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2013-04-03 23:04:19

Kyiv Creatives Mix Politics, Popular Music and Animation to Poke Fun at the Presidency and World Politics in "Desperate White House" Kyiv, Ukraine and Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 Four Ukrainians with a dynamic, global sense of humor are on a mission to enlighten and entertain politically aware American TV viewers with a powerful new concoction that mixes popular music, politics and cartoon animation. Their format — and their company — is called MuPoToon (for music,...

Ig Nobel Awards Honor Wacky Science
2011-09-30 08:40:27

The annual Ig Nobel Prizes, an American parody of the real Nobel Prizes, which have been awarded yearly since 1991, were given out this year at Harvard University, with real Nobel Prize winners handing out the honors. The Ig Nobel Prizes awards ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. To win, scientists must “first make people laugh, and then make them think,” according to the Ig Nobel ethos. Perhaps the top honor of the evening, the biology prize, went to...

2011-06-24 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Peace Prize Awarding Council held a grand award ceremony on June 14, 2011 in the Gold Room at the U.S. Capitol to express our respect for the recipients of the 2010 World Peace Prize: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, prominent leader of Buddhism in the world; Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman, former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The ceremony, chaired by Dr. Han Min Su, founder of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, was...

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2011-03-01 14:00:00

There is a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, including anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Tuesday that the 2011 field includes 53 organizations and tops the 237 nominees on last year's list. Known nominees also include Afghan rights advocate Sima Samar, the European Union, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, Russian rights group Memorial and its...

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2011-02-02 14:05:00

The Norwegian politician behind the Nobel Peace Prize nominations said Wednesday that Wikileaks has been nominated for the 2011 award. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for the world's top accolade every year until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Snorre Valen, a Norwegian parliamentarian, said Wikileaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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