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2009-08-21 06:10:00

While thunderstorms and other adverse weather conditions have long been known to disrupt real-life sporting events, they are now beginning to impact virtual players in sports video games as well. Game publishers have nearly perfected the ground visuals in video games, and simulating actual weather conditions is a logical next step in making the games even more realistic -- be it on a virtual golf course, baseball field or football stadium. EA Sports has partnered with The Weather Channel to...

2009-08-11 15:37:00

ADRIAN, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Merillat and the nationally-syndicated television show Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford(R) are partnering for the first-ever 'Today's Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes' from Aug. 10 through Sept. 22. One lucky winner's kitchen will be transformed by the Merillat design team with Merillat Classic cabinetry, appliances and countertops up to a $25,000 retail value. The project will be featured on an episode of Today's Homeowner this season. "The...

2009-08-04 08:15:00

EDISON, N.Y., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sakar International today announced a licensing agreement with The Weather Channel for a series of emergency preparedness products and weatherproof electronics and optics that will be released in Q1 2010. Products will include emergency crank and battery radios, flashlights, and portable power chargers; weatherproof digital cameras, camcorders and binoculars utilizing technology from Sakar's Vivitar division; and related weatherproof cases. All products...

2009-07-20 09:45:00

ATLANTA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael J. Kelly, former president of AOL Media Networks, has been named President/CEO of The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). Kelly will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of TWCC which includes The Weather Channel, the second most distributed cable network, available in 99 million homes; The Weather Channel Interactive and weather.com, the third most visited news and information brand with 41.5 million monthly unique visitors; and...

2009-07-09 11:47:00

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- After six months in beta format, HitFix (www.HitFix.com) has officially launched as a single place to find the latest news on film, TV and music, as well as national and local events. Without the trashy gossip that seems to pass for entertainment news these days, HitFix offers up-to-the-minute information and insider analysis from seasoned journalists in a fun, engaging and personalized way. Distinguishing the website, the HitFix Event Forecast is an...

2009-07-08 12:54:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Gollust has been appointed executive vice president, Corporate Communications, for NBC Universal. The announcement was made today by Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal, to whom she will report. The appointment is effective July 13. Gollust succeeds Cory Shields, who was recently named Executive Vice President, Global Policy Strategies and Alliances for NBC Universal. Gollust will be responsible for communications...

2009-07-03 18:09:06

U.S. cable network the Weather Channel has announced an end to the smooth jazz playing in the background of its Local on the 8s segments. Geoffrey Darby, who joined the network as executive vice president of programming in February, said the segments will now feature soft rock songs instead of the smooth jazz that has accompanied the local weather segments for years, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. I think we've been doing an injustice to our viewers playing, for the lack of...

2009-06-05 21:55:00

VORTEX2 Coverage Results in Live On-Air and Online Stream of Super Cell in Goshen County/>, Wyoming/> ATLANTA/>, June 5/> /PRNewswire/ -- The Weather Channel (TWC) today broadcast and streamed online live footage of a super cell tornado in Goshen County, WY./> The footage was broadcast live and commercial free for over an hour by the TWC team embedded with Vortex2. TWC meteorologist Mike Bettes/> is on scene, allowing viewers to experience the power of weather and the...

2009-05-27 12:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer weather is unpredictable. From heat waves to hurricanes, stay up to date on the latest weather forecasts, warnings and news wherever you go with applications available on your Verizon Wireless phone. Verizon Wireless customers can get the most up-to-date weather news using two applications from WeatherBug(R), the leading provider of live, local weather information: WeatherBug offers live streaming local weather data, severe weather...

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2009-04-29 22:39:11

U.S. TV weatherman Al Roker has been named host of Wake Up with Al, a new weekday morning program, The Weather Channel said Wednesday. The network's Stephanie Abrams will serve as co-host of the one-hour program that will air weekdays from 6-7 a.m. ET beginning this summer. Roker, a seven-time Emmy Award-winner, has been the weather and feature reporter on NBC's Today program since 1996. He plans to continue his duties with that show, as well as his own series. Simply put -- Al Roker is...


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2012-05-21 10:01:55

Can someone with arthritis forecast the weather? It is possible even though most people don’t think so. Anyone that has some form of arthritis can tell you when it’s about to get colder as there joints start to flare up and the pain starts to increase. This is because the temperature is getting colder and high pressure is moving into the area. When high pressure moves into an area it is made up of colder weather which is the cold air sinking from the upper levels of the atmosphere down...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'