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2013-08-29 23:04:51

To help support the ‘Maximise play and learning opportunities outside the classroom initiative’, the school play equipment specialists have added several new and exciting designs to their ever expanding range of school playground equipment. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Based at Bolton Enterprise Centre, Bolton in Lancashire, Playground Imagineering design, supply and manufacture a varied range of outdoor playground equipment including school outdoor furniture available...

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2011-02-02 12:41:59

Nicotine gum or patches can help smokers light up less, says a new study from Hong Kong. According to researchers, any reduction is good, because it means a lower dependence on nicotine, which will ultimately lead to an easier time quitting entirely, Reuters Health reports. More than one thousand people participated in the study, none of whom had any immediate plans to quit smoking. Nicotine replacements -- with and without extra counseling -- led to a greater reduction in the amount of...

2010-05-18 09:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Written and directed by John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), The Breakfast Club quickly became the definitive teen film of the 1980's and remains as moving and poignant today as it was 25 years ago. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of this landmark comedy, The Breakfast Club is now available for the first time on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def on August 3, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Starring...

2009-08-12 17:36:13

The personal side of director John Hughes evident in earlier films was missing in later efforts, actress Molly Ringwald wrote in a New York Times commentary. Hughes, 59, died Thursday while taking a walk in New York. Most everyone knows that John retreated from Hollywood and became a sort of J.D. Salinger for Generation X, Ringwald wrote in the commentary published Wednesday. But really, sometime before then, he had retreated from us and from the kinds of movies that he had made with us....

2009-08-06 17:15:09

John Hughes, director of brat-pack films The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, died Thursday of a heart attack in New York. He was 59. His publicist said Hughes died while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan, Variety reported Hughes, born Feb. 18, 1950, in Michigan, began his career as an advertising copywriter in Chicago. He was known for incorporating popular music to move his movies along, as well as using Chicago for a backdrop and casting actors he worked with on...

2009-05-01 07:30:00

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced that John Hughes has been named Executive Vice President/Business Development of Radar Online LLC. Radar Online LLC is a joint venture between AMI and Integrity Multimedia Company. Radar Online LLC owns and operates RadarOnline.com, today's fastest growing celebrity web site. Re-launched in March of 2009, the site has already attracted almost 3 million unique visitors...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC) today announced that it introduced its state-of-the-art compact proton therapy program, featuring a dielectric-wall accelerator (DWA), during the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) annual meeting that concluded today in Gothenburg, Sweden. The proton system is currently being co-developed by CPAC and TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of the Hi-Art(R) treatment system for advanced radiation therapy, and...

2008-08-17 15:00:18

Actor Rainn Wilson says his upcoming movie "The Rocker" is reminiscent of the family-friendly works of Hollywood director John Hughes. Wilson said the comedy, which is about a heavy metal musician without a band, will please audience-goers who enjoyed Hughes movies such as the 1989 comedy "Uncle Buck," the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. "It's definitely a family comedy with an '80s John Hughes feel, a little like 'Uncle Buck,'" Wilson said. "It's heartwarming, and sure, it will appeal...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Laura Tutor, The Anniston Star, Ala. Aug. 3--Twenty-three years, and the song still grabs you by the hand. Now it emanates from a television -- not a movie screen -- hawking back-to-school fashions for the 'tween and teen set. "Don't you.... forget about me." The kids are in the school library, thrash dancing near a sculpture. The boys form an Egyptian conga line on the stair balustrade. They run down the hall, not unlike cars racing four-wide at Talladega, smacking at the ceiling and...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By TENLEY WOODMAN "AMERICAN TEEN" Rated: PG-13. At Kendall Square and Embassy cinemas and Harvard Square Theatre. Grade: C- John Hughes called. He wants his movie back. For a documentary, Oscar-nominated director Nanette Burstein's "American Teen" is conveniently similar to Hughes' 1985 classic "The Breakfast Club." Burstein follows five high school seniors in America's heartland, Warsaw, Ind., to reveal their secret world of cliques, heartache and triumph. Each participant fills a...