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2009-04-01 21:06:51

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod when they arrived Wednesday at London's Buckingham Palace. The New York Times reported that a White House aide said the first family gave the queen an iPod loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as well as Broadway show tunes. The Obamas also gave the queen a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the newspaper reported. In exchange, the queen gave the Obamas a...

2009-03-28 11:22:44

The election of U.S. President Barack Obama has allowed black media groups new access to the White House and the presidential world, experts say. Bryan Monroe, vice president of the black-centric magazines Ebony and Jet, said having a black president in office has resulted in the inclusion of black media officials in the current U.S. administration, The New York Times reported Saturday. We have, at last, an equal seat at the table, Monroe said. We're not going to get everything we need. But...

2009-03-23 17:45:22

Farmers across Argentina are staging a seven-day strike, blocking some roads to prevent the transport of grains, oil seeds and cattle, official say. The strike, which started Saturday, resumes a dispute that erupted last year between farmers and the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over an increase in export taxes on grains and oilseeds, in part to generate money for provincial and municipal governments. The farmers are allowing perishables such as milk, fruit,...

2009-02-24 06:55:00

MIAMI, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WhatObamaMeansToMe.com officially launched on Presidents Day. WhatObamaMeansToMe.com allows the citizens of the United States and the people of the world to share what Barack Obama means to them. Whether they want to post on the remarkable story of the election of Barack Obama, or just discuss a current event, WhatObamaMeansToMe.com is the place for everyone to share their thoughts. All inspiring and relevant posts will be included in a book to be presented to...

2009-02-13 17:55:00

DALLAS, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Century Equity Holdings Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: NCEH) announced today that New Century's acquisition of Wilhelmina International and its affiliates closed today. Effective today, New Century's name will be changed to Wilhelmina International, Inc. "We are delighted to close this acquisition," said New Century's Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer, Mark E. Schwarz. "As the new owners of one of the premiere names in model...

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2009-01-21 08:40:24

Performances of the new stage musical Obama on My Mind are scheduled to begin at Islington's Hen and Chickens Theatre in March, Playbill.com said. U.S. crime writer and filmmaker Teddy Hayes, who has lived in England for the past 13 years, penned the book, music and lyrics for the show about the new American President Barack Obama. Previews for the musical are to begin March 3, while the show's opening night is slated for March 5. Celebrating the election and inauguration of America's first...

2009-01-16 15:02:00

FLEMINGTON, N.J., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HCD Research, Inc. announced today that it will conduct two studies to obtain Americans' perceptions of Barack Obama before and after viewing his inaugural speech on Tuesday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO ) The studies will be hosted on the firm's mediacurves.com web site, and will be conducted among self-reported Republicans, Democrats and independents. The results of the first study will be reported on Monday...

2008-12-24 15:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned the decision of British broadcaster Channel 4 to invite Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver an "alternative Christmas message" tomorrow, Christmas Day. "It beggars belief that a British broadcaster wants to enable a serial human rights abuser to invade the homes of families on Christmas Day," said David A. Harris, AJC Executive Director. "Ahmadinejad claims there are no homosexuals in Iran, even as he persecutes them. He...

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2008-12-19 12:39:42

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Friday said Russian companies should buy only Russian-made vehicles. Now that our producers are forced to slash production, I think it is absolutely unacceptable to spend money on acquiring foreign cars, Putin said. Budget money -- the funds of natural monopolies and, I hope, the largest private companies -- should be spent on buying domestically produced products, RIA Novosti, a Russian news agency, reported Putin said. A government commission in...

2008-12-17 07:16:42

A broad swath of U.S. adults in a recent poll indicated disapproval of federal efforts to address the economy, although many were hopeful that will change. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll, 82 percent of the respondents indicated the country is headed pretty seriously off on the wrong track, the Post reported Wednesday. More than 70 percent, including Democrats, Republicans and independents, indicated disapproval of current federal strategies to right the economy. But a majority -- 55...


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.