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2011-06-30 04:30:00

ALTON, England, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Creates UK's Premier Value-Added Distributor, Delivers on Pan-European Strategy VADition, the value-added distributor of technologies for the 'social enterprise', today announced its acquisition by Exclusive Networks Group, the Pan-European value-added distributor of security, storage and networking technologies, for an undisclosed sum. Building on Exclusive's successful acquisition of Arc Technology in July 2009, the deal...

2010-04-21 07:15:00

KINGSTON, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The debate over physician-assisted suicide and the right of incurably suffering people to end their own lives has again been brought to national attention by the HBO premiere of "You Don't Know Jack," on the HBO pay-channel, April 24th. The film is based on the book "Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia," by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie. Jerry Dincin, president of Final Exit Network (FEN),...

2009-12-03 05:31:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today introduced its Field-IQ(TM) crop input control system designed to offer farmers a variety of ways to control their inputs by using the Trimble® AgGPS® FmX(TM) integrated display or the AgGPS EZ-Guide® 500 lightbar system. The Field-IQ system combines input control capabilities into one comprehensive, modular system, including map-based planter row unit...

2009-03-27 22:07:10

A U.S. pediatrician advises colleagues to include an are you driving yet? talk in a teen's routine physical. Dr. Letitia Dzirasa of Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore suggests not only discussing It can't happen to me syndrome and common pediatric conditions that increase accident risk, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but also talking about state laws restricting cell phone use and driving at night. Pediatricians talk to their teen patients about eating disorders,...

2009-03-22 00:37:09

A florist shop in southern England is haunted by its past as a purveyor of adult DVDs and sex toys -- every morning when the front window mists up. Clare Ross, owner of Willows, told The Telegraph she sponges the window every morning when the words licensed sex shop appear on the wet glass over the Interflora sign. The next morning, the reminder that the shop was once called Pillow Talk is back. We are trying to sell love and romance, not sex, she said. Willows is located in Reigate, a quiet...

2008-11-18 10:36:31

A help-wanted ad for 20 witches isn't conjuring up controversy, just jobs, a Swedish company says. Haxriket i Norden, based in Ahus, Sweden, is advertising its witch hunt to place five witches each of its in four locations, The Local Reported. Among the required skills: contact the other side, runes, tarots, crystals, herbs, rituals, exorcism, meditation, personal coaching and more, as well as a telephone land-line and Internet connection. The jobs opened up after an internal shake-up in...

2007-05-13 18:00:12

By Rona Marech, The Baltimore Sun May 13--Maureen Shanklin is fine with you comparing her home to a beehive if, by beehive, you mean a marvel of sound (and loving) organization. As evidence, she could provide this snapshot of her kitchen one fall afternoon: Six-year-old Alexis prattling about her emergency ear surgery, her brother Jay enacting a Power Ranger drama, Darien scribbling a letter, Mark doggedly sounding out words, a hermit crab on the table, the dogs snuffling, the plink,...


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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