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2014-01-02 23:05:10

WTS International, the association for the global advancement of women in transportation, congratulated Bill de Blasio, New York City’s new mayor, on his choice of Polly Trottenberg for DOT Commissioner. Trottenberg replaces another powerful woman leader in transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 WTS International, the association for the global advancement of women in transportation, congratulated Bill de Blasio, New York City’s new mayor, on his...

2013-12-27 00:21:54

Island Doctors congratulates executive vice president's appointment as Health Commissioner from Florida's state bishop. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Doctors is proud to announce the appointment of Readus C. Smith, III as Health Education Commissioner for the Florida Central Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (FCSEJ) of the Church of God in Christ. "This couldn't have happened at a better time. We made a commitment to impact the communities we serve five months...

2013-12-20 23:24:53

Fire Commissioner Ted Kets recommends MedixSafe to keep narcotics safe. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 In the spring of 2009 the Jericho New York Fire Department was about to buy 6 Knox Boxes to keep narcotics safe and secure. Commissioner Kets was responsible for securing and accounting for all the narcotics purchased by the Jericho Fire Department and used on their ambulances. “I just could not bring myself to purchase these boxes. I did not think they gave me the security and...

2013-12-02 23:23:01

Organization reinforces the development of innovative and cost-effective broadband internet policies. Bluffton, IN (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, congratulates newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, and Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. In letters sent to the...

2013-11-13 23:04:24

Major League Baseball’s EVP of Baseball Operations Joe Torre, New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, MD, and US Navy’s Rear Admiral Scott P. Moore To Headline As Speakers New York, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is hosting its second annual SINAInnovations event, and bringing together leaders from medicine, engineering, professional baseball, the performing arts, and the military to discuss the power of teamwork. “SINAInnovations:...


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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