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2014-07-23 12:24:58

ST. LOUIS and KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) and FarmLink are teaming up to help farmers close the $11 billion gap between what they harvested in 2013 and what they could harvest annually. The two organizations are launching a first-of-its-kind partnership called "Operation Benchmark" that gives producers the opportunity to benefit from FarmLink's unique benchmarking capability and at the same time supports ASA and state...

2014-07-08 16:22:17

LONDON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus welcomes today's decision by UK gas and power markets regulator Ofgem to support the voluntary extension to gas and electricity benchmarks of the principles for oil price reporting devised by international regulators group Iosco in 2012. Argus' commitment to best practice in commodity price reporting is shown by its continuing compliance with Iosco's PRA principles across all its...

2014-07-02 08:31:19

ANGLETON, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter results on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The live webcast of the call and accompanying reference materials can be accessed by logging on to the Company's website at www.bench.com. A replay of the broadcast will also be available until Thursday, July 31st on the...

2014-06-13 16:20:47

CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached trading volume records for both its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures and British pound (GBP/USD) futures contracts yesterday, June 12, 2014. Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached 112,446, compared to August 12, 2013, the last record day, when volume reached 104,839 contracts. Trading volume for British pound futures reached 337,633 contracts,...

2014-06-11 08:22:17

SINGAPORE, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has introduced new daily price assessments for swaps settled against the Argus/IHS McCloskey API 8 index for 5,500 kcal/kg thermal coal delivered cfr south China. Cleared volumes of derivatives settled against the API 8 coal benchmark rose above 12mn t in 2013, the first full year of cleared trade. More than 2mn t traded in both November and December, and a monthly record of 2.79mn t was...

2014-06-05 23:14:15

McLeod Software and Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) have extended the deadline to July 1 for truckload companies to sign up for their 2014 Benchmarking Study for truckload carriers. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 McLeod Software and KSM have come together to create this joint project to provide an operations level benchmark for truckload carriers in North America. This initiative seeks to break new ground in giving truckload carriers the opportunity to measure the real performance...

2014-06-03 23:17:04

Dynamic, web-based benchmarking platform provides comprehensive, apples-to-apples comparison of key performance indicators of urgent care practices worldwide. Windham, NH (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Dynamic Benchmarking, a provider of customized online benchmarking and reporting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new, comprehensive benchmarking tool for the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). The dynamic, web-based platform will measure and compare over 250 key...

2014-05-29 12:23:20

HOUSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has devised a methodology to assess the value of space on the Colonial oil products pipeline. The Argus Colonial pipeline space assessment is designed to provide associated parties with an additional layer of transparency regarding the market value of line space along the pipeline. The assessment is published daily in Argus US Products. US downstream markets are experiencing greater levels...

2014-05-15 00:20:56

SINGAPORE, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus and IHS Inc (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, have licensed the API 4 and API 5 coal indexes to Singapore Exchange (SGX) for the listing of derivative products. This will assist the development of risk management products for the regional and global coal markets. The API 4 index assesses the spot market price of coal exported from Richards...

2014-05-09 23:01:05

Altibase’s hybrid database (ALTIBASE HDB) combines an on-disk database with an in-memory database in a single engine. In a recent benchmark test for a Global Fortune 400 conglomerate, Altibase’s hybrid database was able to complete a test with 2 Billion rows of data, totaling 8 billion rows processed (both reads and writes) in roughly 20 hours, while the competitor required 106 hours. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The business ramifications of these results are staggering as this...


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sough
  • 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.'
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