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2011-05-27 06:45:00

TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today summary reports about the yearly China forest asset valuation conducted by Pöyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Pöyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. In 2010, Pöyry's Management Consulting Business Group changed its disclosure policy relating to valuation services following Pöyry's...

2011-05-25 08:02:00

TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, announced today that it is on track with achieving its operating goals and reporting its first-quarter 2011 results on time as previously announced. Sino-Forest Chairman and CEO, Allen Chan, said, "Our management team is not aware of any operating or financial matters that should cause investors any concern about our first quarter results...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. progress report shows how the program goes beyond its rigorous forest certification standard to improve forest practices across North America through conservation research, community partnerships, logger training and landowner outreach. "No other third-party forest certification program in North America matches our broad scope," SFI President...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. The project will receive a...

2011-04-19 06:00:00

BOSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today reported that China's timber supply deficit (its imports of logs and the roundwood equivalent of imports of primary products like lumber, wood panels, woodchips and pulp) will jump from 107 million cubic meters in 2009 to 182 million cubic meters in 2015. This timber dependency forecast is included in a recently published Special Market Analysis Study: China's Timber...

2011-03-22 09:44:00

BOSTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the hiring of Wade Camp as Senior Wood Products Economist. Wade comes to RISI from the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association where he held the title of Director of Economic Services. Wade's career thus far spans three decades and multiple roles from production to economic modeling, working for companies and associations such as International Paper,...

2011-02-09 10:50:00

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Allen Chan, Chairman & CEO of Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, was appointed as a Vice President of the China National Forestry Industry Federation (formerly China National Forestry Industry Association; "CNFIF") in December 2010. The CNFIF is chaired by Mr. Jia Zhibang, Director of the State Forestry Administration. CNFIF is a nationwide non-profit, voluntary...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

Released During World's Largest Green Building Conference, Report Focuses on Industry Ties, Weak Standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today uncovers the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) industry-sponsored greenwashing to market wood and paper products. Titled SFI: Certified Greenwash, the report proves that supposed eco-label SFI primarily serves the interests of the timber, paper, and forest...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

Predecessor Company Trus Joist Formed in 1960 Federal Way, WA (PRWEB) November 2, 2010 1960 marked a key turning point in building technology with Trus Joist Corporation's invention of engineered wood products, a category of materials that has transformed wood construction. In that year, the predecessor company to today's iLevel by Weyerhaeuser began offering its patented open-web truss "“ a light, yet strong roof and floor component made of wood and steel. In the coming years, Trus...

2010-11-02 20:15:00

Strengthens international supply of wood to serve China's wood deficit TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company"), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, is pleased to announce today the acquisition of a New Zealand plantation and the proposed intention of Sino-Forest and its subsidiary, Omnicorp Limited ("Omnicorp"), to enter into an agreement pursuant to which, upon satisfaction of certain conditions,...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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