The Amazing World of Gumball Season Two

Season Two of The Amazing World of Gumball

The tomfoolery returns with season two of The Amazing World of Gumball premieres Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

Cartoon Network’s acclaimed animated media series The Amazing World of Gumball will begins its second season on the air on August 14 at 7 p.m. The mixed-media show which won a BAFTA this year centers on a young boy (a blue cat with a giant head) and his best buddy Darwin (a pet goldfish which sprouts legs) ranked #1 in its time period with boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extra-ordinary suburban family who just happen to live in an ordinary town. Along with Gumball and Darwin there’s Dad, a 6’4” pink rabbit who stays at home while Mom works in the rainbow factory and Anais, a 4-year-old genius bunny. Gumball faces the trials and tribulations of any 12-year-old; like being chased by a rampaging T-Rex, having a robot steal his identity or dressing as a cheerleader to impress the girl of his dreams.

Created by Ben Bocquelet, The Amazing World of Gumball was the first full-length animated series out of Cartoon Network Studio Europe. It combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting and has garnered BAFTA, Annecy and ASIFA Hollywood Annie awards. The series follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Gumball and his family in the wonderful little town of Elmore. Featuring a colorful and diverse cast of characters, Gumball’s school friends include the aforementioned T-Rex, a cheerleading peanut and a banana.

This season will bring to light to some tough questions such as; will Gumball ever win the affections of Penny? How will Darwin react when Banana Joe chews up his pen? And what happens when Gumball and Darwin get their first cell phone?

The Amazing World of Gumball “The DVD” DVD is packed with 12 episodes from series’ first season—including the titular episode “The DVD”—and a character gallery special feature, the compilation DVD will be available on August 28, 2012.

Cartoon Network ( is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and The Move-It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Dole Recalls Bagged Salad Because of Listeria Risk

Recall Affects Salads Distributed in Nine States

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,598 cases of “Dole Hearts of Romaine” bagged salad because of possible Listeria contamination.

The company is recalling salads that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause foodborne illness. The salads were distributed in nine states across the East and Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported in this recall.

Find out more at WebMD!

Archaeologists Excavate Easter Island’s Statues

Easter Island archaeology project digs up island’s secrets

New photographs reveal what lies beneath the surface of Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world – the carved bodies of the island’s 887 famous guardians.

Read more at Fox News!

IBBY and UAEBBY Launch the Sharjah IBBY Fund

One million Swiss Francs in support of a reading culture among the region’s children!

The United Arab Emirates Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and the International Board on Book for Young People (IBBY) Foundation launched the Sharjah government-supported Sharjah IBBY Fund which aims to promote a love of reading among children so that they become life-long readers, ensure that children have access to books as well as support needed training programmes for professionals in this field.

The Fund aims primarily to provide support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disasters in the region of Central Asia and North Africa through implementing reading-related projects.

The launch of this Fund was announced at a press conference held during the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2012 at Sharjah Expo Centre in the presence of Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi President of the UAEBBY, Mr. Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin President of IBBY, representatives from various Arab national sections of IBBY, stakeholders in the field of culture and children’s literature as well as media representatives.

The agreement to establish the Fund was signed by the UAEBBY and the IBBY Foundation prior to the press conference. As part the agreement, the Sharjah government will contribute one million Swiss Francs (equivalent to AED4 million) towards the objectives of the Fund over a period of 10 years.

As per the agreement, an Advisory Committee will be set up to manage and supervise the fund. The Advisory Committee will be chaired by HE Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi and will include as members IBBY Foundation President and four other members to be appointed by the UAEBBY and IBBY.

Speaking on this occasion, HE Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi said: “The emirate of Sharjah has been at the forefront of many cultural and humanitarian initiatives in the region, whose effect have been felt far beyond the borders of our country thanks to the constant support of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. As child development is a top priority for His Highness, the launch of this Fund comes to highlight the important role played by Sharjah in the global cultural and humanitarian sphere”.

HE Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi explained that the Sharjah IBBY Fund, built on a cooperation between the IBBY and the UAEBBY, will work to support children’s intellectual development through reading, and nurture children’s reading habits, and provide relief from trauma through books and reading, particularly for children living in situations of conflict or post-conflict in various parts of this region and who are suffering from the adverse effects on these conflicts on health, welfare and educational opportunities.

“This fund will support the IBBY’s activities in Central Asia and North Africa, help to expand its current network of IBBY through enabling national sections in these countries to emerge or develop the work they do to promote children’s literature, provide them with needed books, training courses and guidance as well as supporting long term projects that would allow them to respond effectively to challenges faced by children who are victims of wars, crises, poverty and disease”, Her Excellency added.

HE Sheikha Bodour clarified that the fund will finance a new IBBY-led training programme that will offer the necessary training to the national sections in the targeted countries in addition to supporting long-term children’s reading projects in unstable and war torn countries such as the Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya.

Her Excellency concluded: “Through this initiative, we seek to convey a message to the region and the world about the importance of books and literature for children and the need to give them priority above all other considerations, in order to produce literate and cultured generations who are able to proceed with lives with success and confidence”.

Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin, President of the IBBY, said: “I am thrilled to join you today on this unique children’s literature occasion and delighted to announce the Sharjah IBBY Fund that will help and support the children in the region, to develop their love of reading and provide the right books and environment to do so”.

“In times of trouble and crises that impact children’s cultural development and limit the resources available to develop their love of reading, we are confident that the Sharjah IBBY Fund will help promote children’s literature in the region and enable children to develop as life-long readers overcome the difficulties which result from the health, psychological or financial challenges they face and finally triumph over the effects of crises that had affected their countries”, he added.

Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin extended thanks to the Sharjah Government represented by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and to HE Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi for their generous initiative to support IBBY activities all over the world.

The IBBY Foundation is an independent organization based in Switzerland, that aims to raise funds and contributions to finance the IBBY’s activities. IBBY is an independent organization, separate from IBBYF, based in Switzerland that aims to encourage reading and bring children and books together. UAEBBY is the national section of IBBY in the UAE.

For more information, please contact:

Yousef Al Tawell
Account Manager
Sahara PR, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3298996
Fax: +971 4 3298995
Mob: +971 55 50 66 111
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Liz Page
IBBY Executive Director
Tel: 4161 272 2917
Fax: +4161 272 2757
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Men’s RealFlex CrossFit Nano Shoes

RealFlex CrossFit Nano Shoes

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Starcrossed – International Bestselling Young Adult Novel

Josephine Angelini’s International Bestseller and Crossover Sensation Starcrossed Lures Readers to Sequel

Starcrossed, the international-bestselling young adult novel by Josephine Angelini, has captured the imagination of teens and adults worldwide!

Her debut novel, featuring teen lovers who are descendants of the Greek gods, has attracted an intensely loyal audience that’s resulted in sales of her planned trilogy into twenty-five countries. In the UK, Germany and Italy, Starcrossed has achieved bestselling status. It was named a Reader’s Choice Book in Germany, and in the U.S., Newsdaynamed it one of the Best Books of 2011. Fans in the U.S. and abroad have been clamoring for Book 2. This May, Angelini will deliver the book, Dreamless, the suspense-filled sequel to Starcrossed, and Starcrossed itself will be released in paperback the same month.

Angelini has a devoted fan base who call themselves “StarHearts,” which includes teens, as well as women in their 20’s and 30’s, who have been swept up by the strong romantic storyline of her novel. Angelini is in constant touch with her fan base, which has begun to manifest its devotion to her story in unique ways. She routinely receives floods of spontaneous fan art, including homemade book trailers, handmade jewelry, posters, drawings, and even poetry, all inspired by the book. In Germany there is even a rock band called The Demigoddesses, whose Starcrossed-inspired song and music video “Where do I belong?” has over 100,000 hits on YouTube.

The worldwide appeal of Starcrossed is rooted in Angelini’s use of mythology and in the resurging interest in that genre among readers. Angelini has imagined what might happen if the descendants of the Greek gods, which she calls Scions, were pitted against one another in order to settle an ancient blood feud that reaches all the way back to the Trojan War.

In Starcrossed, seventeen-year-old Helen Hamilton, who is a tall, blond, and gifted athlete, has always tried not to be noticed, because she knows there’s something different about her. But when the breathtakingly handsome Lucas Delos shows up at school, Helen can’t resist trying to kill him. As Helen learns who and what she really is – a Scion – she and Lucas struggle to overcome what the Fates have in store for them.

In Dreamless, Helen risks her life in Hades’ underworld, where she meets Orion, another teenaged demigod. Together they attempt to stop the cycle of revenge that has gripped the Scions for millennia, while back on Nantucket Island, she and Lucas struggle to stay apart in order to avoid triggering a catastrophic war. A pulse-pounding love triangle emerges, delivering a gritty, action-packed and empowering drama, as Helen fights to defy fate. Teens and adults will find plenty of thrills in this unforgettable story of star-crossed lovers.

Josephine Angelini,, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. A Massachusetts native, she lives in Los Angeles.


Written by Josephine Angelini
Published by HarperTeen
May 29, 2012
Ages: teen/adult
496 pages
$17.99 Hardcover


Written by Josephine Angelini
Published by HarperTeen
Ages: teen/adult
496 pages
$17.99 Hardcover
Releasing in paperback ($8.99 U.S./$9.99 Canada) on May 1, 2012