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2014-01-21 23:28:47

An initiative started over half a century ago by Prospect Plantation in Ocho Rios to protect the Jamaican environment has been hugely successful given the support it has garnered from luminaries around the world. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Business savvy and Philanthropist Joseph J. Issa, has hailed as a huge success, the ‘plant a tree’ programmer at Prospect Plantation that has been promoting green field development long before climate change became a concern. “Judging by the number...

2011-04-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20: HAROLD LLOYD Profile America -- Wednesday, April 20th. The birthday of a comic genius of early motion pictures -- Harold Lloyd -- is noted today. A contemporary of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, he made more movies than both of them combined, but is little known today....

2011-03-10 07:49:00

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HEAD OVER SPURS IN LOVE has been selected to screen at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival on March 26th. This delightful romantic comedy stars the next "it" boys of Hollywood, Daniel Bonjour, South African native heartthrob and Jesse Johnson, the handsome and talented son of Don Johnson and Patti D'Arbanville. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/LA62219) Daniel Bonjour began his acting career in Johannesburg...

2010-01-08 08:23:00

HYDERABAD, India, January 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQE, the Animation, Gaming, Live action production and global distribution Group listed in AIM, London, which recently filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the regulators in India for approval for listing in India, is pleased to announce the development of a series of animated short films for television in collaboration with French production companies Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the...

2009-03-06 21:11:00

U.S. actor Sydney Chaplin, the son of silent film star Charlie Chaplin, has died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 82. The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., said Sydney Chaplin had suffered a stroke at his summer home in Saugatuck, Mich., last year. He is best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway's The Bells Are Ringing in 1957, as well as for his work opposite Barbra Streisand in the stage version of Funny Girl in 1964. He also appeared in the films Limelight in...

2008-10-04 12:00:14

By Chris Hicks Deseret News A wide variety of movies have made their way to DVD this week, led by a local company's reissue of 12 early Charlie Chaplin comedy shorts. -- "The Chaplin Mutual Comedies" (Hale, 1916-17, three discs, b/ w, $20). Modern audiences tend to associate "slapstick" with "low comedy" -- from the Three Stooges knocking each other around to Will Ferrell running around in his underwear. But watching the growth and development of Chaplin's talent in these shorts made...

2008-08-04 15:00:35

By The Catherine Deveney Interview PAUL MERTON is an intense kind of man. That's not, by the way, subliminal code for 'nutty comedian'. The star of Have I Got News for You and Room 101 has been dogged by the notion of the performing depressive who makes his audience roar with laughter then scurries back to his dressing-room for a quick glug of gin and largactyl and a moody contemplation of his razor blades. No, Merton's intensity is more a sense of passion, of focus, of really caring about...

2008-07-18 09:01:12

By Robert Hanks Last Night's TV HARLEY STREET ITV1 THE UNSEEN ALISTAIR COOKE BBC4 The arrival on our screens of Harley Street, a drama set in the world of private medicine, seems like some sort of watershed. But what sort? Is it evidence of the growing acceptability of private medicine, that popular faith in publicly funded medicine is no longer a given? Or is it simply that TV has been so saturated with NHS-based medical dramas that private is the only route left? Probably the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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