Business News Archive - March 27, 2011

BEIJING, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ("Sinopec Corp." or "the Company") (CH: 600028; HKEX: 386; NYSE: SNP; LSE: SNP) today announced its audited annual results for the full year ended 31 December, 2010. Financial Highlights: In accordance with the PRC Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (ASBE), the Company's operating income was RMB 1,913.18 billion, up 42.2% from the same period in 2009.

SEATTLE, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A computer system outage that disrupted Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights yesterday has been resolved.

SUWANEE, Ga., March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Airlines announces a Super Summer Sale just in time for summer vacation planning season, beginning Monday, March 28th, 2011 and ending April 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm eastern time.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'