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2008-09-23 18:00:19

By Neil Hodgson WARRINGTON electronic cable assembly group Volex is considering selling or floating its Asian-based power products division. The Singapore-based power products firm makes a range of plugs for several sectors, from computer and office gear to white and brown goods. Customers include Sony, Dell, Samsung, Matsushita and Dyson. The proceeds from a sale or flotation would be invested in the remaining divisions, and some would be returned to shareholders. Volex, which...

2007-12-19 18:00:14

Employees at GE Energy Financial Services' Birchwood Power Facility in King George, Virginia received international recognition for their contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 19th Annual Symposium, The Value of Green in Baltimore, Maryland. The GE unit demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at WorkSM recertification for the Birchwood Power Facility. "For 20...


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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