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Entertainment News Archive - July 15, 2010

LEUVEN, Belgium, July 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Paper Highlights the Potential of Microplasmin for Nonsurgical Treatment of Vitreomacular Adhesion ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for eye disease, vascular disease and cancer, announces today that positive microplasmin Phase II trial results, evaluating the product for the nonsurgical treatment of vitreomacular adhesion, have been published in the July/August issue of the journal Retina. The paper is entitled "Intravitreal Injection of Microplasmin for Treatment of Vitreomacular Adhesion - Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Phase II Trial (The MIVI-IIT Trial)." The results show that microplasmin was generally well tolerated, and support its potential for nonsurgical resolution of vitreomacular adhesion.

HONG KONG, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq: GSOL) (http://www.globalsources.com ) has promoted Connie Lai, 36, to CFO.

LONDON, July 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Jackpotjoy Have Just Unveiled a Brand new Game, Tiki Temple, That Shares a Jackpot with Deal or No Deal, Meaning it can Offer an Astonishing GBP1.5 Million on the day of its Launch! The game takes place on Tiki Island - made famous by their iconic slot of the same name - but the new game centres around a search for the legendary Tiki Temple, which hides the game's Progressive Jackpot.

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Logo announced today that it has acquired the off-cable syndication rights to the groundbreaking dramatic series "Nip/Tuck" in a four-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

BURBANK, Calif. and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced an expansion of the companies' existing streaming content agreement.

30th Annual Steinbeck Festival, August 5-8, 2010, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World SALINAS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the National Steinbeck Center presents the 30th annual Steinbeck Festival, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World, to be held from August 5-8, 2010 in Salinas and in literary locales around the globe.

CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Looking for a great place to have a drink? Look no further than "Playboy's Guide to America's Greatest Bars" in the magazine's August 2010 issue (available on newsstands and at www.playboydigital.com on Friday, July 16). From NYC to LA to all points in between, writer at large and nightlife aficionado Steve Garbarino, along with the Playboy staff, list the nation's best watering holes and explain why it's worth taking a seat at a bar stool in these must-see establishments. In addition, the article also lists the country's "Best Dive Bars" and "Best Late-Night Eats," two uniquely American staples of nightlife culture.

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting immediately, Youku, China's leading online video site, will formally launch China's first "Summer Davos Debates," partnering with the World Economic Forum.

BOSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its recent recognition at Cannes, global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide has won eight recent awards, including a Stevie Award for best product introduction event, a Golden Eagle at the 2010 CINE Awards, three awards at the U.S.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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