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2014-04-14 12:28:49

D.J. Fluker to Make Special Appearance PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Alabaster, Alabama to their three-day grand opening. The celebration runs Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 at the retailer's new Colonial Promenade Alabaster location (200 S. Colonial Drive). Special extended store hours will be in effect all weekend. Store opens at...

2008-08-27 18:00:00

By Wayne Stackhouse THE beautfiful Italian region of Tuscany is usually associated as a holiday destination for the more well heeled or Prime Ministers with the right friends. But that all seems to be changing as the number of low cost airline destinations increases. And with the help of Ryanair's regular service from Birmingham to Pisa airport, I discovered a break to that part of Italy which has so many charms, doesn't have to come at a particularly high price in these credit crunch...

2006-06-12 10:11:13

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 4000-year-old Egyptian alabaster container shaped like a duck and used for a funeral offering has been withdrawn from auction because it may be stolen property, Christie's auction house said on Monday. The Old Kingdom alabaster offering vessel dating from 2575 to 2134 BC was expected to sell for $20,000 to $30,000 before it was withdrawn from the sale, according to the Christie's online catalog for its June 16 sale of antiquities in New York. "Upon receiving...


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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.