side landmark, Battersea Power Station. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110609/461185-a ) (Photo:...

2009-11-02 18:01:00

LONDON, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- - 81% of Senior Business People Rate Transport as More Critical to Their Decision to Invest now Than Five Years Ago. Today Invest Thames Gateway, the lead international inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway region, launches a new report, 'Smart connections: The essential role of transport for borderless business'. Written by Professor Austin Smyth, Head of the Department of Transport Studies at the Westminster University, the...

2009-09-16 16:26:02

London transportation officials said the city's River Thames was removed from the London Underground map as part of an attempt to remove clutter. The Transport for London officials said the new version of the map, which is being distributed at train stations around the city, also lacks the previous map's rings of numbered zones estimating the likely cost of a journey, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Over the years as the transport network has expanded, so has the map which has become...

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2009-07-13 16:15:00

An Australian motorcyclist is the first to perform a back flip while jumping the River Thames via the Tower of London's famous lift bridge, local media report. Stunt rider Robbie Maddison, 27, performed a no-handed back flip while flying through the air about 100 feet over the water at 2:55 a.m. Monday, The Times of London Online reported Monday. Maddison was the first motorcyclist to jump the 25-foot gap between the spans of the bridge while it was raised for passing ships, the British...

2008-10-05 03:00:14

By Gillman, Susanna Thames Water has been instructed to revise parts of its plan for a reservoir near Abingdon in Oxfordshire by the Environment Agency. In response to the utility's draft water resource management plan (WRMP), the agency said it needs to do further work to prove the need for the project. The reservoir would hold 150 million cubic metres of water. Thames has already deferred seeking permission while it consults on its 25-year WRMP, but insisted that the project is a...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

FIREWORKS, circus performers and street art combine to entertain families at the 2008 Mayor's Thames Festival. Boris Johnson's first Mayor's Thames Festival promises to be a real treat. The annual Great River Race on Saturday has over 300 crews from around the world competing in a 22-mile marathon from Richmond to the Docklands. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has teamed with CBBC to offer children a film-making masterclass. Sunday night's finale to is...

2008-08-31 18:10:00

By CHRIS POLLARD CARS were swept into the Thames when the river burst its banks yesterday. Stunned onlookers watched as the water crept across roads at Putney, south-west London, during the afternoon's high tide. The water rose several feet at a popular boating spot, taking cars out towards passing yachts. Dad-of-two Tony Andrews, 41, said: "We couldn't believe our eyes when the water started coming up so far. "There wasn't a drop of rain all day - in fact it was boiling hot. It was very...

2008-08-14 00:00:24

By Emily Beament Invasive animals and plants which have been released or seed themselves into the wild are causing havoc on the UK's rivers and canals, according to British Waterways. Foreign pets such as terrapins, or garden plants such as giant hogweed, are damaging wildlife, and hampering access to banks and towpaths and maintenance of locks, bridges and channels, the agency said. Dealing with problem species costs British Waterways about 1m a year. The organisation, which manages a...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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