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2010-10-26 09:00:00

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Veer (www.veer.com), a provider of affordable visual elements that makes it easier to be creative, today announced the start of Free-For-All, a series of four different one week community challenges that aim to give away $30,000 in prizes to participants who can try to win just by downloading free images, fonts, avatars, screensavers and wallpapers at www.veer.com/freeforall. Starting today, Veer will give the online community the chance to rally...

2010-07-13 08:37:00

CALGARY, Alberta, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Veer (www.veer.com), a provider of affordable and reliable creative elements that makes it easier to be creative, today announced the launch of its redesigned website, veer.com. To celebrate, people who complete a full registration on Veer.com (see website for details) will receive 10 free Veer Credits that can, for example, buy 10 extra small images, or a font, a small image and an extra small image. Veer now has more than 1.5 million creative...

2005-09-10 06:55:00

HOUSTON -- The thousands of evacuees who have called the Houston Astrodome home for the past week are expected to get their own apartments in Houston and other cities across the country soon. More than 2,000 of the New Orleans refugees who fled the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina have already been placed in apartment complexes throughout Houston, and another 2,000 will be moving to new accommodations next week, said Guy Rankin, head of the Katrina Housing Task Force. Another 8,000...

2005-09-05 16:53:09

By Adam Tanner HOUSTON (Reuters) - The mayor of Houston, the largest New Orleans flood refugee center, said on Monday that the flow of people out of the devastated region to the nation's fourth largest city may have peaked. "My sense is today or last night or the day before is the peak," Mayor Bill White told Reuters in an interview at the Houston convention center, which houses about 2,000 mostly black refugees. "There are still people coming in, but there are a lot of people going...


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.'