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2010-03-29 10:36:00

NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed its solidarity and condolences with the latest innocent victims of terrorism who were murdered and maimed by suicide bombers in Moscow's Subway system. "For years our campaign to have all suicide bombings -- whoever the perpetrator or targeted victims -- to be declared crimes against humanity," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. "Such a move would enable nations and...

2010-01-14 14:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to expand the brand's scope, Planet Green announces today four new development deals featuring narratives by an eclectic group of mavericks -- including actress Isabella Rossellini and the masters of hijinks, the Yes Men -- who make a difference by relating their very personal and varied experiences to prove the real impact humans can make in their surroundings. Laura Michalchyshyn, President and General Manager, Planet...

2009-10-21 19:00:00

MIAMI, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To further its ongoing mission of developing leaders for life in an ever-evolving global community, St. Thomas University is presenting "Move Moment," an exhibition of contemporary Slovenian art at the Sardinas Gallery on the school's Miami Gardens campus. His Excellency Roman Kirn, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, attended the kick-off and pre-exhibit cocktail party. The exhibition's South Florida visit was arranged in large part by Dr....

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2009-09-26 10:25:00

Letter writers of yore had same correspondence patterns as e-mail users today You're not as different from Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin after all, at least when it comes to patterns of correspondence. A new Northwestern University study of human behavior has determined that those who wrote letters using pen and paper -- long before electronic mail existed -- did so in a pattern similar to the way people use e-mail today. The study, published Sept. 25 by the journal Science, demonstrates...

2009-09-17 12:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dance DJ - D.J. Generous (full name is Dima Jr. Worcestershire) announces his latest hit single 'I Do with Love', which will be available from September 15, in all MP3 stores worldwide, including iTunes and Amazon. D.J. Generous, originally from Russia is the brainchild of premier House label "Green Mono Music Studio" or GMmS Records which featured artists are house-world disturbing Romantika Sound, Armando Biz, Omnisphere and Mrak&Koba, which releases...

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2009-07-08 16:08:54

Director Roman Polanski has appealed a May ruling in which a judge refused to dismiss a 32-year-old sex-abuse case. Polanski had based the May request on what he called unethical and improper acts by a judge and prosecutor at the time of his original case in 1977, the Los Angeles Times reported. Los Angeles Superior Judge Peter Espinoza has acknowledged substantial misconduct but said he was forced to deny Polanski's request because the Oscar-winning director did not show up for court in...

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2009-05-07 22:01:01

A Los Angeles judge Thursday rejected Roman Polanski's request to have his decades-old sex-abuse case dismissed, E! News reported. Polanski's legal team was warned the motion would be denied if the filmmaker did not personally appear before the court to plead his case but Polanski has refused to do so. The Oscar-winning director lives in France and has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, and then fled the country before he...

2008-10-10 12:00:28

By ALISON CAMPSIE A CLUSTER of the world's richest tycoons have seen their personal fortunes shattered by the financial meltdown - with one magnate reported to have lost GBP7m an hour at the height of the crisis. Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal has been described as the "biggest single loser" of the downturn after he lost GBP20bn in the four- month share-price crash which has left world economies spinning. Mr Mittal's biggest losses were in the Arcelor Mittal steel empire, but the tycoon...

2008-10-05 09:00:13

By BARRETT R RICHARDSON By Barrett R. Richardson Special to The Virginian-Pilot THE REPUTATION of that iconic Virginia patriot, U.S. president and founder of the University of Virginia has taken another hit by historians. In "Friends of Liberty," Gary Nash and Graham Hodges have linked the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Polish military engineer Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Agrippa Hull, a free African American man who was Kosciuszko's orderly during the American Revolution. Jefferson comes...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By MICHAEL COVENEY THEATRE THE WALWORTH FARCE National Theatre: Cottesloe, London **** What was going on, exactly, in those cramped rooms where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years? How can such things happen without anyone knowing? The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh might help to explain why so many of us create alternative, secret narratives to run in tandem with the real world. Walsh is a whirlwind Irish writer, a Dublin-born son of an Abbey Theatre actress whose...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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