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2009-06-10 15:47:00

VINELAND, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people believe change starts at the top. But when it comes to greening your supply chain, change really starts at the bottom -- with your choice of pallets. That's what Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, believes. And he should know, he's been in the pallet business for more than 20 years. According to Smith, "One of the 'greenest' moves you can make is choosing wooden pallets...

2009-05-20 18:08:00

VINELAND, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The pallet industry has begun to promote green and with that, environmental claims are sprouting up everywhere. A 2008 study conducted by Price Waterhouse found that consumers only believe 16% of environmental claims. There's a good reason why. Of 1,753 environmental claims researched last year, all but one were either false or misleading, according to the State of Green Business report. Similar practices seem to be taking place in the pallet...

2009-04-16 07:00:00

Distinguished Neuroscientist, Noted For His Discoveries About Attention And Memory, Joins World's Leading Neuromarketing Company BERKELEY, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroFocus, the world leader in the rapidly-growing field of neuromarketing--defined as the application of brainwave-based measurements for market research purposes--announced that Dr. Michael Smith has been named a Partner in the company's Consulting Practice. Dr. Smith is highly regarded in the international scientific...

2009-04-15 07:05:00

VINELAND, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a leading nationwide supplier of shipping pallets, issued a statement today regarding the environmental impact of plastic versus wood pallets. According to Smith, "For all the green rhetoric being tossed around today by the manufacturers of plastic pallets about their sustainability and recyclable nature, the facts are still the facts. Wooden pallets made from the unusable trims of the lumbering...

2009-01-16 14:18:00

LEADING HOME FURNISHING RETAILER DESIGNS & DISPLAYS MODERN REPLICAS OF OVAL OFFICE AT D.C. AREA STORES FOR 'EMBRACE CHANGE '09' CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Commuters passing through the Main Hall of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station this week experienced the IKEA replica of the Oval Office. For those who missed it and want to see and sit in a modern day rendition of the White House's most iconic round room, visitors can stop by the two...

2008-10-06 09:00:25

Booksellers and publishers attending the Frankfurt Book Fair are invited to attend an open conference session to hear from representatives from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.IDPF.org), Random House UK, OverDrive, Inc., and Sony Reader on recent milestones for the eBook market and adoption of the EPUB format standard in US and EU book markets. The session, presented as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Lunch program is entitled: Digital Publishing and the EPUB...

2008-09-14 12:00:23

By MICHAEL SMITH You're drinking it. That's the provocative movie poster tagline superimposed over the back-end of a chicken for "Shall We Gather at the River," a film documentary directed by Don McCorkell, a former state legislator from Tulsa. Screenings of his film are set for 6 and 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Circle Cinema, with McCorkell introducing the documentary and state Attorney General Drew Edmondson speaking at 7:30 p.m. between showings. Edmondson has sued to...

2008-09-09 15:00:37

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Governor's Office, +1- 717-783-1116; or Michael Smith of PA Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 Testifying Before House Committee, Governor Urges Action on Pending Energy Legislation PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governor Edward G. Rendell cautioned members of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today that Pennsylvania's families and businesses will face incredible...

2008-08-06 12:00:32

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 6--So autobiographical were the hormones and humor of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's teen characters in "Superbad" that the men simply had to name them Seth and Evan. With the pals' follow-up, "Pineapple Express," one has to wonder how often the boys used to pretend they were a certain bong-powered comedy film team and fought over this question: Who gets to be Cheech, and who gets to be Chong? Their story is still one of male bonding and the...

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 1--In terms of bringing British literary classics to the big screen, "Brideshead Revisited" was always going to be a challenge. Besides the novel itself, there's the spectre of the 1981 miniseries hanging over any film adaptation, as that 11-hour event has been regaled as one of the best of the medium, starring no less than Oscar winners Jeremy Irons, Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. That the new film version of "Brideshead Revisited" -- an...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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