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2009-09-22 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC), in coordination with the Up Up & Away Kite Club, announce Southern California's largest kiting event, the Japan America Kite Festival(R), will take place on the beach at the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, Calif., on Oct. 4, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is free to the public and attracts some 10,000 visitors each year. Japanese Kite Master Mikio Toki will visit from his home...

2009-09-16 17:06:21

City officials in Norfolk, Va., say they are refusing to regulate kite flying on city property, despite a 1953 law banning it. The Norfolk City Council declined a request from city staffers Tuesday to regulate kite and model airplane flying on city property, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Council members said they opposed the proposal because it would have effectively banning the bucolic past-time in areas not specifically named in the legislation. I'm not going to oppose...

2009-06-13 06:36:49

Police in Scotland are hunting for the killer who left poisoned bait consumed by a red kite, a bird of prey that almost became extinct decades ago. The bird's carcass was found June 2 near Galashiels in the Borders region, The Scotsman reported Saturday. The investigation is being conducted jointly by Borders and Lothian Police and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Red kites, once common in the British Isles, were near extinction by the 1980s, with only 15 pairs, all of them in...

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2009-05-28 09:17:57

Tensairity elements made of air filled membrane assemblies, rods and cables have already made a name for themselves in the construction world as extremely light yet strong load-bearing structures. But is this new technology also suitable for use in the aerospace industry, for example to create novel wings for kites? Empa researchers are currently pushing back the envelope in this field, and are also demonstrating their first flying models. Ultra light wing structures for kites are not just...

2008-10-21 09:00:26

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN): -- Keynote Interactive Testing Environment (KITE) Early Adopter Program Concludes; Web Developers, Quality Assurance and Operations Professionals Can Immediately Use KITE as the Gateway into Keynote's Global Infrastructure and Test Web Applications from Locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific -- KITE Enables Real-Time Performance Testing and Analysis of Complex Web Applications to Pinpoint Web and Infrastructure Performance Problems Early...


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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.'