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2014-04-24 08:30:06

Data is a Strategic Asset as Penton Launches New Data/Digital/Mobile Solutions NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John K. Paul, Penton's Vice President of Engineering, will be sharing his insights on using programming and tools to simplify data manipulation and display at a number of renowned conferences in the coming months. Paul is part of Penton's newly recruited world-class digital product engineering executive team focused on platform consolidation, architecture and...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez. But John Paul II's white papal cap cured him of Crohn's disease, relates book "Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great." Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Spain's bureaucratic health care system almost killed Madrid resident Carlos Vazquez, a Crohn's disease sufferer. But contact with John Paul II's white papal cap miraculously cured him in 2006, author Randall Meissen relates in...

2009-01-14 05:12:00

LONDON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The vaccines market, which was earlier associated with low profit margins and slow growth rates, has gained momentum in recent years through innovation. The introduction of novel vaccines for diseases with high burden and continuous investments aimed at boosting production capacity is driving the growth of this previously unattractive market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

2008-09-10 06:00:29

In an effort to survive declining profits and drug failures, the pharmaceutical industry is turning to layoffs and outsourcing. While many consider these trends a knee-jerk reaction, people who pull the strings in these companies have a different view of the situation. Rising healthcare expenditures have become a major concern to European governments. While price regulations and generic manufacturers are doing a great job in reducing costs for governments, the companies developing drugs...

2006-09-05 09:23:51

ROME (Reuters) - Pope John Paul was spied on by Vatican informers working for the Polish secret services in the communist era, a Polish cardinal was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Cardinal Joseph Glemp, archbishop of Warsaw, was quoted as telling Italy's ANSA news agency that John Paul was the target of espionage between his election in 1978 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. John Paul was "spied on, and how," ANSA quoted Glemp as saying in Assisi, where he was attending a...

2006-08-13 13:25:52

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said in an interview aired on Sunday that Catholicism should not be seen as a "collection of prohibitions" because of bans on gay marriage, abortion and contraception but as a Church with positive values. In the long and rare interview with German television and Vatican Radio, he also offered some personal insights, saying he was not lonely in his job but did not feel strong enough to plan many long overseas trips like his...

2006-07-11 07:46:02

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Joaquin Navarro-Valls, arguably the most famous figure in the Vatican after the Pope himself, stepped down on Tuesday after 22 years as chief spokesman. The Vatican said Pope Benedict had accepted Navarro-Valls' request to resign and had named Father Federico Lombardi, Jesuit director of Vatican Radio and Vatican Television, to succeed him. Lombardi, 63, will keep those posts, the Vatican said. Navarro-Valls, a suave, handsome Spaniard who...

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2006-06-15 15:48:16

HONG KONG -- Famed physicist Stephen Hawking said Thursday that Pope John Paul II tried to discourage him and other scientists attending a cosmology conference at the Vatican from trying to figure out how the universe began. The British scientist joked he was lucky the pope didn't realize he had already presented a paper at the gathering suggesting how the universe was created. "I didn't fancy the thought of being handed over to the Inquisition like Galileo," Hawking said in a lecture to...

2006-05-28 13:41:31

By Philip Pullella and Natalia Reiter OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Calling himself "a son of Germany," Pope Benedict prayed at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Sunday and asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died in this "valley of darkness." Ending a four-day pilgrimage to Poland, Benedict, 79, said humans could not fathom "this endless slaughter" but only seek reconciliation for those who suffered "in this place of horror." As on the rest of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
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