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2014-10-27 16:21:16

More than $1.9 million raised at annual event supporting U.S. military members, veterans and their families FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Sky Ball XII, an event honoring U.S. military members, veterans and their families, raised more than $1.9 million for the Airpower Foundation. This year's festivities concluded with a black-tie gala on Saturday, Oct. 25 at American's Hangar 5 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport....

2014-10-27 16:20:39

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees received awards for their achievements at the 19(th) Annual Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Detroit, Michigan, this weekend. The conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO...

2014-10-27 12:22:05

New investment in rail infrastructure needed for future passenger demand WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak posted record ticket revenues for its Fiscal Year 2014 ending Sept. 30, and achieved an increase in ridership over the prior fiscal year, reflecting strong continued demand for passenger rail. However, meeting future growth in passenger demand requires investing in the infrastructure that supports intercity passenger rail and resolving unacceptable...

2014-10-27 08:21:45

SEATTLE, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors. The appointments support the company's continued efforts to develop new and innovative technologies that take the hassle out of air travel. "With Alaska's recent purchase of 10 Boeing 737-900ERs and increased traffic from its Seattle hub, the company is building on...

2014-10-24 16:21:33

New facility empowers, motivates employees to design and develop future technologies REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) where employees will come up with ideas for some of the nation's most critical aerospace technologies, and the answer you'll likely get is "FabLab," shorthand for the Fabrication Laboratory, which opened this month at the company's Space Park facility....

2014-10-24 12:21:17

- Nonstop Los Angeles - Melbourne, Australia flights with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch four new Pacific routes next week, beginning with nonstop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, and between San Francisco and Tokyo's Haneda Airport, on Oct. 26, 2014. Later in the week, the airline will also launch two new routes from its Guam hub - Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 27 and Shanghai on Oct. 28. "These...

2014-10-24 12:21:09

Global Car Rental Industry 2014-2019: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis IRVING, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global car rental industry is expected to reach an estimated value of $81.2 billion by 2019. The major drivers of the car rental industry are rising tourist movements, global economic growth, growth in business activities, and growth in the airline services. Rapid industrialization and globalization is also expected to fuel the demand of car rental services....

2014-10-24 08:28:05

SAN FRANCISCO and SINGAPORE, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization software, announced the opening of a Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, along with the appointment of Patrick Andres as Regional Vice-President, and Amanda See as Vice President of Sales. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/154111 Hospitality leader, Lee Pillsbury, said the move validates growing demand for Duetto's technology in Asia-Pacific markets,...

2014-10-23 23:13:22

Upscale Boutique Hotels Exceed Guest Expectations by Obtaining 360 Degree View of Preferences and Social Media Influence Before They Even Arrive San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 A 2014 Gallup poll reported that fully engaged hotel guests spend 46 percent more per year, and two of the top boutique hotels on the west coast, Hotel Abri and Toll House Hotel, are reaping those rewards by using CheckMate’s mobile guest service and engagement platform. Both properties are part of the...

2014-10-23 16:21:02

Slight Uptick in Length of Rental Third Quarter National Average ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. average length of replacement rental (LOR) increased to 11 days in the third quarter of 2014, a slight increase over the average third quarter LOR for the last five years. Data gathered by Enterprise's Automated Rental Management System (ARMS®) tracks the length of time a replacement vehicle is rented to collision center customers and is considered a proxy for vehicle...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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