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2010-12-13 18:00:00

Monday evening and Tuesday morning will provide the peak time to enjoy the 2010 Geminid meteor shower. Astronomy aficionados in most parts of the world will be able to see what the AFP news agency dubs "the best meteor shower of the year" through December 16. To celebrate the celestial event, NASA conducted a special "Up All Night" online event, and will continue to show live audio and video of the Geminids from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama through Thursday....

2010-10-06 22:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking deal for a Broadway show, Graham King's GK Films has acquired feature film rights to the smash hit musical stage play "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons." King and Tim Headington will produce the film to be written by stage play scribes Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio will executive produce the film. "Jersey Boys is one of the most electrifying stage shows any of...

2010-02-17 11:01:00

GUANGZHOU CITY, China, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Subaye, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SBAY) ("Subaye" or the "Company") announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. For the three months ended December 31, 2009, the Company reported revenues of $12.7 million, an increase of 29% from revenues of $9.8 million reported for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Net income before income taxes for the three months ended December 31,...

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2009-12-13 17:50:00

Make hot cocoa. Bundle up. Tell your friends. The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night. "It's the Geminid meteor shower," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "and it will peak on Dec. 13th and 14th under ideal viewing conditions." A new Moon will keep skies dark for a display that Cooke and others say could top 140 meteors per hour. According to the International Meteor Organization, maximum activity should occur...

2009-02-04 06:55:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) today reported a net loss of $2.1 billion, or $4.85 per common share ($4.85 per diluted common share), for the year ended December 31, 2008. Increased natural gas and liquids production and sales were more than offset by a $7.1 billion non-cash, after-tax reduction in the carrying value of oil and gas properties, which is explained in detail below. In the year ended December 31, 2007, Devon earned $3.6...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

Olha Bohomolets, President Viktor Yushchenko's doctor at the time of his poisoning in 2004, has spoken about the details of the illness and the treatment. She confirmed that there was no doubt that it was caused by dioxin. It was perfectly proper, she said, to put a dermatologist in charge his treatment in Switzerland. The following is the text of the interview Bohomolets gave to Mustafa Nayem entitled "Olha Bohomolets: Why I didn't tell the truth about the president's illness", published on...

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2006-12-13 08:32:09

The best meteor shower of the year peaks this week on Dec. 13th and 14th. "It's the Geminid meteor shower," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Alabama. "Start watching on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13th, around 9 p.m. local time," he advises. "The display will start small but grow in intensity as the night wears on. By Thursday morning, Dec. 14th, people in dark, rural areas could see one or two meteors every minute." The source of the Geminids is a mysterious...

2006-06-30 15:34:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, whose Homeland Security nomination was withdrawn because of ethics questions, pleaded guilty on Friday to misdemeanor charges of accepting gifts while serving as a top city official. Kerik was convicted of two charges in a deal that allowed him to avoid prison time. He acknowledged accepting $165,000 worth of renovations on his Bronx apartment while he was commissioner of New York's corrections department and...

2006-06-08 07:14:27

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Gaudio, songwriting partner of Frankie Valli and one of the original Four Seasons, is beginning to think "Jersey Boys," a Broadway musical about the band, may be even more successful than the band itself. Featuring a string of hits such as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Oh What a Night," the show is the story of four blue-collar boys from New Jersey who overcame prison, mobsters and rivalries to win riches and fame in the...

2006-01-13 16:27:57

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has deported an Algerian man who was allegedly involved in the so-called millennium bomb plot against Los Angeles International Airport at the turn of the century, Canadian officials said on Friday. Samir Ait Mohamed, 37, who had spent more than four years in detention in Vancouver, was removed on Wednesday to an undisclosed country, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. Mohamed, who entered Canada in 1997 and made a failed attempt in the 1990s...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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