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2011-09-15 20:31:14

In the next 20 years, more than 590,000 square miles of land globally – more than twice the size of Texas – will be gobbled up by cities, a trend that shows no signs of stopping and one that could pose threats on several levels, says a Texas A&M University geographer who is part of a national team studying the problem. Burak Güneralp, a research assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M, says urban areas are growing faster than urban...

2011-08-11 02:30:00

LONDON, August 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As concerns over impending travel chaos mounts in London and throughout the UK in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, commuters have voted overwhelmingly to use conference calling as their way of avoiding the crowds. In an online poll carried out by LoveHateTravel.co.uk [http://www.lovehatetravel.co.uk ], 80% of commuters said, "Yes definitely!" they would be using conference calling to avoid the crowds. A further 10% thought...

2011-08-03 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the trend toward urbanization explodes, particularly in the emerging world, how can corporate leaders prepare themselves? What does the growth of cities that are even more powerful than their host states mean for business? And what are the effects of this trend on markets, security, infrastructure, and the workforce? "This demographic shift is a key mega-trend for global business," said Susan Stautberg, co-founder and global co-chair of...

2011-07-25 06:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily commute of Columbus drivers isn't generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger,(1) but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc suggests there is room for improvement. From impacted moods to concerns over wear and tear, Columbus drivers are familiar with the burdens of commuting, yet three out of four drivers don't deviate from their usual routine in order to improve...

2011-06-08 22:20:00

BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China is to play host to and chair the 68th Annual Conference of International Air Transportation Association (IATA) and the World Civil Aviation Summit to be held in Beijing, China in 2012, which will bring together executives and decision makers of the world's airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and service suppliers. Air China is the world's most profitable carrier with the largest market capitalization. With a brand valued at RMB...

2011-05-06 13:00:00

DETROIT, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What options do Southeast Michigan motorists have to combat the seemingly ever rising gas costs? SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, suggests sharing a ride to work to keep commuting costs low. This week, Michigan gas prices jumped between 3 and 6 cents a gallon, reaching a record statewide average of $4.26, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. MiRideshare, SEMCOG's free carpooling program has been saving commuters...


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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