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2010-04-21 08:01:00

New USDA-Funded Project to Build Skills, Resources of 25,000 Farmers to Grow High-Value Crops DAVAO CITY, Philippines, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new $5.4 million project aims to increase the incomes and food security of 25,000 farmers in the Philippines by harnessing local value chains to increase opportunities and sustainability in growing high-value crops like cocoa, coconuts and rice. "The current cacao industry is a great opportunity for smallholder farmers to increase...

2009-04-20 12:08:00

Single unit integrates audio, driver information and climate control electronics with unique styling; allows flexibility for automakers and personalization for consumers SHANGHAI, China, April 20, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation will present a new concept platform - a cleanly styled center stack that integrates audio, climate controls, and driver information electronics (ACDI) in one single unit - at the Shanghai Auto Show April 20-28. The ACDI platform is...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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