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2010-09-28 20:48:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean Creative Content Agency (Representative Jae Woong Lee, www.kocca.kr, KOCCA) stated that it will hold a Korean Contents Showcase at MIPCOM the world's leading entertainment content market, in Cannes, France on October 4. The MIPCOM opening party is a networking party where around 3,000 MIPCOM buyers and sellers from countries around the world participate. KOCCA is proceeding with advertising Korean culture and excellent Korean programs...

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2010-08-19 10:20:00

North Korea has opened a Twitter account and has started using the social media network to post links to anti-South Korean and anti-American statements posted to their Uriminzokkiri.com (Among Our Nation) website, according to various media reports.The first Tweet sent via the new @uriminzok account, which was translated from Korean by the folks at social media news website Mashable and paraphrased by WebNewser reporter David Cohen on Monday, "said 'our nation' now has a Twitter account."...

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2010-07-09 08:50:00

South Korean government and private websites have been attacked by cyber criminals a year after a major attack crippled sites briefly both domestically and in the United States, according to officials on Thursday. Five sites including those of the presidential Blue House and the foreign ministry were attacked Wednesday but very little damage was done, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said. The attacks of July 7, 2009 distributed so-called denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that shut...

2010-07-08 15:57:00

In the news release, Greek American Association Urges J.Lo. to Cancel Gig in Turkish-Occupied Cyprus, issued 08-Jul-2010 by American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the original release was incomplete. The complete, corrected release follows: J.Lo Urged to Cancel Gig in Turkish-occupied Cyprus by Leading Greek American Association WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leading membership-based...

2010-07-08 14:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leading membership-based association for the nation's three million American citizens of Greek heritage, and countless Philhellenes, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), has requested Entertainer Jennifer Lopez to cancel her planned July 24, 2010 performance at a new hotel and casino in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in a July 1, 2010 letter it sent to her publicist, announced National President Nicholas A....

2010-06-24 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Republican Leader John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and Members of Congress hosted a ceremony in the Capitol today to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The ceremony honored the sacrifices of the thousands of Americans who courageously fought to defend freedom and safeguard peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. Below are the Speaker's...

2010-05-28 14:38:00

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Korea Society will honor General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State, and General Paik Sun Yup, who commanded ground forces during the Korean War, at the Society's Annual Dinner at New York City's Plaza Hotel on June 2. Generals Powell and Paik will receive the Society's Van Fleet Award in honor of all Korean War veterans. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of U.S.-Korea relations. Colin Powell served...

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2010-05-24 14:42:02

Early on Saturday, May 22, Tropical Storm 02A moved into the Gulf of Aden and was named "Bandu." At that time, Bandu had maximum sustained winds near 45 knots (52 mph) and was 50 miles north-northwest of Cape Guardafui, Somalia. NASA's Aqua satellite recently captured Bandu's fading thunderstorms over inland Somalia. Before 24 hours had elapsed, Bandu had already dissipated because of cooler waters, higher wind shear and drier air in the Gulf of Aden. It curved southwest and made landfall in...

2010-05-06 18:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U2's Bono joined President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg and 1,300 members of the Irish-American business, political and arts communities at the American Ireland Fund 35th Anniversary New York Gala at the Lincoln Center Thursday to raise $3 million for Irish and Irish-American projects. Despite the economic downturn on both sides of the Atlantic, this year's special anniversary gala - one of the largest annual events of its kind among the global Irish Diaspora...

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2010-04-23 06:00:00

South Korea, widely considered the most wired nation on the planet, is searching for ways to deal with the growing problem of Internet addiction, according to an April 22 Associated Press (AP) report. Eo Gee-jun, president of the Korea Computer Life Institute, says that 26-percent of teenagers and 30-percent of adults are addicted to online video games. Considering that an estimated nine out of every 10 South Korean homes have broadband Internet access, and that 24-hour Internet cafes are...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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