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2014-10-29 16:26:17

Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13(th) annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs...

2014-10-27 12:30:01

Elton John AIDS Foundation leaders to discuss PEPFAR collaboration with Kerry?, Receive award and announce grant to the Human Rights Campaign? NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John and David Furnish, the Founder and Chairman, respectively, of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), were in Washington, DC, last Friday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. Discussions with Secretary Kerry centered on EJAF's new collaborative arrangement with the...

2014-10-23 20:29:28

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Georgia jury on Oct. 21 awarded $8.45 million to a severely injured boy, finding staff at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center failed to follow medical standards of care during his delivery in 2008. Jakob Medley, now 5, waited eight minutes for the breathing tube he desperately needed when he was delivered because the hospital's neonatal resuscitation team was busy and back-up help wasn't called, according to court documents....

2014-10-23 16:25:47

- Tickets On Sale Nov. 1 at LiveNation.com and Through The Live Nation Mobile App - NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global superstars One Direction today announced additional dates for the highly anticipated ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support of their new album FOUR (to be released Nov. 17). The North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on July 9, 2015 at the Qualcomm stadium...

2014-10-22 08:27:50

New feature Truth Bombs facilitates real conversation on sex and relationships NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lulu, the #1 private network for girls, has released a way for girls and guys to chat anonymously about sex and relationships. This new feature, called Truth Bombs, comes as a response to huge demand from girls and guys to be able to interact on Lulu and learn from each other about sex and relationships. Download the latest version of Lulu in the App Store or on Google Play...

2014-10-21 08:30:48

First Pressings to Include Cover Art by Illustrator William Stout NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 24, Legacy Recordings will release a special vinyl LP version of Tell 'Em I'm Gone the highly anticipated new album from iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The 180-gram LP will be packaged in a beautiful, gatefold jacket and will include an MP3 download card of the full album. Additionally, the first...

2014-10-14 04:21:34

Tim Minchin and NSW Government launch Australian Premiere season in Sydney SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets for the Sydney-Australian premiere season to one of the most sought after musicals currently in production -- Matilda The Musical -- will go on sale tomorrow, with travel packages set to whisk visitors into the world of an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. At an event in Sydney, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and...

2014-10-10 23:02:57

Ticket Down announces that Billy Idol tickets at the House of Blues, the Tabernacle, Tower Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, Beacon Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Riviera Theatre, Paramount Theatre and The Wiltern go on sale to the general public Friday, October 10th. This popular ticket reseller is offering their customer appreciation code BILLY-IDOL-2015 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source for authentic Billy Idol tickets for his 2015 tour....

2014-10-08 12:26:56

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that Cary Elwes will narrate his forthcoming audiobook AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. Many of his Princess Bride co-stars including Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn, and Robin Wright along with producer Norman Lear and director Rob Reiner will join Elwes on the audiobook, available on CD and for...

2014-10-02 16:24:19

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From our Un-Gyve archives, an original sequence of thirty-nine small watercolours by an unknown artist, the home or haunt and the poet being identified by hand in blue ink on the tissue leaf that precedes each illustration. These lovely vignettes are bound, the pages with gilt edges, and the album secured with a brass clasp. This loving series of associations opens with Geoffrey Chaucer (Tabard Inn -- Southwark), and closes with Alfred Tennyson...


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Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

Formal Aspects of Computing
2012-04-25 18:46:59

Formal Aspects of Computing (FAC) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It covers the area of formal methods and associated topics in computer science. The journal is associated with BCS-FACS (The British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computing Science Specialist Group). FAC's editors-in-chief are Jim Woodcock and Cliff Jones. The main goal of the journal is to promote growth of computing science, to show its relation to practice and to...

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2010-02-03 13:44:47

Masiakasaurus, meaning "vicious lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago), and possibly existed until the end of the dinosaur reign (66 million years ago). The type species, M. knopfleri, was named after musician Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, whose music inspired the expedition. Unlike most theropods, the front teeth of this small predator projected forward rather than straight down. This characteristic suggests that Masiakasaurus had a...

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2009-07-17 13:44:17

Thomas Harriot (c. 1560 - 1621) was an English astronomer. He was also a mathematician, ethnographer, and a translator. He is sometimes credited for introducing the potato to Great Britain and Ireland. He was also the first person to make an accurate drawing of the moon through a telescope. His drawing (July 26, 1609) was accomplished nearly four months before Galileo's. Harriot's surname is sometimes spelled Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot by different sources. Harriot was born in 1560 in...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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