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2008-10-06 09:00:13

Swedish Academy to announce winner of Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9 STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9, the Academy said on Friday. It is the last Nobel Prize for the academy to set the date for this year's announcement. As a tradition, the medicine Nobel Prize will be the first to be unveiled on Oct. 6 by the Karolinska Institute, according to the schedule of the Nobel Foundation. The Royal...

2008-09-21 00:00:10

By Bella Jaisinghani MUMBAI: An award ceremony scheduled to take place in the city on Friday has revived an old controversy between the Nobel Foundation, which awards the most prestigious prize in the world, and one of the descendants of its founder, Sir Alfred Nobel. Michael Nobel, the great-grand nephew of Sir Alfred, is in Mumbai as guest of honour at the silver jubilee award function of the Priyadarshni Academy. The awards will be distributed in the presence of CM Vilasrao Deshmukh....

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By Joe Napsha A Pittsburgh professor and an Alcoa Inc. engineer have shared in a rare honor -- winning a small piece of the Nobel Peace Prize. Alcoa chemical engineer Kenneth Martchek and Carnegie Mellon University professor Edward Rubin were honored by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their contributions on man-made climate change issues. They are among hundreds of scientists over some 20 years who have created a body of work that the Norwegian Nobel...

2008-08-18 09:00:25

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one of the most solemn days in American history, September 11th, seven Nobel Peace Laureates will hold a press conference at the PeaceJam Foundation's "Global Call to Action Conference" in Los Angeles, California, launching a campaign of hope and inspiration for the people of the world. Through the PeaceJam Foundation, the Laureates will be announcing a Global Call to Action, encouraging the people around the world to work with them on ten...

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2007-10-12 05:10:00

OSLO, Norway -- Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it. Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary on global warming, won an Academy Award this year and he had been widely expected to win the prize. "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has...

2006-02-24 07:43:11

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history. Nominations for the $1.3 million award -- considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades -- trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday. "There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very...

2006-02-24 07:31:06

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history. Nominations for the $1.3 million award -- considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades -- trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday. "There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very...

2005-12-10 12:02:49

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Australian who drank a broth of bacteria to prove a theory on stomach ulcers joined nine other scientists to receive their Nobel prizes on Saturday, with the literature winner absent for a second year in a row. British playwright Harold Pinter was advised by doctors not to travel to Stockholm for the award and sent his publisher. His absence came after reclusive Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, who has a social phobia, refused to attend the...

2005-12-10 09:45:00

By John Acher and James Kilner OSLO -- The world should work to make nuclear weapons as universally condemned as slavery or genocide, UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday after receiving the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the world had 27,000 nuclear warheads and "to me, that is 27,000 warheads too many." "The hard part is how do we create an environment in which nuclear weapons -- like slavery or genocide...

2005-12-10 07:55:51

OSLO (Reuters) - The International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday for their work to prevent the spread of nuclear arms and promote the safe use of atomic power. ElBaradei and the chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, received gold medals and Nobel diplomas at a ceremony at Oslo City Hall to applause from about 1,000 guests. They will share 10 million Swedish crowns which accompanies the award...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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