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
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]