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2014-09-30 08:41:42

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that, as expected, it received a standard notice from NASDAQ stating that Aviat is not in compliance with the NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) that requires timely filing of reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The September 26, 2014 letter was sent as a result of Aviat's delay in filing its Annual Report on Form...

2014-09-30 08:40:55

Great Value Colleges launches a new feature that names and ranks 50 of the most technologically advanced colleges around the globe SALISBURY, Md., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new web article launched by Great Value Colleges picks 50 of the "techiest" high-tech schools in the world and ranks them in order of achievements and reputation. "The 50 Most Technologically Advanced Universities" names dozens of colleges and universities in the United States along with several...

2014-09-30 08:39:30

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), a leading mobile internet company that provides mission critical applications to help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide, launches its first PC application in the U.S., Clean Master for PC. The software scans a user's computer, clearing unwanted junk files to optimize and accelerate computer performance. With more than 280 million monthly active users...

2014-09-30 08:38:05

IncPlan, a full-service incorporating firm, partners with Colocation America to provide Web Hosting solutions to clients WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wilmington, DE - September 30, 2014- IncPlan (www.incplan.net), a leading provider of incorporating and banking services all across the U.S., has teamed up with Colocation America (www.colocationamerica.com), a leading provider of colocation and dedicated server hosting, will now provide dedicated server...

2014-09-30 08:34:17

RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoBlue today announced the introduction of a new health insurance plan for individual expatriates and long-term international leisure and business travelers. GeoBlue Xplorer Select allows world travelers who are in the U.S. more than 35 days a year to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while enjoying robust coverage outside the U.S. With GeoBlue Xplorer Select, travelers retain their domestic coverage, but also have...

2014-09-30 08:33:39

A patented and innovative menstrual cup with a no spill design, enhancing the quality of women's life, now offered in three sizes to meet the needs of women of all ages DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FemCap Inc., www.femcap.com an innovator in medical devices for women's health announces its receipt of a patent No: US, 8,795,248 B2 dated Aug. 5, 2014. The FemmyCycle menstrual cup has also received FDA clearance in the U.S., 510(K) K121857, medical device licensure...

2014-09-30 08:29:18

Home monitoring with live doctor visits revolutionizes patient care BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, telehealth has been largely confined to urgent care conditions such as flu, pink eye, and sinus infections; the longitudinal health data needed to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease was too difficult to capture and share remotely. With the updated Amwell(TM) app and HealthKit(TM), patients can now choose to share key health metrics...

2014-09-30 08:29:12

Campaign (www.campaignlive.com) will give U.S. advertising, media and marketing stars a new platform to discuss the hottest topics, learn from cutting-edge thinking and celebrate the very best work driving effective marketing today NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haymarket Media Group, home to marketing and communications brands including PRWeek, Direct Marketing News and Medical Marketing & Media, today announced the launch of Campaign, the first true digital community for U.S....

2014-09-30 08:27:54

Hosted by Barbara Sinatra with Co-host Robert Wagner INDIO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 27th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 19-21, 2015, is presented by Starkey Hearing Technologies and Hosted by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with her longtime friend, Robert Wagner, for the popular two-day, celebrity-amateur...

2014-09-30 08:27:04

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Athletic Institute (NAI) announced today that Jeff Henderson, reigning US National Champion long jumper, has joined the team of elite US track & field athletes they represent. Henderson, who claimed the US long jump title with a wind-assisted 8.52m (27 feet 11 ½ inches) this past June, followed up his first national championship on the Diamond League circuit winning in New York, Glasgow, and Lausanne, beating...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'