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2014-02-12 23:01:55

Gift to Support WDL Expansion of Content on American Achievements in Science and Technology Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Library of Congress today announced a gift from Jones International University® (JIU®) to the Library’s World Digital Library (WDL), an initiative which brings the rarest and most important cultural documents of the world to people everywhere. This gift of $250,000 will support WDL expansion of content on American achievements in science and...

2014-02-12 12:32:25

PIA Members to Reconnect Main Street With Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) will reconnect Main Street with Capitol Hill when they convene March 26-27 in Washington, D.C., for the 2014 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS). The annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit is a gathering of PIA members from around the country who come together in Washington, D.C., to meet with their...

2014-02-11 08:40:55

Full Service Digital Firm Recognized for Creativity and Technology Development WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington's leading digital strategy company, Revolution Messaging, has been recognized for its pioneering work on behalf of progressive advocacy organizations, winning five Reed Awards from Campaigns & Elections, the professional journal for political consultants. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/DC62769 ) Revolution Messaging walked away...

2014-02-10 08:23:02

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Five Star Institute announced today the formation of the National Appraisal Congress (NAC). In response to a developing need for thought leadership and the promotion of best practices and execution, the NAC will serve as a collection of subject matter experts to foster collaboration in the real estate appraisal industry. In conjunction with the announcement, Jordan Petkovski was named the committee's Chairman. Petkovski has worked in the...

2014-02-07 16:23:37

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dayton's leading business and civic leaders came together to express their ongoing support for comprehensive immigration reform and provide an update on the recently released Republican Standards for Immigration ?Reform. Participants including: Matt Joseph, Dayton Commissioner; Richard Biehl, Dayton Chief of Police; Chris Kershner, Vice President of Public Policy and Economic Development for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce; and Steven Lyons,...

2014-02-05 23:24:18

Community leaders from across the country will meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill today, Feb. 5th to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are...

2014-02-04 23:00:18

Water Citizen reports that the President addressed water directly at some points, such as in the call for upgraded ports and passage of waterways legislation, and the protection of water during energy production. He also noted several issues where water plays a significant role, such as support for basic research and patent reform for entrepreneurs and small business owners (which includes innovations in water technologies), and for high-tech manufacturing jobs (including water...

2014-02-04 16:30:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today hailed the passage of the federal farm bill, saying it includes his recommendations that fit the unique needs of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry. Congress passed the bill on Feb. 4. "Farmers and agribusinesses drive Pennsylvania's economy, with $68 billion in total economic impact annually," said Corbett. "I commend Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, especially Congressman Glenn G.T. Thompson, for...

2014-02-04 12:21:19

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) reporting requirements for manufacturing byproducts sent for recycling are "burdensome, unnecessary, and actually discourage recycling," an industry expert told Congress today. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(®), Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of...

2014-02-03 23:01:46

Terence P. Stewart, managing Partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, outlines new steps Congress and the Obama Administration can take to help change the 40-year imbalance in U.S. trade. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 A highly-regarded international trade lawyer has outlined specific steps Congress and the Obama Administration can take to help change the 40-year imbalance in U.S. trade and ensure future international trade...


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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