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2011-08-18 16:06:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Crane is very pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Turbo Components & Engineering (TCE), based in Houston, Texas, United States. TCE is a leading aftermarket bearing repair facility with a globally recognized brand and a world-renowned reputation for customer service, technical knowledge and product quality. When completed, the acquisition of TCE will build upon the strengths of John Crane's existing bearing...

2010-10-01 14:21:00

Leading Supplier of Advanced Technologies for Security, Inspection, Medical, Energy, Communications and Engineered Components Hires Veteran Team WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smiths Group, Plc, a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, announced today it is establishing a U.S. corporate affairs office in Washington, D.C. Smiths Group delivers products and services for the security and inspection, medical, energy, communications and engineered...

2006-06-08 22:52:45

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Yellow-clad Thais in their millions began jubilant celebrations on Friday to mark revered King Bhumibol Aduljadej's 60 years on the throne, putting a deep political crisis on hold. Tens of thousands headed to Bangkok's Royal Plaza to see their beloved monarch, the world's longest reigning king, in person, dwarfing the number of protesters gathered there three months ago calling for Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to quit. "Certainly, he's...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'