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2010-05-20 15:09:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., America's fastest-growing pay-TV provider, today introduced The Weather Cast, a new 24-hour weather service featuring live round-the-clock weather reporting, interactive forecasting, and real-time national storm tracking. DISH Network is the first and only television provider to offer a national "all weather, all the time" service to its customers. The Weather Cast will replace The Weather Channel, which has recently moved away...

2009-03-05 12:16:00

ATLANTA, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Geoffrey Darby has been named executive vice president of programming for The Weather Channel. In his new role, he will have overall responsibility for the network's programming and production operations and report to the CEO of The Weather Channel. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080318/CLTU075LOGO) In making this announcement, Lisa Gersh, interim CEO of The Weather Channel, said, "Geoffrey is a proven leader with a deep understanding of all...


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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