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2014-04-22 23:15:56

Released March 2013 from Bitingduck Press, Nicole Wolverton’s “The Trajectory of Dreams” is an intricate psychological thriller featuring an insomniac sleep lab technician’s obsession with the space program. Having won critical acclaim from numerous sources, the author will be appearing at several events in Spring 2014, and the publisher will offer a special 2-week discount beginning April 26. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Lela White’s life hasn’t been the same since...

2014-02-04 04:23:22

LONDON, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- i2 Office is to open a new business centre over two floors in The Pinnacle, the most prestigious Grade A building in Central Milton Keynes. Ideally situated on Midsummer Boulevard, a short walk from the station with its high speed rail links to all major cities in the UK. The centre is due to open in March 2014 and will offer a range of offices to suit all sizes of business with each fitted out and furnished to the very...

Winners Of Code Breaking Competition Announced
2013-01-21 13:09:20

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Breaking a code in a competition is usually something that could merit a disqualification, unless that competition happens to be in the field of code breaking. On Monday, it was announced a team from the City of London School has broken a code and in the process won a national competition, now in its 11th year. The event was organized by Southampton University with support from Britain's Government Communication Headquarters...

WWII Carrier Pigeon Message Stumps Experts
2012-11-28 05:32:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A coded message found attached to the remains of a D-Day military carrier pigeon may never be decoded, Britain´s top code-breakers say. The pigeon's skeleton was discovered in 1982 in the chimney of a 17th-century home in Surrey when the homeowner, a retired British probation officer named David Martin, was renovating the fireplace. The hand-written message was found in a red capsule still attached to the pigeon's leg...

2008-09-09 00:00:09

By Cahal Milmo HEATHROW BOMB PLOT THE VERDICT THREE YOUNG British Muslims who were turned into bombers while doing charity work in Pakistan are facing life behind bars after being convicted of plotting mass murder. Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were accused of conspiring to bring down at least seven transatlantic airliners in mid-air, using bombs hidden in soft drinks bottles. The plot brought chaos to Heathrow and led to new global security procedures preventing...

2008-07-01 03:00:32

By Anonymous Heaps of enthusiasm and a ringing endorsement spurred this year's event to new heights Think of Stationers' Hall and you'd be forgiven for associating it with some of the stuffier ceremonies in print's calendar. You certainly wouldn't expect to hear the Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks blasting over the loudspeakers. But two weeks ago, that's exactly what happened when the PrintIT! Awards ceremony - and almost 100 schoolchildren - arrived at the hallowed livery company. The...


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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