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the vale of years

The last or declining years of one's age or career. Astride his motorcycle with thick chestnut hair and a deep, booming voice, my grandfather looks very little like a man who has slipped into the vale of years.
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(this) vale of tears

Fig. the earth; mortal life on earth. (A vale is a literary word for valley.) When it comes time for me to leave this vale of tears, I hope I can leave some worthwhile memories behind. Uncle Fred left this vale of tears early this morning.
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vale of tears

the world regarded as a scene of trouble or sorrow. literary
This phrase dates from the mid 16th century; earlier variants included vale of trouble , vale of weeping , and vale of woe .
1997 Shetland Times Then by God's grace we'll meet again, Beyond this vale of tears.
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the vale of years

the declining years of a person's life; old age.
This expression comes from Shakespeare 's Othello: ‘for I am declin'd into the vale of yeares’.
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McLaren Vale is the 'spiritual home' of the Hardys, where Thomas Hardy established the company in the 1800s," says Sally Osborne, Director of Marketing for Hardys wines.
Tony Johal, Publisher of The Outsourcing Project, said, "The white paper that Joe Vales, Rich Tinervin, and their team of experts developed provides critical insight into an important development in the rapidly evolving business process outsourcing marketplace.
Joe Vales and Rich Tinervin have tapped into their significant years of advising Fortune 500 companies on business process outsourcing and asset management to provide companies with the critical information they need when considering embarking on this new outsourcing strategy," said Caroline Sherwood, COO of Outsourcing Center, which published an article about the consortia buying outsourcing trend in its September 15, 2004 issue of the Outsourcing Journal (www.
Joseph Vales, Senior Partner, Vales Consulting Group, has 30 years of line management and consulting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citibank, Shearson Lehman Hutton, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Vales Consulting Group is a strategic advisory firm providing marketing and business development services to the top managements of Global 1000 companies, outsourcing service providers, and private equity firms for launching new products/services and building successful businesses.
Gil brings over 30 years of marketing, sales, proposals, presentations, and communications experience at some of the world's leading professional services and management consulting organizations," said Joseph Vales, Senior Partner, Vales Consulting Group.
Vales Consulting Group is a strategic advisory firm providing marketing and business development services to the top managements of Fortune 500 companies, outsourcing service providers, and professional organizations for launching new products/services and building successful businesses.
Vales Consulting Group works only for market leaders and firms with the potential to achieve market leadership.
What differentiates the Vales Consulting Group is its in-depth knowledge of market conditions and business opportunities, its world-class sales proposal process expertise from lead generation to close, and its ability to work effectively with senior client executives to build market leadership.
Vales has been recognized by Consultants News as Service Development Chief for developing the consulting industry's most comprehensive new product development process; has received the Business Value marketing award from a leading research organization; has been the subject of two extensive case studies on web marketing and "everywhere/tonnage" marketing by ITSMA; and is credited with conceptualizing and directing a landmark outsourcing research study that generated media coverage in eighteen countries and more than 12,000 requests for the study's findings.
Vales is also a founding trustee of the HR Outsourcing Association and the author of "Cuppa Joe" interview column in HR Outsourcing Today magazine.
Based in Rye, New York, Vales Consulting Group specializes in helping businesses lead and shape markets for their products and services, directing breakthrough business development programs for a broad range of companies.
Incorporated into these ratings was Fitch's expectation that Vale would be buying mining companies in the near term as it sought to diversify its mining portfolio, and therefore yesterday's announcement will not require changes to the ratings.
30, 2009, Vale had US$13 billion of cash and marketable securities and US$22.