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2014-06-12 08:24:29

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College will sponsor the rowing team, Catch 22 at the 35th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12pm - 5pm. The event will be held at the John W. Weeks Foot Bridge on the Charles River between JFK Avenue and Western Avenue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75610 The dragon boat race will start early in the morning, while the cultural programs are set to begin at noon....

2011-06-16 15:30:00

ZHONGSHAN, China, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited ("Ming Yang" or the "Company") (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced the appointments of Dr. Yiguo Hao, Biting Chen and Stephen Markscheid as directors to Ming Yang's Board of Directors. Mr. Chen will be joining the Board as an independent director. Mr. Markscheid will be joining the board as an independent director and member of the audit committee. Niccolo...

2011-02-28 06:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and its majority owned subsidiary Jonway Automobile, are pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Zhu (Zhu Li Dong) as the Chief Financial Officer of ZAP and Jonway Automobile. Benjamin Zhu joins ZAP and Jonway Automobile March 1st, 2011. William Hartman, current CFO of ZAP will complete the year-end 2010 audits and the consolidated report...

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2009-12-07 06:55:00

Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters, the holiday season's must-have toy, have been found to be unsafe and possibly toxic. The Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters apparently have a higher-than-allowed level of a chemical called antimony, which could lead to health problems in children. The consumer group that did the review of the product also found dangerous levels of tin in the product. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the safest possible toy, the Zhu Zhu Pets hamster only received a 5.2. But the toy's maker, St....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • 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.'