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2009-07-31 06:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md. and SAN DIEGO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate the 22nd year of SHARK WEEK, Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is collaborating with FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), to bring Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK to its award-winning FLO TV((TM)) live mobile TV service. FLO TV's dedicated SHARK WEEK channel is a mobile destination for cable's longest running programming event, featuring...

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2009-07-20 12:29:44

A surprising and odd source is being tapped in order to provide biofuel for Inuits. The Greenland shark is one of the largest species of sharks. Its meat is considered toxic to humans and it is a complete nuisance to fisherman. Now, researchers hope they have found a new use for the grand creature. The Greenland shark is native to the frigid Arctic waters, and thousands of them get caught and die in fishermen's nets off Greenland every year and are thrown back into the sea. The animals are...

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2009-07-19 11:50:00

Despite the fact that they have experienced everyone's worst nightmare of being attacked by a shark, former surfers and vacationers -- some even missing limbs -- went to Washington seeking amnesty for their attackers. "I'm here to lobby for the bill to save the sharks, I lost my arm. It's a very powerful statement," Al Brenneca, a 52-year-old who was attacked by a shark in 1976 in Florida, told AFP. Brenneca descended on Capitol Hill alongside a group of eight other shark-attack survivors...

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2009-06-26 15:25:00

A Florida woman is singing the praises of a man who pried open the jaws of a pit bull that was mauling her 6-year-old granddaughter. Patricia Smith said her granddaughter, Nakaylah, was demonstrating how she could ride a bike without training wheels Thursday in her Fort Lauderdale neighborhood when the next-door neighbor's dog broke free from a chain that was binding him to a tree and attacked the young girl, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Friday. Smith said Mark Almy, a city beach...

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2009-06-22 11:25:00

According to a new study to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Zoology, great white sharks appear to have a "serial killer" hunting strategy as they stalk their victims while skulking in the distance, rather than at random as was previously believed. Predatory behavior is one of the most intriguing interactions seen in nature, with sharks being one of the most ferocious and violent on Earth. Until recently, the predation of sharks has been difficult to observe and therefore...

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2009-05-19 18:58:14

Steven Spielberg is producing a bio-picture about U.S. civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. Variety.com said DreamWorks has acquired the film rights to King's story and intellectual property, such as his speeches and books, from his estate. Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones are producing the project for the big screen. We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these...

2009-05-08 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the casino, Aristocrat Technologies is unleashing the video slot game everyone will be talking about, JAWS(TM)! The new video slot game starts swimming its way into players' hearts when it makes its world premiere today at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, Calif. JAWS is based on the Academy Award(R)-winning film franchise and submerges the player in a total experience. The fun begins the minute players sit down in...

2009-05-01 11:00:00

Steven Spielberg & Larry Bird among Honorary Degree Recipients BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, who has emerged as a major voice in Congress concerning the ongoing atrocities and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University's 136th graduation ceremonies at BU's Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Congressman Capuano, a Democrat who represents the Eighth District of Massachusetts, will...

2009-04-15 11:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and services, announced today that anyone who owns a version of JAWS(R) for Windows(R) or Window-Eyes(TM) software and is not entitled to additional software upgrades through their software maintenance agreement (SMA) can receive System Access Mobile(TM) software for only $299 and no SMAs, ever. Software companies have traditionally charged fees under...

2009-04-09 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many imitators, but attendees at the NIGA 2009 tradeshow will easily spot the real thing in Aristocrat Technologies' Booth #800, which will be filled with the very latest games in Aristocrat's exciting portfolio. Aristocrat President Nick Khin said, "For more than 50 years, Aristocrat has been leading the gaming industry with innovative games that players love and powerful systems that increase operators' bottom lines. At NIGA 2009, we are...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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