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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...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Li Pengyi, the 56-year-old president of the newly formed China Education Publishing and Media Group, has earned the title of "China Education Publishing Industry's Person of the Year 2010" from China Daily's 21st Century Education Newspapers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/CN24880) China Daily is China's national English-language newspaper, well recognized by its readers as an important window for "China to understand the...

2010-11-18 03:10:00

BEIJING, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VODONE Group, a leading new media group in China, announced today to acquire Beijing Pinzheng, a Beijing-based online lottery service provider. The total consideration for the acquisition is RMB100 million yuan. The total consideration will be settled by VODONE Group with RMB 30 million yuan in cash and the others by issuing Consideration Shares. The acquisition will provide the VODONE Group with immediate access to a significant pool of...

2010-06-30 04:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The daily commute in some of the world's most economically important international cities is longer and more grueling than before imagined, reflecting the failure of transportation infrastructure to keep pace with economic activity, according to IBM's (NYSE: IBM) first global Commuter Pain study released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM...

2010-05-10 08:00:00

CHANGGE, China and BEIJING, May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will participate at the Piper Jaffray 7th Annual China Growth Conference on Thursday, May 13, 2010 (Le Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 W. 56th Street, New York) and at the Oppenheimer 4th Annual China Dragon Call Conference on May 20. The company will present at the China Food &...

2010-03-11 09:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder is the happiest, healthiest place to live in the United States, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Asked to assess their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, interviewees revealed that this mountain town is at the top of their list. Where do all of these happy, healthy people actually live in Boulder? Looking for a home that exemplifies their healthy values, many...

2009-09-09 07:30:00

BEIJING, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that the Company will attend the Susquehanna Financial Group's Third Annual Beijing Management Summit. The Susquehanna Financial Group's Third Annual Beijing Management Summit is being held Wednesday & Thursday, September 16 & 17, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt...

2009-09-04 05:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The second annual IBM (NYSE: IBM) Commuter Pain survey released today indicates that the recession is taking its toll on urban motorists, who have become significantly more sensitive to gas prices and are looking for ways to spend more time with family and friends. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) In the poll of 4,446 drivers in 10 metro areas in the U.S. -- New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta,...

2009-06-17 10:48:00

Outlying Counties Grew Faster Than Central Counties Between 2000 and 2007 WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outlying counties in metropolitan statistical areas grew faster than central counties between 2000 and 2007, according to a Census Bureau report released today. These outlying counties saw their population increase 13 percent, compared with an 8 percent increase for the central counties of metro areas. Metro area central and outlying counties both grew faster than the...

2009-06-15 21:57:00

SINGAPORE, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global economy goes through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, countries in Asia Pacific have not been spared and experienced a slowdown in economic growth. In the first quarter of 2009, China's GDP expanded by 6.1%, its slowest in the last 10 years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) According to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Consultant of Environmental & Building Technologies Practice Ranajay...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'