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2010-12-27 09:20:00

Flood warnings issued in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, bring with them concerns over the proliferation of crocodiles, officials told the AFP on Monday. According to Malcom Brown of the Sydney Morning Herald, flood warnings were issued for 14 rivers in New South Wales on Sunday as rain continued in the region. The areas affected are Bathurst, Brewarrina, Canowindra, Carinda, Carrathool, Condobolin, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Enngonia, Eugowra, Hay, Hillston, Mungindi, Narromine, Tamworth,...

2008-09-03 09:00:18

AdGent 007 Inc., a global digital ad services firm dedicated to monetizing the growing amounts of international traffic to premium Web sites, today announced a partnership with Fairfax Digital, Australia's premier network of online news, information and classified websites. AdGent 007 will represent the international advertising inventory for the Fairfax Digital network, which includes The Sydney Morning Herald online (www.smh.com.au) and The Age online (www.theage.com.au). Through this...

2006-05-17 20:15:17

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian golfer Greg Norman and his American wife Laura are to separate after 25 years of marriage, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Thursday. The 51-year-old former world number one told the newspaper that divorce proceedings had already begun and that the couple would remain friends. "Laura and I will be getting a divorce and both of us obviously want to have our privacy protected," Norman told the Herald. "It's not the nicest of things to go through, and...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'