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2011-06-07 08:41:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PUMA announced today it has entered into a new partnership with the South African Football Association. The global sportlifestyle brand has become the official technical supplier to the SAFA, effective immediately and lasting beyond the next two FIFA World Cups(TM). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110607/459320 ) PUMA will provide the official playing kits for all associated South African teams, including...

2009-12-05 06:21:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Football for Hope Centre in Khayelitsha in the outskirts of Cape Town opened its doors today (5 December 2009). FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was joined by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (OC) CEO Danny Jordaan, South African Football Association President Kirsten Nematandani and Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town Dan Plato at the celebration of the latest...


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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