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The Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network is running a series of one day Master Classes in 2010 focussed on participation in Framework 7.A master class on Forming a Team & Writing a Winning Proposal will be held at the Institute of Directors on January 28 2010.

This free event is sponsored by the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network. The topics covered provide a comprehensive view of the main areas that any organisation planning to participate in FP7 should be aware of:

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Briton’s are too fat to find love and decent career

An exclusive Reader’s Digest global diet poll reveals that 35% of Britons think that being over-weight is a disadvantage when it comes to attracting the opposite sex. Thirty-five per cent of British wives also wish their husbands were slimmer, and 33% of married men think their wives should lose weight.

The first-ever Reader’s Digest global diet poll of 16,000 people in 16 countries explored people’s attitudes and behaviours about weight, weight loss, and obesity. What country diets the most? Which one thinks being overweight isn’t something to worry about? Which country swallows the most diet pills? Who’s to blame for the global obesity epidemic? Continue reading

Economic Slowdown Precipitates Rental Car Shortages in Spain

The European financial crisis has impacted many areas of the tourist industry. One unexpected side-effect was the widespread shortage of rental cars in Spain in the Summer of 2009.

The situation is likely to be repeated in the Summer of 2010. Matt May spokeman for  UK company Blue Valley Car Hire who provide car hire at Malaga Airport in the Costa del Sol explains. Continue reading

Indian investors are continuing to choose the UK, according to new data from Copernicus.

India is the second largest investor in London and projects from the country represent almost 10% of all of London’s new overseas start ups to date (145 out of 1512).

Indian companies have contributed over 4000 jobs worth £461 million to the London economy, making it the second highest source of jobs after the US. Over the past 10 years, Copernicus has assisted several of these companies to market success in the UK Continue reading

CORC: A Recognised Trade Association in UK Roofing Industry

The Confederation of Roofing Contractors is the most well known Roofing Trade Association within the UK roofing industry. The CRC was formed in 1985 to promote membership and protect the general public against unscrupulous roofing contractors.

Since then the Confederation has expanded to become an elite organisation specialising in the provision of roofing services to all market sectors. Continue reading

Ring Central Fax

Ring central has designed this advance types of <b>fax</b> for hectic professionals and small businesses – entrepreneurs who take and manage issues on their own. That’s why we consider that if you had the gears which will help you to manage things without difficulty and within your means to have power over your company’s communication.

There is no need of hardware and it is at all times on secure instant activation. We also offer you a free trail. So sign up with us to know more and enjoy the advance fax system. Continue reading

Kids interview Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell about 2012 Olympic games

Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell, invited First News young reporters to meet her at the House of Commons, 1,000 days before the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.

Jamie, 15, Beth, 13 and Eve, 10, spent a morning in Westminster grilling the Minister on a variety of topics related to the 2012 London Olympics. Ms Jowell faced questioning on whether London would be ready for the Olympics, her relationship with London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, how a 2010 General Election might affect the plans for the games and even, why she’d jump under a bus for Tony Blair. Continue reading

FIRST HOUSE og Rådgivningsselskapet MonsenHejna

Kari MonsenHejnaOslo, 31. oktober 2009 – FIRST HOUSE, et nytt norskeid og kompetansetungt rådgivningsselskap innen finansiell og politisk kommunikasjon, styrker laget med ytterligere ressurser og seniorkompetanse. Fra årsskiftet blir kommunikasjonsfirmaet MonsenHejna, som har spisskompetanse på finansiell og corporate kommunikasjon, en viktig del av FIRST HOUSE.

Etter MonsenHejnas inntreden, vil FIRST HOUSE sitt team på finansiell kommunikasjon telle åtte personer. FIRST HOUSE vil etter dette omfatte 12 rådgivere og prosjektledere. Trolltind og MonsenHejna hadde i 2008 en samlet byråinntekt på 16 millioner kroner. Ingen av virksomhetene har tilbudt rådgivning innen politikk, samfunn og næringsutvikling til sine kunder. FIRST HOUSE vil således bidra til å utvide begge virksomhetenes kompetanse og tilbud. Continue reading

First House: New senior advisory firm focusing on financial communication and governmental affairs in Oslo, Norway

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First House Norway

Oslo, Norway, 24th October 2009 – FIRST HOUSE is a focused strategic advisory firm with Norway and the Nordic countries as its home markets. The firm is founded on the belief that the strategic importance of excellent, insightful and honest advisory within financial communication and public and governmental affairs is a crucial value creator for clients within the public and the private sector.

The two pillars of FIRST HOUSE services are governmental affairs and financial communication:

Governmental affairs: • Strategic advisory and governmental advisory consulting • Research, analysis and advisory related to strategic challenges • Issues management • Confederation, trade council, associations and labour union communication • Public affairs and issues management

Financial & corporate communication: • Strategic advisory and business consulting • Financial communication and investor relations • Equity story development • Restructuring and recapitalisation communication • Strategic communication services related to M&A and capital market communication – in close cooperation with the leading investment banks, brokerage houses, the private equity industry, and first class legal expertise Continue reading

Nordic countries taking the lead in renewable energy for transport

driving-sustElectricity and biofuels are quickly changing the way people power their cars while also having a positive effect on people’s finances and the environment. The leadership role of the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland in this field are highlighted at the upcoming Driving Sustainability conference in Reykjavík in September.

In Norway, over three thousand electric cars are on the road. Government policy dictates that charging their batteries is free of charge, zero emissions EVs get free parking, can drive on bus lanes in the city, get free rides on state run ferries (there are a lot of them in Norway) and there is no VAT on electric cars in Norway, so they’re reasonably priced. ‘Think’ is the leading producer of competitive electric city cars in the world. In addition, Norway produces the tiny Buddy EV electric car. Continue reading