In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Collins is leaving his position six months early to facilitate an easy transition for the new director general.
- We have three main structures headed each by a director general.
- It does this every few years by appointing a chairman, who in turn chooses a director general.
- By the end of the week both the director general of the BBC and the chairman of its board of governors had resigned.
- It's the Brit Awards tonight - just as the BPI is making its director general redundant.
- I went to a talk at the Royal Society by the incoming director general of the World Trade Organisation.
- The director general said the tax collection rate will decrease, not rise, following the tax restructuring.
- Iraqi directors general head the local government offices overseeing basic services and have been drawn into planning local reconstruction.
- He is also a former director general of the Irish Management Institute.
- Governors, directors general and controllers have come and gone.
- Ottawa sources say Green issued an edict to the regional directors general at the beginning of the last fiscal year that no deficits would be allowed.
- Clifford, the director general of the National Galleries of Scotland, was central to the successful campaign to secure it for the nation.
- The new director general's plans include setting up two new BBC channels to supplement BBC1 and BBC2.
- The Institute of European Affairs last week announced his appointment as its director general.
- The chairman of Lloyds and the director general of the CBI agree.
- He has written to the director general of the Prison Service demanding an end to the ‘liberal regime’.
- He said that until the fine detail of the director general's plans was known, it was impossible to know what their response would be.
- The former director general of the BBC tells his side of the Gilligan affair story and talks about his life in television.
- They faxed a letter to a civil servant in the director general's office.
- But the outgoing director general says that it would never have come to Scotland if he had not invented a fake deadline.
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