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2010-08-27 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement on the controversy surrounding plans for an Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan: "I applaud the leadership of President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg and New Yorkers of every faith in their support of religious freedom and their affirmation of the Constitutionally protected rights of those who seek to construct an Islamic cultural center on private property." SOURCE Office...

2010-08-19 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country's largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum terminal in Brooklyn, expressed great excitement after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A into law on August 16(th). The law requires that all grades of heating oil sold in the City of New York contain at least 2% biodiesel starting in October 2012. At the bill signing, Mayor Bloomberg said: "Introductory...

2010-08-16 12:04:00

SENECA NATION CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians passed a Tribal Council Resolution on Saturday, August 14 condemning the recent derogatory and racial comments against the Nation and its membership. Sponsored by Tribal Councillor J.C. Seneca, the resolution demands that Mayor Bloomberg resign his post as Mayor of New York City, provides a formal written apology to the Seneca Nation and its members, asks New York State Governor David Paterson...

2010-06-29 07:02:00

-- World Health Organization Honors Mayor Bloomberg and City of New York for Championing an Age-Friendly New York -- NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Quinn, and representatives from the World Health Organization and international governments to launch the new edition of its international policy publication - The Journal. The issue features an article by Mayor Bloomberg on his initiatives to make New York a World...

2010-05-11 01:59:00

LIMASSOL, Cyprus, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FxPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro), a leading global retail broker in FX and CFDs today announces that it is launching a free global education master class series with Bloomberg Television network to equip retail FX traders with the knowledge and information they need to trade FX safely and effectively. For the first time, the Bloomberg Television network in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America will be airing the FX...

2010-05-06 18:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U2's Bono joined President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg and 1,300 members of the Irish-American business, political and arts communities at the American Ireland Fund 35th Anniversary New York Gala at the Lincoln Center Thursday to raise $3 million for Irish and Irish-American projects. Despite the economic downturn on both sides of the Atlantic, this year's special anniversary gala - one of the largest annual events of its kind among the global Irish Diaspora...

2010-04-28 14:22:00

The Levon Helm Band to Perform; NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Speak NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three luminaries of the music, news and sports broadcasting professions will be honored in New York City on May 5 at WFUV Radio's Annual Gala 2010. Legendary singer, musician and multiple Grammy-winner Levon Helm will receive the WFUV Sound & Vision Award; Baseball Hall of Fame member Ernie Harwell, longtime broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers, will receive the Vin Scully...

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2010-04-27 07:31:00

In a campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 16 U.S. food companies pledged Monday to cut salt levels in their food products. Bloomberg's campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative, is a grouping of cities and health organizations that are working to reduce salt content in restaurants and packaged foods by 25 percent within the next five years. Companies who pledged to join the initiative include Au Bon Pain, Goya, Mars Food US, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, Subway, UNO...

2010-04-19 05:00:00

Case study on PlaNYC serves as a roadmap to help other cities achieve greater sustainability by replicating New York's innovative planning process and adopting its 10 keys to success NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new case study released today provides an unprecedented in-depth look at how the City of New York developed its renowned sustainability plan, PlaNYC, and how this planning process laid the groundwork for New York's emergence as a leading sustainable city....

2010-04-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The doctors of St. Vincent's Hospital join together in alliance with local members of the New York State Nurses Association to take a stand against the closing of this essential 160-year-old medical institution, and call for the prompt reversal of this action. Representing the one thousand medical practitioners tied to this institution, we are alarmed at the risk to the health and safety of our patients, and the entire lower West Side community. We...


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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