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2008-08-18 18:00:30

By STEPHEN HAYWARD HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is heading to war in Sarajevo with his old movie pal Orlando Bloom. The pair, who last starred together in the 2005 blood-thirsty, historical drama 'Kingdom Of Heaven,' are joining forces to bring author Bill Carter's book Fools Rush In to the big screen. Carter wrote the book about the period of time when he lived and worked as an aid worker in Sarajevo during the bitter Balkans war siege that lasted 43 months. Carter previously...

2008-08-05 12:00:34

NEW LONDON, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new, original production "Same Body, Different Wounds," students explore the consequences and impact on their school, friends and families of bullying, secrets, honesty and HIV. "Same Body, Different Wounds" was written, choreographed and staged by students participating in The Writer's Block Ink's fifth Summer Program, an eight-week immersion in writing, acting, voice and dance, giving students the skills to conceive, write and perform a play...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

By BILL STONE Theatre Writer MATTHEW Bourne, who along with Gary Wilmot has recently become a patron of the Theatre Royal Applause Club, could never be accused of being unadventurous in his choice of subjects for his dance works. So the titles of his original company, Adventures in Motion Pictures, and of his current company, New Adventures, absolutely reflect his eclectic tastes. He started with short, often satiric pieces, danced by him and his half dozen company who toured in a...

2008-07-27 18:00:27

TWO Father Ted stars are to be reunited in a new play about Irish writer Flann O'Brien. Ardal O'Hanlon, who starred as Father Dougal McGuire in the hit TV show, is teaming up with Mrs Doyle - actress Pauline McLynn - for the radio production. Comedian Dara O'Briain will also take part in the BBC Radio 3 play, due to go out next month. It focuses on the true identity of O'Brien, whose real name was Brian O'Nolan - a top Dublin civil servant during the 30s who regularly wrote for the...

2008-07-25 06:00:13

By Emily Pykett IT HAS long been the preserve of celebrities to bestow outlandish names upon their offspring. And parents are increasingly following their lead in seeking out original monikers for their children. But now a judge has made one child a ward of court to give her legal powers to change her name from Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii to something more run-of-the-mill. He stepped in after hearing the nine-year-old girl, from the New Zealand town of Hawera, was so worried...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX: ROX), an emerging international spirits company, today announced the launch of its second "Defend the Bar Band" competition sponsored by Boru Vodka. The first "Defend the Bar Band" competition was a tremendous success. Over 100 bands entered the competition and over 80,000 votes were cast. Boru Vodka has established a strong relationship with last year's winning band, Lloyd Dobler Effect (LDE). The band has become a significant brand ambassador for Boru,...

2008-07-09 21:00:20

By ED CARTY COMEDIAN Pat Shortt sticks to his image as four stamps depicting major successes of the Irish film industry went on sale yesterday. They celebrate hits like The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Garage, Kings and Cre na Cille. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-23 00:00:15

TOP Scots bookie "Fearless" Freddie Williams has died of a heart attack aged 65 at his Ayrshire home. The maverick racing legend earned his nick name accepting huge cash bets the big chains wouldn't touch. Last night, friends lined up to pay tribute to the millionaire Scot, whose trackside wager wars with Irish super-punter JP McManus made racing history. TV pundit John McCririck said: "It's the end of an era." (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2006-06-29 13:58:04

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a campaign for Africa, organizing concerts last year to press leaders of rich countries at a meeting in Scotland to wipe out poverty. "They started out to climb an Everest but over the past...

2006-05-24 16:01:55

By Lesley Wroughton ACCRA (Reuters) - After a successful campaign to cancel the debts of some of the world's poorest countries, rocker-activist Bono is about to take on the world's powerbrokers to improve the terms of trade for Africa. On the last stop of a six-nation African tour, Bono said on Wednesday there was a new mood of optimism on the continent and new entrepreneurs were emerging, but farm subsidies and other trade barriers in large markets like the United States and Europe...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.