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2009-09-22 10:46:52

An exhibition marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being planned in Las Vegas, the Honorary Consul of Germany said Tuesday. The free event is to take place at the Westin Hotel Oct. 3-4. It involves art, history, education and politics, and is open to the public. As Germans celebrate their national holiday on Oct. 3, the event coincides with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin. That remarkable event reunited East and West Germany in 1989 and marked...

2009-09-17 06:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 college football season is up and running, and kgb is having a ball answering all your campus gridiron questions. From SEC and Big 12 country to the Pac 10, Big 10 and Big East and everywhere in between, college football fans have been rushing to ask questions of kgb. In fact, the Florida Gators, who are ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, are also tops when it comes to college football questions being asked of kgb, followed by Texas, USC, Notre Dame and...

2009-09-08 15:05:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 8, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) (www.mc.com), a leading provider of embedded computing systems and software for image, sensor, and signal processing applications, today announced the appointment of Rear Admiral (retired) J. Michael Johnson, the former President and CEO of Recon Optical, Inc., as interim president of its subsidiary, Mercury Federal Systems, Inc. (MFS). Mr. Johnson, a current member of the MFS Board of...

2009-09-03 15:48:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, which marks a dangerous chapter in the Cold War when Allied forces flew thousands of tons of food to a city isolated by Soviet forces, will be observed this Labor Day weekend September 4th through the 7th with the arrival at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway Farmingdale, of massive C-54 transport plane that helped save the people of Berlin from starvation. Welcoming...

2009-04-03 11:35:00

BERLIN, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- - Symbolic "Bricks to Berlin" Art Exhibit Continues on With 'be Berlin' Tour Following three exclusive days of cultural events in New York City, the city of Berlin announced today plans to next bring its international campaign themed "be Berlin" to Istanbul (June), Copenhagen (fall) and other cities. From March 31 through April 2, Berlin Partner GmbH, the marketing organization for Germany's capital city, presented the "Berlin Days in New York...

2009-03-31 08:40:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Signaling the start of a global celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and marking two decades of freedom, change and creativity, the city of Berlin announced today it will present its top fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and artists in the first stop of a world tour themed "be Berlin." Starting today through April 2, New York City will host three eventful days called "20 Years of Change: Berlin Days in New York City."...

2009-02-04 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 4, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) at Thule Air Base, Greenland, has achieved a significant milestone on its path toward operational status, successfully tracking its first satellite in an operational space surveillance mission configuration. "It's impressive that this event was accomplished after only 31 hours of test time that sets a new record for bringing a UEWR system to the first track milestone," said Pete...

2009-01-18 14:23:58

The owners of a building in Santa Ana, Calif., say they shut down an art exhibit that featured communist symbols after it drew a major art protest. Jim Nichols, co-owner of the building that housed the controversial exhibit, said the decision was made to close down the art show after hundreds of former Vietnamese political refugees protested the site this weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We support the arts, Nichols said of Saturday's protest. But my gosh. Create a firestorm?...

2008-12-30 13:30:58

Moscow acquired the secret of the hydrogen bomb from an atomic spy at the Los Alamos weapons lab in New Mexico, a new book says. The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and its Proliferation, by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman, does not name the suspected spy, but says he was born in the United States, grew up in a foreign country, fell in with communist sympathizers during the Depression and worked at Los Alamos during World War II. Afterward, he became deeply involved in...

2008-11-06 03:00:15

Providential Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PRVH) (FRANKFURT: PR7) (WKN 935160), a company engaged in mergers and acquisitions, consulting and advisory services, real estate development in Vietnam, mining and investing in special situations, today announced that HRCiti Corporation (www.hrciti.com), a leading HR consulting and executive training and education with focus in Vietnam, is hosting 2 seminars with MSV Company, a local event organizer in Ho Chi Minh City, for companies seeking advanced...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.'
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