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2009-10-26 15:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's IT shared services initiative was one of only 10 efforts awarded for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, or NASCIO, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. "We've been working hard to advance technology and improve services to Pennsylvania citizens in cost-effective and efficient ways," said Governor Rendell. "It's gratifying...

2009-10-02 11:15:00

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte entered the International Space Station Friday, making him the seventh space tourist, and the first clown, to board the orbiting outpost. Once he boarded the station alongside American astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, Laliberte put on his round clown nose. "I'm adapting pretty good ... but I ain't staying six months," Laliberte joked. The 50-year-old founder of Cirque du Soleil spent about $35 million to reserve his seat on...

2009-09-24 15:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-nominated entertainer Omarion makes his long awaited return to the scene with the announcement of a new album and label imprint, Starworld Entertainment, through EMI Label Services. The multi-platinum superstar will release his anticipated third studio album, Ollusion, on November 24th. Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Omarion showcases his growth as an artist and entertainer. After releasing two solo albums, both of which...

2009-09-24 09:53:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation and the Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta will host a star-studded musical tribute to honor the music and legacy of the immortal Otis Redding, it was announced today by Zelma Redding, founder of the Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation, and Joe Bankoff, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center. In addition, The Big "O" Recognition & Awards Banquet will precede the tribute and will honor Kyle and...

2009-09-15 09:14:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As sexually transmitted diseases and infections rise across the U.S., getSTDtested.com is utilizing the web and digital media as tools to assist in the fight against them by sponsoring a four-part webisode series intended to help educate and entertain, or "edu-tain," young adults about this important topic in the digital medium to which they relate. The 'O' Mission's main objective is to help destigmatize this topic by normalizing the conversation. The...

2009-09-14 14:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Cirque du Soleil production, Banana Shpeel, will perform a sneak peek performance on the season finale of "America's Got Talent" airing on Wednesday, September 16 on NBC. The specially-choreographed presentation will feature 16 performers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/LA75327-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/LA75327-b) Banana Shpeel, the brand new theatrical production from Cirque du Soleil...

2009-06-17 12:32:00

LAS VEGAS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirque du Soleil cast, crew and staff went to great heights to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people to simultaneously walk on stilts on June 16, the date of its 25th anniversary. To mark this historic milestone, audiences at the Cirque du Soleil shows on June 16 experienced special performances including commemorative gifts for everyone. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/cirque/38750/ Cities...

2009-05-19 07:00:00

Celebrate with us: Buy one ticket and bring a friend for $25 LAS VEGAS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirque du Soleil is offering specially priced tickets throughout the summer to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary. Guests can also enter the summer sweepstakes for a chance to visit Las Vegas and see all of the Cirque du Soleil shows like a celebrity VIP. Cirque du Soleil is commemorating its 25th anniversary in 2009 with the theme "the dream continues." Since June 16, 1984, this young...

2009-04-16 09:15:00

LA LOUVIERE, Belgium, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Franco Dragone, mostly known as "the world's most spectacular show maker", is currently discussing the possibility of adapting a famous Oratorio with Jean-Luc Choplin, General Manager of the Theatre du Chatelet. The remake of the notorious musical would open at the end of 2010 or during 2011. Talks about working with a prestigious creative panel are already underway. http://www.dragone.be SOURCE Franco Dragone

2009-01-24 05:00:00

MONTREAL, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ - The NHL has commissioned the Special Events Division of Cirque Eloize to design a special act as part of the opening ceremony for the 57th All Star Game this January 25 at 6:00 PM at the Bell Center in Montreal. There will also be an additional appearance by Cirque Eloize presented at the first intermission. In this year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadians, it is an honor for Cirque Eloize, a Montreal based company, to be part of...

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2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys genus, along with the marsh rice rat who is the sole member of its group. There are more than forty...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.