Latest Alba Stories

2008-12-21 14:07:09

The families of U.S. actress Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, have finally gotten together to celebrate their wedding, party-goers say. Unidentified guests to Friday's belated wedding reception at the couple's Beverly Hills, Calif., home said it marked the first time Alba's family had a chance to meet Warren's relatives, USmagazine.com reported Sunday. The couple got married last summer. One anonymous guest said the event was a happy time for all involved, particularly when the...

2008-10-08 13:05:00

Two Americans and one Japanese researcher were awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the discovery and development of a brightly glowing protein first seen in jellyfish, which has helped scientists understand how cancer cells spread. American researchers Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York and Roger Tsien of the University of California, San Diego and Japanese-born Osamu Shimomura now of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts received...

2008-10-02 18:00:18

Hollywood actress Jessica Alba is seen wearing a menacing-looking mask over her mouth in a new ad encouraging young people to express themselves by voting. The 27-year-old actress, who has starred in the films "Fantastic Four" and "Sin City," is also pictured with tears streaming down her face in the ad for the non-profit group known as Declare Yourself. Next to her photo is the phrase, "Only you can silence yourself." "We recognize that to break through the media clutter and get young...

2008-09-30 12:00:30

By TOM SHIELDS LOGICALLY, not being a Gaelophone, I should be outraged by the concept of GBP20 million of public money being spent annually on a TV channel for a language which is not so much minority as miniscule. But I don't have it in me to be a Gaelophobe. I have been watching BBC Alba, the new Gaelic channel. Despite my almost total lack of the Gaelic, I found Alba a lively and vital place to tune into. It is a Scottish TV station with a smile on its face and a refreshingly...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

CHEWIN' The Fat star Greg Hemphill joined BBC Alba's presenters yesterday at the launch of the channel. Evelyn Coull, Kirsteen MacDonald and Fiona Mackenzie will be the faces of the Gaelic TV channel when it begins broadcasting this Friday. The channel will cover sport, news and entertainment, including a new drama set in 1970s Lewis starring Hemphill as Elvis. The launch will be marked with a live music special from Skye and a party in Edinburgh. BBC Alba is being delivered through a...

2008-07-11 12:00:39

Hollywood actress Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, reportedly were paid $1.5 million for pictures of their newborn daughter. OK! Magazine gave the couple $1.5 million for photos of their 2-month-old baby, Honor Marie Warren, a source told TMZ.com. The deal includes pictures of the child taken this week, as well as photos snapped at one other event like Christmas, Thanksgiving or a vacation, the entertainment news Web site said Friday. Alba initially turned down the offers of...

2006-04-04 16:10:56

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Jessica Alba forgave Playboy magazine on Tuesday for making her an unwitting cover girl after founder Hugh Hefner sent the actress a personal apology and pledged to donate money to her favorite charities. Alba had threatened to sue Playboy after the men's magazine printed a photo of the bikini-clad actress from her 2005 movie "Into the Blue" on the cover of its March issue -- which she said duped readers into thinking she was nude...

Latest Alba Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.