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2011-08-02 07:00:00

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH) ("Kanghui" or the "Company"), a leading domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic implants in China, today announced the appointment of Ms. Gao Shuchun as an independent director to the Company's board of directors (the "Board") and as a member of the audit committee of the Board, effective August 2, 2011. "Ms. Gao is a distinguished expert in material science and proven business leader....

2011-08-01 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement today on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, "Medicare Part D Formularies: CMS Conducts Oversight of Mid-Year Changes; Most Mid-Year Changes Were Enhancements": "While experts agree that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) help Part D come in under budget each year, GAO's new report provides fresh evidence that...

2011-07-13 13:00:00

Following Congressional Hearing, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Recommends Strengthening Data on Child Fatalities to Improve Prevention and Reduce Deaths WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A congressional hearing held on July 12 about child deaths due to maltreatment called on national experts to explain why the number of child deaths has been undercounted. The hearing coincided with the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on child abuse...

2011-06-27 18:41:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will resolve the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the recent sole source contract awarded to SIGA Technologies, Inc. for the development and delivery of a smallpox...

2011-06-13 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Institution's process to repatriate thousands of Native American human remains and funerary objects in its collections is lengthy and resource intensive and it may take several more decades to return items to tribes under its current system, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This GAO report is the second of a two-part, three-year effort to examine how publicly funded institutions are...

2011-04-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Student Access Student Choice (SASC) Coalition today released the following statement in response to the Department of Education admitting its default rates issued in February, which garnered significant press coverage, were faulty. This comes on the heels of the Government Accountability Office admitting this summer that its previous report on career colleges and universities also contained numerous factual errors ultimately...

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2011-03-15 06:40:00

Over the past four years, prescription drug prices grew at a much faster pace than costs for other medical supplies and services, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the "usual and customary" (U&C) price index for the top 100 commonly used drugs rose by an annual average of 6.6 percent from 2006 to the first quarter of 2010, compared to a 3.8 percent average annual increase for medical goods and services. The report contained 55...

2011-03-08 08:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a decade, the City of Detroit in 2010 submitted its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) ahead of schedule, assisted by GL Wand, an Excel-based reporting tool from Excel4apps. Installed in 2009, GL Wand provides finance users a direct link via Excel to financial data in the City's complex Oracle ERP system, a capability that quickly decreased the time needed to prepare the CAFR. "When I arrived at the...

2011-02-09 00:01:27

GAO study finds that program is "vulnerable to identity theft and employer fraud" Alexandria, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrates that the federal E-Verify program needs a biometric component, according to the Security Industry Association (SIA). E-Verify is used by employers to determine if individuals are legal residents of the United States and, thus, eligible to work in this country. The program, however,...

2010-12-01 00:01:52

PDRI, a PreVisor company, won a competitive bid to design a new performance appraisal system for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), expected to be implemented for the 2012 appraisal cycle. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 PDRI, a PreVisor company, won a competitive bid to design a new performance appraisal system for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), expected to be implemented for the 2012 appraisal cycle. PDRI's selection followed the recommendations of...


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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