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2014-02-03 12:24:48

Event Engine Provides Human-Verified, Accurate Database for 1.8 Million Live Events SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SpinGo, a technology start-up that enables event organizers to promote their events through media companies across all 50 states, today launched a mobile application that provides readers of New York Daily News, Chicago Daily Herald, U-T San Diego and nearly 700 other media companies access to the nation's largest event engine. SpinGo's event database...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

By SU CARROLL Features Editor A NEW exhibition exploring one of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's most admired artworks will open on Saturday A Fish Sale... Explored will take a fresh look at the well-known Newlyn School painting A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach by Stanhope Forbes. The exhibition will use the painting as its sole focus and will bring its historic context to life with a selected range of objects and artefacts including a study dating from 1884, on loan from Penlee...

2008-07-06 00:00:18

W ith the energy crisis showing signs of continuing all through the summer, alternative sources for heating our homes are needed before the colder months to come. As there remain coal stocks in this country still, its recovery will prove more economic and there will be many old miners prepared to retrieve it, given the chance. Gone are the days when men were expected to carry hundredweight sacks on their backs, as demonstrated by the advertising model of a coalman in papier mche in Lays...

2006-08-18 08:14:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Animal rights activists have described as "sick" a live art performance involving a naked woman cradling a dead pig for four hours. Kira O'Reilly's show, called "Inthewrongplaceness" will be performed at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England, later on Friday. James Green, the gallery's director, defended the show, saying that the audience would be controlled, with one person at a time watching the performance for up to 10 minutes each. "In terms of...

2005-10-28 10:19:13

LONDON (Reuters) - The "flying" Ford Anglia used in the Harry Potter films has been stolen from a film studio lot, police said on Friday. "For those who have not seen the Harry Potter films, this is the car that flies in the movies and is very well known," a police spokesman said. The blue Anglia went missing from South West Film Studios at St Agnes in the southwestern English county of Cornwall. "The film prop was being stored under a tarpaulin. It was not in good condition and...

Latest Cornish culture Reference Libraries

2007-10-26 12:19:34

The Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), or just Chough (pronounced chuff), is a member of the crow family Corvidae. It breeds in Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Ireland, southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, the Alps, and in mountainous country across central Asia, India and China. There is an isolated population in the Ethiopian Highlands. It breeds mainly in high mountains and on coastal sea cliffs, but sometimes in inland quarries, for example in Spain. It is resident...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.