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2012-07-24 23:00:35

The Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute (http://www.wmpmi.org) has been recognized for delivering the first of its kind Inter-Collegiate Competition in Project Management, THE Project 2012. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 The Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute (http://www.wmpmi.org) has been recognized for delivering the first of its kind Inter-Collegiate Competition in Project Management, THE Project 2012. The competition was held...

2012-07-23 23:02:10

Grand Valley State University will host the inaugural conference of The International Big History Association, August 2-5. Big History has caught the attention of scientists and academics from across the globe, as well as the interest and financial support of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 Something BIG has been brewing for more than two decades. Big History has caught the attention of scientists and academics from across the globe, as well as the...

2012-05-21 23:01:13

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, residents of the Kentwood community near Grand Rapids are invited to the grand opening of Jake´s Fireworks with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony marks Jake´s Firework´s emerging presence as the top fireworks provider in the state of Michigan since a new law was signed into effect January 1, 2012 lifting the state´s ban on the use and sales of consumer grade fireworks. KENTWOOD, MI (PRWEB)...


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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