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2009-06-11 09:32:28

U.S. consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. Thursday announced a leadership change, naming a new chief executive officer. A.G. Lafley, the company's current chairman and CEO will move to a full time position as chairman, allowing Chief Financial Officer Robert McDonald to move into the CEO position, effective July 1, the company said. A.G. Lafley has led the transformation of P&G over the past nine years, director of the company's board Jim McNerney said. P&G is a far more...

2009-06-03 14:42:00

WINDSOR, England, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Double Olympic Gold medal swimmer, Rebecca Adlington launches the British Gas Pools 4 Schools(TM) initiative today giving thousands of British children the chance to learn to swim in temporary pools across the country. With 1 in 5 children unable to swim a length by the time they leave Primary School, the new partnership will help teach children a vital life skill as well as improving fitness. Pools 4 Schools(TM) is the brainchild of Total Swimming's...

2009-05-25 07:56:48

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) today announced proposals designed to assist directors in the inclusion of climate change-related information in companies' annual reports.The pioneering proposals, unveiled at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, take the form of a global framework that clarifies precisely which climate change data should be reported by corporations and provides management with a set of guidelines designed to streamline disclosure...

2009-04-22 07:38:00

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Following Tesco's announcement of record GBP3.1 billion profits, UK law firms have gone on the offensive against the retail giant. 100 law firms across the country have joined together to form a unique alliance - QualitySolicitors.com (http://www.qualitysolicitors.com ) - an initiative specifically designed to head off the threat posed by a predicted future move by Tesco to offer legal services alongside its current financial ones. Chief Executive,...

2009-03-05 07:30:00

Pessimism Continues to Snowball as CEOs Doubt the Effectiveness of the President's Economic Measures NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It is now clear that, so far, the President's Stimulus Plan did little in way of bringing confidence to the markets. And, according to Chief Executive magazine's CEO Index, it also appears to have done little, if anything, in way of assuaging CEOs' fears about the direction of the economy. In February, the Chief Executive magazine's CEO Confidence Index, a...

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2009-03-03 07:20:00

On Monday, Paul Twomey, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced that he will step down later this year. The announcement was made as ICANN opened meetings this week Mexico City. Twomey said that he declined a thee-year contract extension with ICANN, and plans to take a leadership job in the private sector. His current contract will expire on July 1, but Twomey says he will remain on staff until the end of the year to help his successor....

2009-02-18 03:15:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China's suppliers remain optimistic about sales growth prospects in 2009, with 47% of executives expecting sales growth of 10% or more in 2009. This is according to a survey conducted by Global Sources' (Nasdaq: GSOL) Chief Executive China magazine ( http://www.ceconline.com ) early this month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b ) Among suppliers selling within China, 57% expect double digit sales...

2009-02-05 08:32:00

Business Leaders Still Very Pessimistic NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine's CEO Index, the nation's only monthly CEO Index, quietly rebounded in January according to 543 top executives surveyed. In January, all components of the CEO Index increased after three months of record declines. The CEO Confidence Index rose 10.3 points, or 20 percent, to 51.2 points, in January in what was its greatest improvement since September 2008. The Employment Confidence Index, a...

2009-02-02 07:30:00

3M Shoots to the Top; Twelve Previously Unranked Companies Make the Top 20 Survey Respondents Name Three All-Time Leaders NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine and Hay Group today released their 4th Annual Best Companies for Leaders ranking. This year's ranking welcomed twelve previously unranked companies, including IBM, Intel, Southwest Airlines and Accenture; while one company, 3M, climbed 15 spots to land at the first place in 2008. The major shift in this year's...

2009-01-21 03:04:00

Outstanding exploration success leads to Reserves Replacement of over 500% in 2008 Two world-class basins now being fast-tracked Debt refinancing on schedule; Additional funding from equity placing(1) LONDON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) issues this Trading Statement in respect of its financial year to 31 December 2008. This is in advance of the Group's Full Year Results, which are scheduled for release on 11 March 2009. The Operational Update is in respect of...


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2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'