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2011-09-27 23:00:00

First launched on October 10, 2010, Mayors & Cities Magazine has just taken another step toward the ambitious move to become more than ever one of the first worldwide website and magazine devoted to Mayors and Municipalities. With the launch of the new website, this objective will become reality. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 By launching a new website, the founders of Mayors & Cities Magazine wanted to answer in the best way the demands of its readers and subscribers....

2011-04-18 05:27:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When she marries Prince William, Kate Middleton will join the ranks of Princess Grace of Monaco and Queen Rania of Jordan as one of the most beautiful royals in history, according to the survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/LA84274LOGO ) Miss Middleton came in third in the poll, beating the late Diana, Princess of Wales who followed in fourth place. The exclusive online dating community, BeautifulPeople.com, provided a list...

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2011-04-14 10:40:00

A tired chief mate was responsible for a Chinese registered coal carrier ship that ran aground on the Douglas Shoal off the Queensland Coast, states the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its investigation. The incident on April 3, 2010, left a hole in the reef about 1.8 miles long and took nine days for the ship to refloat, reports BBC News. The damage could take 20 years for the reef and its turtle breeding grounds to recover, environmental officials say. Conservationists believe...

2011-02-03 13:55:00

80 Elected Officials Join National Technology Adoption Advisory Council WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Economy, a global nonprofit at the forefront of bringing broadband opportunity to underserved communities, announced today the launch of a leadership forum of this country's leading municipal and state elected officials called the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council (NTAAC). One Economy's NTAAC is a coalition of elected officials who have consistently...

2011-01-13 17:51:44

UCI professor and others outline steps for improvement The reward systems at universities heavily favor science, math and engineering research at the expense of teaching, which can and must change. That's the conclusion of UC Irvine biology professor Diane K. O'Dowd and research professors at Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and elsewhere. Writing in the Jan. 14 issue of Science magazine, the authors note that professors have two...


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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