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2014-02-05 16:24:39

Series kicks off Thursday, February 13, 2014 with Benedict Cumberbatch At The Standard High Line NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York, (www.bafta.org/newyork/) announced "In Conversation," a new exclusive interview series that explores the career achievements and recollections of an array of British actors, directors, screenwriters, and practitioners in all areas of film and television. "In Conversation" is in...

2014-02-04 23:25:01

MyDisabilityPlans and The Standard offer guaranteed issue individual disability insurance coverage without medical underwriting to Mayo graduating residents and fellows in 2014. St Louis Park, Minnesota (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Doctors exiting their Residency or Fellowships are faced with many new challenges upon leaving school. Don't let insurance coverage be one of them. The Standard is offering individual disability insurance coverage with guarantee issue underwriting to all...

2013-08-20 23:29:13

Comedy Gives Back welcomes new partners Virgin Produced, Google+ Hangouts, The Standard: Downtown LA, plus top comedic talent to its tent-pole global stand-up event on November 6th, 2013, benefiting Malaria No More. Los Angele, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Comedy Gives Back announces new corporate partners and top comedic talent for its November 6, 2013 global comedy event. Virgin Produced, The Standard: Downtown LA and Google+ Hangouts will join existing partners What’s Trending, Funny...

2010-06-14 12:36:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and year-round artist development programs and exhibition events, announced today its sponsors for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com) and is supported by L.A. LIVE. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 17, to Sunday, June 27, in downtown Los Angeles, with its...

2008-10-12 06:00:28

Text of report by Gakuu Mathenge entitled "Chinese takeover" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 12 October; subheadings inserted editorially During KANU's [Kenya African National Union] reign, China-Kenya relations were frosty. Under former President Moi's rule even a superficial association with China was sufficient to make one a political outcast. Relations with communist China have been partly blamed for the vicious fallout between founding...

2008-10-06 06:00:33

Text of unattributed report entitled "Kibaki to open key energy conference" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 6 October The National Energy Conference, to be officially opened by President Mwai Kibaki on Tuesday [7 October], is seen as critical in helping the government chart new ways of dealing with the energy crisis currently gripping the country. The three-day conference at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, is expected to...

2008-10-05 12:00:19

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 4 October [Report by Vusumuzi Sifile : "Cloud Over State Varsities"] The crisis at state universities has reached unprecedented levels with all major centres of learning failing to open for the first semester of the 2008/2009 academic year. The Standard has so far confirmed that the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Midlands State University (MSU) and...

2008-09-28 08:20:00

Text of report by Ben Agina and Philip Mwakio entitled "Pirates demand ransom of Sh2.6bn on army tanks" published by Kenyan newspaper The Standard on 28 September The military is yet to make contacts with pirates, even as Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko called an emergency meeting of his National Security Council to discuss means of locating the seized ship. It has also emerged the pirates who seized the vessel carrying military hardware for Kenya are now demanding a ransom of 35m...

2008-09-21 15:00:12

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 20 September [Report by Walter Marwizi: "Deal in Danger as Mbeki is Recalled"] Concern mounted yesterday that the power-sharing agreement, hamstrung by a deadlock over the allocation of cabinet ministries, faced another threat after the African National Congress (ANC) asked the mediator Thabo Mbeki to resign as President of South Africa. The decision, described in South Africa as a political...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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