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2011-08-01 04:40:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21), a global supply chain manager of agricultural and energy products, metals and minerals, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter 2011, after the Singapore market closes on 11 August 2011. Noble's management will hold an earnings conference call and webcast on 11 August 2011 at 18:30 Hong Kong / Singapore time (06:30 ET, 11:30 UK time, 12:30 Berlin, Germany / Bern, Switzerland...

2011-07-28 12:32:54

The most common surname in Korea "“ Kim "“ has been traced back 1500 years using a statistical model, providing evidence of a strong, stable culture that has remained intact to this day. In a study published today, 28 July 2011, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, researchers have been able to estimate that in the year 500 AD, 50,000 people carried a Korean family name, of which there were 150 variations and 10,000 people carrying the...

2011-07-18 04:00:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAMIVERSE.com, a lifestyle, news, and social media website for Latina moms and daughters launches today. The English-language website provides the household decision-makers of the fastest growing demographic in America with smart, savvy, useful and culturally specific content relevant to their lives and experience. More than an information provider, MAMIVERSE.com connects a powerful, passionate group of like-minded Latina moms and daughters,...

2011-06-23 07:30:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its eighth class of graduates on May 19, 2011 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, N.C. Major General Larry Wyche, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5 of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the keynote address. The event was attended by senior military officials, N.C. Government officials, corporate leaders and...


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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