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2014-05-27 16:22:46

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110510/DC99295LOGO The acclaimed new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov, in his Met debut, stars Ildar Abdrazakov...

2013-05-17 23:20:29

The Thinking Skills Club, a website with online games that support cognitive skills such as Executive Function, Attention, Memory, Problem Solving, Processing Speed and Social Skills, has added an option for a 2 month club to its regular 6 month option. Toronto ON (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Just in time for summer camp, the Thinking Skills Club has introduced a two month option to the pricing model for its online educational service. Thinking Skills Club founder Mitch Moldofsky made the change in...

2011-07-27 09:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran journalists Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" will serve as masters of ceremonies at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Awards Dinner on November 1. The annual DC event brings together more than 500 media luminaries and supporters to honor outstanding colleagues whose stories have helped improve societies around the world. "Joe and Mika's work represents the high level of quality that ICFJ...

2011-06-14 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TLC's Show "Extreme Couponing" is causing more harm than good to both consumers and retailers according to Phil Lempert, a leading food industry expert and editor of SupermarketGuru.com and The Lempert Report. "Extreme Couponing" features everyday people who save hundreds of dollars in a single trip to the grocery store. "When I saw the first episode of "Extreme Couponing" last December, I thought the viewing public would learn new ways...

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2010-07-13 09:10:00

Facebook is facing a lawsuit from a New York man who claims he owns an 84-percent stake in the popular social networking website--a lawsuit that they dismiss as "frivolous" but one that has nonetheless led to a judicial order blocking transfer of the company's assets. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Wellsville, New York native Paul Ceglia on June 30. Ceglia claims that, in April 2003, he signed a contract with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in order to design a website to be called...

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2009-08-19 09:47:11

The male flying fox with higher levels of testosterone in its blood has a better shot at keeping its roost of picky females, according to a study. This connection can only be observed during breeding season, according to the report published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Biologists say that understanding the reproduction and behavior of these bats could better enable conservation efforts.  These little Casanovas have an incredible sex drive. They begin copulating weeks...

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2009-01-20 07:16:27

A new survey by Consumer Reports finds that most successful dieters lose weight on their own, without the help of diet pills or commercial diets. The survey, which involved 21,632 Consumer Reports subscribers, asked participants about their lifetime weight history and their eating, exercise and dieting habits. The "always thin" group, who had never been overweight, comprised 16 percent of the sample, while "successful losers", those who weighed at least 10 percent less than they did at their...

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2009-01-05 14:47:46

Scientists warn there is no conclusive evidence that products widely promoted to help the body "detox" work. After a review of 15 products, from bottled water to face scrub, the charitable trust Sense About Science found many detox claims were "meaningless". The trust found that anyone worried about the after-effects of Christmas overindulgence would get the same benefits from eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep. Advertising regulators said they looked at such issues on a case-by-case...

2008-11-11 15:10:00

Fourteen full-length movies have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for Hollywood's 81st Academy Awards, organizers said. The films competing for Oscar nominations are "Bolt,""Delgo,""Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!""Dragon Hunters,""Fly Me to the Moon,""Igor,""Kung Fu Panda,""Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,""$9.99,""The Sky Crawlers,""Sword of the Stranger,""The Tale of Despereaux,""WALL-E" and "Waltz with Bashir," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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