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2014-01-06 12:25:36

NEWINGTON, N.H., Jan. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgment Free Zone(®) and affordable prices, today announced that Robert Anderson has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to Planet Fitness Chief Executive Officer Chris Rondeau. Anderson will be directly responsible for all technology initiatives within the company, ensuring that Planet Fitness has the best infrastructure,...

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2009-12-15 10:30:00

The northern coastline of Alaska midway between Point Barrow and Prudhoe Bay is eroding by up to one-third the length of a football field annually because of a "triple whammy" of declining sea ice, warming seawater and increased wave activity, according to new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The conditions have led to the steady retreat of 30 to 45 feet a year of the 12-foot-high bluffs -- frozen blocks of silt and peat containing 50 to 80 percent ice -- which are toppled...

2004-11-26 15:00:12

TOO many papers plus not enough students equals decline -- that's why Massey University's College of Sciences is planning to shed 60 of its 600 staff next year. College of Sciences pro vice-chancellor Robert Anderson's paper on why the jobs have to go is now being considered by staff. Of the 60 jobs to go, 40 positions will vanish to save money. The other 20 positions may be held, to be filled by people who have the qualifications to match the university's future strategic science...


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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.'