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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
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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