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EU Opening Anti-Trust Investigation With Apple Over E-Books
2011-12-06 13:34:37

The European Union has opened an investigation on whether a deal struck by Apple and five other publishers was an illegal move. The probe is focusing on a controversial system known as the "agency model" which was an agreement made by Apple and several publishers. This model allows publishers to set the prices at which books are sold on the Internet and also for the retailer, inevitably making e-books more expensive than hardcopies. The European Commission announced on Monday that it...

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2011-10-21 04:54:10

An environmental news organization has issued a plea for help on behalf of thousands of Little Blue Penguins, who face a serious risk of freezing or being poisoned to death after an oil spill off New Zealand´s coast unleashed 2,500 barrels of fuel into the fragile ecosystem. The Seattle-based group is asking the world to send in penguin sweaters, which will keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening and swallowing toxic oil on their feathers until workers can remove it....

2011-02-22 05:30:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (TSX: YNG) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is pleased to announce favorable results from its 2010 drilling program at Ketza River.  The Ketza River property is wholly-owned by Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp., and is a past gold producer located near the town of Ross River in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The recently received assay results are from manto-style (limestone replacement) targets from the Peel and Penguin zones drilled...

2010-12-21 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Young Readers Group, one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States, in collaboration with Smashing Ideas, the leading digital media agency providing immersive and interactive entertainment, announces the release of The Little Engine That Could interactive children's book app on the App Store. The universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is based on Watty Piper's beloved classic and features iconic 1950's artwork,...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you or a friend or family member the ultimate literary fan? Then AutoTrader.com has posted for sale the ultimate gift for you or that special someone: a 2010 Mini Cooper SD with a dashboard signed by 18 Penguin authors, including Garrison Keillor of Lake Wobegon fame, Pulitzer Prize winning authors William Kennedy and Geraldine Brooks as well as New York Times bestselling authors Michael Pollan, Sue Monk Kidd, Jan Karon, Rosanne Cash and many...

2010-11-10 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff, President and Publisher of The Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the acquisition of Sapphire's The Kid, the second novel by the bestselling author of Push. The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. The deal, for North American rights, was made between Godoff, who serves as editor, and Melanie Jackson of the Melanie Jackson Agency. Publication...

2010-10-05 14:30:00

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Rock has partnered with Penguin books to offer customers free copies of classic editions available from many of its branches. Some 25 high street branches across the country will be stocked with classic titles from the Penguin range including Moby Dick, The Thirty Nine Steps and Wind in the Willows. Each paperback cover will feature the iconic Penguin logo, alongside the distinctive Northern Rock pink and black brand....


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2006-02-23 12:15:07

At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....

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2006-02-17 17:13:48

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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