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2012-05-15 10:24:23

ATLANTA, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Nathan Deal and members of the Final Leg team will light the "Flame of Hope" for Special Olympics Georgia athletes at 9 a.m. Friday on the front steps of the state capitol on the Washington Street side. The torch has been passed across the state by law enforcement officers for the last two weeks and will make its final resting stop at the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Emory University. The torch passing...

2012-05-12 23:01:14

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first Torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay - presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - will be three-times Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie CBE. (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that the first Torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay - presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - will be three-times...

2012-05-11 23:03:21

Running from 10 to 17 May 2012, the 3,000km (1,864 mile) Greek leg of the Torch Relay will see the Olympic Flame reach approximately 40 communities and be carried by around 500 people (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 — Running from 10 to 17 May 2012, the 3,000km (1,864 mile) Greek leg of the Torch Relay will see the Olympic Flame reach approximately 40 communities and be carried by around 500 people — London 2012 Bid ambassador is second Torchbearer on the 8 day journey across Greek...

2011-12-01 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced that it has won the Best PR Firm Community Initiative Award in the first annual "Diversity Distinction in PR Awards" supported by the Council of PR Firms in association with PRWeek. The Diversity Distinction in PR Awards were developed to honor excellence in promoting ethnic diversity within the public relations industry and to strengthen diversity inclusion practices across PR....

2011-06-25 00:00:31

The wait is over for Powermax1000 and Powermax1250 owners interested in upgrading to the latest Hypertherm torch technology. Hanover, NH (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 The wait is over for Powermax1000 and Powermax1250 owners interested in upgrading to the latest Hypertherm torch technology. Beginning today, those customers can enjoy all the benefits of Hypertherm's Duramaxâ“ž¢ torch series, including more durability and longer consumable life, while using their existing...

2009-11-24 07:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BernzOmatic®, a leading global manufacturer of hand-held torches and accessories, is introducing QUICKFIRE®, a new high-performance torch that is a must-have in every professional's and serious DIYer's toolbox. The new QUICKFIRE torch is not only clearly different in its appearance, but it also offers benefits that outdistance every other torch in the handheld torch category. (Photo:...

2009-02-13 05:00:00

CLEOPATRA - 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION AND THE PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION THE CHEAT MERRILY WE GO TO HELL HOT SATURDAY TORCH SINGER MURDER AT THE VANITIES SEARCH FOR BEAUTY Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Randolph Scott, Sylvia Sidney and Kitty Carlisle Star in Some of the Most Daring Films in History Available on DVD on April 7, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Home Entertainment proudly announces the...

2008-08-06 12:00:04

Olympic officials say in light of the controversy surrounding the world tour of the Beijing Games' torch, the 2012 Olympic torch will remain in Great Britain. The London Olympic Organizing Committee proposed the idea of bringing the Olympic torch directly to Britain following its ceremonial lighting in Olympia, Greece, in order to avoid potential demonstrations and embrace the roots of the ceremony, The Times of London said Wednesday. Committee leaders want the torch to be within 30...

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2008-04-09 18:52:07

The Olympic flame is a deeply rooted tradition dating back thousands of years. Even though it is based in Greek sporting heritage, it is the new technology which keeps the fire burning. The flame has been known to withstand elements such as rain and wind, but apparently, it can withstand just about anything. It can even hold up to protesters. A torch was extinguished thrice in Paris in order to keep it from pro-Tibet protesters. Despite the dousing of the torch, the Olympic flame continued...

2006-02-09 10:10:00

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - You know, maybe Andy Warhol was right. It wasn't quite 15 minutes of fame, more like three, but on a northwestern Italian road I had my share of fleeting fame. For those handful of minutes I held aloft the Olympic torch and carried it past cheering locals, screaming and waving schoolchildren, pensioners and the plain curious. For those moments I was, for some, the focal point of the biggest circus in town, the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. And what a torch it...