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2014-03-22 23:02:12

Swire Hotels, including The Opposite House and EAST, Beijing; The Upper House and EAST, Hong Kong will participate in Earth Hour 2014 at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Earth Hour is a global event created by the people for the planet, yet the commitment made is intended to extend beyond one hour. Hong Kong, China (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Swire Hotels, including The Opposite House and EAST, Beijing; The Upper House and EAST, Hong Kong will participate in Earth Hour 2014 at 8:30 p.m....

2013-12-18 23:19:56

An industry leader in seminars geared toward acupuncturists, estheticians, holistic health professionals, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, holistic medical doctors, and massage therapists, will roll out a new site during the spring of 2014. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Representatives with East-West Seminars (http://www.east-westseminars.com/ ) announced today that it will launch a new Microlight Institute Online University website in the spring of 2014. “East-West...

2011-08-10 08:00:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 BallenIsles Junior Cup which saw 24 rising stars of golf compete in a Ryder Cup format tournament on the Club's historic championship East Course, has earned high praise from Troon Golf, the world's largest golf management company. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/FL50155 ) Congratulating BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett and his management team, Troon Golf's Executive Vice President, Operations,...

2011-08-05 14:03:37

An instrument developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has enabled a research team at a fusion energy experiment in China to observe--in startling detail--how a particular type of electromagnetic wave known as a radiofrequency (RF) wave affects the behavior of hot ionized gas.  In the experiment at EAST (the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak located at the Institute of Plasma Physics in Hefei, China), scientists...

2008-08-12 12:01:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Three Dead, Two Missing in East China Iron Ore Mine Collapse"] HEFEI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) - Three people died and two are still missing after an iron ore mine cave-in in east China's Anhui Province, local government said on Tuesday. The collapse occurred at around 5 p.m. Monday in a mined-out area of the Longtanchong mine in Longqiao Town, Lujiang County, burying five working in the mine, the county...

2008-08-04 09:00:16

China becomes physics powerhouse, says journal WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- There can be little doubt that China is finding its place as one of the world's physics power houses judged by the astonishing increase in papers written by scientists in China, said Physics World, an international monthly magazine, in a report published on Friday. Nanoscience, quantum computing and high-temperature superconductivity are three of the cutting-edge areas of physics that have seen particularly...

2008-07-17 06:00:36

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Police Seize Illegal Mining Organizer"] HEFEI, July 17 (Xinhua) - Chinese police have caught a man who allegedly organized illegal mining activities at an abandoned iron mine in the eastern Anhui Province, where 12 farmers were buried and feared dead after a June 25 cave-in. Jin Qianlong, of Machang Village, Fanchang County, fled after the cave-in at the mine in Fanchang. It is owned...

2008-06-27 09:02:54

No signs of life detected at collapsed mine in east China FANCHANG, Anhui, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers haven't detected any signs of life at the collapsed iron mine in the eastern Anhui Province, said local sources on Friday. Since the cave-in that took place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the mine in Fanchang, rescuers have conducted three rounds of search to locate the 12 missing farmers, according to Gao Chengjun, an official with the rescue team. "However, we failed to find any...

2008-06-27 03:02:26

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) FANCHANG, Anhui, June 27 (Xinhua) - Rescuers haven't detected any signs of life at the collapsed iron mine in the eastern Anhui Province, said local sources on Friday. Since the cave-in that took place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the mine in Fanchang, rescuers have conducted three rounds of search to locate the 12 missing farmers, according to Gao Chengjun, an official with the rescue team....


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.'