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2013-07-15 23:00:56

The Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed that Aeros' Project Pelican was a success, having achieved its objectives while addressing some of the most significant development challenges facing heavy lift airships. This revelation was made in a recent Inside Defense article. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 The Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed that Aeros' Project Pelican was a success, having achieved its objectives while addressing some of the most significant...

China Launching First Woman Into Space Saturday
2012-06-15 10:27:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com China will be extending its feats on Saturday as it launches its first woman into space aboard its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. A spokeswoman for the country's space program said Liu Yang, a 33-year-old major in the People's Liberation Army, will take part in China's fourth manned space launch. "From day one I have been told I am no different from the male astronauts," Liu, a trained fighter pilot who is married but has no children, told the state broadcaster...

2010-06-11 09:15:00

A spokeswoman said on Friday that a U.S. Congressional committee investigating the recent recall of Johnson & Johnson's children's medicine is "deeply concerned" about the manufacturer's cooperation. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been investigating J&J's widespread recall announced in April of its Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and Zyrtec products for infants and children.  The committee held a hearing on the issue last month. "The committee is deeply...

2009-08-19 06:25:00

It's a tall order for the makers of the swine flu vaccine, and demand continues to rise. So far, northern hemisphere countries have ordered more than one billion doses of swine flu vaccine, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The demand meets massive production delays which could create shortages. Experts said this phenomenon could force a second, possibly more deadly, wave of flu in the fall. Governments would then have to make hard choices about who to vaccinate first. "Pandemic...

2009-08-18 15:30:00

A European Commission spokeswoman said on Tuesday that Apple Inc. is investigating media reports that one or more of the company's iPhones have exploded in Europe. The spokeswoman said Apple had described the reported incidents as isolated.   Apple said it was aware of the media reports, but did not comment on any contacts with the Commission.  One report last week said that a teenager in France was slightly injured when his iPhone made a hissing noise and shattered. "Apple...

2009-06-30 15:52:55

Police in Washington state said a woman accused of stealing money from her ex-husband's bank account said her dog's actions forced her to commit the crime. Arlington police spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said a 42-year-old man told police in late March money was disappearing from his bank account and detectives determined the money was being used to pay utility bills and for sundry items at the home of the man's 50-year-old ex-wife, the Everett (Wash.) Herald reported Tuesday. Banfield said the...

2009-06-19 14:47:04

A spokeswoman for United Way of Central Oklahoma said actress Jessica Alba made an undisclosed donation to the group after vandalizing a United Way billboard. Alba, 28, made headlines recently when she plastered posters of great white sharks around Oklahoma City -- where she had been shooting a movie -- to raise awareness about the species' dwindling numbers. The Fantastic Four actress publicly apologized for her actions and police said none of the owners of the property Alba papered wished...

2009-06-13 13:50:01

Federal regulators said on Friday new labels on popular asthma drugs like Merck's Singulair must highlight language about suicidal behavior, depression and anxiety seen in a small number of patients, The Associated Press. The Food and Drug Administration said after 15 months of investigation that drug companies Merck & Co. Inc., AstraZeneca and Cornerstone Therapeutics would have to raise label warnings about psychiatric problems reported by a handful of patients that were prescribed the...

2009-05-14 09:22:00

Tupperware Brands Corporation and Brooke Shields Unveil the Global Expansion of the Chain of Confidence Campaign NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tupperware Brands Corporation is proud to announce the international expansion of their highly successful Chain of Confidence campaign. Chain of Confidence launched in 2007, and encourages women to celebrate the importance of female friendship and the rewards that come with self-confidence. Tupperware's Chairman and CEO, Rick Goings, alongside...

2009-05-13 16:37:59

U.S. and Canadian authorities reported Wednesday that a Canadian scientist had been arrested for carrying 22 vials used in Ebola and HIV research into the United States. Konan Michel Yao, 42, was taken in to custody May 5 while crossing from Manitoba province into North Dakota, said a spokeswoman for Canada's Public Health Agency, which runs the National Microbiology Lab from which the vials were stolen. U.S. prosecutor Lynn Jordheim said Yao was detained for possession of unidentified...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.