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BABC Editor's Note: Bike riding in Houston can be a challenge. Heck it can be challenge just being a pedestrian. The City of Houston has just passed an ordinance to help protect vulnerable road users. So, heads up Houston drivers. Houston Passes Ordinance to Protect Cyclists,  Others from Vehicular Traffic New Law Defines Space Needed to Maintain Traffic Safety for all Road Users Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council this week unanimously approved an ordinance to protect Houston's cyclists and other vulnerable road users by requiring cars and other motor vehicles to keep a separation of more than three feet while passing, and trucks or commercial vehicles to keep a separation of more than six feet. The ordinance is effective immediately. Vulnerable road users are defined as a walkers or runners; the physically disabled, such as someone in a ...

The UK had a big presence at the world’s largest energy exposition, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston the week of 6 May 2013. Already a global leader in the energy sector with record investments in the North Sea during 2012, industry leaders and watchers looked with interest to the UK as planned investments are expected to reach £13 billion ($20 billion). The weeklong events started Monday night at the 13th annual UK Energy Excellence reception, drawing more than 800 guests from the global energy sector. Olympic legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee delivered remarks to the cheering crowd, stating, “As an athlete and a teammate, I know it takes a team to be successful.” READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE

    British-American Business Council Houston More than just business...and British   This Week at BABC 29 April - 3 May 2013      MENU Calendar Articles Jobs New Members Photos   Calendar   OTC Scottish Breakfast Sponsor: Houston Grampian Association and BABC Houston Day: Saturday 4-May-13 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Location: Hilton Post Oak Register Add to Calendar UKTI @ OTC 13th Annual UK Energy Excellence Reception Sponsor: UK Trade and Investment Day: Monday 6-May-13 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Location: HIlton Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056 Register Mapquest | Add to Calendar BAFTX 6th Annual Awards Banquet Day: Wednesday 8-May-13 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Location: The Federal Reserve 1801 Allen Parkway Houston, TX 77019 Register Mapquest | Add to Calendar BABC Annual Transatlantic Conference Day: Wednesday 15-May-13 8:30 AM to Friday 17-May-13 ...

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Dynamo Charities, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, announced today that the Houston Dynamo and Stoke City F.C. of England will meet in the fifth BBVA Compass Dynamo Charitites Cup at 8 p.m. CT on July 24 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets are available today by clicking here or by calling 713-276-GOAL. Check out the video! The BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup, benefitting Dynamo Charities, is an annual match between the Dynamo and a prominent international opponent. Stoke City, also known as The Potters, was founded in 1863 and is the oldest club in the Barclays Premier League, the top tier of English soccer. Stoke City features former Dynamo defender and U.S. national team regular Geoff Cameron and former FC Dallas midfielder and U.S. international Brek Shea. Cameron joined the Potters last August after appearing in 116 regular season games in five seasons with ...

The United Kingdom views climate change as an economic and national security risk and would like to see Texas take more action on the issue, according to a representative from the British Consulate in Houston. Testimony on the U.K.’s position was given at Monday’s House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs meeting to consider the impact of global climate change, following passage last week of House Bill 788 in which anamendment to include reference to climate change was defeated by a majority of the House. The U.K. is the largest foreign investor in the U.S., with more than $400 billion invested, and is the largest foreign investor in the Lone Star State, with U.K.-owned businesses responsible for more than 70,000 jobs in Texas.   READ REMAINDER OF ARTICLE

  BABC Investment News     April 2013 1. ECONOMIC INDICATORS UK   UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in volume terms decreased by 0.3% in 2012 Q4, unrevised from the previously published estimate. CPI annual inflation was 2.8% in February, up from 2.7% in January. Service sector output was estimated to have increased by 0.8% in January 2013 compared with January 2012.     Production output fell by 2.9% in January 2013 compared with January 2012. Manufacturing output fell by 3% in January 2013, compared with January 2012. In the year to February 2013 the output price index for home sales of manufactured products rose 2.3%. In the same period the total input price index rose by 2.5%. The total volume of construction output fell by 6.3% comparing January 2013 with December 2012, in constant prices, not seasonally adjusted. The employment rate ...

    British-American Business Council Houston   15-19 April 2013  <font face="Arial" size="4 color=" #000000"="">   In This Issue Calendar   Articles   Jobs  New Members   Calendar  Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games Sponsor: Houston Highland Games Association Day: Saturday 27-Apr-13 9:00 AM to Sunday 28-Apr-13 6:00 PM Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club 1 Abercrombie Houston, TX 77084 Register Mapquest | Add to Calendar OTC Scottish Breakfast Sponsor: Houston Grampian Association and BABC Houston Day: Saturday 4-May-13 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Location: Hilton Post Oak Register Add to Calendar UKTI @ OTC 13th Annual UK Energy Excellence Reception Sponsor: UK Trade and Investment Day: Monday 6-May-13 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Location: HIlton Post Oak 2001 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056 Register Mapquest | Add to Calendar BAFTX 6th Annual Awards Banquet Day: Wednesday 8-May-13 5:30 ...

United States of America, Apr 01, 2013 -- The Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games is back with an outstanding lineup of entertainment on April 27 & 28, 2013 at the Houston Farm and Ranch Club, near Bear Creek Park. Festival management can't promise cooler weather than the previous mid-May dates, but chances are better you won't be be sweating as much in your wool tartan in April. Crowd favorites Jiggernaut and Clandestine will rock the McAnelly Stage along with more traditional and mellow Celtic sounds of Brian McNeill, Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse and Ed Miller. The Ceilidh Stage will showcase the best of local and regional talent, including newcomers to the Festival, Flashpoint. New this year is the Children's Stage where the Celtic Festival's resident Faerie, Willow, and her Giant, along with Rickey Pittman, will entertain with songs ...

Tendenci Newsletter   British-American Business Council Houston More than just business...and British   This Week at BABC 8-12 April 2013            In This Issue Calendar Articles   Jobs   Calendar NEW! Networking Social - Blue Atlas Marketing Sponsor: Blue Atlas Marketing Day: Thursday 18-Apr-13 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Holiday Inn 1112 Eldridge Parkway Houston, TX Mapquest | Add to Calendar LAST CHANCE BABC Ascot Day at the Sam Houston Race Park Sponsor: RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Wood Group PSN Xodus Group British School of Houston CBRE Day: Saturday 20-Apr-13 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Sam Houston Race Park 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX 77064 Register Mapquest | Add to Calendar 2013 BABC Int'l Business Awards Kickoff Event Sponsor: Hotel Granduca Day: Thursday 25-Apr-13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Hotel Granduca ...

The Prime Minister David Cameron responded to the news that former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher has died: It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Lady Thatcher. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton. The Foreign Secretary William Hague gave his reaction to the death of Lady Thatcher: She changed our country forever and all of us owe so much to her. A legacy few will ever equal. Rest in peace Margaret. Speaking to media in Madrid today the Prime Minister David Cameron said: Today is a truly sad day for our country. We’ve lost a great Prime Minister, a great leader, a great Briton. As our first woman Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds, and the real thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she didn’t ...