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2008-07-28 06:01:14

Canadian power generation and wholesale marketing company TransAlta has announced that Stephen Baum has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr Baum is a retired chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. Prior to that, he was president and vice chairman of Sempra Energy. He was also chairman, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Enova, the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric, where he served in various officer positions including general counsel. Before joining San...


Word of the Day
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.'