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2011-07-19 10:55:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Swardson's twisted world of trust fund kitties, gay robots and the infamous "Garry Gaga" will return as COMEDY CENTRAL begins production on the second season of "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The second season of the hit sketch series will premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m. following the fall season premiere of "South Park." "We...

2011-07-19 08:30:00

PLANO, Texas, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- jcpenney, America's shopping destination for great style at compelling prices, today announced "Haul Nation," an integrated marketing program giving stylish teens an opportunity to share their passion for fashion via video blogging. In partnership with Seventeen.com, jcpenney's Haul Nation will come to life through an online contest on the jcpTeen and Seventeen Facebook pages and in malls across the country giving young people the tools they...

2011-07-19 12:10:01

Google said on Tuesday that it has bought the web domain g.co to enable a shorter Web address for its products and services. "The shorter a URL, the easier it is to share and remember. The downside is, you often can't tell what Web site you're going to be redirected to," Gary Briggs, vice president of consumer marketing at Google, wrote in a blog post today. Google already built a new URL-shortening infrastructure, goo.gl, that allows people to shorten any Web addresses.  Services like...

2011-07-19 08:15:00

TORONTO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ring of Fire Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "ROF") (TSX-V: ROF, FRANKFURT: RG5, OTC.PK: HWKPF) announces that it has entered into an agreement in connection with the potential purchase of a 100% title and interest in approximately 60,000 hectares of land in the Smooth Rock Falls, Iroquois Falls and Timmins area of Northern Ontario. The property consists of 2 blocks (Block "A" & Block "B"- collectively named "Project 81") of prime mineral...

2011-07-18 10:10:00

Information Provided through National Children's Vision & Learning Month Campaign Can Help AURORA, Ohio, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of August being National Children's Vision & Learning Month, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development takes a moment to focus on vision, learning, and dyslexia. It can be heartbreaking to see an otherwise bright child start believing he is stupid. What should a parent think when an otherwise happy and confident child...

2011-07-18 08:35:00

LYNCHBURG, Va., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent quantitative study conducted by Summer's Eve®, nearly 70 percent of women are unable to identify five major parts of their female genitalia, and nearly 60 percent struggle with unresolved feelings about the word "vagina." The dilemma? If the majority of women don't know their own anatomy or feel comfortable talking about it, how can they properly care for it? To address this issue head-on, Summer's Eve,...

2011-07-18 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of innovative, value-driven wireless communications services, announced that Glass, Lewis & Co. LLC, a leading independent proxy advisory firm, recommends that stockholders vote in favor of all of Leap's nominees at the Company's July 28th Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and not in favor of nominees proposed by Pentwater Capital Management. (Logo:...

2011-07-18 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ:CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced it will ship its TecFace branded mobile phone "Jungle" to the Middle East market in the third quarter of 2011. Jungle's rugged mobile phone features high shock, water and dust resistance, make it ideal for harsh weather conditions. In addition, Jungle is equipped with outdoor functions, such as Altimeter, Compass, Pedometer,...

2011-07-15 15:10:11

An in-depth review of consent forms provided to volunteers for HIV/AIDS research in the United States and abroad about study procedures, risks and benefits has found that the forms were extremely long and used wording that may have been complex enough to hinder full understanding, according to bioethicists at The Johns Hopkins University. A systematic analysis of 124 informed-consent documents for U.S. government-sponsored, multinational HIV/AIDS research conducted in 2006 revealed that the...

2011-07-14 16:09:45

Stereotypes about gender affect investment decision-making, even among successful women, researchers concluded in a new study on how gender affects investing strategies. Examining angel funds, or groups of wealthy investors who pool resources to make investments into a diverse array of start-up businesses, researchers found that the proportion of women angel investors in a group is related to the number of investments made by the group. When women comprised more than 10 percent of the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'