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2009-09-19 14:38:12

U.S. actor Don Cheadle is the star of a new public service campaign aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations says. The United Nations said in a release Friday the Hotel Rwanda star will appear in a series of videos directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff intended to convince world leaders to support a proposed greenhouse gas emissions treaty. The treaty will be discussed at climate change conference scheduled to take place this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. The series is aimed at...

2009-06-17 10:29:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Top officials of UAB "Dujotekana", one of the leading energy companies in Lithuania, recently visited Washington, DC and New York for a series of working meetings with the US Administration. Rimandas Stonys (President), Piotras Vojeika (Vice President), and Dr. Jevgenij Kostin (Strategic Advisor), met with Senior members of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of European...

2009-06-11 07:15:00

LIBERTY, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- To a small child, the world is a simply amazing place viewed through innocent eyes. When the horrors of war shatter that innocence and simplicity, the effect can be quite profound. "My Heritage, My Destiny" (published by iUniverse) by Dr. Baiba Kreger is an autobiographical journey of a toddler in Latvia, to a small girl in World War II Germany, to a young immigrant woman making her way in the "New World." As "My Heritage, My Destiny" opens, readers meet...

2009-05-28 12:00:00

'Best Connected' campaign deploys dynamic social media toolset to strengthen links between Ireland's innovators and US Partners PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by Irish companies, today launched a new campaign strategy to boost exports for Irish companies in the North American market. The program will initially focus on Ireland's internet and software sectors, where the...

2009-05-12 08:11:34

Latvia's statistics office said the gross domestic product dropped 18 percent in the first three months this year compared with the same period 2008. Latvia's economy declined 4.6 percent in 2008 and in the first quarter this year the country's production and services sectors have decreased sharply, the Baltic Times newspaper said Tuesday. In the first quarter, hotel and restaurant services declined 34 percent, retail production went down 25 percent and manufacturing quantity dropped 22...

2009-04-29 14:14:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitalizing on Northern Europe's robust cultural assets and spectacular options for nature lovers, Crystal Cruises is introducing 50 brand new Crystal Adventures to its roster of nearly 300 in the region this summer. Options to glacier trek, cycle, flight-see and snowmobile complement sightseeing of historic treasures and ballet theatre. In 2009, Crystal will offer Northern Europe and Baltic itineraries of seven to 14 days aboard Crystal Symphony from...

2009-04-28 13:59:58

Lithuania's economy has decreased 12 percent in the first quarter this year when compared with the same period in 2008, economists said Tuesday. The drop was caused by lowering industrial production, smaller demands for exported goods and a lack of credit, the Lithuanian Statistics office said. Statistics officials said Lithuania had forecast a decline in the gross domestic product of 10.5 percent for the whole of 2009. Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004, and in 2007 its economy grew...

2009-04-16 14:00:00

Company Honored in Silicon Valley by Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) PALO ALTO, Calif. and LIMERICK, Ireland, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Powervation, an emerging innovator of Auto-control(TM) digital power integrated circuits (ICs), was named as the winner of the 2009 Irish Times/Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Innovation Award. The award was presented by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, Mary Coughlan on Tuesday night at the annual ITLG dinner held at Stanford University....

2009-04-15 23:43:00

- Powervation wins 2009 ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Award - OpenHydro winner of new Renewable Energy Award PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from some of the most successful U.S. and Irish technology and renewable energy companies gathered at Stanford University where Limerick, Ireland-based Powervation won this year's 2009 ITLG/The Irish Times Innovation Award. Also receiving recognition on the night was OpenHydro of Dublin, Ireland which won the 2009 Renewable Energy...

2009-04-14 13:00:00

Deals Coincide with Visit to San Francisco Bay Area by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by emerging and high-growth Irish companies, today announced a series of deals involving EI portfolio companies and their U.S. partners. The news coincides with a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister (An...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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