In his testimony, Tremblay revealed that he fired city manager Robert Abdallah when he received confidential evidence of Abdallah's chumminess
with Tony Accurso, whose firm had won a huge--apparently rigged--contract to put in water meters, and Rosaire Sauriol, vice-president of engineering contractor Dessau, the other member of the water meter consortium.
In a photo-op after the talks there was no sign of the chumminess
that characterised meetings between Obama and former president Dmitry Medvedev, with whom he engineered a "reset" of US-Russia relations in his first term.
A new survey pinpoints "cold caller chumminess
" as the number one trigger to turn mild irritation into full-blown fury.
Emails between Tucker and Diamond revealed by Mann during Tuesday's hearing showed the chumminess
in the relationship between the regulator and the bank boss.
Although the radical indifference of Zen, and the nonpersonal nature of Buddhism were very liberating from the superficial chumminess
or pointed ideological agendas of a "personal" Christianity, they were simply not enough.
Sarkozy's terse explanation in Brussels of the decision to leave Britain out of plans backed by 25 other European Union members was at odds with the chumminess
he built up with Cameron over their mission to help Libyan rebels oust Muammar Gaddafi.
(203) Reviews, in principle anyway, are supposed to be impartial, but the chumminess
of these remarks, together with the expression of gratitude and praise for his friend's character, point to Wolfe's expectation of a puff piece.
Many suspected that this might be a dangerous moment for the coalition, since the obvious chumminess
of Whitby and Hemming was thought to have been a key factor in keeping the administration together in the early days.
Throughout her reporting on the Enron trial for Fortune--reporting that made her reputation and her fortune--McLean never once pointed out an apparent conflict of interest of her own: her "chumminess
" with Sean Berkowitz, the lead federal prosecutor.
a glaring example of how chumminess
in the boardroom can allow and even contribute to mismanagement."
evening questioned the last Labour government's "chumminess
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But that doesn't excuse the inappropriate informality and chumminess
that's so often adopted.
Where once sworn enemies would herald each other's destruction, there briefly emerged a certain chumminess
which was doing nothing for political debate.
It was somewhere between the formal liturgy common at the time in the Anglican Church and the freewheeling informal chumminess
with the deity of the other extreme.
He maintained a workaday chumminess
with Ralph Ellison, with whom he once shared lodgings.