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Proba-2 Veiwed Three Solar Eclipses Last Night
2012-11-14 11:22:33

[ Watch The Video ( 1 ) ]   [ Watch The Video ( 2 ) ] ESA ESA´s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon moves in front of the Sun as seen from Earth, their alignment and separation such that the much closer Moon appears large enough to block out the light from the much more distant Sun....

2012-10-01 23:01:40

OpenLink´s suite of Dodd-Frank Regulatory Compliance Solutions to be expanded with Swap Data Reporting to DTCC New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 OpenLink Financial LLC (OpenLink), a leading provider of cross-asset trading, risk management and operations processing software solutions, announced plans to expand its suite of Dodd-Frank Regulatory Compliance solutions with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation´s (DTCC) service for Swap Data Repository (SDR) reporting. This...


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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