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2014-09-30 08:23:52

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C&J Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: CJES) ("C&J") today announced that, in connection with the proposed combination with Nabors' completion and production services business in the United States and Canada, Nabors Red Lion Limited ("Red Lion"), a subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd. ("Nabors"), has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a registration statement on Form S-4 ("S-4"), which includes a preliminary...

2014-09-30 08:22:39

This winter, where do you want to be? SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched its Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, featuring savings on air fares for residents of the 49th state to get away to over 100 destinations. The special PFD rates are on routes within and from the state of Alaska for travel purchased by Oct. 30, 2014. "Alaska Airlines' PFD sale features some of the best fares of the year. We hope that residents receiving their checks next...

2014-09-30 04:21:35

LONDON, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new infographic [http://www.marymonson.co.uk/uk-vs-usa-legal-system ] compares justice and legal rights of citizens in both nations - and the answers are not what you'd think.... Regarded by some across the pond as perhaps a little snooty, but ultimately civilized and progressive, Brits may have once been justified in feeling a little superior to their American counterparts. At the turn of the millennium the UK boasted a...

2014-09-30 04:21:03

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, a leader in U.S. retail energy, is working to further simplify energy buying for large commercial and industrial customers by streamlining its index price plans and launching Easy Flex, a new index product that gives users the ability to lock in a fixed price for a percentage of usage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140211/MM63688LOGO These innovations are designed to deliver a more straightforward approach...

2014-09-30 00:21:01

The United States Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Meeting September 28 & 29, Hyatt Regency Hotel WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a bipartisan delegation of more than thirty mayors who serve in the organization's leadership gathered in Sacramento on Sunday, September 28 and Monday, September 29 for the USCM Fall Leadership Meeting....

2014-09-29 23:14:24

Webinar Registration Now Open – Understand the Limitations and Challenges of SharePoint and Office 365, and Learn How to Overcome them – in an On-premise, Stand-alone or Hybrid Environment McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Concept Searching, currently the only vendor providing natively integrated enterprise-wide information metadata driven governance solutions for SharePoint on-premise, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business, is pleased to announce...

2014-09-29 23:13:53

Largest Implementation of Adaptive Learning in the US Dublin & New York (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Dublin-based educational research company CCKF will be exhibiting its unique adaptive learning platform, Realizeit, at the Educause Conference in Orlando from September 30 to October 2. CCKF will also be sponsoring a panel session on data and learning analytics titled “Analytics that Inform the University Challenge,” including on its panel educationists who are thought leaders in...

2014-09-29 23:12:45

Many elderly visitors with pre-existing conditions find it extremely difficult to get proper medical insurance. India Network fills that gap by providing affordable health insurance cover for all ages 0-99 with or without pre-existing conditions Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 India Network Foundation, sponsor of Accident and Sickness Insurance programs for visitors to the United States, announces a new enhanced insurance plan to provide coverage for pre-existing conditions,...

2014-09-29 23:12:33

Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ observed an ancient Hebrew festival called the Festival of Tabernacles, which was recorded for future generations in the New Testament book of John. Beginning at sunset on October 8, multiple thousands of 21st century Christians and families of the United Church of God will follow this example of Jesus at more than 50 Festival sites around the world (including the United States and Canada), beginning eight days of celebrating a future time of...

2014-09-29 23:12:21

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to school teachers and school maintenance workers who may have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in a public school or university anywhere in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s, because there can be great compensation settlements for these types of individuals. As the center would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466 there is detailed information on a recent news article in the UK that...


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.'