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2011-05-02 15:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Radio International (PRI) is pleased to announce that journalists from its daily international news program, "PRI's The World," have received the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award, which honors the year's best radio news and interpretation of international affairs. Freelance journalist Sheri Fink with The World's Health and Science Editor, David Baron and The World's Patrick Cox were honored April 28 at the Awards in New...

2010-05-24 06:30:00

BOSTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hockenberry, an American journalist best known for his work on NPR, was named Honorary Chairman of World Usability Day (WUD) 2010 today. "John is the perfect Honorary Chairman. This year's theme is 'Communication' and there is no better communicator than John Hockenberry," said Elizabeth Rosenzweig, founder and president of WUD. WUD's mission is to ensure that products and services important to human life are easier to access and simpler to use....

2009-10-27 05:00:00

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, today announced that WNYC, America's most listened-to public radio station, has selected ViewCast's Niagara® GoStream SURF portable encoding system for the station's newly-opened The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The Greene Space is a...

2009-09-17 06:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), "The world's local bank," has partnered with New York public radio station WNYC Radio (93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org) to become the first-ever sponsor of live events at the station's newly opened Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. HSBC is sponsoring the NEXT New York Conversation series, The Greene Space's new four-month dialogue series featuring a collective of changemakers, newsmakers, tastemakers and New Yorkers,...

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.