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2014-07-17 08:27:26

With 24 Emmy® Nominations Just Announced for MASTERPIECE, New Sponsorship Deal Extends Through Season Five of "Downton Abbey" LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced today it has renewed its national corporate sponsorship of PBS' celebrated series MASTERPIECE for another year. The announcement comes on the heels of MASTERPIECE earning 24 nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy® Awards, which will be given out in a ceremony on...

2014-07-11 08:21:27

New Video Showcases "Float Out" of Viking's First Ocean Ship, Introduces Mayor of Bergen as Godmother LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today released a new online video highlighting the "float out" ceremony of its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - set to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony, which took place on Monday, June 23 at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy, marked a major construction...

2014-06-24 08:21:20

Set to Debut in Spring 2015, Viking Star Meets Water for First Time LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - was "floated out," marking the latest major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place on Monday, June 23, at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. With a total of three sister ships...

2014-02-05 12:21:00

Seven New Episodic Spots Showcase "The World of Viking" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced details behind its new television ad campaign, which debuted on PBS for the Season Four premiere of the Emmy® Award-winning series Downton Abbey. A national corporate sponsor of PBS' celebrated MASTERPIECE series since 2011, Viking's new campaign reflects a slightly different approach to telling the brand story through TV by focusing on...

2014-02-03 08:32:15

GREENWOOD, Miss., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Range, LLC, a leader in residential kitchen technology, will unveil more new products at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) than ever before in company history . Viking will showcase more than 50 new, innovative products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4-6, in booth N1215. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/CL56412-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/CL56412LOGO-b ) "I have...

2014-01-28 08:22:12

Annual Cruise Poll Places 17 Viking Ships in Top-Ranking Spots LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com), the world's leading river cruise line, has started 2014 with a bang. What will be the company's biggest year yet - one that will see the launch of 14 new Viking Longships® - has kicked off with a momentous honor from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Seventeen Viking ships were ranked in top spots on the publication's 2014 Cruise Poll,...

Ancient Headless Remains Offer Clues To Dietary Structure Of Vikings
2013-12-06 09:43:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that ancient Vikings buried dead slaves with their masters, but new isotopic research of ancient skeletal remains is providing at least one researcher with more evidence of how these people lived their lives – more notably what their diets were like. Elise Naumann, a PhD candidate in archeology at the University of Oslo in Norway, has made several remarkable discoveries using the skeletons that were...

Faroe Islands First Colonizers Were Not The Vikings
2013-08-20 10:44:42

Durham University The Faroe Islands were colonized much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn’t by the Vikings, according to new research. New archaeological evidence places human colonization in the 4th to 6th centuries AD, at least 300-500 years earlier than previously demonstrated. The research, directed by Dr Mike J Church from Durham University and Símun V Arge from the National Museum of the Faroe Islands as part of the multidisciplinary project “Heart of the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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