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2014-01-14 08:27:42

Weinstein Company production to be helmed by directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg of the Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Film "Kon-Tiki" BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan.

2011-07-25 10:50:51

A genetic study of the world's largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the mountainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China.

2010-11-28 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "La Commedia," a multimedia opera by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

2009-10-06 07:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A mysterious legend of the Pemon tribe in the Caribbean islands tells of a gate between the divine and the Canaiman jungle, and it is up to a group of adults, orphans and an ancient dog to fulfill the legend and their destiny.

2009-04-13 13:50:00

New Album, 'New Jack City II,' Available Now NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With his much-anticipated new album, "New Jack City II," in stores now, hip-hop icon Bow Wow is celebrating April 2009 with his fans as an Xbox LIVE(R) "Artist of the Month." On Wednesday, April 15, Bow Wow will play the popular Xbox 360 video game, NBA Live 09, online with Xbox LIVE(R) Gold members. Gamers who want an opportunity to play Bow Wow can send a friend request to the following Gamertag: Bow Wow...

2009-03-19 08:52:55

Scientists have used a popular kids swimming pool game to guide their development of a system for controlling moving robots that can autonomously detect and capture other moving targets.

2009-03-16 12:07:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records is set to release New Jack City II, the new full-length studio album from hip-hop superstar Bow Wow, on Tuesday, March 31. One of the year's most heavily anticipated urban music releases, New Jack City II is the first solo album from Bow Wow since 2006's The Price of Fame and his first full-length album release since Face Off, the artist's 2007 collaboration with Omarion. Bow Wow, who considers all of his fans as a family, invites them to...

2008-12-01 13:30:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National Agricultural Exchange (Bolsa Nacional Agropecuaria) has chosen Marco Polo Latam B.V. as their consultant for the selection and implementation of an electronic trading system.

Latest Marco Polo Reference Libraries

2007-08-14 04:03:55

The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii), is a subspecies of sheep, specifically the Argali. These sheep are found only in the Pamir Mountains in the border region of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Some of the protected areas where the species occurs include the Khunjerab National Park and Central Karakoram National Park in northern Pakistan and the Taxkongau Nature Reserve in southwestern China. The Marco Polo sheep is particularly known for its long horns. The longest horn...

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Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.