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2011-01-20 21:02:00

SUNSET BEACH, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maui's Hank Gaskell, 24, delivered a stellar performance to win the 2011 Da Hui Sponsor Me Sunset Open. Gaskell reveled in Sunset's 4-8 foot wave faces despite the ever changing conditions from a building swell. Gaskell was in perfect rhythm with the ocean and secured the second ASP victory of his career, with both wins coming at Sunset Beach. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110120/LA33851-a) (Logo:...

2011-01-19 14:40:00

SUNSET BEACH, Hawaii, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Day one of the Da Hui Presents Sponsor Me Sunset Open commenced in chocolate colored, 8-10 foot surf out of the West North Westerly direction. The Da Hui Presents Sponsor Me Sunset Open is the first contest of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) of 2011. This is the first of four qualifying events for local ASP Hawaii competitors to qualify for the prestigious $1 Million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing...

2010-12-23 20:04:00

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Sponsor Me Sunset Open is set for January 14-23, 2011. With more than 80 of the hottest surfers in the world, Sponsor Me, in connection with Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, Sony, and Time-Warner Oceanic Cable is in its final preparation for the 2011 Sunset Open contest and the second debut of an IP backhaul HD broadcast in Hawaii. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101223/LA22011) (Logo:...

2010-11-30 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Guvera announces the appointment of Mr. Sean E. DeMott as Head of Music at Guvera, an innovative new online platform introduced in 2010 offering free music to its subscribers. Guvera's truly unique business model has earned it placement amongst 2010's top digital startups by Billboard Magazine. Prior to joining Guvera, Mr. DeMott has consulted with and held A&R positions for Artists Direct, Artista Records, Universal and A2M as well as music...

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2010-11-05 09:05:00

An American jury has ordered a Minnesota mother of four to pay $1.5 million dollars for committing two dozen acts of copyright infringement using an online file-sharing network. The ruling against Brainerd-resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset was handed down by a jury on Wednesday. She was ordered to pay $62,500 for each of the 24 songs that she downloaded using the Kazaa peer-to-peer distribution service. It is the third time a jury has ordered Thomas-Rasset to pay damages, though the amounts...

2010-11-01 14:51:00

Susan Boyle, Colbie Caillat, Kelly Clarkson, Randy Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, And More Share Their Favorite Memories MARLTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading music retailers, record labels and nearly thirty artists, along with supporting organizations across the industry, are today helping kick off a new promotional effort designed to relaunch and revitalize the historic "Give The Gift Of Music"...

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2010-10-27 08:50:00

One of the largest file-sharing websites on the Internet is being forced to shut down after it was found liable of copyright infringement by a U.S. federal court judge. LimeWire, a website that utilizes a Java-based peer-to-peer software client to allow various types of content (including music and movie files from CDs and DVDs), was ordered to cease operations by Manhattan Judge Kimba Wood on Tuesday. According to Reuters reporters Yinka Adegoke and Jonathan Stempel, Wood ruled that...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

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2010-09-20 12:15:57

Piracy activists have targeted websites owned by the music and film industry to perform coordinated attacks. The Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) were temporarily knocked offline because of the assault. The attacks were reportedly in retaliation for anti-piracy efforts against file-sharing websites.  The activists group has declared on message-board 4chan that it will continue to target other sites. The British...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va. and NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) and Sony Corporation of America (SCA) today announced the launch of the new Sony Card from Capital One (www.capitalone.com). This versatile new rewards credit card gives consumers a variety of opportunities to earn and redeem Sony Reward Points. This new alliance between Sony and Capital One was designed specifically for Sony customers, who can now earn rewards points faster on the purchase...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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