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2012-12-14 05:01:53

New Leader Brings Proven Track Record of Growing Technology Companies ALPHARETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 CoLinear Systems, Inc., a leading provider of multi-channel order management software, today announced the addition of Dan Parrett as its new executive vice president of sales. Parrett will focus primarily on sales strategy for CoLinear Systems expanding into the e-commerce market, and building an overall ecosystem where all of its clients will benefit. "Parrett's well-rounded...

2009-04-19 00:37:58

Rescuing seven cows from a muddy English estuary turned out to be a complicated operation involving 20 firefighters and two hovercraft, officials said. By the time the firefighters arrived Friday afternoon, some of the cows were buried up to their necks in mud, the BBC reported. Investigators said they believe the animals stampeded into the River Parrett in Somerset, possibly frightened by gunfire. More than 20 firefighters were called to the scene. They used ropes and tractors to drag the...


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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