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2014-06-12 12:29:42

Peru's Largest Independent Agency to Become Circus Grey NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey Group today announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Circus Peru S.A. ("Circus"), the largest independent advertising agency in Peru. In making the announcement, James R. Heekin III, Grey Group Chairman and CEO, said, "We are delighted to welcome Circus to Grey Group. Circus is a premier total communications company, renowned for its creativity, and represents...

2014-05-15 12:28:01

Unprecedented Settlement Brings Total Paid to Parent Company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus to More Than $25 Million VIENNA, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with their co-defendants, have paid Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(®) Circus, $15.75 million to settle cases stemming from a lawsuit they brought against Ringling Bros.(®) over the care of its Asian...

2014-05-12 12:29:28

As Britney ends her current sold-out run this Saturday, next round of show dates go on sale Friday, May 16 LAS VEGAS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Britney Spears wraps up another round of sold-out performances during the spring run of "Britney: Piece of Me" at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, tickets to new show dates for the legendary pop icon's wildly popular Las Vegas resident show have been added and will go on sale this Friday, May 16. Because all of Britney's shows to...

2014-05-07 23:13:27

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman at The Perecman Firm weighs in on a workplace accident during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Providence, Rhode Island. Eleven people were injured after an aerial scaffold collapsed. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Eleven people were hospitalized with injuries after a platform collapsed during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Providence, Rhode Island, reported CNN (5.4.14)....

2014-05-05 12:21:35

Stamps Available Today Online and at Post Offices Nationwide SARASOTA, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Children Of All Ages... step right up and share the magic of the circus as the U.S. Postal Service today issues the new, limited-edition Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps. With the help of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ringmaster and clowns, the new stamps were unveiled during an interactive stamp dedication ceremony held at The John...

2014-04-28 12:28:20

From July 2 to 13, 2014 MONTREAL, April 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - With summer approaching, it's high-time to start planning some time for vacation and entertainment. What better way than with an exciting excursion to eclectic Montreal city! World-famous for its summer festivals, the city has also become over the years synonymous with circus art. Combining these elements, a new festival celebrating talents and incredible feats was born five years ago: Montreal Cirque Festival...

2014-03-17 08:25:05

"CIRCUS HERO" DIGITAL PRE-ORDER INCLUDES IMMEDIATE TRACK DOWNLOAD SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary guitarist with The Police, fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero--a band poised to blow people away with its unique brand of rock and roll. Circa Zero recorded their debut album Circus Hero at Summers' studio Bowl of Cherries...

2014-02-19 08:26:35

Las Vegas' Newest Attraction Speeds into America's Largest Indoor Theme Park LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adventuredome at Circus Circus has gone "loco" - El Loco, that is! Only the second of its kind in the United States, the new world-class roller coaster is now open and invites thrill seekers of all ages to experience a 72-second, adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-01-17 08:21:16

Brand Awards Lucky Fans VIP Experiences through Social Media Contest PLANO, Texas, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cracker Jack'D brand, on a mission to help keep on-the-go consumers satisfied throughout their busy days, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the Nitro Circus Live action sports U.S. tour. Known for showcasing some of the world's best action sports athletes performing adrenaline-pumping motocross, BMX and skateboarding stunts, Nitro Circus Live makes its U.S. debut in 2014...

2013-12-31 23:00:26

Ticket Down (http://www.ticketdown.com) has rolled back pricing for the Best Show on Earth, The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows in Florida. The venues that are hosting the Ringling Bros. Circus in January, 2014 are: Tampa Bay Times Forum, Germain Arena, Stephen O'Connel Center, Amway Center, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Donald L. Tucker Center At Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center and American Airlines Arena. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 The...


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Western Marsh-harrier, Circus aeruginosus
2013-04-23 14:43:54

The Western Marsh-harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is a sizable harrier, a bird of prey from subtropical and temperate western Eurasia and adjacent Africa. It’s also known as the Eurasian Marsh-harrier. Formerly, a number of relatives were included in C. aeruginosus, which was known then as “Marsh Harrier”. The related taxa are now usually considered to be separate species: the Eastern Marsh-harrier (C. spilonotus) and the possibly distinct Papuan Harrier (C. (s.) spilothorax) of eastern...

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2008-11-25 22:19:45

The Madagascar Harrier Hawk (Polyboroides radiatus), is a species of bird of prey endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and moist mountain forests. It has a gray head and back, black wing tips, and a white belly with black bars. The tail is black with a white band across it. Its diet consists of insects, young birds, eggs, reptiles, and have also been known to prey on some lemurs. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-11-25 22:08:41

The Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos), is a species of harrier found in south and south-east Asia. The male is a slim, long-winged raptor of contrasting black and white plumage. It has more white than black. The wings are white with black tips. The female is dark brown above with a white rump and reddish-brown below. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-11-25 22:06:57

The Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus), is a bird of prey found in South America. Its breeding range extends from the Tierra del Fuego through Argentina and Chile to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil, and across the Andes north to Colombia. Its habitat ranges from lowland marshes to the Andean Altiplano at a maximum altitude of 14,750 feet. Adults attain a length of 15.75 to 19.66 inches with females being larger than the males. The male's plumage is dark gray above with black...

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2008-11-25 22:03:15

The Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis), also known as the Smoke Hawk, is a large bird of prey that is found in Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands and is sparsely distributed throughout mainland Australia. It inhabits open country, especially in arid and semiarid regions. The Spotted Harrier has gray upperparts, chestnut facial disc and a dark rump. The wingspan is 14.75 to 18.5 inches long. Females are larger than males. Its diet consists of ground birds, rabbits, rodents and lizards. It...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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