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Building And Repairing Of Ships And Boats
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Sunday 15 January 2012
Friday 16 December 2011
Many artists have a "career record", a song which becomes so well-known that it swamps anything else they do. With Billie Jo Spears, it was her 1975 single, "Blanket on the Ground", a song which suggested putting the romance back into a marriage. "It became controversial," said Spears, "as many of the listeners thought I was singing 'sleep around' instead of 'slip around'. The country fans thought it sounded like a cheating song, and they don't like girls who sing cheating songs." With a few more plays, everyone realised what the song was about and it became an international bestseller.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The 100th anniversary of the Titanic's launch has been marked at a commemorative event in Belfast.
Saturday 11 September 2010
“Best reinvention of a de-commissioned dockyard" – I’m not sure if there is such a prize, but if there is, then I have no doubt of the winner. One good reason that Britain ruled the waves (mostly) from Elizabethan times to the Second World War was Chatham Dockyard, a place of tremendous energy and innovation. HMS Victory was just one of the ships that was launched here.
Saturday 11 September 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Babcock’s pursuit of rival defense servces group VT Group could come to a successful conclusion as soon as today, the Independent has learned. VT’s board is understood to have accepted a bid of around 735p a share, valuing the company at just over £1.35bn. VT - which was once a naval shipbuilder but is now a support services operation focussed on the defence sector - twice rebuffed approaches from Babock last month, the most recent being a cash and share offer at 715p a share.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Saturday 20 February 2010
VT group is asking the Takeover Panel to impose a "put up or shut up" deadline on Babcock International following two rejected takeover approaches from the company this week.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
While VT Group was revving up its campaign to take over Mouchel yesterday, rival Babcock International was circling VT itself.
Sunday 14 February 2010
VT Group is expected to increase its takeover offer for Mouchel in a third attempt to get its support services rival around the negotiating table.
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