Entertainment News Archive - April 29, 2011

SHEFFIELD, England, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Williams has become the fourth different clear favourite with the sponsors for the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship, cut to 2/1 after opening a 5-3 lead in his semi-final against John Higgins. The Welshman is 8/13 to reach the final at the expense of the Scot, who has drifted to 5/2 to land a fourth Crucible title and 6/5 to avenge his two previous semi-final defeats by Williams. Judd Trump is now the 9/4 second favourite to lift the trophy on May 2 after he also took a 5-3 advantage over Ding Junhui. The 21-year-old Bristolian is 1/2 to complete victory against the Chinese player, who is 9/2 for the title and 6/4 to beat Trump. Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: "There is a long way to go in both semi-finals and the tournament remains wide open, but Trump and Williams both impressed with their break-building.

BRUSSELS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area declined 0.5 percent in March to 108.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in February and a 0.7 percent increase in January.

Renowned Trainer, Positive-Reinforcement Guru Lends Her Voice to Support Historic Organization's Mission, Lead National Search for America's Top Dogs WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victoria Stilwell, one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers, has been named a National Ambassador for American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals.

CHANTILLY, Va., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The local television industry experienced 23.2 percent growth in 2010 and achieved over-the-air revenues of $19.4 billion, according to this year's first edition of BIA/Kelsey's quarterly "Investing In Television® Market Report." BIA/Kelsey, adviser to companies in the local media industry, expects 2011 television industry revenues to dip during this non-election year before rising again in 2012.

SHENZHEN, China, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group Inc.

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional voice-over talent know there are a dozen ways to read a line. But which way is better? And what does the listening public prefer? Feedback from other listeners can help - especially when they are trained narrators.

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce today the formation of an innovative teaming arrangement with The Collingwood Group, LLC.

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ace Marketing & Promotions, Inc. (OTCBB: AMKT) announced today they have signed an exclusive rights agreement with a Top Mall Developer to create a location-based mobile marketing network called Mobiquity Networks.

BEIJING, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Youku.com Inc. (NYSE: YOKU), China's leading internet television company, will report its first quarter 2011 unaudited financial results on Thursday, May 5, 2011, after the close of the U.S.

ANTIOCH, Calif., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessica Caylyn's documented fan base has grown exponentially since releasing her first original songs online two weeks ago.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.