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PR Newswire

PR Newswire is a distributor of press releases headquartered in New York City. The service was created in 1954 to allow companies to electronically send press releases to news organizations, at first using teleprinters; the founder, Herbert Muschel, operated the service from his house in Manhattan for 15 years. The business was sold to Western Union and United Newspapers of London. In December 2015, Cision Inc. announced. PR Newswire was founded in March 1954. In 1971, it was sold to Western Union, which had provided the telecommunications lines and teleprinters that supported the service. In 1977, PR Newswire began using electronic terminals for copy editing. In 2000 the company acquired eWatch, founded in 1995 as an automated service to monitor websites, chat rooms, Usenet groups, web publications, online service forums and investor message boards for mentions of a specific organization, product or service. In 2001, PR Newswire issued the first Multimedia News Release for Touchstone Pictures promoting the film Pearl Harbor.

The Multimedia News Release was the first press release to include b-roll, high resolution images, film trailer. On April 17, 2007, PR Newswire acquired Vintage Filings. In December 2008, PR Newswire moved its New York City corporate headquarters from Midtown Manhattan to Lower Manhattan, at 350 Hudson Street. In mid-2009, PR Newswire acquired The Fuel Team; the largest competitor to PR Newswire is Business Wire, as of 2014. On December 15, 2015, PR Newswire was sold to global media intelligence company, for $841 million; the transaction, which required approval by the shareholders of UBM plc as well as regulatory approvals, was expected to close late in the first quarter of 2016. As of June 2016 it became a subsidiary of Cision; as of 2013, the PR newswire database included 10,700 syndicated websites and has 800,000 journalists and influencers in its network. In the 2010s, PR Newswire and its competitor Business Wire were the target of extensive successful attacks by Ukrainian hackers, who accessed not yet published press releases to enable insider trading.

According to the FBI, the case was the world's largest known computer hacking and securities fraud according to the FBI, with profits exceeding $100 million in those trades that were made public by the SEC alone, but believed to be vastly higher than that by the authorities. List of press release agencies Public relations Official website

Rampurva capitals

The Rampurva capitals are the capitals of a pair of Ashoka Pillars discovered in c. 1876 by A. C. L. Carlleyle; the archaeological site is called Rampurva, is located in the West Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar, situated close to the border with Nepal. The two capitals are in the Indian Museum in Kolkota. Waddell in 1896 suggested that the death and parinirvana of Gautama Buddha was in the region of Rampurva: "I believe that Kusīnagara, where the Buddha died may be found to the North of Bettiah, in the line of the Açōka pillars which lead hither from Patna." Modern scholarship, based on archaeological evidence, believes. The lion pillar is inscribed with the Major Pillar Edicts of the Edicts of Ashoka, Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI; the Rampurva bull capital is noted as one of the seven remaining animal capitals from the Pillars of Ashoka. It is composed of a lotiform base, with an abacus decorated with floral designs, the realistic depiction of a zebu bull; the abacus in particular displays a strong influence of Greek art: it is composed of honeysuckles alternated with stylized palmettes and small rosettes.

A similar kind of capital can be seen at the basis of the Sankassa elephant capital. A similar frieze is visible on the Diamond throne built by Ashoka at Bodh Gaya; these design originated in Greek and Near-Eastern arts. The bull is without inscriptions because its twin pillar, the Rampurava lion pillar had them and therefore there was no need to repeat, it is thought that the bull symbol is not related to the bull Nandi of Hinduism, as Ashoka was quite eclectic in his choice of animals for his pillars anyway: lions, camels and horses are known. Pillars of Ashoka Edicts of Ashoka Early Indian epigraphy

Return from Mecca

Return from Mecca is the title of the reunion 3rd album from Hip Hop group X Clan, released on January 30, 2007. This is the group's first studio album in 15 years since 1992's Xodus. A music video was made of the single "Weapon X." X Clan consisted of four members, Brother J, Professor X, Sugar Shaft and Paradise the Architect. Sugar Shaft died in 1995 because of complications from AIDS, Professor X died in early 2006 because of complications from spinal meningitis, leaving only two of the original members. Return From Mecca features guest appearances from Damian Marley, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, KRS-One, Kottonmouth Kings, RBX, Abstract Rude, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Featured producers include DJ Quik, DJ Khalil, Jake One. "X Clan Album Intro" "Aragorn" "Voodoo" featuring RBX & Quazedelic "Hovercraft" "Why You Doin' That" "Weapon X" "Speak the Truth" featuring KRS-One "Positrons" "Mecca" featuring Jah Orah "Prison" featuring Christian Scott "Atonement" featuring Jah Orah "Brother, Brother" featuring DJ Quik "Funky 4 You" featuring Chali 2na "Self Destruct" "Space People" featuring Quazedelic "Trump Card" featuring Hannah Barbera "To the East" featuring YZ & Abstract Rude "Locomotion" featuring Daddy X, Tri State and Kottonmouth Kings "Americans" featuring Jacoby Shaddix "3rd Eyes On Me" featuring Tri State "Culture United" featuring Damian Marley "Respect" featuring Tech N9ne