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2011-07-25 12:03:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, and Travis Barker today announced Twin Berlin as the winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record unsigned artist competition. After an intense 8-week period of peer judging through OurStage.com, Barker personally selected the winning band from the top 100 artists entered, sending one talented...

2011-01-18 14:52:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After unleashing two tracks, "Jump Down" and "Carry It," from his upcoming solo album on iTunes, and tantalizing his Twitter followers with tidbits of news, Blink-182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker has confirmed more details about the album, GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, which will be released March 15, 2011 by Interscope Records. The first single will be "Can A Drummer Get Some," featuring The Game, Swizz Beats, Lil Wayne, and...

2009-05-06 10:31:23

A Japanese man who struggled to find his ailing son an overseas organ transplant says his country should change its law on transplants for children. Yasuto Katagiril, whose son will undergo the procedure at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, questioned Japan's 12-year-old law that forbids organ donations by children 15 and younger, The Japan Times said Wednesday. Why can't Japan, with its advanced medical facilities and technology, allow transplants for children? Katgari...

2008-11-04 09:10:00

Chinese authorities, cracking down on illegal organ transplants for foreigners, have cited three hospitals for doing the operations. Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu said the hospitals in Beijing, Tianjin and Xinjiang provinces have been suspended from performing any transplant for a year, Hong Kong's Ta Kung Pao newspaper reported. China Daily reported any new violation would lead to cancellation of the licenses of the hospitals and their doctors. Huang did not disclose the names of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.