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2010-10-04 09:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Merlin Entertainment's expansive U.S. growth plans, the company today announced the creation of three key senior regional positions in its Midway operating Group -Divisional Director, Midway Attractions, Merlin USA, which will be filled by Janine DiGioacchino, former General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.; Director of Marketing, Midway Attractions, Merlin USA, which will be taken by Rosemary del Prado,...

2009-08-13 16:03:08

Britain's Alton Towers theme park says it is considering revisions to its dress code amid a rise in popularity of revealing Speedo swimwear for men. Rachael Lockitt, public relations manager with the Alton, England, theme park said managers are discouraging male patrons from wearing Speedos and may consider a full ban if the fashion choice continues to be an issue, Sky News Online reported Thursday. With the heat wave over the weekend, we saw a big increase in men wearing tight Speedos,...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

By ED JAMES A MAN died and two people were seriously injured when a coach plunged down a steep embankment last night. One woman was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and 20 more were taken to hospital for medical treatment. More than 60 were hurt when the coach overturned in the village of Alton, near the Alton Towers theme park, shortly before 6pm. Chief Inspector John Maddox, from Staffordshire Police, said officers were trying to establish what caused the crash....

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'