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2011-08-03 07:40:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-Hop gets a bad rap but inspirational motivational speaker Mongo Slade turns the media inside out when he delivers his message of "turning your dreams into reality" for those who want to improve their lives. "A focused mind channeled into a dream is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. But, to stop dreaming, that's like putting a plastic bag over your head and slowly smothering yourself with it," said Slade, who has sold over 25,000...

2008-12-09 18:56:52

A London hotel has banned the Christmas tune Merry Xmas Everybody by the glam rock band Slade after guests complained it was annoying. The Holiday Inn in the western part of the city said the 1973 Christmas hit was deleted from the hotel's play list after a large proportion of customers told employees the song was irritating, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. When it became apparent that the Slade hit was not being well received by a large proportion of our guests, we decided the best way to...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

ALTHOUGH The Two Ronnies' career came to a premature end thanks to the retirement of the late Ronnie Barker, there should have been plenty of life left in his screen partner, Ronald Balfour Corbett. And yet without the driving force of their relationship to spar against, the diminutive star was, like Ernie Wise before him, cast into the TV wilderness. Nice, then, to see Melvyn Bragg making the most of the chance to talk to the now 77-year-old actor in a programme affectionately called The...

2008-09-05 15:00:12

Christchurch technology company Doubledot Media started from a laptop three years ago when entrepreneurs Simon Slade and Mark Ling teamed up to develop a wholesale directory that would help eBay sellers source merchandise. Today, the young firm (all nine staff are under 30) owns a swathe of innovative web products and has over 250,000 customers around the globe, of which more than 70 per cent are based in the United States. "Our products are designed to simplify the internet for regular...

Word of the Day
  • 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.