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2011-06-20 14:54:00

OLATHE, Kan., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the entire organization of the world's largest manufacturer of pumps and pump technology will participate in a daylong, "What Unites Us" event that will explore a set of six newly revitalized corporate values: Sustainable; Open and Trustworthy; Focused on People; Independent; Partnership; and Relentlessly Ambitious. All 17,000 employees at Grundfos Pumps' operations worldwide will attend 1,200 workshops to discuss what these values mean and...

2009-10-05 11:16:59

A man who died in 1976 is the likely culprit behind a mysterious note suggesting a chest of gold coins is buried in Springfield, Ill., an Illinois woman says. Betty Atkinson Ryan of Mason City, Ill., claims the individual who likely left the recently-discovered note about the hidden treasure was former Journal-Register classified advertisement manager John Jay Slaven, the newspaper said Monday. Ryan said Slaven was a practical joker who liked to sign his jokes with the pseudonym Chauncey...

2009-10-01 20:32:08

U.S. actress Kelly Hu has been cast in writer/director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan's romantic comedy, Almost Perfect, Slew Pictures announced Thursday. Hu's previous film credits include The Scorpion King and X2: X-Men United.

2009-09-29 05:00:00

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As they age, seniors need more safety elements in their homes, particularly in the bathroom. They also need more convenient workspaces in the kitchen and easier to handle storage options.

2009-09-11 01:23:17

College students in North Carolina say they're seeking shelter for a homeless man who recited poems and told stories and never asked for anything in return. The man with scraggly dreadlocks, who known only as Joshua, is well known at Appalachian State University and in the surrounding town of Boone, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer reported.

2009-07-30 15:40:45

A South Carolina boat and tractor dealer is offering an unusual promotion on its marquee: Free AK-47 With Purchase.

2009-07-28 17:48:39

The mayor of a Rhode Island town said his administration mistakenly sold a trailer on eBay that officials later discovered was never owned by the city. North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi said the office trailer was sold on eBay June 30 for $1,825 and officials later realized the city had been leasing the unit for about $234 per month, bringing the total the city has paid for the trailer during the past 5 1/2 years to about $15,700, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Tuesday. Talk...

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2009-07-22 21:20:00

About 125,000 fans, press and artists are expected to attend Comic-Con in San Diego, which began Wednesday night, organizers said. USA Today reported the convention, which runs through Sunday, will feature appearances by scores of actors, directors, producers and writers, such as Mickey Rourke, James Cameron and Peter Jackson.

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2009-07-13 16:15:00

An Australian motorcyclist is the first to perform a back flip while jumping the River Thames via the Tower of London's famous lift bridge, local media report.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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