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bril

An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of luminance based on a subjective evaluation of brightness, with 100 brils being approximately equal to 1 millilambert.
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The Conservatives fully backed Sealink and BRIL in resisting opportunistic takeover bids--the first from European Ferries in December 1980, which was ruled out following a reference to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, and the second, from Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc.
In November 1983 three options, drawn up and costed by Morgan Grenfell, were considered by BRIL and the British Railways Board: 1) the placing of 60 percent of the equity in early 1984, followed by a subsequent offer for sale; 2) an immediate sale; and 3) an offer for sale in March 1985.
A change of managing director in March 1980 (the long-serving Robert Dashwood was succeeded by Gavin Simpson) wasthe prelude to a more determined sales effort, encouraged by the Department of Transport and BRIL.