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2014-07-24 12:32:27

LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading slot and systems manufacturer Aristocrat has launched an nLive(TM) virtual casino solution for Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment. This latest launch adds to Aristocrat's footprint of free play sites, which is the largest in North America. The Desert Diamond nLive site is the first for a casino using a competitive casino management system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130043 Players at Desert Diamond Casinos'...

2014-02-06 16:23:03

PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tribal leaders of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) congratulate Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association for being selected one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona. The award is given by the AZ Business Magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/LA60638) "I am deeply honored and accept this on behalf of the San...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost time to trek, eat, dance, craft and meet yourself at the 37th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) Folklife Festival, October 8-10, 2010. The year's most beloved and largest celebration of the multi-national Arizona-Sonora Region's folk and ethnic communities promises to be better than ever. Hundreds of performers, food vendors, folk artists, marketplace vendors, special events and more will converge in an expanded Downtown Tucson showcase...

2010-06-09 17:28:00

DENVER, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the United Health Foundation has given $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) to continue providing access to higher education for American Indian students who are committed to improving the health of their communities. The United Health Foundation Tribal Scholars Program supports scholars at Arizona's state universities and tribal colleges. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of 3.0, be studying in...

2010-02-09 10:03:00

Statement of Support re: White House Initiative on Childhood Obesity Attributed to Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation deeply supports the First Lady's Let's Move challenge to the nation to take action against childhood obesity. We're excited about her personal passion for this work and her commitment to change the course for our nation's children. We also applaud and are...

2008-09-13 09:00:14

By ERICA MELTZER Pima County taxpayers may end up buying a 106-acre Southwest Side property that the county designated for industrial use against the wishes of the owners, who wanted to put a residential subdivision there. The designation was part of a series of larger land-use decisions made late last year to address anticipated growth that could add as many as 114,000 new residents over the next 50 years to the area between Mission and Sandario roads. County officials said they need...


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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