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2011-03-06 12:09:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, March 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA and Illumina, Inc., today report the discovery of single-letter variants (SNPs) in the sequence of the human genome associated with high risk of sick sinus syndrome (SSS). The study is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. The study reports a genetic variant in the gene MYH6 that is associated with high risk...

2011-02-15 17:05:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Washington metro area will be hosting "A Taste of Iceland" from February 24th through 27th, 2011. The multi-day event will feature Icelandic music, cuisine, film and culture throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD. The Mid-Atlantic region will get this sneak-peek of Iceland just in time, as Icelandair will begin its first non-stop service to Iceland out of Washington Dulles International Airport beginning on May...

2011-02-15 11:23:00

BOSTON, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its new route from Boston to Reykjavik in Iceland, low-fare airline Iceland Express is offering an introductory fare of $299 one-way to fly via Reykjavik from Boston to a host of European destinations. For those wanting to visit London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Warsaw, bookings must be made before 25 February. Travelers can also stopover in...

2010-12-15 13:27:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, the UK, US, Netherlands, Spain and Romania today report the discovery of a set of single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that impact individual baseline levels of prostate specific antigen, or PSA. Testing for PSA levels is the most commonly used screening tool for the detection of prostate cancer. A prostate biopsy is routinely...

2010-09-30 14:38:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheap flights search engine Dohop.com has announced the launch of an affiliate program for travel websites, providing one of the world's finest flight searches as a white label service. The affiliate program is intended to help websites increase revenue by offering their visitors the chance to search for cheap flights under their own brand using the Dohop flight search engine. The program provides a user-friendly interface to customize the look...

2010-08-06 12:03:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced new nonstop service between New York and Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning June 1, 2011.* When service begins, Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to serve Iceland nonstop from the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) The flight, between John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Keflavik...

2010-03-11 13:53:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Five experienced Expedition Leaders are returning to the Arctic in 2010, announced Vermont-based polar adventure specialist Quark Expeditions. "Expedition Leaders are the X factor," said Patrick Shaw, president. "The best ELs add something extra to an expedition through their personalities and passion for the regions through which they lead travelers." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100311/NE69181 ) To celebrate the announcement,...

2010-01-21 09:16:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, January 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- deCODE genetics ehf today emerged as a newly financed, private company focused on advancing the science of human genetics and its application to products and services that improve human health. The new company will be building on the scientific leadership in genetics it developed over more than a decade as a subsidiary of deCODE genetics, Inc. deCODE ehf was this week purchased from its former parent company by Saga Investments LLC,...

2009-12-14 14:35:00

NEW YORK and REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Glacier Partners Corp., a corporate advisory firm focused on the geothermal energy and seafood sectors, in conjunction with its Icelandic affiliate, Capacent Glacier, today announced they have served as financial advisors to Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) in its purchase of 32.32% of Icelandic geothermal company HS Orka from Reykjavik Energy and the municipalities of Sandgerdi and Hafnarfjordur. The previously announced purchase...

2009-10-02 09:16:18

Police raided two accounting offices in Reykjavik, Iceland, to find evidence of criminal action concerning bank collapses, a special investigator said. The office of special investigator Olafur Thor Hauksson said 22 police officers and six accountants raided the PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG offices, seeking evidence connected to the failures of Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbanki, all of which collapsed in 2008 as the global financial crisis began to unfold. The purpose of the searches was...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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