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2014-04-22 12:26:22

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronai & Ronai, LLP, the attorneys representing Marc Schiller, the real-life victim who was falsely depicted in the motion picture "Pain & Gain," filed a lawsuit on Mr. Schiller's behalf today in The United States District Court, Southern District of New York, against Paramount Pictures, Viacom, Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, and others, for defamation of character and violation of his right to privacy. In the movie "Pain & Gain,"...

2014-03-28 08:25:19

NAPLES, Fla., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArtsNaples World Festival - a ten-day festival centered in Naples, Florida that is designed to celebrate the cultural arts from around the globe one region at a time - is pleased to announce its 2014 events schedule. This year's festival will take place May 1 through May 10 and will create an immersion into the exciting cultural arts of Italy! Events include art, orchestral music, chamber music, virtuoso piano repertoire, opera, cuisine,...

2011-04-07 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A modern explorer travels to Brazil to find out what happened to the real Indiana Jones. In the early part of the 20th century Royal Geographical Society explorer Col. Percy Fawcett was the toughest man in the Amazon. He explored and mapped the wild jungle borders of Bolivia and Brazil: he survived Indian attacks, snakes and disease to become a legend in his own time. He came back with fantastic stories of bizarre jungle...

2010-02-25 15:52:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On 23 February 2010 principal photography began on GK Films' romantic thriller "The Tourist," directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. "The Tourist" is being produced by Academy-Award-winner Graham King and will shoot in Paris and Venice. Sony Pictures will distribute the film. "The Tourist" is written by Academy Award® winning screenwriters Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park," "The...

2009-10-01 13:16:39

A German-Hungarian medical team says it has developed a mass spectrometric ionization technique that can analyze vital tissues during surgical procedures. The researchers, led by Zoltan Takats of Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, said the technique might make it possible to distinguish between malignant tumor cells and surrounding healthy tissue in real time during cancer surgery. Until now, precise histological examination of the removed tissue has occurred after tumor surgery...

2009-04-01 12:09:59

A U.S.-led team of scientists says just as no two humans are the same, treating mice more as individuals in laboratory testing reduces erroneous results. Purdue University researchers say their findings show the customary practice of standardizing mice by trying to limit environmental variation in laboratories actually increases the chance of getting an incorrect result. The study, led by Assistant Professor Joseph Garner of Purdue and Professor Hanno Wurbel of the Justus-Liebig University of...

2009-02-09 11:35:00

Germany named a new head of its Economic Ministry Monday after Michael Glos abruptly resigned eight months before a general election. Glos has been at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pushing for tax cuts to jump start the German economy, although Merkel has repeatedly rejected that option. Glos has also been reluctant to push for an economic stimulus package, Deutsche Welle reported Monday. He said Sunday night he would resign. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will take his place...

2008-10-10 03:00:11

By Pfau, Thomas ROMANTIC THEORY: FORMS OF REFLEXIVITY IN THE ROMANTIC ERA. By Leon Chai. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. xx, 283 p. Leon Chai's fine new study opens with a meditation on the "fate of theory," a discourse that seems to have languished since the early 1990s and now appears beset by chronic fatigue and epigonal tendencies. As he surmises, this may be the case because "our present forms of theory simply don't answer the questions we really want to ask"...

2008-04-08 06:30:00

Many German people are completely unaware that the global space race began on a remote and sandy island off the Baltic coast, a modest place with wide open skies and rows of pine trees. However, it was at this place that the world's first long-range ballistic missiles were tested for the Nazis. At the Peenemuende testing site in 1942 a team of engineers under Wernher von Braun laid the foundations for sending man to the moon and the Cold War missile race. Germans, in general, don't celebrate...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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