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2008-08-31 12:05:00

The BBC isn't commenting about reports that one of the British broadcaster's top executives may be heading up a division in the United States. While BBC officials have remained quiet about the possibility of executive Jane Tratner heading up a BBC Worldwide West Coast drama production division in Los Angeles, the highly regarded TV executive is said to be negotiating for such a position, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Tratner has earned a reputation for popular dramatic shows while...

2008-08-22 18:00:00

By Aled Blake GIFT wrap and Christmas cracker firm International Greetings has reported bottom-line losses of pounds 12m in the past year. The firm, which employs 430 people at its operations in South Wales, said it had been a "difficult year" but that restructuring measures undertaken over the 12 months put it in a position to return to profitability next year. About 200 jobs were cut at the company's factories in Penallta and Aberbargoed in April this year, with the operation merged...

2008-08-19 15:00:00

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2008) - Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:VIT) ("Victoria") and Gateway Gold Corp. ("Gateway") are pleased to announce that their respective boards of directors have approved a letter of agreement in respect of a proposed friendly transaction in which Victoria will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Gateway in exchange for Victoria common shares. Financial Terms of the Transaction Victoria has agreed to offer Gateway shareholders 0.50...

2008-08-13 06:00:00

By Jefferson Graham The Apple Store and AT&T stores soon won't be the only places you can stand in line to buy an iPhone: Best Buy, the nation's largest electronics retailer, is joining the fray. Best Buy is the first outsider retailer to win the plum iPhone prize; it will begin sales on Sept. 7 in its 970 stores. Apple reintroduced the iPhone in July and says it has sold over 1 million of the second-generation phones. Analyst Charles Wolf of Needham & Co. thinks the number...

2008-08-07 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) just launched the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, an exclusive music tour with leading musical acts, designed to provide consumers with rare, private concerts and the opportunity to experience the music-centric Samsung BlackJack(TM) II mobile phone. Kicking off on July 31st with chart-topping mega-platinum singer Mariah Carey performing in Hollywood for a special FREE concert, open to the...

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2008-08-06 09:30:00

Scientists are advancing slowly toward one of the most audacious goals humans have ever set for themselves: creating artificial life. They've already accomplished some steps needed to construct a simple, single-celled organism that's capable of evolving and reproducing itself - basic requirements for life. "We have made considerable progress," said Jack Szostak, an artificial life investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md. "Any prediction like this is just a...

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2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Alan Gathright A startled bear - perhaps hungry for a plasma TV - broke into a Circuit City store in Colorado Springs this morning. "It's been pretty jumping this morning," said Circuit City supervisor Dawn Greene, who was inside the store during the 7:13 a.m. bear break-in. The ursine intruder shattered a glass sliding door to enter a customer pickup area and cracked a second glass door, before fleeing into a nearby neighborhood and disappearing. "When I called my assistant manager,...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By Dennis Huspeni, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 13--Thirty-five teenage girls recently returned to the Pikes Peak region changed. They used words like "amazing,""life-changing" and "intense" to describe joining 145 girls from around the state in a mockgovernment challenge known as Colorado Columbine Girls State. The girls, all about to be high school seniors, spent a week in June in Gunnison on the Western State College campus participating in the government education...

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2008-07-08 18:00:00

Half Price Books, the nation's largest new and used bookstore chain, has released a compilation CD of 15 original tracks recorded by employee talent from across the country. The songs were chosen from entries through a company-wide contest calling for original music, and the compilation encompasses everything from rock to folk to original classical compositions, a mix that reflects the diverse employees of Half Price Books. The CD's cover art was also included in the competition, and several...

2008-07-08 18:00:00

By Luis Perez and Marc Beja, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 8--Peter Cook's affair with a teenager and expensive Internet pornography habit were driven by a "narcissistic " and "self-destructive" nature that most likely was out of control, but does not necessarily make him a bad father, a forensic psychiatrist testified in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday. That assessment of former supermodel Christie Brinkley's estranged husband, by Dr. Stephen Herman, a Manhattan psychiatrist, includes...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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