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2011-07-13 22:26:52

Researchers investigate the spread of invasive plant species in South America and Australia Invasive plant species in Chile pose a higher threat to its neighbour, Argentina, than vice versa. This was concluded by scientists from the University of Concepci³n in Chile and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) after analysing the flora of both countries. In particular, 22 non-native species which occur in Chile on connecting roads leading to Argentina present a high risk...

2011-05-09 14:16:00

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jumping the Broom delighted movie goers across the country this weekend. During its debut weekend, Jumping the Broom grossed an estimated $15.3 million to finish its opening weekend at number 3 according to final weekend box office numbers, making Jumping the Broom the highest ranking comedy in the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/PH60132LOGO ) Produced by Our Stories Films, an RLJ Company, and released by TriStar, a...

2011-04-27 04:35:00

DALLAS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- T.D. Jakes' April 23 red carpet screening of his upcoming film, Jumping the Broom, a project with Sony Pictures, drew an impressive parade of Hollywood stars and other dignitaries to Dallas' NorthPark AMC Theater. The special preview was followed by Easter service at The Potter's House Church on Sunday, April 24. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110427/LA90157) Debuting in theaters on May 6, 2011, Jumping the Broom is a light-hearted...

2011-03-21 13:02:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, through BlackAtlas.com(SM), the first online travel community for people interested in Black culture, is hosting a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the Los Angeles Red Carpet movie premiere of Sony Pictures' new comedy "Jumping the Broom." One lucky winner of the Jumping the Broom Sweepstakes will receive two American Airlines Travel Vouchers, two - night hotel accommodations, a $250 gift card, and two...

2010-07-12 13:53:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography has begun in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on the TriStar Pictures' production of the wedding comedy JUMPING THE BROOM directed by Salim Akil from a screenplay written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter. The film is slated for theatrical release on May 6, 2011 and distributed by Sony Pictures. The film stars Angela Bassett (NOTORIOUS, MEET THE BROWNS), Paula Patton (PRECIOUS, DEJA VU), Laz Alonso (JUST WRIGHT, AVATAR), Mike Epps...

2009-05-19 14:55:16

Authorities in Tennessee said a woman whose home was invaded by two men fought them off with a bowl of chili and a broom. Capt. David Honeycutt of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department said Wanda Bray, 58, discovered the two men in her home at 6 p.m. Tuesday and the pair demanded she hand over medication, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel reported Tuesday. They probably got away with some blood pressure pills, Honeycutt said. However, he said Bray did not react peacefully to being...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Jill Aho, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. Jul. 20--It's a growing problem. It's easy to see the effects of some invasive species -- such as those impossible to eradicate blackberry vines or the English ivy creeping up the big oak tree -- while others have yet to take hold in much of Lane County. A workshop held Saturday at the Wetlands Project Office, 751 South Danebo Ave., instructed volunteer spotters how to detect species that may be headed for local habitats. The...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

By Garden Variety CURTIS SMITH For the Journal Q: I have an overgrown Spanish broom and I want to cut it down, but I want it to come back up again. When is the best time to do this? -- E. J. A: The best time to rejuvenate the Spanish broom would be late winter or early spring. In this type of pruning remove all stems to within a few inches of the ground. But you also can use renewal pruning in which you cut part of the plant. This is safer, and if necessary you can do it now. A...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'