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2009-10-01 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Tobacco-Free School Policy Partnership today unveiled its "We're Watching" ad campaign promoting strong enforcement of comprehensive tobacco-free policies by secondary schools and school districts throughout New York State. The multi-media ad campaign specifically calls upon principals, assistant principals and superintendents to "send the right message" to students, many of whom report seeing smoking on school grounds despite existing...

2009-08-12 08:08:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- nodconcept(TM) today announced a major new version of its flagship travel itinerary application, Travel Assistant Pro for iPhone and iPod touch. The new version adds full support for TripIt's new TripIt Pro service and implements a variety of new features available in iPhone OS 3.0. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTE1 Travel Assistant Pro 3.0 builds on its...

2009-07-07 21:18:07

The Detroit Pistons are expected to name long-time NBA assistant John Kuester their next head coach, various media reported Tuesday. The reports say Kuester, who has been an assistant for six different NBA teams since 1995, including the Cleveland Cavaliers the past two seasons, is working out terms of a contract with the Pistons. The Pistons reportedly chose Kuester, 54, over former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson and Doug Collins, a former NBA star who also coached Chicago, Detroit...

2009-06-19 14:42:54

University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith is being sued by a man who was rejected for an assistant's job, the Star Tribune said. Jimmy Williams was a coach at Oklahoma State in 2007 when he quit with one year left on his contract, thinking he would join Smith's staff in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis newspaper reported. It added that in a lawsuit Williams claimed his hiring to a job that would have paid $200,000 per year was rejected by Minnesota Athletic Director Joe Maturi in...

2009-05-11 18:41:55

Rick Tocchet was promoted Monday to full-time head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced. Tocchet and Tampa Bay agreed on a multi-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Tocchet, 45, was hired as an assistant last off-season. He became interim head coach 16 games into the 2008-09 season when Tampa Bay fired Barry Melrose. I am excited for our players and fans that Rick has accepted the position of head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, said Tampa Bay owner Oren Koules. Rick...

2009-03-25 11:34:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Robert Magnus, a former aviator who was second in command of the Marine Corps before retiring from active duty in 2008, has joined CNA as a Distinguished Fellow. "We're so honored that General Magnus has joined CNA and our group of Fellows," said Christine Fox, President of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses. "He held a broad range of operational and staff assignments during his 39-year career with the Corps, and as a result, he...

2009-01-23 09:25:00

The old real estate maxim "location, location, location" also plays a role in how infants learn to understand the ambiguous actions and behavior of other people.University of Washington psychologists have learned that 10-month-old infants use their prior exposure and understanding of familiar actions by a person to unravel novel actions. However, this ability is limited by the location in which the new action is performed."Infants' understanding of and exposure to familiar actions can boost...

2009-01-14 01:11:30

Long-time assistant Frank Spaziani took over as head football coach at Boston College Tuesday. Spaziani, 61, was named the Eagles' coach just eight days after Jeff Jagodzinsk was fired for interviewing for the head coaching position with the New York Jets. Spaziani has been with the Eagles for 12 seasons and has been defensive coordinator since 1999. This past season, Spaziani's defense allowed 268.1 yards per game, good for fifth best in the nation. He previously was an assistant at...

2008-12-11 08:00:00

Someone's Life Just Got A Bit More...Interesting WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- After a nine-month, nationwide search, Dos Equis today announced a new assistant to The Most Interesting Man in the World (MIM). Darin Paul Garrett of Houston, Texas replaces Steve, the MIM's former assistant, who was killed in the line of duty. Garrett was selected from a pool of more than 10,000 qualified applicants who applied for the position by submitting a dossier online at...

2008-11-12 00:00:09

The joy of getting someone exactly what they want is just one of the reasons behind the launch of Webgiftr, a new social Web site and Facebook application dedicated to changing the way consumers think about giving and receiving gifts. Available for the first time today as a public beta, Webgiftr makes gift giving fast and easy by ensuring that every gift given is a gift desired. Webgiftr is the first product from newly launched Internet start-up, Web Personal Assistant. According to the...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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