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2014-04-28 23:13:08

China Love Date, a leading online dating website to help connect Western men to Chinese women, recently announced that it has updated its members testimonials on its website. Founder Marcus Crellin attributes the rapid expansion as part of China Love Date’s strict vetting method to ensure that all accounts – both male members and female profiles – are legitimate and that all methods of communication are assisted with translation services and coordinated, in-person meet ups. (PRWEB)...

2014-04-28 23:06:01

Fully-functional Data Center Added to the 5,000 Sq. Ft. Training and Demonstration Center Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, invites resellers and their customers to take advantage of its Integrated Solutions Center at its world headquarters in Chicago. The 5,000 sq. ft. facility is a state-of-the-art training and demonstration center, housing a theater-style auditorium, product showcases, conference...

2014-04-28 16:30:08

BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of Justina Pelletier, the fifteen-year-old girl seized by Massachusetts DCF after a difference of medical diagnosis, will gather Tuesday at The Well on Beacon Street to call for her immediate release. They plan to display hundreds of stuffed animals on the steps of the Statehouse as they stand in solidarity with Justina. The demonstration on April 29 will begin with a 12:30 PM news conference featuring members of the...

2014-04-28 08:34:40

CARLSTADT, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jinpan International Limited (Nasdaq: JST), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cast resin transformers, today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 following the market close. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 15, 2014, to review its first quarter 2014 financial results, key market initiatives and business...

2014-04-25 16:24:12

BOSTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The meeting between the Secretary for Massachusetts Health and Human Services and the Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arranged by Governor Patrick after the Pelletier family spokesperson publicly confronted the Governor about Justina's mistreatment under DCF custody and the serious civil rights violations against her. Following this respectful confrontation, Governor Patrick publicly announced for the first time that he wants Justina to...

2014-04-24 23:17:26

Hiconn Electronics, the reliable computer peripheral manufacturer, has released its new collection of 4-Ports USB 3.0 Hubs. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Hiconn Electronics, the reliable computer peripheral manufacturer, has released its new collection of 4-Ports USB 3.0 Hubs. The senior spokesman for the company says that all these high end accessories are now on sale at the company’s online shop. Customers from all over the world can enjoy the big discounts, up to 28% off. Hiconn Electronics...

2014-04-24 23:13:59

Debra Jensen, a freshman at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is the winner of the second Build U. scholarship from Buildium LLC, a property management software company based in Boston. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Debra Jensen, a freshman at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is the winner of the second Build U. scholarship from Buildium LLC, a property management software company based in Boston. Jensen, who is double majoring in Interactive Media Studies...

2014-04-23 16:26:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum (PHMC) today joins with the historic preservation community across the country in recognizing the George Nakashima Woodworker Complex located in New Hope, Bucks County, as a National Landmark as designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Internationally-renowned furniture designer and woodworker George Nakashima is recognized as one of America's most eminent furniture designer...

2014-04-22 23:06:41

Event to Encourage STEM Education in 4th Through 8th Grade Classrooms Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 K’NEX Education®, America’s STEM Building Solution, is pleased to announce a new competition for Pennsylvania students in grades 4-8. The 2014 STEM Design Challenge will be hosted by Harrisburg University on May 2nd and is sponsored by three outstanding Pennsylvania organizations: K’NEX, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (IU3). The STEM Design...

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,"...


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Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Sega Nomad
2013-08-10 07:32:11

The Sega Nomad is a handheld gaming console also known as the Sega Genesis Nomad. It was released by Sega on October 13, 1995 as a portable version of the home based unit the Sega Genesis. This unit is one of the few systems that can play most of the games from any region without an adapter. The system sold around one million units before it was discontinued in 1997. It was codenamed Project Venus during its development as Sega’s policy during that era was to name their systems after...

Nintendo DS Lite
2013-08-05 12:24:52

The Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with a dual screen, developed by Nintendo. It is slimmer, lighter, and brighter than the original Nintendo DS. It was available in Japan on March 2, 2006 with 550,000 systems released; it was sold out soon after its launch. Nintendo released another 700,000 in April 2006, and once again the units sold out by late May 2006. Every time the stores would restock their shelves, the system would sell out within days of arrival. This continued for...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached 250,000 and was second to the Atari VCS. The Channel F, using an F8 CPU, produced enough AI to use...

RCA Studio II
2013-04-28 10:25:17

The RCA Studio II was released in January 1977 by RCA as a video game console. It had black and white graphics that were similar to Pong consoles. Game control used two built-in ten button keypads instead of controllers. The keypads made it difficult for two player games to be played because the players would have to sit so close together. It was discontinued in 1979. It used a switch box for the RF modulator and power supply. The sounds produced from the unit were comprised of varying...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'