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2014-02-27 23:03:53

TemplateHaven.com releases printable March 2014 calendar as part of new calendar collection. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The month of February is quickly coming to an end and spring is on the horizon. Warmer temperatures, college basketball and big celebrations promise to make the month of March a busy one for most. To get people prepared for the start of spring, TemplateHaven.com has unveiled the complimentary March 2014 calendar as part of its new calendar collection. “The year 2014 is...

2012-03-22 10:23:05

NEW YORK, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinox Holdings, Inc. ("Equinox") announced today that it is scheduled to release its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. A conference call to discuss the results will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Availability of Financial Results and Conference Call Information An annual report for the year ended December 31, 2011 (the "2011 Annual Report") will be furnished pursuant to the...

Leap Seconds Get A Three Year Reprieve
2012-01-20 09:28:53

An attempt to eliminate leap seconds and permanently change how time is measured has been postponed until 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union. ITU Radio-communication Assembly delegates on Thursday were unable to come to an agreement on whether to stop adding leap seconds to the world´s atomic clocks to keep them synchronized with Earth´s rotational cycles. The ITU will now spend the next three years conducting further studies “to ensure that all the...

Are Leap Seconds Becoming A Thing Of The Past?
2012-01-18 09:32:49

For at least ten years experts have been debating the use of leap seconds, tiny bits of time added to calendars and clocks in hopes of reconciling the difference between atomic time used by computer systems and time as defined by measuring the Earth´s movement around the sun and its daily, but slightly slowing, rotation. Governments have been split on the issue but are expected to make a decision this week at a UN telecom meeting, says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)...

2010-11-05 00:00:37

Sunsvigor products simulate sun anytime day or night. Beat the winter blues by waking to a gentle sunrise. The new Sunsvigor Sunrise System 320 combines sunrise and/or sunset settings with a 10,000 Lux therapeutic light box. The only combination product on the market. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 Sunsvigor products give users the ability to wake up to simulated sun anytime day or night. Our clocks "fall" back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. The idea is to make better use of...

2008-12-31 17:54:53

A British research scientist said a leap second would be tacked on to the end of 2008 to correct for eccentricities in the Earth's rotation. Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at Britain's National Physical Laboratory, said the world's official clock, the atomic Coordinated Universal Time, would recognize the extra second Wednesday night immediately before midnight, CNN reported. The difference between atomic time and Earth time has now built up to the point where it needs to be...

2008-12-24 16:47:08

This year will be longer than usual -- by one second, the U.S. Institute of Standards and Technology said Wednesday. The earth is sufficiently out of sync that a leap second has been scheduled for 7 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 31, said the institute, noting those interested in watching it happen should go to www.time.gov before midnight, London time, and click on their time zone. A total of 24 leap seconds have been added since 1972, the last being in December 2005, because the...

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2008-12-09 09:50:00

The world's timekeepers are making the year 2008 even longer by adding a leap second to the last day of the year. The Earth is slowing down, which requires timekeepers to add an extra second to their atomic clocks to keep in sync with Earth's slightly slowing rotation.  So on December 31st at 6:59:59 p.m., an extra second will be added before 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The extra second, plus the extra day on Feb. 29, makes the year 2008 the longest year since 1992. The decision to...

2008-02-29 16:28:23

Have you ever wondered why most star patterns are associated with specific seasons of the year? Just why, for instance, can evening sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy Orion the Hunter only during the cold wintry months? During balmy summer evenings it is not Orion, but the stars of Scorpius, the Scorpion, that dominate the southern sky. Spring evenings provide us with a view of the sickle of Leo, the Lion. Yet on fall evenings, it's the Great Square of Pegasus that vies for...

2005-12-24 15:55:00

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Get ready for a minute with 61 seconds. Scientists are delaying the start of 2006 by the first "leap second" in seven years, a timing tweak meant to make up for changes in the Earth's rotation. The adjustment will be carried out by sticking an extra second into atomic clocks worldwide at the stroke of midnight Coordinated Universal Time, the widely adopted international standard, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology said this week. "Enjoy...