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2009-03-18 13:00:00

Kids Streaming More than One Million Video Clips Per Week on pbskidsgo.org ARLINGTON, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a media leader exploiting new technology for educational enrichment, PBS KIDS GO! announced today the expansion of its video player capabilities to include new in-video gaming on pbskidsgo.org (www.pbskids.org/go/video). Embedded in PBS KIDS GO! popular curriculum-based series, the new games foster greater learning comprehension and enhance the digital experience...

2009-01-29 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- INgrooves, the leading digital distribution and marketing company, in association with the Wedding & Event Videographer's Association International (WEVA), announced today that Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is making thousands of master recordings and compositions available for the ZOOM videographer music licensing program (www.zoomlicense.com). Songs from UMe's vast catalog of chart-topping classics represent many of the most requested...

2008-09-10 18:00:22

BUDGET transatlantic airline Zoom has appointed administrators. The Canadian airline, whose operations collapsed as 67 travellers on one of its jets waited to take off at Cardiff International Airport on August 28, has appointed business advisers PKF to assess its debts and assets in the UK. A spokesman for PKF said the firm's chances of surviving administration were "slim" and warned there were unlikely to be any funds to pay creditors, who include Cardiff International Airport....

2008-09-09 18:00:22

BUDGET transatlantic airline Zoom has appointed administrators. The Canadian airline, which collapsed as 67 travellers on one of its jets waited to take off at Cardiff International Airport on August 28, has appointed business advisers PKF to assess its debts and assets in the UK A spokesman for PKF said the firm's chances of surviving administration were "slim" and warned there were unlikely to be any funds to pay creditors, including Cardiff International Airport. Senior partner...

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2008-09-09 15:10:00

By STEWART PATERSON Administrators for the collapsed airline Zoom have warned thousands of customers not to expect their money back. PKF, a firm of accountants and businesses advisers, has been appointed as administrators in the UK following the suspension of operations two weeks ago. The company has started to assess the airline's debts and assets and has warned there is unlikely to be cash available for refunds for passengers. Debts are expected to total GBP25m with large sums owed to...

2008-09-08 12:00:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, the PBS KIDS GO! Web site is giving early elementary school-aged kids across the country more to explore with the launch of an advertising-free, streaming video player offering hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes. Available on both Macs and PCs, the PBS KIDS GO! video player is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is available at http://www.pbskids.org/go/video. The video...

2008-09-04 18:00:00

A BRIDESMAID was dealt a double blow when two transatlantic airlines cancelled flights to her sister's wedding at the last minute. Dr Cathy Weston panicked when budget airline Zoom collapsed last week, grounding her flight to her sister Louise's wedding in Vancouver, Canada, this Saturday. The 26-year-old maid-of-honour was initially saved by airline Canadian Affair, which introduced extra flights to help stranded Zoom passengers. She rebooked her trip with them, for pounds 200 more...

2008-09-02 18:00:19

BOSSES at a collapsed transatlantic budget airline have said its debts are likely to total pounds 20m-pounds 25m. But claims that Zoom Airlines could owe three times this were rejected by the company yesterday. The UK and Canada-based firm grounded all flights, including those travelling to and from Cardiff last week as it prepared to go into administration, leaving thousands stranded. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 12:00:13

By STEWART PATERSON BUDGET transatlantic airline Zoom, which collapsed last week, estimates it has debts of up to GBP25million. Reports that the figure could be as much as GBP60m have been rejected by the company. An increase in fuel bills has been blamed for the carrier's financial problems that led to its planes being grounded last Thursday and thousands of passengers left stranded at airports in Scotland and Canada. Many others who had booked passage and paid in advance had their...

2008-08-31 18:00:26

By David James THE human cost of the collapse of budget airline Zoom became evident last night, as stranded air passengers faced up to the battle to rescue their holidays. A 13-year-old schoolboy from Cardiff, 139 members and friends of a Welsh male voice choir and10 mountain bikers were just some of the thousands caught out by the airline's decision to declare itself insolvent. The five-jet Canadian airline, whose collapse was played out in public as its fleet was grounded at...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
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