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2009-03-02 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for leaping forward into day light savings time, Aquarium of the Bay will preview the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad during its "Spring Forward: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Spring Forward" is a part of a series of fun and interactive events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium's much-anticipated new exhibits opening April 4, 2009. The...

2009-02-26 14:04:03

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Ray Whitney Thursday to Anaheim for forward Chris Kunitz and a future prospect. It is the first of several moves that could be made by the disappointing Penguins make before the end of the NHL's trade deadline next Wednesday. This season, Whitney, a four-year NHL veteran, has been limited to just 28 games after a slow recovery from off season foot surgery. He has scored 13 points (two goals, 11 assists), and missed Wednesday's 1-0 win over the New...

2009-01-15 18:20:12

The expansion Seattle Sounders FC chose University of Akron forward Steve Zakuani with the first pick Thursday in Major League Soccer's SuperDraft in St. Louis. I'm excited. It's an honor for me, honestly, and it's a dream come true as well, the London-born Zakuani said. Toronto FC, which had three first-round picks, chose Wake Forest midfielder San Cronin as the No. 2 overall pick. The No. 3 choice was University of Maryland defender Omar Gonzalez, selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy....

2009-01-12 07:44:00

-- In Vitro Diagnostics Leader Celebrates 50th Anniversary -- LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and services, is celebrating the anniversary date of its founding, fifty years ago today. The company launched its "50 and Forward" celebration in 2008 and will continue the program through its anniversary year with events that reflect on IL's 50 years...

2008-12-30 19:57:16

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer said Tuesday he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and be out of action indefinitely. Boozer, who has been out since Nov. 19 after suffering a left quadricep injury, will have the surgery Jan. 9 because of a skin laceration that has yet to completely heal. Boozer, 27, has missed 21 consecutive games while trying to rehab his injured left knee. A third MRI prompted doctors to recommend the surgical procedure. Boozer has averaged 20.5...

2008-11-24 17:59:53

The National Hockey League suspended Los Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler for three games Monday for action during Saturday's loss to Colorado. Zeiler, 26, was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote at the 6:51 mark of the second period. Foote skated into the right corner of his zone for the puck and was hit from behind by Zeiler, who was appearing in just his second game of the season. Foote's neck bent awkwardly where the glass...

2008-11-19 15:03:30

A left wrist injury will sideline North Carolina freshman forward Tyler Zeller for the rest of the 2008-09 college basketball season. The 7-foot, 220-pound native of Washington, Ind., suffered the injury in Tuesday night's 77-58 rout by the top-ranked Tar Heels of Kentucky. With 1:26 remaining, Zeller was attempting a breakaway dunk but missed and landed on the wrist after a hard foul by Wildcats' forward Ramon Harris. He left the floor under his own power but was obviously in a great deal of...

2008-09-18 00:00:26

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic. Andy Sharman reports It was marketed as a scheme that would benefit up to 15,000 pupils and assist the teaching of a subject in crisis. But the Fast Forward Maths programme, launched by the University of Cambridge, has been rubbished by a leading academic, who says that the initiative will...

2008-07-22 18:00:34

By Maria Saporta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jul. 22--Over the next two years, the Atlanta Regional Commission will embark on its Fifty Forward planning initiative to help steer the way metro Atlanta will be in 2060. The kick-off meeting of the Fifty Forward steering committee Monday confirmed that this will be a massive undertaking tackling a host of issues such as sustainability; demographics and diversity; megaregions, globalization and the economy; science, technology and...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

By Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. Jul. 10--A local McDonald's owner-operator is inviting the community to help "Pay it Forward" by turning dinner into dollars today at the Frackville restaurant. McDonald's at 960 Schuylkill Mall Road said it will donate 20 percent of sales from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Frank and Jane Ulicny and family, winners of The REPUBLICAN & Herald and PPL's recent "Pay It Forward" contest. Frank Ulicny is suffering from neurofibromatosis and is...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.