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2009-05-05 23:01:00

VEET(R) kicks off summer with Pop Star, Shontelle NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm, VEET(R), the number one hair depilatory brand in the world, is officially welcoming summer at their Spray On Soiree being held at M2 Ultra Lounge in New York City with a special live performance by VEET(R) Spokes Model, Pop Star, Shontelle. The brand is celebrating the launch of the newest addition to the VEET(R) collection, the Spray On Hair Removal Cream. Shontelle,...

2009-04-22 14:00:00

Follows $18 Million Investment Announced in 2008 PLAINFIELD, Ill., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo (NYSE: DEO), the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company announced today that it is investing $20.2 million to expand its Plainfield, IL bottling facility as demand for ready-to-serve cocktails continues. The 44,000 square foot addition will house a new bottling line for Diageo's line of cocktails including Smirnoff Pomegranate Martini, Smirnoff Mojito, Smirnoff Grand Cosmopolitan, and...

2009-04-22 14:55:00

Diageo Employees Across North America Partner with Community Organizations to Promote Environmental Responsibility NORWALK, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, announced today its commitment to a variety of initiatives across North America aimed at celebrating Earth Day. Employees from Norwalk, CT, Plainfield, IL and Amherstberg, ON will all be working with organizations...

2009-03-12 13:34:00

Innovative Responsible Drinking Web Site Wins Corporate Social Responsibility "Corporate-Community Partnership" Award NORWALK, Conn., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --DRINKiQ.com, Diageo's innovative responsible drinking web site, has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate-Community Award. Presented by PR News, a leading publication covering the public relations trade, the CSR Awards recognize people and companies that successfully demonstrate that altruism,...

2009-03-04 11:15:00

Clearly Original Artists Partner Up to Release Exclusive Singles, Available for Free Download at Smirnoff.com NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The makers of Smirnoff vodka announced the launch of the second annual Smirnoff Signature Mix Series, a campaign designed to bring together respected artists in the hip hop community to recreate clearly original versions of iconic hip hop songs, with newly-mixed interpretation. Legendary artist Nas is teaming up with Marsha Ambrosius,...

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2009-01-05 07:31:20

Professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have gotten engaged in Las Vegas, a source told People magazine. Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff, who are regulars on the U.S. competition series Dancing with the Stars, have been a couple for about six months. They are now performing with the Dancing with the Stars stage tour. Smirnoff previously dated actor and television personality Mario Lopez, who had been her celebrity partner on DWTS in Season 3. A source told People Chmerkovskiy...

2008-10-23 18:00:17

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company applauds the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (NLCC) for adopting a rule that codifies Nebraska's longstanding practice of following federal standards when it comes to classifying beer. After a public comment period that began on July 31, 2008, the Commission upheld Nebraska's logical classification of flavored malt beverages as beer. Flavored malt beverages, which are malt based...

2008-09-18 12:00:40

PHOENIX, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine, and beer company, is proud to support Julie Foudy, former US Women's Soccer Team star and a role model for young girls across the country, as she introduced the 'Girl Talk' program today to students today at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. Designed by The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization funded by Diageo and other distillers dedicated to fighting underage drinking and drunk driving,...

2008-09-16 03:00:20

By Bokaie, Jemima Pernod Ricard plans to dilute a drive to launch flavoured variants of vodka brand Absolut, following its acquisition of the brand through its euro5.6m (Pounds 4.4m) purchase ofVin & Sprit from the Swedish government in April. Instead of adding one flavour every six months, the drinks giant said it will now do so only every one or two years. Its marketing activities, meanwhile, will focus on its original blue variant. The change in strategy comes weeks after Diageo...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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