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2011-06-16 23:01:00

NEW YORK, BEIJING and SINGAPORE, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc.(NYSE: OMC), a global leader in advertising and marketing services, has formed Omnicom Greater China, a new business unit with executive headquarters in Beijing. Establishing a dedicated business unit for Greater China will support the group's rapidly expanding interests in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, where it operates more than 40 agencies in 30 locations, with coverage in more than 130...

2011-03-02 18:15:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises honored the line's long-time ambassador and everyone's favorite "Love Boat" captain, Gavin MacLeod, with a special 80th birthday party aboard Golden Princess today in Los Angeles. Crew members, along with his friends and family, sang "Happy Birthday" and presented him with a massive cake - a 5-foot-long, 3D replica of the original "Love Boat," Pacific Princess. (Photo:...

2010-11-01 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, Crystal Cruises is offering luxury travelers more opportunities to explore California's coastal cities with two additional Pacific Coast voyages added to the fall 2011 calendar. Conveniently sailing round-trip from Los Angeles aboard Crystal Symphony, the seven-day "Coastal Escape" and "Pacific Sunsets" cruises feature Crystal's first ever itineraries with 2-day, 2-night overnight stays in San Francisco, plus visits to...

2010-10-20 11:44:00

MIAMI, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading Miami-based organizations - one which entertains and energizes consumers on land, the other which entertains and offers restorative premium vacations at sea - have united in the fight against breast cancer. Top-rated premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises has teamed with the Miami Dolphins to raise awareness of the importance of finding a cure for the devastating disease. The two organizations - each recognized for their ongoing efforts for and...

2010-08-18 12:48:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In fall 2011 and early 2012, Holland America Line again will offer grand voyages that touch all seven continents. The ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam each sail two itineraries designed to discover and explore remarkable destinations -- from famous landmarks to smaller, lesser-known ports. Amsterdam sails a 70-day Grand Asia and Australia Voyage in fall 2011 and then returns to world cruising in January 2012 with a 112-day Grand World Voyage that visits the...

2010-08-03 06:00:00

SINGAPORE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group has appointed Ms. Clara So to the position of Director, Corporate Communications of Omnicom Group APIMA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa), effective August 2, 2010. This appointment demonstrates Omnicom's active engagement and investment in the world's fastest growing region and reflects the group's commitment to further enhance its presence and operations across the APIMA region. In making the announcement, Omnicom...

2010-04-12 13:26:00

MIAMI, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrity Cruises today announced the appointment of Emma Pontin, an inspirational UK-based yachtswoman, to serve as Godmother of Celebrity Eclipse, the third in a series of five stunning Solstice Class ships. Pontin will name the ship in Southampton, England, during the ship's formal naming ceremony April 24, which will conclude with a magnum of champagne, custom-made by The Corning Museum of Glass, commemoratively crashing against the hull of the...

2009-12-02 13:40:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises is celebrating the new name of its ship Ocean Princess (formerly Tahitian Princess) by extending an open invitation to anyone wishing to become an honorary godparent for the vessel, with the first-ever virtual christening. In a new twist on the time-honored tradition, the naming ceremony will occur completely online, at http://www.princess.com/oceanvirtualchristening. Each new godparent will trigger a $1 donation from...

2009-11-03 13:08:00

MIAMI, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 16,000 suggestions from more than 40,000 travel agents and fans around the world, the names of the 16th and 17th ships in the Costa fleet have been selected. The two sister ships, set to debut in 2011 and 2012, will be named the Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa. The selections were chosen as a result of Costa's "Send Us a Sea of Names" project whereby travel agents and fans sent in name suggestions for the two ships. The final selections were...

2009-10-16 09:13:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Global LNG Industry to 2015: Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts of All Active and Planned Liquefaction and Regasification Terminals...


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Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini
2012-08-20 13:51:08

The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), also known as the North Pacific giant octopus, is native to the North Pacific. It prefers to live at depths of 215 feet, but can be found in more shallow waters. It is thought to be the largest species of octopus with the largest specimen weighing 156.5 pounds, although the seven-arm octopus is a close contender with one specimen weighing 134 pounds. The giant Pacific octopus can reach an average weight of thirty-three pounds with an arm...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.