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2011-07-28 16:07:00

NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coca-Cola teamed up with the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Gateway National Recreation Area to celebrate summer and encourage New Jersey families to go out and play as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NY43626-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NY43626LOGO-b ) At a community event held yesterday, Coca-Cola awarded a $10,000 recreation...

2011-07-23 00:00:40

Successful Facebook applications for Coca-Cola Zero and HSBC Honduras. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Social media agency Avenuesocial, Inc. had a stellar second quarter including building high-profile Facebook applications for Coca-Cola Zero and HSBC Honduras. Coca-Cola Zero's 2011 Countdown was a promotion celebrating college basketball's NCAA March Madness featuring a concert by Kings of Leon. Avenuesocial was tapped by the Jake Press Agency to create media buzz, and consumer...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is the biggest and the best privately held collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in the world. There are one-of-a-kind posters, rare serving trays, unique bottles, colorful jewelry, lighted signs, antique delivery trucks, Santa icons and even the side of a barn. Altogether, there are some 80,000 items worth as much as $10 million. And it's not just memorabilia. It's arguably the best advertising art the world has ever seen. It's a...

2011-04-20 07:43:00

Rainwater harvesting pergolas erected at Urban Farming(TM) community gardens throughout Detroit DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Coca-Cola Refreshments in conjunction with Urban Farming(TM) - a global, non-profit headquartered in Detroit - and with support from Home Depot, will celebrate Earth Week by launching a rainwater harvesting project. This project uses repurposed Coca-Cola syrup barrels to create a sustainable water supply for...

2011-04-04 20:09:16

But recent drug use diminishes response to drug images and other emotional stimuli over time Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University (SBU) have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control group and exploring the effects of recent cocaine use and abstinence. The findings appear in a paper published online...

2011-02-15 15:46:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public radio program This American Life has revealed what it believes is the original recipe for Coca-Cola. The show found what appeared to be a copy of the famously guarded trade secret in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979. Then they spoke with historian Mark Pendergrast, who had discovered what he believed was a version of Coca-Cola's original formula decades before while...

2011-02-09 15:14:15

Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study. The findings, which they say underscore the need for establishing larger protected areas to help preserve biodiversity, appear in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Liliana M. Dávalos and colleagues note that the pace of deforestation in Colombia has...

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2011-01-27 13:40:00

Bolivians chewed coca leaves on Wednesday as a protest to change a 1961 U.N. convention to remove a ban on a practice that has been part of indigenous cultures in the country for millennia. Protesters gathered outside the U.S. embassy in La Paz to chew the leaf as part of a day of demonstrations around the country celebrating the coca plant and demanding that the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs be amended. The U.S. said it would oppose the Bolivian proposal, calling for the 50...

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2010-12-02 08:45:00

Archaeological evidence shows that South Americans were chewing coca leaves at least 8,000 years ago, an international team of researchers has discovered. The researchers, who were led by Dr. Tom Dillehay of the Vanderbilt University Department of Anthropology, discovered and dated coca leaves beneath house floors in the Nanchoc Valley of Peru. Dillehay and colleague describe their findings in a paper, which appears in the latest edition of Antiquity, a quarterly journal of archaeology...

2010-09-30 17:05:10

In two landmark studies published today in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA), UK and Swiss research teams reveal two techniques proven to identify dissolved cocaine in bottles of wine or rum. These tools will allow customs officials to quickly identify bottles being used to smuggle cocaine, without the need to open or disturb the container. Cocaine is among the most common drugs of abuse and a large number of imaginative techniques of smuggling cocaine through border controls have...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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