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2009-05-14 12:01:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction(SM) study are in and Michelin ranks highest in OE Tire Customer Satisfaction for Luxury Vehicles; Passenger Cars; and Truck/Utility Vehicles. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090514/CH16975 ) Scoring an average of 55 points higher than the industry average in each segment, Michelin claimed its 57th, 58th and 59th J.D. Power and Associates...

2009-04-22 10:14:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tire performance plays a significant role in reducing the nation's environmental footprint. This month, Michelin is teaming up with the "Clean Air Green Tour" to educate consumers on the benefits of products designed to lessen the environmental impact. The 60-city tour promises to reach an average of 1,500 American consumers per stop. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040818/MICHELIN) "Many consumers do not realize the impact tires...

2009-04-06 10:53:00

PARIS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ --Michelin announced today that it will publish in October the MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka 2010, offering a selection of the best hotels and restaurants in those two cities. The MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka will be available in two languages: Japanese and English. This is the second MICHELIN guide in Japan, following MICHELIN guide Tokyo whose second edition was launched last November. Jean-Luc Naret, Director of MICHELIN guides commented, "We aim to continue our...

2008-06-18 12:00:21

Michelin, the oldest and most respected European hotel and restaurant guide, is the continent's classic arbiter of gastronomic greatness. Since 1926, when the guide first introduced a rating system, its anonymous reviewers have had the power to propel or destroy Europe's priciest restaurants and best chefs simply by adding or removing a star in the famous three-tiered rating system. Now, for the first time, the public is getting a chance to weigh in, thanks to state-of-the-art social...


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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