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2009-03-06 10:58:00

NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Porter Novelli today announced that Jack + Bill, a pop-up agency within the global public relations firm, was named "PR Innovation of the Year" at Thursday night's PRWeek Awards 2009 ceremony. Jack + Bill, the public relations industry's first pop-up agency, was the brainchild of a team of millennial Porter Novelli staffers whose bold approach to communications and brand marketing helped change the notion of public relations "business as usual." Jack +...

2009-02-19 07:55:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights and The Gibson Law Firm have filed federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding two recent crashes of Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL) flights. The requests - which were submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - cover various safety and training records related to...

2008-08-04 12:01:29

It seems Americans have adopted an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to the raging obesity epidemic. According to a new study, pretty much everyone in the country who can lift a fork will be overweight or obese within the next two decades. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health _ clearly unconvinced that we're going to stick to that new diet we started _ are saying that more than 86 percent of Americans will be super-sized by the year 2030. The...

2008-07-05 03:00:22

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 5--Should whether you pay your Visa bill on time affect what you pay to get electric and natural gas service? The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission says no. After 20 months of research and debate, the staff has recommended banning utilities from using consumer credit scores to determine who should pay a deposit for utility service. Using credit scores is widely favored by utilities -- and strongly opposed by consumer advocates....

2008-06-27 09:03:03

By David Falchek, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jun. 27--In 2004, when the utility industry argued for greater ability to shut off service to nonpaying customers, PPL Electric Utilities was on the sidelines. The Allentown-based electricity provider was officially neutral on the Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act, and said in press releases that the current law was sufficient, and it didn't have the collections problems of its competitors. Community advocates, meanwhile,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.