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2012-01-27 08:00:00

Leading Online Eyewear Retailer Introduces New Line of Vuarnet Sunglasses Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Online eyewear retailer FramesDirect.com will be the exclusive U.S. seller of a new line of sport and fashion sunglasses by the iconic sunglass brand Vuarnet. Roger Pouilloux and Joseph Hatchiguian launched what would become Vuarnet in the 1960s. The Vuarnet brand quickly gained popularity when its proprietary lens and distinctive frame design was worn by members of the French...

2012-01-03 13:06:50

In 1766, Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to work as assistant to renowned botanist Philibert Commerson on the first French circumnavigation of the globe. The expedition consisted of two ships under the command of Louis Antoine de Bougainville and was expected to take three years. A royal ordinance forbade women from being on French naval vessels; prejudice and custom prevented their participation in science. Nevertheless, Baret maintained her disguise all the time she was...

2011-04-25 07:00:00

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynapDx Corporation announced today that Thomas Mac Mahon has joined its board of directors. Thomas Mac Mahon was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive and Management Committees of Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) from January 1997 until his retirement at the end of 2006. Prior to LabCorp, Mr. Mac Mahon was Senior Vice President of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (Roche) from 1993 to December 1996 and...

2010-10-26 23:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- International relations between France and the U.S. have thawed, says a national survey released today. The poll, which sampled the opinions of 1,010 Americans (aged 18 and over) and 1,016 French (aged 18 and over), was commissioned by the French-American Foundation and conducted by telephone by Harris Interactive. Many of the questions included were repeated from earlier studies, previously conducted in 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2007. This new research...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'