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2010-10-25 07:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) (the "Company" or "Oxford") declared a cash distribution of $0.3519 per unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. As indicated in our prospectus, this distribution is pro rated for the seventy-four days in which Oxford was a public partnership in the third quarter. The distribution will be paid on November 12, 2010 to all common unitholders of record as of the close of business on November 1,...

2010-09-07 18:00:00

LONDON, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge becomes the first non-US university ever to head the QS World University Rankings(R), in the 7th annual edition published today. The Top 200 results and methodology is available on http://www.topuniversities.com. - Harvard, which has topped the table since 2004 drops to 2nd place - MIT jumps to 5th from 9th, reflecting a strong performance by technology universities - There are 22 countries represented in the...

2010-03-22 09:12:00

LONDON, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oxbridge Research Group (TORG), http://www.torg.co.uk, today announced the launch of a new company, Oxbridge Commercial Editing, http://www.oxbridgecommercialediting.com, the sector's first to offer bespoke editing and proofing for UK and overseas business, institutions and organisations from solely Oxford and Cambridge University graduates. The only UK-based comprehensive editing company to contract a team of over 40 experienced Oxbridge...

2009-02-07 14:01:30

Students looking to join certain groups at Britain's Cambridge University better enjoy consuming strange foods and alcohol, the school's newspaper says. According to Varsity, the student newspaper, students joining certain clubs face initiations involving copious amounts of alcohol and unusual foods such as raw squid, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Varsity reports that those seeking to join The Wyverns, a men's drinking society at Cambridge's Magdalene College constituent school, eat...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By Dominic Lawson BRITAIN HAS the best schools in the world. Why else would leading figures in countries such as China and Russia send their children to learn here, rather than in their own educational systems? Their choice is not based on mere social aspiration: the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has produced figures showing that British schools came top out of all 62 groups in science and maths. Here's the hitch, though: this was a survey which divided schools in...

2008-07-24 00:00:41

By Geraldine Hackett SCHOOLS Few state schools teach their students about the status differences between universities - even though it is a big factor in how much money they will earn. Geraldine Hackett reports Durham Johnston, in the North-east, is one of the few state comprehensives that can give independent schools a run for their money when it comes to getting its pupils into the top universities. Steve McArdle, head of sixth form, makes it clear to his students that a degree from...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'