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2012-10-25 07:33:09

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $115.1 million (including after tax charges of $26.4 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, in the quarter for business consolidation costs, discontinued operations and other activities), or 73 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.3 billion, compared to $132.1 million, or 79 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.3 billion in the third...

2012-10-25 07:30:25

ZURICH, October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Branco Weiss, who died in 2010, has remembered the organization Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowship in his will with a donation of an estimated amount of 100 million Swiss francs. The fellowship belongs to ETH Zurich and supports young researchers throughout the world. By testation, Dr. Branco Weiss has increased the donation to Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowship...

2012-10-24 07:29:37

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, FutureBrand reveals its 8(th) annual ranking of the world's leading country brands - moving Switzerland to the #1 seat in the consultancy's 2012-13 Country Brand Index (CBI), a preeminent global study of country brands. In keeping with past year's studies, the 2012-13 CBI ranks the world's countries - from their cultures, to their industries, to their economic vitality and public policy initiatives - based on global perceptions today. Drawing...

2012-10-24 07:27:41

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Franchise Group, LLC (GFG), the strategic brand management company, announces its entry into a non-binding Letter of Intent to sell The Athletes Foot (TAF) to IIC - INTERSPORT International Corp. (IIC). TAF, a franchise retail brand that sells athletic shoes that satisfy both performance and lifestyle, currently has 430 franchisee-owned stores in 27 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,...

2012-10-23 07:35:48

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexthink®, the leading provider of real-time: monitoring and analytics for IT Infrastructure from the end-user perspective, announced today the general availability of Nexthink V4.2. The strengthened VDI assessment and capacity planning module, improved performance speed of real-time visualization and support for Windows 8 are among over 60 new features available today. Nexthink uniquely combines in an interactive dashboard readiness...

2012-10-22 23:20:37

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales in the third quarter of 2012 increased by 6 percent at constant exchange rates driven by an excellent performance in Latin America. Sales in the first nine months of the year increased by 9 percent to reach a record $11 billion, with volume up 6 percent and prices up 3 percent. Third quarter regional sales Total integrated sales increased by 7 percent at constant exchange rates. In Latin America, a strong start to the season drove...

2012-10-17 23:20:22

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today announced the appointment of Michel Demare as the new Chairman of the Board with effect from the next Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2013. Mr. Demare will succeed Martin Taylor who, as previously announced, will retire from the Board on that date. Martin Taylor said, "I am delighted that the Board has chosen Michel as my successor. Since his election as a Director earlier this year he has already made a significant...

2012-10-16 07:29:04

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announces nine new members from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. The diverse companies join cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide that are committed to a sustainable cocoa economy. The new WCF members are: Agro-Traders Limited - Headquartered in Akure, NigeriaCOCOCO Chocolatiers Inc. - Calgary, Alberta, CanadaCropLife...

2012-10-12 11:20:14

BERN, Switzerland, October 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Apple have reached an agreement on the use of SBB's station clock on certain devices such as iPads and iPhones. This arrangement has been mutually agreed by both parties in a licence agreement. For the use of the clockface on certain Apple devices such as iPads and iPhones, the parties have negotiated an arrangement that enables Apple to use the SBB station clock under a licence...

2012-10-12 07:24:47

AUBONNE, Switzerland, October 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swissvoice, the Swiss telecommunication company specialized in cordless telephony, will present its range of CAT-iq2.0 certified products at Broadband World Forum 2012 in Amsterdam (16-18 October) , including CAT-iq2.0 certified handsets, USB dongle, and VoIP DECT base station. Swissvoice will participate in the DECT Forum (stand B51) and will demonstrate how its products can enable broadband service providers and...


Latest Switzerland Reference Libraries

Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

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2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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2007-12-18 11:46:03

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a breed from Switzerland bred for the purpose of guarding flocks and being a general farm dog. It is a medium-sized breed that is friendly and excels in obedience competitions. Because the Appenzeller Sennenhund is a herding dog, it needs plenty of exercise and room to run. If this dog gets bored, he could become restless and destructive. The Appenzeller Sennenhund would be a good pet for someone who has ample time to spend with their animal. Photo...

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