How Many Litres Of Water Does An Elephant’s Trunk Hold?*

Released on: December 30, 2009, 5:44 am
Author: Swedish National Encyclopedia (NE)
Industry: Education

Millions of Swedes find a question like this amusing. This is why the Swedish National Encyclopedia (NE) presents for free the largest Swedish educative quiz with over 6,000 questions. You can find all the answers on the website

In our digital world, people ask for knowledge through new channels. Therefore, the Swedish National Encyclopedia has gone from being a traditional printed encyclopedia to acting in several ways on the Internet and in mobile phones. Our aim is, wherever you may be, to provide answers and inspiration for you to learn new things. This new quiz is the largest Internet quiz in Sweden , and our aim is to attract people who are eager to acquire factual information. Players can test their knowledge in areas such as history, geography, science and sports. Excellent results will appear in a top-ranking list.

Anders Hansson, quiz editor and developer at NE, says:

“Our aim has been to develop a quiz that is both entertaining and challenging for people to learn more. The aim of a quiz should be to arouse interest, not to discourage. ”


ACF Car Finance Gears Up for 2010

Released on: December 30, 2009, 5:54 am
Author: ACF Car Finance
Industry: Automotive

The UK’s leading specialist sub-prime car dealer, ACF Car Finance Limited, has announced several significant branch promotions and appointments to support the business’s continued growth and success.

The market leading company recently reported its highest monthly volume of customer applications and is planning for an even busier New Year by promoting five members of the sales team and appointing one new hire.

The promotions include Peter Lloyd to Branch Manager at the car finance company’s number one performing branch at Maidstone, with Chetan Patel replacing Peter as Branch Manager at Dunstable after many very successful years as the Sales Manager there. Nick Merchant, Doug Browne and John Lloyd have been promoted to Sales Manager at the Dunstable, Maidstone and Isleworth sites respectively, following continued success within the company at Sales Executive level.

To further supplement this, the business is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Edmonds as Branch Manager at Isleworth. Simon brings with him years of sub-prime motor retail experience both at Sales and Branch Management level.


ACF Car Finance In Manchester Branches Out This Christmas

Released on: December 30, 2009, 8:46 am
Author: ACF Car Finance
Industry: Automotive

ACF Car Finance Limited has helped to spread festive cheer to its customers with the first ever car dealership Christmas tree giveaway.

Nationwide throughout December the UK’s leading sub-prime car dealer has given away 120 free top-quality Nordman Fir Christmas trees to its customers.

Jane Whittle, Marketing Manager at ACF Car Finance commented: “Offering customers a free Christmas tree during such an expensive time of year has been an incredible success. It’s the last thing they expected from a car dealership and they’ve loved it!

“The run-up to Christmas can be hectic and we wanted to help ease the burden by ensuring that they had one less thing to worry about.” The first 15 customers at each branch throughout the UK simply claimed their free tree on the day of purchase when visiting one of the eight showrooms, such as ACF Car Finance Manchester, Leeds, East Midlands, Birmingham, Bristol, Dunstable, Maidstone and Isleworth.


The Journey to Excellence Reaches a Turning Point and Wins

Released on: December 29, 2009, 10:20 am
Author: Barbara Strawson, LLC
Industry: Sports

Clarksburg, Maryland – December 29, 2009 – On the heels of relocating to her new training facilities at Turning Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland, Barbara Strawson, FEI Dressage Competitor and Trainer, went on the road to garner three prestigious year-end
championships and two reserve championships. Within a two week span, Strawson won the Intermediare 1 Freestyle Final at both the Colonel Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships, as well as the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships (Region 1). At the CBLM she also brought home the Intermediare 1 championship. Strawson was Reserve in the Prix St George Final at both the CBLM and GAIG/USDF Championship. Aboard Degas, the impressive 18-hand Hanoverian owned by Marianne Campano, Strawson also capped off the season by receiving the“Most Elegant Rider Award” for the second year in a row at the CBLM.

In a recent DNN (DressageNewsNetwork) interview, Strawson commented on her Freestyle success. “EquiChord has been practicing with me for a whole year on this Freestyle – I had never ridden a freestyle before, so the progression was really nice to see. To have taken him along and then to end up winning at the BLMs and GAIGS was very rewarding.” Strawson also credits the support of her team and the overall philosophy of her training system – a program she recently brought to her new location.


Online Coupons Help Shoppers Save Money in 2010

Released on: December 29, 2009, 10:12 am
Industry: Consumer Services, a website for finding Online coupons and turning a profit, offers an extra service to its users: help keeping a New Year’s resolution. For those vowing to save money in 2010, we eliminate the frustrating task of sifting through worthless discount offerings by providing a reliable platform for timely bargains and evergreen savings. In a tough economic climate, we also reward contributors who help us make indispensable for other online shoppers looking to cut costs but not quality.

December, 2009 – “I’m going to lose weight this year.” “I will stop smoking.” “I will learn to play the trumpet.” New Year’s resolutions come and go, but for those who pledge to save money in 2010, can help this particular resolution last longer than to Valentine’s Day. As comparison-shopping becomes crucial to consumers looking to stretch their dollars, the ability to easily find valid online coupons plays an ever-growing role in shopping decisions.


Cu-Factor Introduces Cultural Diversity Trainings, M&A Assistance And European Business Consultancy For Any Company Interested In Doing Business In Europe

Released on: December 28, 2009, 4:28 am
Author: Johan van Hamme
Industry: Consumer Services

Interested in doing business in Europe? Ever thought about the cultural aspect of doing business in Europe? Do you recognize this as a critical element in the process of securing the right “matching”?

Well, you might be Mister Einstein’s cousin, have the looks and charisma that speak but without cultural intelligence you will fail. In the absence of a clear understanding and respect for one another’s cultural diversities, it will be extremely difficult to assure “full alignment” in the current days of globalization.

The recently founded company Cu-Factor supports companies to “find the right tree in the woods” on the European continent. Their executives have intensive international business experience in various industries, and will be able to guide you smoothly through this web of complexity.

Their practical “tool-box” covers key business elements to consider for majority of European countries. They provide you no-nonsense consultancy services and practical training sessions.


Introducing The Benchmark Designer Ring Collection, Now Available At Just Men’s Rings

Released on: December 21, 2009, 12:55 pm
Author: Just Men’s Rings
Industry: Apparel & Fashion is proud to announce that they will now be offering the Benchmark collections of 10K and 14K gold, palladium and platinum rings. Customers of will now be able to purchase these high quality men’s rings at the most competitive pricing available online.

Benchmark Rings has a forty year history of being the “wedding ring specialists”. Everything they do is fueled by their desire to create the highest quality rings, engineered for comfort and lasting beauty. As the first company to introduce“comfort fit” rings to U.S. consumers, Benchmark is also known for their commitment to innovation and customer care. Benchmark is one of the few manufacturers to have mastered the technology of precision setting, a process that allows as much of a diamond’s surface to be displayed as possible, without sacrificing the security of the stone. In essence, their rings are “engineered for perfection”, a fact that Benchmark takes pride in maintaining.

Benchmark offers something that many other companies do not – a Lifetime Guarantee. This means that once a customer registers their ring with Benchmark, they will repair or replace it at no charge, as long as the damage is sustained during normal wear. In addition, if a customer’s ring size changes, Benchmark will resize the ring free of charge.


Securities Based Lending Continues To Be Seen As The Worldwide Lending Option That Offers U.S. Citizens And Foreign Nationals A Simple, Flexible, Non-Recourse Lending Alternative Without Liquidating The Borrower’s Assets

Released on: December 28, 2009, 4:10 am
Author: Steve Gordon
Industry: FinancialReal Estate

Dillon, Co. – Securities Based Funding, Inc. announces a unique financing advantage to borrowers against the value of their securities portfolio at below-market, simple interest, fixed rate loans ranging from 2.5% to 4.5%. These   non-recourse   loans will assist Domestic and international buyers, sellers and developers of properties worldwide. The loan proceeds can be used for any purpose except to buy securities or carry securities in a margin account.

Despite the credit crunch and while access to liquidity through traditional capital markets is difficult in today’s uncertain economy, security-based loans enable borrowers to access liquidity at below-market rates by pledging the securities they own as collateral for the loan. Securities based loans offer residential and commercial real estate owners and developers, a viable alternative, that are being frozen out of the market, by their banks and traditional sources of financing.


Find Coupons And Deals On Line To Save You Money

Released on: December 28, 2009, 3:39 am
Author: Jerven Lee
Industry: Internet & Online

At, they understand why savings are important, and they offer coupons which can help you achieve this goal. The all coupons section of the site will allow you to access any type of coupons, so you will get the savings you want without wasting any time. The coupons that are available on this page will vary in the savings amounts, and some may offer savings that are worth hundreds of dollars. There are coupons that offer savings for a specific amount, like five or ten dollars off or more, and then there are coupons that offer savings in a percentage form, such as ten or twenty percent off your purchase amount. These are the coupons that can have savings in amounts of a hundred dollars or more, because the more you spend the more savings you will see every time. This page has all the coupons and savings that you are looking for, from across all the categories you could possibly want.

Savings are always welcome, and that is what you will get every time with the coupons they offer at These coupons represent savings on jewelry, computers, electronics, and much more. There are coupons on home and garden items and services, and you can get saving on sports and collectible products as well. You do not have to pay high prices or settle for low quality products, because they give you access to the best coupons and savings you will find anywhere. They offer codes for the coupons they carry, so that you can get the savings immediately, without having to print out the coupons and wait for your savings. At their goal is to provide you with the best coupons and savings possible, while offering high quality services and products at low prices, and making your shopping experience much easier and more convenient at the same time.


Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Attorney Earns Board Certification

Released on: December 28, 2009, 3:25 am
Author: Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Industry: Law

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is proud to announce that Attorney Barry Jennings has recently passed the exam to become a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Board Certified Specialists are lawyers certified by the North Carolina State Bar as having demonstrated special knowledge, skill and proficiency in a specific area of law. The certification process for workers’ compensation law requires at least five years of substantial involvement practicing workers’ compensation law, completing at least 36 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in workers’ compensation and related legal fields, a satisfactory review by at least five legal peers, and passing a comprehensive written examination.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2006, Jennings worked as a defense attorney defending employers against the claims of injured workers. This experience has given him a keen appreciation for workers’ compensation law from both sides of the table.