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2011-06-08 13:25:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While women today are confident and in control of their relationships and career, new survey findings reveal they may not be taking the same initiative when it comes to an important health decision. Merck announced today that they are proudly teaming up with actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher to launch Let's Go There, a campaign celebrating women's "don't settle" mindset and encouraging them to "get real" and talk to their healthcare...

2011-06-08 14:36:35

Study shows small day-to-day changes can result in measurable improvements in quality of life Small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activities"”going beyond just diet and exercise"”are critical to healthy aging, according to a new USC study. Guided by lifestyle advisors, seniors participating in the study made small, sustainable changes in their routines (such as visiting a museum with a friend once a week) that led to measurable gains in quality of life,...

2011-06-08 11:45:00

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National data center service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com) has released a white paper outlining numerous reasons why businesses, now more than ever, must take a more proactive approach to network security, specifically online security against cyber attacks that severely impact profitability. The white paper can be downloaded for free from CoreLink's website and is entitled "Top Five Things Every Business...

2011-06-08 08:10:00

DALIAN, China, June 08, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sun Group High-Tech Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSGH) ("China Sun Group" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated supplier of raw materials for rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in China, today announced that the Company has begun a program designed to further improve the transparency and effectiveness of its relationship with the investment community. The Company plans to launch a new website by the end of July 2011. The...

2011-06-08 03:15:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcana Pictures has optioned the exclusive worldwide television and film rights to author Tim Powers' World Fantasy Award-winning novel "Last Call." Powers' star has been shining brightly ever since Disney selected one of his other works, "On Stranger Tides," as both the title and inspiration for the current installment of the box office powerhouse "Pirates of the Caribbean." The executive producers of "Last Call" are gambling that Las Vegas is...

2011-06-07 19:19:31

A new study led by a Northern Illinois University sociologist shows that while family members often provide critical support, they also can sometimes be the source of stigmatizing attitudes that impede the recovery of mentally ill relatives. "Negative attitudes of family members have the potential to affect the ways that mentally ill persons view themselves, adversely influencing the likelihood of recovery from the illness," said lead researcher Fred Markowitz, an NIU professor of sociology....

2011-06-07 15:22:43

Doctors are more apt to recommend a more costly therapy to patients if it were determined to prolong the patient's life rather than just improve quality, according to a recent study from Medical Decision Making (published by SAGE). Using a survey of the decision-making process, authors were able obtain data to determine the relative importance oncologists place on quantity of life compared to quality of life in chemotherapy decisions. From this, they found a significant majority of...

2011-06-07 09:30:00

ITHACA, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RP Solutions, Inc. (http://www.rpsolutions.com), an inspired remittance processing and electronic payments solutions provider, today announced that ExpertRPS now carries the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo. ExpertRPS, a sophisticated lockbox and in-house remittance processing solution, has successfully passed Microsoft-designed tests of compatibility, reliability and performance with the Windows 7 operating system. (Logo:...

2011-06-07 06:30:00

ISS AND GLASS LEWIS RECOMMEND THAT TIMBERWEST UNITHOLDERS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION AT UPCOMING ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL MEETING VANCOUVER, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - TimberWest Forest Corp. (TSX: TWF.UN) ("TimberWest" or the "Company") announced today that its 60-day "go-shop" solicitation process has not yielded a superior proposal, indicating that the proposed acquisition of the Company by two leading Canadian pension funds will deliver maximum value to unitholders....

2011-06-06 20:30:00

TOKYO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-1000 series) as the official platform name for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP). Wi-Fi model will be available for 24,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $249 in US and euro 249 in Europe, 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available for 29,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $299 in US and euro 299 in Europe and successively launch...


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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