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2014-03-24 08:25:14

FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced a jaw-dropping addition to its already stellar 2014 conference lineup: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe, and Executive Chairman of News Corp, the largest news and information services provider in the English-speaking world. During...

2014-02-21 08:23:30

2012 Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich and National Security Expert John Bolton to Speak at CPAC WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One America News Network reports that Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton join the list of prominent conservative speakers to be featured at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next month. On Thursday night, former Ambassador John Bolton told One America News...

2014-02-13 23:04:30

David Rockefeller, Jr. was voted 2013 YachtWorld Hero from among five finalists by an independent group of boating journalists and marine industry members. Rockefeller was cited particularly for his founding and leadership of the ocean conservation non-profit, Sailors for the Sea. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com, today announced its selection of David Rockefeller, Jr. as...

2014-02-12 12:32:17

HKI's global programs save millions from blindness and death CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Claremont McKenna College announces today that Helen Keller International, whose mission is to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition, has won the ninth annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. The Kravis Prize carries a $250,000 award and recognizes extraordinary leadership in the nonprofit sector. Kathy Spahn, President and CEO of Helen Keller...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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