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Hawkins, John


(also Hawkyns). Born in 1532 in Plymouth; died Dec. 11, 1595. English admiral.

Hawkins laid the foundation for the English slave trade, which was one of the sources of the primary accumulation of capital in England. In 1588 he fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada. In 1595, together with Admiral F. Drake, he took part in an expedition to the West Indies. Hawkins died during the voyage.

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Mobile computer company Psion plc (LSE:PON) stated on Friday that the board of directors unanimously named the chairman designate as board member, John Hawkins.
John Hawkins has been named as new Chairman by MLL Telecom, for backing up ansextend its developing its portfolio of services.
Sterling's cooperation with Roberts-Gordon will focus on the existing organic growth opportunities and will support acquisitions into complementary HVAC markets, partner at The Sterling Group John Hawkins said.
Aidan O'Brien's Sir John Hawkins is the one he had to beat but he looks sure to progress into a decent juvenile and can prove it tomorrow.
She was signatory on two of his bank accounts from which she wrote 181 cheques to deposit cash into her own account, a joint one with her then husband John Hawkins, and a credit card account.
John Hawkins, chairman of Psion, said the deal offers investors "certainty in an environment where certainty is in short supply".
The British Ambassador, John Hawkins who left Doha yesterday, has spoken about the significance of the relationship between the UK and Qatar in the political arena, highlighting their co-operation during the Arab Spring as an indication of these ties which he believes will develop in the future.
Two Carden Park pairs finished level on 43 points in the Am-Am, Dave Cooper and John Gallagher beating Dennis Bowen and John Hawkins on a countback with Prestatyn's Arron Williams and Fiona Will third on 39.
So wrote conservative commentator John Hawkins in a piece for rightwingnews.
John Hawkins, senior vice president with the Texas Hospital Association, said he's expecting a proposal for a quality assurance fee soon - but with so many existing unknowns in Medicaid funding at the Legislature, a sign-off from the hospitals is unlikely to happen in the next six weeks.
Talking to the media on Wednesday, British Ambassador to Qatar HE John Hawkins emphasised that, traditionally, UK hosts only two state visits a year, which explained the importance Britain attached to ties with Qatar and the grand preparations being made for welcoming the Qatari leaders in Britain.
A Man of Character" tells the story of Coach John Hawkins, as he's faced with a devastated and ravaged inner city school.