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2008-12-02 09:56:00

PICKERING, ON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dynamic Fuel Systems Inc. is pleased to provide to its shareholders and the investing public a detailed summary of an Independent 3rd Party Report entitled "Evaluating the Effects of Jetstar(tm) Hydrogen Injection Technology on Fuel Economy and Emissions" prepared by Emisstar LLC of Austin, Texas. Emisstar is a recognized leader in their field. Further information on Emisstar LLC may be found at www.emisstar.com The objective of the testing was...

2008-06-14 18:00:11

A RENOWNED ecologist who is not allowed to build a shed on his Northumberland estate last night slammed national park planners for ignoring his environmental work there. Dr Bill Pickering, 58, a qualified botanist and plant ecologist, is seeking planning permission to build a shed in the garden of his cottage, The Badger, in the hamlet of Swindon, near Hepple. Dr Pickering, who splits his time between the cottage and his home at Moor Place in Gosforth, bought the country retreat in...


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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