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2010-06-09 11:46:00

LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that on June the 10th at midday the Bank of England will announce its rate decision? Or that at 1.30 the next day the US retail sales report is released? How about the fact that the results of the GfK consumer confidence survey will be made public on the 30th June at 00.01? If you've succeeded in committing all these events to memory then well done, but even the most fastidious trader could hardly be blamed for letting the odd economic event slip...

2008-10-29 12:00:22

daratechPLANT, the world's leading plant asset lifecycle management event, announced today that Google will be sponsoring its 2009 Conference, February 23 - 25, at the Hilton Americas in Houston. daratechPLANT also announced that Aidan Chopra, Product Evangelist, Google SketchUp, will be delivering the keynote address on Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 am. Mr. Chopra will provide the daratechPLANT audience with an insider's view on Google's work in the 3D and geospatial arena, and what...


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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