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2013-03-27 23:03:07

HCMWorks Inc., Ottawa´s leading provider of indirect service procurement, advisory and support solutions, today announced that Ted Weyn, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of HCMWorks Inc. has stepped down as Managing Partner in order to pursue other personal interests. To this end, Weyn will move into the role of Executive Vice-President and Strategic Advisor and will focus his energies on the support of the strategic direction. OTTAWA, ONTARIO (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 HCMWorks Inc.,...

2009-03-15 15:25:58

A Vermont hunter is paying the price for trying to pass off a doe as a buck by attaching antlers to the dead animal's head, authorities say. Marcel Fournier, 19, of Concord was hit with a $400 fine and a 10-day jail sentence Feb. 18 for his hunting violations, the Burlington Free Press reported Saturday. In addition, Fournier will not be allowed to obtain a state hunting, fishing or trapping license in Vermont for at least three years. The Vermont State's Attorney Office charged Fournier with...

2008-12-19 22:55:55

A University of Montreal professor says there is a social necessity of giving and receiving, which escalates during the holidays. Marcel Fournier, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, is a specialist in the works of anthropologist Marcel Mauss, who studied tribal exchange rituals in the early 20th century. Mauss identified three obligations that structure any society: giving, receiving and reciprocating. In modern societies, this is manifested in a state's wealth...

2008-05-24 21:00:04

By THE CANADIAN PRESS NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. - Michel Fournier began final preparations Saturday for a stunt that will, should all go well, end in the pre-dawn darkness Monday with him rising slowly in a helium-powered balloon pod until he can touch the very void of space - and then step off. The 64-year-old French skydiver aims to free fall 40,000 metres (130,000 feet) from the stratosphere in a specially designed suit, helmet and parachute to advance the cause of science and, in the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'