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2014-09-24 08:24:36

LANCASTER, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CIC, the nation's premier tenant screening provider, and the National Consumer Reporting Association are pleased to provide consumer benefits through NXG Strategies, LLC's Fraud-Defender, a fully managed fraud research, remediation and recovery system. By including Fraud-Defender in each rental application, apartment communities distinguish themselves by protecting their applicants and enticing qualified renters. Photo -...

2014-09-24 08:22:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, has been nominated to be the next Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). President Yudhoyono accepted the nomination at the GGGI Leaders' Gathering, which was held on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The Gathering was attended by a number of high-level officials, including heads of state, such as President Park Geun-hye of Korea....

2014-09-24 00:20:26

Qualitative assessment of the innovation landscape reveals trends in technology proliferation and provides a quantification of potential IPR infringement risk. HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Totaro & Associates, a Houston, TX based market research and innovation strategy consulting firm is launching IP Portfolio Analyzer(TM), an innovation analysis and data analytics tool that provides dashboards, charts and insights into technological advancements through a qualitative...

2014-09-23 23:05:10

eCaring's unique real-time home health care management system will help Elderplan enhance member care and lower associated costs. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 eCaring, a leading health care quality company, announced today that it has entered into a contract to provide its unique Web-based home health care management and monitoring system to Elderplan, Inc., one of New York City’s largest not-for-profit health plans. Elderplan, an affiliated agency of MJHS, will deploy...

2014-09-23 20:21:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at the UN Climate Summit in New York City today, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that the European Union will aim to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, and set a renewables target of at least 27 percent and energy savings of 30 percent. "I am confident that EU leaders will seal this deal at their summit in October." President Barroso noted that "these targets are milestones...

2014-09-23 16:23:15

Forest conservation, hydroelectric power, and ending the flaring of natural gas form key parts of the strategy. UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea told delegates at the United Nations 2014 Summit on Climate Change that his country has adopted a five-point plan to conserve the natural environment and contribute to global efforts to slow the rate of global warming. In his address to the Summit, President...

2014-09-23 16:21:38

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's oldest aeronautics research laboratory and Virginia's oldest college are working together to launch spinoff technology into the future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at the College of William & Mary in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia are partnering to...

2014-09-23 16:20:53

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mariner Group augmented the security efforts of Maryland's Natural Resources Police and other federal, state and local agencies for Baltimore's Star-Spangled Spectacular and Sailabration Sept. 10-16. Mariner provided CommandBridge situation awareness support to the Incident Command Center at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. The CommandBridge displays and on-site staff helped maintain safety and security during several high-profile...

2014-09-23 12:32:28

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National contractor JE Dunn Construction has been awarded the $199 million Wyoming State Capitol Square Rehabilitation and Restoration in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The project consists of a 130,000-square-foot renovation of the Historic Wyoming State Capitol, renovation of the 280,000-square-foot Herschler office building, an 83,000-square-foot expansion, and the addition of an 18,000-square-foot central utility plant. The Capitol Square...

2014-09-23 12:27:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today released Managing the Boundary between Public and Private Policing, the latest addition to the New Perspectives in Policing Series, a new paper in the series from the Harvard Executive Sessions on Policing and Public Safety. Initiated in the 1980s by Harvard's Kennedy School and OJP's National Institute of Justice, the Executive Sessions are an opportunity for...


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.'