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2010-12-17 08:00:00

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, today announces a new deal to extend the existing partnership with Telefonica to provide mobile social networking services to Telefonica's Vivo brand. The agreement reinforces Myriad's 5-year partnership with Telefonica announced earlier this year, and increases...

2010-11-30 12:23:00

CRAWLEY, England, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- David Beckham joined hundreds of football fans in adding his signature to the official British Airways aircraft, carrying England's hopes to Zurich. Beckham is one of several high profile delegates flying to Zurich to represent England ahead of FIFA's announcement on December 2 at 15:00 (GMT). Speaking at Heathrow's Terminal 5 today, David said: "I'm extremely proud to be flying to Zurich to represent the England 2018 Bid, and to be...

2010-11-22 13:00:00

ZURICH, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a European consortium including IBM (NYSE: IBM); and Sirrix AG security technologies; Portuguese energy and solution providers, Energias de Portugal and EFACEC; San Raffaele (Italy) Hospital and several additional European academic and corporate research organizations announced Trustworthy Clouds or TClouds, a new virtual infrastructure project. The goal of the project is to prototype an advanced cloud infrastructure that can deliver a new...

2010-11-17 04:28:00

KILCHBERG, near ZURICH, Switzerland, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday evening the Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Factory was the setting for a spectacular light show. Brand ambassador Roger Federer, the Lindt Maitres Chocolatiers and Ernst Tanner, Chairman and CEO of Lindt & Sprungli, set the kick-off for the festive light projections by artist Gerry Hofstetter. Around 8,000 visitors marvelled at the festive images and enjoyed the magical Christmas village around the...

2010-11-12 01:45:08

Economists provide field evidence on forest commons management Many imminent problems facing the world today, such as deforestation, overfishing, or climate change, can be described as commons problems. The solution to these problems requires cooperation from hundreds and thousands of people. Such large scale cooperation, however, is plagued by the infamous cooperation dilemma. According to the standard prediction, in which each individual follows only his own interests, large-scale...

2010-11-11 00:00:00

ZURICH and BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta and ETH Zurich announced today that they have entered into a partnership to launch a new professorship in the field of Sustainable Agroecosystems. Syngenta will donate CHF 10 million to ETH Zurich Foundation in order to finance a new professorship and associated research staff for the next ten years. This represents the first milestone in ETH's strategic World Food System initiative, which aims to contribute to food...

2010-11-08 16:01:00

ZURICH and TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Having met all customary closing conditions, gategroup today acquired substantially all of the business assets of Cara Airline Solutions, Canada's premier airline catering and logistics provider, from Cara Operations Limited. Cara Airline Solutions achieves annual revenues of approximately CHF 200 million and was obtained on favorable terms. Furthermore, the acquisition achieved important entry points for gategroup's core...

2010-11-04 01:30:00

DUBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile and home entertainment technology, today announces a new customer win with Sunplus Technology, a leading provider of multimedia IC solutions to home entertainment platforms and high-definition home entertainment products. Sunplus will utilize Myriad's Jbed CDCA software for their Blu-ray turnkey solution as well as integrate Myriad's Browser V9 and Dalvik Turbo solutions to...

2010-11-01 06:00:00

ZURICH, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nycomed has acquired 51.34% of the shares of Guangdong Techpool Bio-Pharma Co., Ltd., a fast-growing Chinese pharmaceutical company based in Guangdong Acquisition demonstrates importance of China as a key part of Nycomed's emerging markets strategy Nycomed gains access to a leading, high quality manufacturer of biologic and protein-based drugs with international potential Creates enhanced commercialization base for Nycomed products including...

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2010-10-21 06:15:00

Archaeologists have discovered a "fantastically preserved", 5,100-year-old door in Zurich, Switzerland. The poplar wood door, which researchers believe was made in 3,063 BC, is "solid and elegant", and may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe, said chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher on Wednesday. It had well-preserved hinges and was "remarkable because of the way the planks were held together," said Bleicher, who used tree rings to determine the age of the door. It was likely built...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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