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2014-06-20 16:22:35

Verdi's latest production 'Almost Mercy' wraps and heads to the big screen in early 2015. EAST GREENWICH, R.I., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- East Greenwich, RI film company Verdi Productions, is pleased to announce that its next feature film 'BLEED FOR THIS' is now in pre-production. BLEED FOR THIS tells the true-life story of five-time world champion boxer and Rhode Island native, Vinny Pazienza ("Vinny Paz"), who was injured and left with a broken neck in a near-fatal car...

2014-06-19 23:19:21

Advanced Chemical announces the date for the fourth annual John Venditti Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and scholarships to High School Athletes with strong Academic credentials. Warwick, Rhode Island (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Advanced Chemical announces that the fourth annual John Venditti Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on September 20, 2014. Proceeds from the event go to the GFV (GianFranco Venditti) fund, which...

2014-06-18 23:06:21

Amica Insurance is helping to debunk four hurricane myths by sharing the following information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and local Florida governments. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With hurricane season upon us, it’s important to know the truth about these dangerous storms. That’s why Amica Insurance is helping to debunk four hurricane myths by sharing the following information from the National Weather Service (NWS) and local Florida governments: Myth: Only...

2014-06-17 12:21:08

Event will focus on current trends within the defense industry and the future of technology and innovation MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressional, Pentagon, and defense industry leaders will gather in Newport, Rhode Island this September for a major event focusing on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. Hosted by the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), the event will be one of the first of its kind in the...

2014-06-05 23:04:16

Camping is perfect for a peaceful weekend getaway, but Amica Insurance is helping you prepare for the unexpected. Lincoln, R.I. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 As the warmer weather sets in, many people will go on camping trips. While camping is perfect for a peaceful weekend getaway, Amica Insurance is helping you prepare for the unexpected. The American Camp Association reports that most injuries sustained while camping are minor sprains (35 percent), but more serious injuries, like fractures,...

2014-06-04 23:16:07

Local consulting firm focuses on small-to-medium medtech companies, and startups. WArwick, RI (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Vital Now!, http://www.vitalnow.net, founded by Judy Isaacson in 2002 in Cambridge, MA, has relocated to 77 Missouri Drive, Warwick, RI 02886. Vital Now! is a full-service boutique medical marketing consulting firm. Prior to founding Vital Now!, Ms. Isaacson was Vice President of Marketing at Medical Support Systems, a Database Publishing Group Co. in Cambridge, MA. Here she...

2014-06-02 23:07:34

Empowering communities throughout the Tijuana River Watershed, improving water quality in Maine’s Casco Bay, being a leading advocate for rivers in Kansas, giving back as a tireless volunteer river trail steward in Illinois, and developing national showcases of urban renewal in Rhode Island are just a few of the accomplishments of an extraordinary group of individuals who have dedicated themselves to protecting our most vital natural resource—water. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 02, 2014...

2014-05-30 23:03:45

Amica Insurance is sharing five tips to help properly maintain tires. Lincoln, R.I. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Summer is a great time to travel with family and friends, and road trips are a fun way to see the sights. However, car trouble happens, especially when it comes to tires. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing five tips to help properly maintain tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported nearly 11,000 crashes caused by blowouts or flat tires in 2013,...

2014-05-30 08:23:14

PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls on the Run® Rhode Island will present their third annual 5K, 10K & Kids Fun Run, on Sunday, June 1(st) at Roger Williams Park, in Providence, RI. Registration via http://www.gotrri.org/5k is available through 8:00 p.m. Friday and same day registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with the Run beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is rain or shine, and is open to the public. Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program...

2014-05-29 00:22:48

Funding Will Help More Businesses Use Data to Understand Customers and Grow Sales PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swipely, the simple way for merchants to understand customers and grow sales, today announced it has completed a $20 million Series C round of financing. Pritzker Group Venture Capital led the investment and was joined by existing investors First Round Capital, Index Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Swipely will use the new funding to accelerate growth, helping more...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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