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2011-03-23 08:03:00

Popular comic strip Zits to help raise awareness of dangers of texting while driving through an array of AAA resources targeted at teens NEW YORK & ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading comics syndicate King Features Syndicate and AAA, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, have come together to help put a stop against one of the most dangerous issues currently facing young drivers: texting while driving. According to research by...

2011-03-14 10:08:00

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record are bringing together the top technology and business thought-leaders in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) to discuss today's cutting-edge technologies, such as cloud computing and mobile options, at the Construction FutureTech 2011 Conference, taking place on April 6 in New York City. "As technology gets more sophisticated and capable of handling increasingly complicated tasks,...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

Austin's early stage accelerator is now accepting applications for tech startups ready to go to market or raise venture capital. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 Capital Factory, an Austin-based accelerator for tech startups, officially kicked off today the start of its 2011 season by opening up its call for startup applications. Founded in 2009, the program's goal is to get a startup pointed in the right direction with a clear path to profitability and growth through an intensive 10-week...

2011-03-10 06:00:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bracket busters, last second shots and upsets are on their way. With March Madness just days away, office pools will likely be a common sight in the office. One-in-five workers (20 percent) said they have participated in March Madness pools at work, according to CareerBuilder's annual survey conducted among more than 3,900 workers between November 15 and December 2, 2010. Men vs. Women Men said they are more likely to participate in March Madness...

2011-03-08 13:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five ambassadors, current and senior Obama Administration advisors and CEOs of leading U.S. and international companies are among the distinguished speakers slated to address attendees of this year's annual conference of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) March 31-April 1 in Washington, D.C. "We are honored to have such a prestigious group of individuals contributing to this year's conference," said Fred P....

2011-02-25 12:12:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Babson College Energy and Environmental Club will hold its 5th annual Energy & Environmental Conference, "Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future," on Thursday March 31, 2011, to explore how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a pivotal role in shaping the green economy in the years to come. Register before March 1st for discount prices. Visit the conference website to view speaker bios and full schedule...

2011-02-24 02:30:00

LONDON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BRITS have voted the Alien from Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror film number one in a list of the scariest movie monsters of all time. A poll carried out among 4000 of Britain's film fanatics showed that movie-goers are still terrified by the beast thirty two years on from its release. Second place was taken by the man-eating great white shark from Steven Spielberg's Jaws while third place was taken by the invisible, laser-wielding alien from...

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2011-02-17 12:45:23

Scientists have discovered that a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a quiet deep-water niche under the sea about 600 million years ago near what is now Lantian, which is a small village in Anhul Province of South China. The scientists identified about 15 different species at the site, in addition to the ancient versions of algae and worms. The researchers said that the fossils suggest that morphological diversification of macroscopic eukaryotes may have occurred only tens...

2011-02-09 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit kicks off today, marking the 10th anniversary of the video game industry's most prestigious event. Continuing through February 11th, the 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit will be held at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit will also host the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) ceremony on February 10, 2011, widely regarded as the...

2011-02-04 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRX, Inc. (www.trx.com) (Pink Sheets: TRXI), a world-leading provider of travel technology, process automation, consulting and data services, today announced that Trip Davis, Co-Founder and Chairman, TRX, Inc., will moderate the "Innovators in the Travel Industry" panel at the Masters Program, February 7-8, 2011, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Masters Program is produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). In...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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