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2010-04-08 07:17:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Newly Discovered da Vinci at Rare Art Exhibition A recently discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at GBP100 million) is on display for the first time at an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature around 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Some of the works have never been shown in public before. The...

2010-03-22 03:00:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently-discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at 100 million pounds Sterling) is being exhibited for the first time at a ground-breaking exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature some 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Most of the pieces are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public. See video from Goteborg & Co...

2009-12-03 05:09:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasurgics AB - part of the Karolinska Development dermatology and wound healing company "Pergamum" - today announced that Pharmasurgics has received approval from the Swedish Medical Products Agency to begin a Phase II clinical trial. The trial will begin in December 2009 and will monitor the safety and efficacy of PharmaSurgics' novel candidate drug for the prevention of post-surgical adhesions in patients undergoing hand surgery....

2009-07-23 17:49:20

Swedish authorities say they may seek fraud charges after a man who claimed to be wheelchair-bound was photographed dancing with an amusement park mascot. Authorities said the 33-year-old Halmstad man had collected $400,000 in public assistance since 2005 to pay people to help him with daily tasks, The Local reported. Police, however, say they raided the man's home in June 2007 on abuse and illegal imprisonment allegations and discovered the photo of the man dancing at the Liseberg amusement...

2009-03-10 12:59:00

Revolutionary System Allows Complex Shot Creation for 'Rollbots' without Incurring Additional Costs GOTHENBURG, Sweden and SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's rare when a production facility discovers a way to dramatically increase the complexity of an animated series while staying on budget. Toronto-based Elliott Animation made this very breakthrough using Craft Camera Tools(TM) for GCS3(TM), a software and hardware bundle developed by Craft Animations(TM) AB and Gamecaster(R),...

2009-02-09 17:11:00

With special guest PAUL OAKENFOLD London, Manchester, Werchter, Oslo, Helsinki & Gothenburg - SOLD OUT! Extra Madonna Shows added in London and Manchester LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Already the biggest grossing tour in history for a solo artist, Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet Tour" is once again set to be the sweet success story of the summer. Ticket sales for the 2009 leg of Madonna's phenomenally successful "Sticky & Sweet Tour" went on sale this weekend and...

2006-08-08 16:46:22

By Alison Wildey GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - They came, they saw and Carolina Kluft conquered at the European championships on Tuesday. The expectant crowd of over 30,000 got to their feet as Sweden's darling destroyed the opposition and retained her European title by finishing the seven-discipline event 317 points ahead of Dutchwoman Karin Ruckstuhl. Wrapped in the Swedish flag, the beaming 23-year-old then took the traditional lap of honor with the rest of the field, egging...

2005-12-08 02:44:10

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Parts of central Gothenburg were closed off on Thursday after a fishing boat caught and brought to shore what Swedish navy technicians identified as a World War Two mine, police said on Thursday. A fishing boat arrived at the west coast port city late on Wednesday to unload its catch which after inspection was shown to include what those working on the dock thought was a bomb. Police were called to the scene and cordoned off the area, taking photos of the object...

2005-11-14 08:10:00

By Patrick Lannin GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- The Swedish cargo vessel Gotheborg sank mysteriously within sight of home 260 years ago, taking its precious cargo of Chinese porcelain, silk and tea to the bottom of the sea. A group of Swedes who have built a replica of the vessel at a cost of 350 million crowns including masts, sails, rigging and even cannon, hope their two-year recreation of the Gotheborg's voyage will have a happier ending. "What fascinates people is that you could actually do it....


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.