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2014-03-11 23:31:57

Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA, required accurate and up-to-date information for all students before the first day of school and maintaining a complete collection of students’ medical history was imperative in their pursuit for a customized, secure, and integrated online solution. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Nearly 3,000 new students register every year at Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA. For each new student, there are approximately ten forms that are required...

2011-08-17 12:41:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakima (www.yakima.com), the innovation leader in vehicle racks for boats, bikes, camping, winter sports gear, trailers and cargo solutions, won two key industry awards at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Outside named Whispbar, the quietest, most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient line of roof racks, as one of top ten Gear of the Show. GearJunkie.com, a respected outdoor website, designated the Whispbar and the RocketBox Pro Series as...

2011-07-28 08:28:00

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants and consumers in Tri-Cities and Yakima, Washington celebrated the launch of Spotted Fox this week after a host of festivities welcomed the next-generation daily deal site to the city. The rapidly-growing Spotted Fox will now bring Tri-Cities and Yakima consumers daily deals up to 90% off while tending to the merchant's bottom line - in other words, the popular daily deal site will please both consumers and merchants alike. Spotted Fox...

2011-06-28 08:59:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakima Products, Inc. today has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain aftermarket FlipSide(TM) 4 bike hitch carriers (NHTSA campaign # 11E-025). There is a possibility of the unit malfunctioning. In such a case, the mast could fold unexpectedly. This could cause injury or property damage. There have been no injuries related to this malfunction. Yakima is in the process of contacting all affected dealers...

2011-05-09 15:24:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakima (www.yakima.com), innovator in vehicle racks for boats, bikes, camping and winter sports gear, today announced a reorganization of senior management. Effective immediately, an executive management team will lead the company and report to C.S. Lin, owner of Kemflo International Ltd. (which acquired Yakima in 2009) and chairman of the Yakima board. Specifically, this team will include Mark C. Reis, chief financial/operating officer, Ron Ten...

2011-04-06 02:30:00

SEATTLE, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines of Washington Promotion, an interactive and integrated marketing and design agency based in Seattle, teamed up with Peterson Media, a media buying service based in Portland, OR, to assist Wine Yakima Valley (www.WineYakimaValley.org) on an integrated media buy with value-added promotional marketing for their annual area-wide "Red Wine & Chocolate" event. The buy required immediate and intense scrutiny given the implosion of Smooth Jazz...

2011-03-18 11:27:00

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans downsizing to smaller cars and facing soaring gas prices, spring break travelers are faced with the problem of where to put luggage, gear, and friends. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110318/NE67710 ) According to Truecar.com (http://www.truecar.com), provider of automotive pricing and industry analytics, online searches and page hits so far in March show a 31% increase in interest in subcompacts and small cars,...

2011-03-03 16:37:00

YAKIMA, Wash., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Bank announces three new members of its commercial banking team in Yakima, Washington. The new Yakima team members include: Matt Duffy, SVP, Eastern Washington Commercial Banking Regional Manager, brings 23 years of industry experience to his new position. Brian V. Johnson, Commercial Banking Officer, provides over 30 years of banking experience in the market. Jake Hardy, Commercial Banking Officer, will leverage his six years of...

2010-12-14 12:15:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakima (www.yakima.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle cargo management solutions, today announced its acquisition of Hubco Automotive Ltd., Australasia's leading brand of rooftop car racks, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Formerly owned by phil&teds, Hubco designs and manufacturers Whispbar(TM) (www.whispbar.com) the world's quietest vehicle rack and Prorack (P-Bar, T-Bar and X-Bar). All Whispbar and Prorack products...


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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.'