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2014-05-13 16:32:39

LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London Technology Week (http://www.londontechnologyweek.co.uk) has reached the 100 event mark, with a line-up that will bring tens of thousands of tech entrepreneurs, investors and developers to the capital from 16 - 20 June 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/629764-a ) Featuring major global brands, including Yammer, Tesco, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, as well as home-grown London tech companies such...

2009-03-26 18:01:00

Reality television personality Kenley Collins insists she did not throw a cat at her former fiance in their New York flat, contrary to reports. The Project Runway star was arrested March 17 and charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly flung the feline, a laptop and apples at her former fiance Zak Penley and slammed a door on his head during a heated fight in their Brooklyn apartment. The New York Post said Collins appeared in a Brooklyn court Wednesday and was told the assault...

2008-10-10 18:00:14

By J Nugent IN what kind of country does its working class bail out the capitalist bankers? J Nugent Croydon, Gtr London (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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