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2013-12-10 23:23:57

After performing an in-depth cost analysis, Northport finds IceWarp cost 19% of what it would have otherwise spent to connect a widely dispersed mobile workforce. Springfield, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Global messaging solutions provider IceWarp announced today that one of its longtime customers Northport, Malaysia’s largest private port operating company, recently performed an in-depth cost analysis for its mobile workforce and found it saved 81% on connecting its mobile workforce...

2008-08-11 00:00:24

By Ooi Tee Ching AMERICAN agribusiness giant Cargill Inc, which owns palm oil refineries in Kuantan and Port Klang, is keen on buying into cocoa and specialty fats businesses in Malaysia. "We've attempted to make a couple of acquisitions in Malaysia in the last few years but they fell apart in the final stage," said Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd president Paul Conway. "One deal fell apart because it appeared in the media. The vendor was upset and we were upset too," he said....

2007-10-01 00:00:15

DANUM 68, a 390-twenty equivalent unit (TEU) container ship, one of the largest of its kind to be made in Malaysia made its maiden voyage to Northport, Port Klang, recently. "Danum 68 is the biggest container ship in our group and is deployed in the domestic trade linking Miri Port, Port Klang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu." said Capt Ting Hien Liong, general manager of Shin Yang Shipping Group, which owns the vessel. He said the deployment of the bigger ship to serve the trade between ports...

2005-08-13 00:59:05

By Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital on Saturday after air pollution levels fell well below the danger mark, easing the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years. Officials said changing winds have helped lift the smog which has shrouded central Malaysia for a week, dispersing the haze into the northern part of the country. The sky over Kuala Lumpur was clear for the first time in days and the weather bureau...

2005-08-12 23:26:46

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Saturday lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital after air pollution levels fell below the danger mark, state media said, as the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years eased. Bernama agency said pollution readings were below the 500-level mark which had triggered the emergency on Thursday in Kuala Selangor and Port Klang, the country's biggest port, following choking smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia....

2005-08-12 03:17:26

By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina PORT KLANG, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysians prayed for rain on Friday and a quick end to the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years as residents choked on acrid forest-fire smoke blowing in from neighboring Indonesia. As the call to prayers echoed from mosques around the mainly Muslim country, the premier called for Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus to seek divine intervention to wash the skies of a week-long haze that has...

2005-08-11 22:27:11

By Jahabar Sadiq PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia's worst pollution crisis in eight years appeared to ease on Friday, a week after large parts of the country began choking on thick forest-fire smoke blowing across from neighboring Indonesia. In Malaysia's biggest port, one of two areas declared an emergency zone on Thursday, the sun still appeared as a feeble orange disc through the smog but visibility had improved markedly, a slight breeze blew and fewer people wore face...

2005-08-11 13:31:59

By Bazuki Muhammad PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia declared an emergency near its capital on Thursday as acrid haze from Indonesian forest fires drove air pollution readings into the danger zone, forcing a brief closure of its biggest port. Peninsular Malaysia faces its worst pollution crisis in eight years. Choking haze from forest fires on Sumatra island is threatening public health, disrupting transport and stoking fears for the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Najib...

2005-08-11 06:49:28

By Bazuki Muhammad PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia declared an emergency near its capital on Thursday as acrid haze from Indonesian forest fires drove air pollution readings into the danger zone, forcing a brief closure of its biggest port. Peninsular Malaysia faces its worst pollution crisis in eight years. Choking haze from forest fires on Sumatra island is threatening public health, disrupting transport and stoking fears for the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'