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Entertainment News Archive - January 16, 2009

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite difficult financial times and flat federal funding of biomedical research, five important actions -- which can be implemented rapidly and at modest cost -- can yield dramatic results for patients and the public.

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- Modality, Inc., a premier mobile learning architect for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced that its Brain Quest Blast Off game is now available on the Apple App Store.

New Macau and Philippine Casinos choose GPI's RFID technology for Casino Currency Control(R) security, tracking and verification at gaming tables LAS VEGAS, Jan.

DUBLIN, January 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America, Irish bookmaking chain Paddy Power are offering a wide range of Obama themed betting opportunities. With an expected domestic TV audience in excess of 50-million, customers of Paddy Power can place bets on the duration of President Obama's speech, what "cliche" he will first mention during his address, the actual number of viewers that tune in and whether the TV audience will exceed that of Superbowl XLIII. Other Obama bets on offer from Paddy Power include which country (after Canada) Obama will first officially visit as President of the United States, his first year approval ratings and how many Oscar winners will mention Obama in their acceptance speech! Paddy Power famously paid out over EUR 1,000,000 on Barack Obama winning the 2008 Presidential race a full 10-days before polling day last year. Already President Obama i

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY announces that Reporter Donna Leinwand becomes president of the National Press Club today, January 16, 2009. The National Press Club is the world's leading organization for journalists and has 3,500 members worldwide.

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Province, the largest group of Franciscan Friars in the U.S., has created a four-page Lenten study booklet called, "St. Paul Guides Us Through Lent to Easter." The booklet contains daily Pauline passages for the duration of Lent, from Ash Wednesday Feb.

UniWorld Group Inc.'s diversity broadcast spot MadCrazyLove for luxury automaker Lincoln named African American Diversity Broadcast Ad of the Year UniWorld Group Inc.'s diversity print ad Push It Good for the Ford Flex named African American Diversity Print Ad of the Year NEW YORK, Jan.

Free Rapid Debt Reducer software and online advice at RapidDebtReducer.com provide big motivation for making a commitment today GROTON, Vt., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, resolve to reduce debt.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.