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2010-03-19 08:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brandywine Festival of the Arts, a beloved tradition on the banks of the Brandywine River in downtown Wilmington, will return on September 11 and 12 this year. The list of exhibiting artists from throughout the US is now being developed for the 50th anniversary of this event. "We are hearing from artists up and down the east coast who are excited to once again participate," says the Festival's new executive producer Barry Schlecker. "One...

2009-11-03 05:30:00

WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DUSA) announces that its corporate highlights and third quarter financial results press release will be issued on Friday, November 6 at 6:30 a.m. to be followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 6 - 8:30 a.m. E.T. If calling from the US or Canada use the following toll-free number: 800.647.4314...

2009-10-14 10:49:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C., is hosting a regional climate conference with top scientists discussing some of the latest research developments related to climate change and its impacts to the Carolinas and Virginia - including the current El Nino and what it could bring this winter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041022/DCF003LOGO) Learn how meteorologists are using this new data,...

2009-09-09 09:06:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the 8th Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest today announced their expanded lineup of events and activities to occur October 16 and 17, 2009, at their new location, Racine Commons Shopping Center. The event has moved from Independence Mall and will now benefit Child Advocacy & Parenting Place (CAPP) Center in Wilmington. Festival mascot, "Anton", delivered the announcement in thick Bavarian accent. Features like the Kids Zone have...

2009-09-09 06:50:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Robison has been named Managing Partner of Sanford Rose Associates - Wilmington, one of several new Sanford Rose Associates executive search offices opening in recent months. Most recently, Robison served as COO of McGill Environmental Systems and CFO of House of Raeford Farms. With a 28-year career in finance and operations for several rapidly growing agribusiness, food processing, and distribution companies, Robison is a natural fit to...

2009-08-06 14:36:07

A judge in Wilmington, Del., has set a Dec. 7 trial date on a plan to use funds from sports betting to ease the state's budget woes, the News Journal said. Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet denied a claim by the NCAA and several professional sports leagues that the plan violates both Delaware's state Constitution and the federal ban on sports betting. The Wilmington-area newspaper said Sleet's ruling Wednesday removed legal roadblocks for sports betting to begin in September while...

2009-07-06 14:17:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a nationwide casting call, producers of 'Nation's Next Top Model Home' today announced the names of the interior designers joining the cast of this year's reality show competition. The selected designers include: Cindy Blunt - Wilmington, NC Corine Maggio - San Diego, CA Tim Schelfe - Raleigh, NC Jill Shevlin - Vero Beach, FL Susan Tollefsen - Raleigh, NC Amy Tyndall - Wilmington, NC Susanne Walker - Dallas,...

2009-06-10 10:01:00

Newsletter Highlights Deteriorating Earnings That Threaten Dividends WILMINGTON, Del., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a 40% drop in stock value and analyst concerns about company performance, top executives at Wilmington Trust (NYSE: WL), received more than $8.6 million in 2008 alone and gained over $17.1 million in pension benefits, according to a newsletter issued today. The debut issue of Wilmington Trust Exposed was distributed to 400 shareholders, market analysts, media...

2009-03-17 13:30:00

With a green light to leverage its SiteIQ solution, Port of Wilmington Port Security boosts operational efficiency and trims compliance costs without compromising security BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Port of Wilmington (POW) security officials received the U.S. Coast Guard's permission to leverage its Siveillance(TM) SiteIQ video surveillance system to monitor truckers and port visitors not carrying Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). Because...

2009-03-06 11:07:46

A pregnant woman was carrying 73 bags of heroin hidden in her waistband when she and a companion were pulled over in Delaware, police allege. Police said Shawnett Backus, 31, was arrested Wednesday after a routine traffic stop near Wilmington led to the alleged discovery of six bags of heroin between the seats of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal reported Thursday. A police officer searched the vehicle after the vehicle's driver, Jeron Johnson, 27,...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin