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2009-06-01 06:00:00

The worldwide contest will see three regional winners crowned the "Lords of Overclocking" SHENZHEN, China, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Huntkey announces sponsorship of a new competition for PC overclockers. The contest will see game, DIY, and overclocking enthusiasts from Europe, Asia and the Americas competing for the "Lord of Overclocking" title for their region. With over 200,000 entries expected, the online contest will be the largest overclocking competition ever staged. The contest...

2009-03-30 04:20:00

BOSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The guy next to you just got laid off. You're doing two jobs -- likely three by next Tuesday. No raise in sight. It's time for office hijinks to ease the pain--because we all could use a little laughter. A new book from Adams Media, THE ULTIMATE OFFICE PRANK BOOK by Mae B. Fired promises to make cubicle life more fun this April Fool's Day -- no matter how dire the economic outlook might be. Whether it's filling the vending machine with a coworker's desk...

2009-01-06 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to President Bush's creation of three new marine national monuments, National Aquarium in Washington, DC Executive Director Bob Ramin issued the following statement: "President Bush's expansion of ocean monuments to three new Pacific areas is a vital move to increase public awareness of our marine heritage and foster scientific research, monitoring, and exploration. "As caretaker of 'America's Aquatic...

2008-12-29 15:50:56

Police in Urbana, Ohio, say an Internet game played like a scavenger hunt caused a bomb scare and forced the evacuation of a retail area. The bomb squad was summoned Sunday night after witnesses told police they saw a man place something under the metal base of a lamp pole, The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Monday. The 35-mm film canisters subsequently found under the base of the pole turned out to be part of an Internet game called geocaching in which players find hidden objects by using...

2008-12-21 14:44:02

The largest aquarium in Arizona is nearly prepared to open in Litchfield Park, thanks to a major delivery of fish and marine life, officials say. Eric Proctor, an Arizona Game and Fish Department environmental education coordinator, said the Wildlife World Zoo extension project is vital to the state, given its lack of a coastal region, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. In Arizona it is particularly important because we don't have an ocean on our border, Proctor said. The site's 180,000...

2008-12-08 08:00:00

DWIGHT, Ontario, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiom(R) Audio, a leader in quality loudspeaker manufacturing, today announced the perfect way to make this Christmas the merriest one of all for the audio lover on your list: a free $100 gift certificate, good for any product ordered from the Axiom Audio Web site. Certificates are awarded with purchases of $500 or more, from now until Midnight (Eastern Standard Time), December 19th, 2008. "Our Holiday Gift Certificate offer allows anyone to...

2008-09-01 21:00:08

With Wal-Mart and Target stores in practically every American town and Internet shopping available to anyone with a computer and a credit card, it's easy to assume independent hobby stores have been driven to extinction. A few minutes inside Grayslake Hobby World will dispel that rash presumption. One side of the store at 140 Center St. is filled with model trains, cars, airplanes and other vehicles - as well as any imaginable part, tool or material you'd need for the hobby. Looking for...

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Bina Venkataraman Fishing season has begun in northern waters, not for prize tuna or marlin, but for tropical fish small enough to fit on an angler's fingertip. Luckily, the fishermen here are seeking neither trophies nor dinner. From July to late October, the Gulf Stream carries these young, dime-size reef dwellers from tropical waters near the Florida Keys and the western Bahamas, and abandons them along the coastline of Long Island. In ichthyologists' lingo, they are known as...

2008-07-21 03:00:22

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 21--Hidden treasures stashed in parks EL DORADO STATE PARK -- As a boy, any search Shawn Devlin made for treasure usually failed. On Saturday, Devlin, his sons Collin and Connor, and friend Jacob Warren quickly found hidden treasures on the prairie with the help of his global positioning system receiver. Included in the goodies was information that could lead to a free weekend in a lakeside cabin or a year's worth of free state park...

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2008-04-08 09:35:00

Rubies, emeralds and tourmalines can only sparkle with the right cut. Since early this year, a fully automatic machine has undertaken this grinding process for Paul Wild GmbH. It saves up to 30 percent of the precious material and grinds the gems with greater precision. Not until they are given the right cut do precious stones reveal their true value. And they only fetch the highest prices if the facets are even and exact. However, the grinding process "“ which has hitherto been...


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Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

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2009-04-28 11:47:36

The Reverend Thomas William Webb (December 14, 1807 "“ May 19, 1885) was a British astronomer and faithful clergyman. The lone son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Webb was raised and educated by his father in absence of his mother who died in Webb's early childhood. He travelled to Oxford to attend Magdalen College. Soon after, he was ordained a minister by the Anglican Church in 1829. In 1843, he married Henrietta Montague. Mrs. Webb died on September 7, 1884. Webb followed shortly...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin