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NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record
2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000.
This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in New York. See the full release to learn more.
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Idina Menzel to Sing the National Anthem; John Legend to Sing “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl XLIX on NBC
Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem and John Legend will sing “America the Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The performances will be televised live on NBC prior to February 1st’s kickoff.
More than 112.2 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show, including the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful,” and Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast worldwide. See the full release to learn more.
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Gerber Announces Winner of Be Our Baby Photo Search
Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced its newest, adorable star and winning entry in the 5th annual Gerber Be Our Baby Photo Search 2014 – Grace from East Petersburg, Pa.
The entry that featured the charming 7-month-old was selected as the Grand Prize winner from more than 180,000 entries.
Grace’s parents will receive a $50,000 prize, one year of Gerber baby food and the opportunity to appear in a future Gerber advertisement as the 2015 Spokesbaby. See the full release to learn more.
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Windows 10: A New Generation of Windows
Microsoft Corp. on Jan. 21 unveiled a new generation of Windows, with a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience from large screens to no screens.
Windows 10 will be delivered as a service to offer a safer, innovative and updated experience for the supported lifetime of the device. A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year.
“Windows 10 marks the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Our ambition is for the 1.5 billion people who are using Windows today to fall in love with Windows 10 and for billions more to decide to make Windows home.” See the full release to learn more.
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Legacy Recordings Celebrates The Sound of Music with Newly Remastered and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a multi-format soundtrack release celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical in a newly remastered and expanded version, will be available everywhere on March 10 through Legacy Recordings.
As part of an extensive half-century celebration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will feature previously unreleased orchestral cues from the Academy Award-winning score, and all vocal performances on one CD for the first time.
Led by Julie Andrews, whose work in the film earned her a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award nomination, the soundtrack rings out with heartwarming, iconic standards. See the full release to learn more.
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