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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...

2010-09-10 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds that immigration is widely unpopular in the United States and in all of the five largest countries in Europe. The survey asked about immigration generally and not about illegal immigration. Majorities in four of the countries and pluralities in the other two believe that immigration makes it harder to find new jobs. Majorities in three countries and over 40% in the other three believe it has a bad effect on...

2009-10-08 11:08:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German writer Herta Muller, whose short story collection Nadirs was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1999, is the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Muller was born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, and the stories of Nadirs are based on her experiences growing up there. Nadirs, Muller's first published work, was originally published in Romania under the title Niederungen in a...

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2009-09-28 10:21:03

French officials said they are hoping for a favorable resolution to filmmaker Roman Polanski's recent arrest on a 1970s sex charge. Polanski, 76, was arrested in Switzerland during the weekend after U.S. authorities asked Swiss police to execute a warrant in the Oscar winner's decades-old rape case. The famous film director, who was born in and lives in France, has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and...

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2009-07-08 16:08:54

Director Roman Polanski has appealed a May ruling in which a judge refused to dismiss a 32-year-old sex-abuse case. Polanski had based the May request on what he called unethical and improper acts by a judge and prosecutor at the time of his original case in 1977, the Los Angeles Times reported. Los Angeles Superior Judge Peter Espinoza has acknowledged substantial misconduct but said he was forced to deny Polanski's request because the Oscar-winning director did not show up for court in...

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2009-05-07 22:01:01

A Los Angeles judge Thursday rejected Roman Polanski's request to have his decades-old sex-abuse case dismissed, E! News reported. Polanski's legal team was warned the motion would be denied if the filmmaker did not personally appear before the court to plead his case but Polanski has refused to do so. The Oscar-winning director lives in France and has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, and then fled the country before he...

2009-04-28 18:34:56

Paris police say they do not believe the thieves who stole a laptop and digital camera knew they were loaded with pictures of Carla Bruni with a former lover. Bruni, now the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, lived for several years with Raphael Enthoven, a photographer, and bore him a son, Aurelien. The computer and camera loaded with photos of Enthoven, Bruni and Aurelien, were taken during a burglary at the apartment of Enthoven's brother, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a banal...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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