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2014-09-26 12:21:26

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie Rose, renowned journalist and newscaster, will interview Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, on the occasion of the Inaugural Gala of The Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America. The live interview will replicate the signature round table format of a Charlie Rose television show and take place in the presence of Honorary Host, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, Bernard Henri Levy, esteemed...

2014-09-24 16:20:38

SAINT-CLOUD, France, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istanbul Ataturk Airport, September 25-28 Dassault Aviation will present two of its large cabin business jets at the Istanbul Air Show, to be held at Istanbul Ataturk Airport September 25-28. ( Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/708457 ) On display will be the long range Falcon 7X trijet, the...

2014-09-23 08:36:46

Survey of CIOs and IT Decision Makers Highlights Storage and Data Management as a Critical Factor to Operational Success; Points to Software and Active Archive as Growth Opportunities SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey commissioned by enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital Company (NASDAQ: WDC), 86% of CIOs and IT decision makers surveyed believe that all data generated has value if the organization is able to store, access and analyze it optimally....

2014-09-23 08:28:17

- One Student From Every State Plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Receives $10,000 or $25,000 One-Time Scholarship - NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report and the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA, announce the offering of the AXA Achievement(SM) Scholarship, awarding $670,000 in annual scholarships to students nationwide for the 13(th) consecutive year. Through AXA Achievement(SM), AXA awards more than $1.4 million to students...

2014-09-23 08:22:01

Rail Europe Reveals Their 2014 Summer Travel Trends WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- France remains the top destination for their North American travelers according to Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America. According to sales data, Italy and the United Kingdom followed France respectively as the top destinations for Rail Europe travelers this summer. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-09-21 23:00:06

The latest Smart Insights Report: “TEE Boosts Mobile Security,” establishes that TEE (Trusted Execution Environment), a secure area that resides in a mobile device baseband processor and provides security against software attacks, will account for 2.5 billion units shipped in 2019. Shipments will grow more than sevenfold between 2014 and 2019; as a result, the installed base will be multiplied by ten over the same period. Marseille, France (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Intelling is...

2014-09-19 08:26:05

DALLAS, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds asthma drugs market research reports titled "Asthma - Japan Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023", "Asthma - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023" and "Asthma - 5EU Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023" to its online library. According to Asthma - 5EU Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023...

2014-09-18 16:24:38

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The report titled "Europe In-Vitro Diagnostics Market Outlook to 2018 - Ageing Demographic and Mounting Consolidation to Drive Future Growth" provides a comprehensive analysis of the various aspects such as market size of the Europe, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK in-vitro diagnostics market. The report also covers the segmentations of in-vitro diagnostic markets in several European countries by reagents,...

2014-09-17 16:25:22

Business Insider, Travel + Leisure and World Travel Awards name Le Bristol Paris as 2014 Leading Hotel in France PARIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oetker Collection's Le Bristol Paris is pleased to announce its top place as the best hotel in France. According to 2014 award listings and ceremonies, the fully renovated Parisian hotel triumphs in France and continues to rank highly worldwide. Business Insider announced Le Bristol Paris as "Best Hotel in France" of 2014 in...

2014-09-17 08:35:11

Alcatel-Lucent's LTE TDD and LTE-FDD technology to be deployed on the islands of Visayas and Mindanao for voice and data services including high-speed Internet access PARIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Globe Telecom (PSE: GLO) have today signed a confirmation of award for the transformation of wireless network infrastructure in the Philippine regions of Visayas and Mindanao, upgrading it from WiMax to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband...


Latest France Reference Libraries

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Abondance
2014-06-19 13:43:24

The Abondance is a breed of cattle originating in the high valleys of Haute-Savoie, France. It was bred by monks during the 1100s, originally called the chablaisienne. There are around 150,000 head currently in France. The cattle have also been exported to North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iraq and Africa. It is a medium-sized animal. The female is golden brown in color with a white head, abdomen and leg extremities. She will weigh between 1,280 and 1,500 pounds and stand about...

Boulonnais
2014-04-03 10:56:16

The Boulonnais, also known as the white marble horse, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in France. It is thought that breed originated when two breeders attempted to create a large but fast war horse for the Crusaders. The two worked separately to breed the existing heavy draft breeds from France with mares of the German Mecklenberg breed. When the Spanish occupied Flanders in the 17th century, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including the Andalusian, Arabian, and...

Auxois
2014-04-02 11:05:05

The Auxois is a breed of horse that was developed in the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a descendant of the Bourguignon horse and was crossbred with the now extinct Morvan horse. In the 19th century, Percheron horses and Boulonnais were introduced into the bloodline, possibly followed by the Nivernais and Ardennais horse breeds. Foreign horse breeds were introduced into the bloodline, creating a horse that would later be bred with Ardennais and Trait du Nord stallions to create a...

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

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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.'