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2009-01-29 13:40:19

An coalition of Hollywood studios will launch a new Website this year that offers viewers exclusive films and television content on demand. The Viacom-led alliance, dubbed Studio 3 Networks, said the "epix" Web site would serve as a "next generation entertainment service," and would include productions from United Artists, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Lionsgate films. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Iron Man" and a "Pink Panther" sequel starring Steve Martin...

2009-01-14 11:12:48

If suicide among young men living with substance abuse is to be prevented it is not enough to focus on the individual client. "A common warning system for paramedics, care centers and social services has to be developed," according to Stian Biong, who has defended his thesis at the Nordic School of Public Health in Gothenburg, Sweden. If the number of life-threatening overdoses is to be reduced, it will necessitate structural support in the form of political goals and superior controlling,...

2008-11-12 06:00:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the $700-billion-plus economic bailout and stimulus program, "Congress does not relish another big bailout," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. "But they see another tsunami coming." That's the message Truesdell gets from the September 25 introduction of House Resolution 431, "Supporting the goals and ideals of a Long-Term Care...

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2008-10-28 14:35:00

Researchers say tennis line judges are more likely to make mistakes when calling balls "out" rather than "in." Of 83 incorrect calls, 70 of the errors were wrong "out" calls, said Californian scientists. The team said it came down to a time lag of a few hundred milliseconds between an image hitting the retina and the viewer processing it. Experts suggest this kind of bias could enable players to exploit the "challenge" system. Decoding information about the position of objects can be a...

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By JIM BECKERMAN, STAFF WRITER Ah, yes, the silly season. In politics, it's anything-goes time -- the weeks prior to the Nov. 4 election when the spinners, pundits, swift-boaters and smear- mongers are loosed from their leashes. But for one group, the silly season is just a little bit sillier. "I play a mean Sarah Palin," says Peter Aguero, for six years a member of the Chicago City Limits comedy troupe. It should be explained that Aguero is 6-foot-4 and weighs 300 pounds. In the...

2008-10-08 15:00:00

RANDOLPH - Students in one class at the Donovan School received more than $1,000 in supplies from the Office Max store in Braintree and its "A Day Made Better" program. The grade 2 cooperative class led by teachers Susan Eliot and Maureen Smith received the donation. In addition to the supplies, each teacher received a new leather desk chair. "They try to target the schools that really need the support," said Principal Sam Bertolino. "The kids were really excited. The teachers were...

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2008-08-27 07:55:00

Officials are investigating the sale via eBay of a computer containing detailed personal information of millions of bank customers.The computer sold for approximately $140, and was purchased by Andrew Chapman, a 56-year-old IT manager from Britain.Mr. Chapman told BBC News the machine contained information on several million bank customers.  Detailed personal data of customers of three different banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary, Natwest, were involved.RBS...

2008-08-22 18:00:00

By Aled Blake GIFT wrap and Christmas cracker firm International Greetings has reported bottom-line losses of pounds 12m in the past year. The firm, which employs 430 people at its operations in South Wales, said it had been a "difficult year" but that restructuring measures undertaken over the 12 months put it in a position to return to profitability next year. About 200 jobs were cut at the company's factories in Penallta and Aberbargoed in April this year, with the operation merged...

2008-08-01 12:00:00

By Kristine Rodine, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 1--Most internships last for a summer. But at Hewlett-Packard in Boise, interns tend to come back year after year, often settling in as full-time employees. Canyon County native Dan Puga signed on in 1989 when he was a senior at Vallivue High School. Now a research and development director in HP's Laser Jet business, Puga says the learning opportunities never ended. He came back for three summer internships while studying computer...

2008-07-13 03:00:00

Tonight, HBO proudly launches "Generation Kill," an ambitious seven-part miniseries about a group of Marines in the early days of the Iraq war. The network's timing, it seems, couldn't be worse. Viewers have stayed away in droves from recent Iraq-themed movies and television shows. Meanwhile, war fatigue seems to be setting in among the public and in the media, where coverage of the conflict has dramatically waned. But none of that fazes Eric Kocher, the military consultant for "Generation...