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2009-09-15 08:09:00

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, Inc., the technology leader in improving the performance and reliability of high performance rotating machinery and power conversion systems, announced the launch of its new web site, http://www.synchrony.com, at the 38(th) Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. The new Synchrony.com site showcases a fresh corporate logo and design, supporting its spirit of bold innovation and engineering excellence in its product line of clean,...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Persons who stutter can now participate in the advanced stuttering treatment program at Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI -- http://www.stuttering.org) at a substantially reduced cost through 2009 thanks to new stuttering therapy scholarships funded by past HCRI clients. HCRI's scholarship program is designed to broaden accessibility of stuttering treatment by offsetting the cost of tuition to attend the Institute's...

2009-07-23 09:53:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- R&D magazine has named Synchrony's Fusion(R) magnetic bearing as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of the past year. For 47 years, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have been recognizing the most advanced products in their industries, judged by their advances in technology and their impacts to their markets and the world around them. The winning of an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry,...

2009-07-15 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has named Kim Stanley as Vice President of Operations for the Roanoke, Virginia organization. Ms. Stanley's responsibilities include day-to-day management of the Roanoke operation, strategic development of personnel, and financial performance and growth of the operation. Ms. Stanley will report to Mr. Gary McCollum, Cox General Manager and Senior Vice President, who now oversees both the Hampton Roads and Roanoke operations....

2009-07-14 13:06:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, an industry leader providing innovative solutions and engineering excellence in rotating machinery and power conversion systems, drew crowds in demonstration of its world-class product lines at the IGTI Turbo Expo in Orlando, Florida on June 8-11, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090714/NE46148 ) Magnetic bearing applications are increasing as traditional oil-lubricated, geared drive trains are replaced with direct-drive...

2009-07-14 05:00:00

ROANOKE, Va. and SELLERSVILLE, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium, the leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, and exida, a certification and research company specializing in safety and high availability automation systems, announced today the integration of exida's exSILentia SILver calculation engine and the Safety Equipment Reliability Handbook database into Meridium APM software's new Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Management module....

2009-07-09 09:48:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Like clothing and hairstyles, oral piercings give teens and adults a way to express themselves. While trendy, this fashion statement poses a number of potential oral and overall health care risks. It's also important to note that oral piercings most commonly involve the tongue, and also the lips, cheeks, uvula or a combination of sites. Oral piercings have been implicated in a number of adverse oral and systemic conditions. (Photo:...

2009-06-25 10:26:00

More Than Seventy Years of Engineering and Industrial Sales Experience to Lead Sales Force for Magnetic Bearings Industry Leader ROANOKE, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, an industry leader providing innovative solutions and engineering excellence in rotating machinery and power conversion systems, has assembled a seasoned sales team over the last three months to meet rising demand for magnetic bearings and high-speed motors and generators. Applications of these products are...

2009-06-10 15:43:00

ROANOKE, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter and the six months ended April 30, 2009. Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 increased 13.7% to $15.3 million compared to net sales of $13.5 million for the comparable period last year. The sale of products historically sold by SMP Data Communications, acquired by...

2009-06-08 17:05:00

ROANOKE, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq: OCCF), today announced that it will release its second quarter of fiscal year 2009 results on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. The second quarter results are for the three-month and six-month period ended April 30, 2009. In conjunction with its release, the Company will host a conference call on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should...


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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