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2013-07-22 13:16:02

Paper calls for better core support for universities, differentiation between research organizations and funding organizations, excellence funding in the DFG budget The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the central, self-governing research funding organization in Germany, presented a position paper on the future of the German research system at its annual press conference in Berlin on 4 July 2013. Drawn up by the DFG's Executive Committee and Executive...

2009-11-04 09:00:00

MUNICH, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the financial crisis, how can companies regain public trust and safeguard their corporate reputations? That is the subject of a new management book entitled "Reputation Capital: Building and Maintaining Trust in the 21st Century." The editors, Joachim Klewes and Robert Wreschniok of Ketchum Pleon, a leading European public relations consultancy and part of Ketchum, make the case that strategies for building reputation are strikingly similar to...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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