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2010-06-28 12:40:00

A JELD-WEN initiative WINNIPEG, June 28 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/jeld-wen-canada/jeld-wen-announces-winner-of-make-your-home-a-star /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE JELD-WEN

2009-07-24 11:58:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College Fast Track MBA Program and Oregon Institute of Technology's Renewable Energy Engineering Program announce a partnership to explore business application for renewable energy technologies. In this pilot program, Babson MBA students in the Northwest region have the opportunity to participate with engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology's Portland campus who are enrolled in the Renewable Energy Engineering...

2009-05-04 06:59:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Oregon Institute of Technology will use Pratt & Whitney Power Systems PureCycle(R) geothermal technology to provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity demand on its campus, saving the school about $100,000 annually. This will be the first geothermal power production facility in Oregon. The unit was delivered to OIT in April. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The PureCycle power...

2009-02-02 13:05:33

Rescue workers say a man who tried to recover a dropped cell phone came within feet of plunging off a cliff into Oregon's icy Crater Lake. Kevin Harris, 26, of Arizona, was trying to recover a friend's cell phone that had fallen over the edge of the crater near the park's Rim Village, Greg Winfrey, a firefighter who helped rescue Harris Saturday, told The (Portland) Oregonian. Harris stepped onto ice covered with fresh snow and slid 200 feet before he could stop himself. If he hadn't stopped...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By Sam Bennett A year ago, Cal Jackson was content with teaching geometry and advanced algebra to Lincoln High School students. But when he saw an opportunity to teach engineering at the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women in Portland, Jackson couldn't pass it up. "I thought it would be extremely interesting to get to teach engineering to females," said Jackson. "This is a great gateway for students to see what's out there." Beginning this school year at the academy,...

2008-07-04 06:00:46

SkyWest Airlines has announced that it will launch United Express service between San Francisco, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, in partnership with Klamath Falls Airport, effective July 7, 2008. The airline will operate two daily round-trip flights between San Francisco (SF) and Klamath Falls. Mike Thompson, vice president of market development at SkyWest, said: "This new service launches SkyWest's first partnership with Klamath Falls, and we are pleased to provide a quality...

2007-12-10 09:01:04

Wind power generator PPM Energy, a unit of Iberdrola Renovables, has completed the purchase of the 506MW Klamath cogeneration plant from the city of Klamath Falls. The combined-cycle combustion turbine plant is located in southern Oregon. The initial purchase agreement for the Klamath plant was announced in September 2007. The company said that since then, regulatory approvals have been obtained, operating permits have been transferred and the municipal revenue bonds issued by the city to...

2006-04-07 06:14:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Federal regulators voted Thursday to severely restrict salmon fishing off the coasts of Oregon and Northern California this summer to protect dwindling populations in the Klamath River. The Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to close most of the 700 miles of coastline to commercial salmon fishing for much of May, June and July, the most productive months of the season, which runs from April-October. Federal fishery officials said the closures were the broadest...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'