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2009-08-04 20:58:56

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is to present filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the 2009 Liberty Medal at a ceremony in Philadelphia, organizers said. The event is to take place Oct. 8 at the National Constitution Center. The Founding Fathers called upon each of us to serve as active participants in our democracy. Through his work in film and philanthropy, Steven Spielberg has heeded that call by reminding us of the power each of us has to make a difference, National Constitution Center...

2009-08-04 10:00:00

Award to be presented by President William J. Clinton PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Constitution Center's 2009 Liberty Medal will be awarded to filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Spielberg for his artistic and personal commitment to the preservation of human rights. Through his award-winning films, Spielberg has presented stories of the struggle and triumph of humanity over tyranny, informing and inspiring millions to better understand the abiding call of...

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...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'