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High School Students Being Recruited By Silicon Valley Firms
2014-07-09 09:55:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Basketball Association (NBA) has come under heat in recent years for scouting players at the high school level and as a result the league has imposed age rules on drafting players. Now Silicon Valley tech giants are the ones that are eyeing a very different type of high school talent. On Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Facebook is just one of several tech companies rolling out the red carpet in an effort to recruit summer...

2014-07-08 23:13:50

Hangover Heaven adds emergency medical services (EMS) division to Las Vegas location. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Hangover Heaven's Las Vegas location added an emergency medical services (EMS) department July 1, 2014. The EMS permit was issued to Dr. Jason Burke's Hangover Heaven by the Southern Nevada Health District. In November 2013, Hangover Heaven purchased an emergency vehicle (EV) to serve as a transport and treatment unit. To maximize its utility, the EV was...

2014-07-08 23:07:25

New Section Will Bring New Resources and Opportunities to SMPTE Members in Increasingly Active Northeast Hub White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the formation of a new SMPTE Section in Pittsburgh. The new Section will offer existing and potential SMPTE members...

2014-07-08 23:07:00

On July 8, 2014 Traction TV is pleased to announce the launch of the ShredderOrpheus.com website in support of a special celebration scheduled for Halloween, October 31, 2014 at Seattle’s On the Boards at 9 pm. The Halloween screening marks the 25th anniversary of the skateboard sci-fi mythology film’s original world premiere in Seattle, WA Halloween eve of 1989. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 On July 8, 2014 Traction TV is pleased to announce the launch of the ShredderOrpheus.com...

2014-07-08 16:24:07

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO This call is being webcast by Thomson Financial and can be accessed at www.imax.com by clicking on 'Investor Relations.' The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson...

2014-07-08 12:27:07

- Gandalf, Trolls, a Great White Orc, Gollum, Hercules, Autolycus and Victorian Mini-Park bring Fantasy to Salt Lake Comic Con - SALT LAKE CITY, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake City will be swept away to a time between the Dawn of Faerie and the Dominion of Men when Weta Workshop and Evermore Park arrive at Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) along with Gandalf, Trolls, Azog and Gollum full-scale statues and a Victorian Mini-Park and more on September 4-6, 2014...

2014-07-08 12:25:29

--Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs-- NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous...

2014-07-08 12:25:17

MUSIC BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING COMPOSER MICHAEL GIACCHINO NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, composed by the Academy Award®-winning Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille, Up, The Incredibles). Directed by Matt Reeves, the film is the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and is the second time that Reeves and Giacchino collaborated following the...

2014-07-08 08:24:47

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and EuropaCorp today announced that Lucy, the new thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Luc Besson that stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) format and released into IMAX(® )theatres in select international territories starting August 8....

2014-07-07 20:21:10

Launches Charitable Initiative Benefitting The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund #PEACEROCKS NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Varvatos is proud to feature, on his 74(th) birthday, Ringo Starr in the Fall 2014 advertising campaign. This launch kicks off an initiative that combines the campaign, a short film and a social media component to support The Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124878 This integrated program raises awareness...


Latest Film Reference Libraries

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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