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2014-02-07 16:23:47

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luger Bruno Banani, the Pacific Island nation of Tonga's first and only ever participant in the Winter Olympics will take his first Olympic runs this weekend. As luge is one of the world's fastest and most dangerous winter sports, one doesn't associate it with the tropical archipelago in the South Pacific, Tonga. How Bruno came to be one of the top lugers in the world is truly an amazing story of athletic and marketing genius. Bruno's...

2014-02-07 12:22:37

US, Japan and Great Britain Lead Audience Engagement in Social Road to Sochi NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareablee, Inc. (www.shareablee.com), the leading social business intelligence platform, marks the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games with a release of its Cross-Platform Social Engagement Ranking of Sochi Olympic Teams. Measuring social engagement data all nations participating in the Sochi Games across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Shareablee has identified...

2014-02-07 12:20:54

STAFF READY WITH CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR URGENT COURIER SHIPMENTS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today that they have placed dedicated staff on task to assist with urgent courier shipments in and out of the Sochi region during the two weeks of the Winter Olympics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110930/NY78064LOGO) With 1.1 million tickets available to Olympic events, air and ground traffic into and around the Sochi region will...

Olympic Sized Security For Sochi
2014-02-06 13:34:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the curtain is about to rise for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi final touches are still coming together, but the question of security remains. Last week the State Department issued a travel alert to those heading to Russia, and this week news has circulated that specific threats may exist that included possible toothpaste tube bombs. The United States Navy has even been tasked to the Black Sea to be ready to help evacuate US...

2014-02-06 08:26:26

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many U.S. Olympic athletes, the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been scattered with setbacks that had to be overcome to rise to their sport's pinnacle. Similarly, everyday Americans face obstacles small and large. As the Olympic Winter Games open today in Sochi, Russia, Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveils the...

2014-02-05 23:30:09

RCN’s Digital TV video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 RCN, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday,...

2014-02-05 20:25:02

CBGB Festival Present Activists For Amnesty International To Share Stories of a Different Russia, Just Days Before Sochi Winter Games NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's attention turns to Sochi, Russia, and the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two of Russia's most well-known and outspoken advocates are in Brooklyn, telling of a very different Russia than the one portrayed by Vladimir Putin. (Photo:...

Winter Olympics In Sochi, Russia Highlights Dangers Of Climate Change
2014-02-05 13:40:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia is just around the corner and not only will the event feature some of the best classes of athletes the world has to offer, but it also showcases how climate change is affecting Earth. The US Geological Survey (USGS) is using this year’s Olympics to bring awareness to climate change and how the Arctic Ocean is being affected by it. Over the years, the USGS has studied changes in...

2014-02-05 08:26:49

NEW BERLIN, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We appreciate Senator Charles Schumer's support of Team USA by helping us complete the delivery of Chobani Greek Yogurt to Sochi to naturally power our athletes all the way to the finish line--something we've had in the works for quite some time. Right now, 5,000 fresh single-serve cups of blueberry, strawberry and peach Chobani, and multi-serve containers of plain Chobani yogurt for smoothies, are being stored in a...

2014-02-05 04:20:32

MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The loss of entire neighborhoods has become a fact for many host Olympic cities," said Dr. Jeffrey Wimer. Wimer and Dr. Ying Wushanley are both professors of wellness and sport sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and have researched the impact of the Olympics on host cities. "Eminent domain is a frequently evoked legal strategy in the U.S. that has been used by the government to secure property from...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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