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2011-09-21 13:35:00

Chamber Executives can exchange strategies, tactics and best practices among their peers in the first private social community exclusively for Chamber Leaders Cranston, RI (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 ChamberLinked, a social networking start-up based in Cranston, RI, announced today the official launch of ChamberExecs. The social network is the first private online community exclusively for Chamber Leaders to network and exchange strategies, tactics and best practices among their peers. In...

2011-09-19 20:34:12

Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). University-community engagement remains marginal to the organisation, funding, management and strategic control of universities. This reduces their benefits for excluded communities. "Traditionally, universities have regarded...

2011-09-07 07:00:00

Vi has announced that on September 1, 2011, Senior Housing Properties Trust agreed to purchase Viâs portfolio of nine Classic Residence rental communities from affiliates of CC-Development Group, Inc. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Vi has announced that on September 1, 2011, Senior Housing Properties Trust agreed to purchase Viâs portfolio of nine Classic Residence rental communities from affiliates of CC-Development Group, Inc. The communities are...

2011-08-20 00:00:31

ATMCASH,an online money transfer service, has joined forces with Remit4Change to collectively reinvest in community development projects and improve the way immigrants send money back home. Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 ATMCASH has joined forces with Remit4Change to collectively reinvest in community development projects and improve the way immigrants send money back home. By empowering U.S. residents to make informed decisions, the partnership brings an affordable,...

2011-08-13 00:00:00

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-08-09 12:16:12

When you're a tiny creature in a vast ocean it pays to hang out with the right crowd, regardless of whether they are related to you or not, a new study into the amazingly diverse world of marine microbes has found. For bacteria at least, it seems that what matters more than your species identity is whether you have specific genes that let you work with other species to form a functioning community. The study looked at the rich communities of bacteria that form on the surface of a common...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

The Arc, the nation's largest and oldest human rights organization for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, released the following statement from its CEO Peter V. Berns on the passage of the budget and debt ceiling deal in Washington. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 The Arc, the nation's largest and oldest human rights organization for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, released the following statement from its CEO Peter V. Berns on the...

2011-06-15 00:00:26

Dachis Group and Defakto synchronize their organizational efforts to support practitioners of social business in the enterprise. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 On May 24th, SocialBusinessCouncil.org, a peer-to-peer community for social business strategists and practitioners was launched by Defakto, a Dallas based company. Coincidentally, on the same day, the Dachis Group, an Austin based company, announced the evolution of their 2.0 Adoption Council to the Social Business Council....


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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