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2011-01-21 13:44:00

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach teams up with Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine to present "LUV Is In The Air--A Grand Romantic Giveaway." The sweepstakes giveaway, a seven-night stay at Grand Panama Beach Resort, The Resort Collection's luxurious signature property, will be offered to whoever submits the most heartfelt haiku on the subject of--what else--LOVE (LUV). (Photo:...

2010-11-22 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced it has chosen "change" for its 2010 Word of the Year. While the site witnessed search spikes around popular events such as "inception" when the blockbuster film hit theaters, "narcissistic" when LeBron James chose his next team and "slick" in reference to the Gulf spill, the consistency that "change" experienced throughout the year set it apart....

2010-11-18 13:59:18

McGill linguist's findings show how languages differ in their use of emphasis A better understanding of how we use acoustic cues to stress new information and put old information in the background may help computer programmers produce more realistic-sounding speech. Dr. Michael Wagner, a researcher in McGill's Department of Linguistics, has compared the way French- and English-speakers evaluate poetry, as a way of finding evidence for a systematic difference in how the two languages use these...

2010-10-19 09:45:00

BEIJING, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- LightInTheBox.com is announcing the launch of a new cell phone brand Haiku as well as the Colorfolie i6 ( http://www.lightinthebox.com/html/Haiku_Colorfolie_i6_Cellphone.html ); the first cellphone model to come under the new brand. Although the Colorfolie i6 will be officially launched on October 25th, customers can now preorder the phone through the company's website at a discounted price of US$ 99.99. Preordering will be available for a limited...

2010-07-14 10:16:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In front of the world's largest stage, Shakira (Epic Records) and special guest Freshlyground performed the #1 Hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" to audiences in 215 countries with 700 million viewers during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Selling over a million singles has made Waka Waka the fastest-selling single and biggest-selling World Cup single of the digital age. The song is the #1 selling single in over 15 countries...

2010-06-17 06:00:00

BEIJING, June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Linktone Ltd. (Nasdaq: LTON), a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment services to consumers in China, today announced that it has obtained exclusive wireless distribution rights for the official theme song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)." The song, said to evoke the power, rhythm and liveliness expected from Africa's first World Cup tournament, was written and produced by...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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