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Feb 23,2007
Famous Indian actress Purva Bedi has signed on to do a controversial film, where her role as a lesbian has become the center of attention. Bollywood actress Perizaad Zorabian made international headlines when she turned down the role due to her "own personal inhibitions about playing a lesbian," even as she acknowledged, "Kiran is a fantastic role for any actor who has the courage to think with an open mind."   Purva Bedi has signed on ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Kids Can Upload Original Content Online to be featured in New Live, Convergent and Interactive Day Part, Airing Daily from 5 to 7 p.m. ET/PT, Marrying Nickelodeon's TurboNick Broadband Site with Nickelodeon Television Continuing its lead in providing the most innovative entertainment content for today's multiplatform generation of kids, Nickelodeon today launches the first-ever TV programming block featuring user-generated content provided by kids. Nickelodeon's ME:TV integrates Nick.com and TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband player, with Nickelodeon television to let kids help program the TV block ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
On Friday night my wife suggested we go to a movie, "Music and Lyrics." The suggestion came with a warning: the characters repeatedly burst into song. I like songs well enough, but I hate it when characters burst into them. I'm not a fan of musicals. I don't want the story interrupted by people singing and dancing. I remember my disappointment with "West Side Story." As a kid I thought I was going to see ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Faced with the critical reality of an increasingly tight talent pool, staffing executives at best-in-class organizations know that maintaining a competitive hiring edge requires well- defined and deftly-executed hiring processes and practices. Indeed, according to "Achieving Superior Staffing Performance", a study conducted by benchmarking firm Best Practices, LLC, top companies employ and manage exacting performance metrics to meet time-to-fill and cost-to-fill target measures, while maintaining high offer acceptance rates. One benchmarking partner shared its practice ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
In the last two years, 1,250 Oregon physicians left the workforce. Oregon’s only medical school graduated just 300 new physicians to replace them.In an effort to address this problem, Cascade Healthcare Community will soon begin working with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to increase the number of medical students the medical school can graduate each year. “Clearly we’re facing a pretty serious physician shortage both in Oregon and around the nation,” explained Jim Diegel, ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to work cooperatively on the Company’s development of the Reedsport OPT Wave Park located in Douglas County near Reedsport, Oregon. As part of the initial program, OPT expects to install its ocean-tested PowerBuoy systems initially generating a total of 2 MW approximately 2.5 miles off the coast at a depth of 50 meters. ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Following a fire in December that forced the Bend office of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to operate out of an emergency operations trailer, the agency has announced that effective Monday it will be open for business in a new temporary location. Bend DEQ will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday on the first and second floors of the Lotus Building at 300 SE Reed Market Road.  Staff for ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Kai Chen struggled against seemingly impossible odds to achieve his basketball dreams during China's Cultural Revolution. He shares his story in the new book "One in a Billion: Journey Toward Freedom -- The Story of a Pro Basketball Player in China" (now available through AuthorHouse).  Chen served as an officer in the People's Liberation Army and played pro basketball for various teams, including the August First Team (the top Chinese military team) and the Chinese ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
My message is concerning the article published on Feb 09, 2007 titled "Katrina recovery in major need of national summit" by Marc H. Morial.  I am currently a student at San Jose State University involved in a national effort to bring attention back to the Gulf Coast.  Our group strives to create national legislation to create 100,000 jobs for residents of the Gulf Coast region.  The movement is called the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project.  We ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
As a longtime patron of libational theatre, the last place in the world I expected to find an authentic recreation of the classic Moscow Mule was in a harborfront restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif., the heart of Orange County or, as the hot and hip call it, the O.C. But The Cannery at 3010 Lafayette Road (949-566-0060; www.cannerynewport.com) is not where the sleek, bronzed California gods and goddesses park their Beamers and hang, chattering on ... [full story]
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