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2014-10-30 04:20:34

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, said today that its second annual independent assurance review completed by Ernst & Young confirms that Platts' governance and controls framework, policies and editorial practices align with IOSCO's Principles for Oil Price Reporting Agencies. "For the second year, the results of the review affirm Platts' commitment to the PRA Principles and to...

2014-10-28 12:23:50

Asia's Growing Appetite for Power; U.S. Shale Boom; Europe's Woes Drive Regional Shifts SINGAPORE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Pacific (APAC) showed its strength again as both an energy demand center and a leader in energy company growth in the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings®, an annual financial performance roster, unveiled in Singapore on Tuesday. APAC companies moved up in both numbers and position when Platts, a leading global energy and commodities...

2014-10-27 08:26:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist construction industry professionals in doing business with The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, McGraw Hill Construction's ENR New York will host its new event, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Conference, on October 31, 2014 at McGraw Hill Headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The event will open with remarks by Port Authority Executive Director Patrick J. Foye. Additional Port Authority...

2014-10-22 08:25:12

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. energy industry boom has created the biggest engineering and construction need in a generation. Significant energy-delivery projects are being planned from coast to coast to support the nation's oil, gas and natural gas liquids. To assist industry professionals in making the most of these unprecedented opportunities, McGraw Hill Construction's ENR will host its second annual Energy Construction Summit on Tuesday, November 18, 2014...

2014-10-20 12:32:36

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New construction starts in September advanced 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The increase followed an up-and-down pattern during the previous two months, and brought activity to its highest level so far during 2014. Nonresidential building registered a sharp gain, helped by an elevated pace for several institutional categories plus another...

2014-10-17 16:22:06

On Year-Over-Year Basis, Production from Prolific Shale Plays Up 32.1% DENVER and HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 55,000 barrels per day (b/d) or 2.1% in September, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information. In South Texas, Eagle Ford shale oil production was 38.3% higher than...

2014-10-17 08:22:40

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tightening water supply in the western U.S. has agencies focused on creating new water supplies and optimizing water use. The region's water suppliers are taking on scores of multi-million and even multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, creating unprecedented opportunities for contracting and engineering firms, material and equipment suppliers, finance professionals, and legal and risk consultants. To discuss the water supply...

2014-10-17 04:21:02

Despite month-over-month gains, uptrend appeared short-lived as inventories build up SINGAPORE, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for November delivery to Asia increased 12.4% month over month to average $14.426 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu), according to the latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker (Platts JKM(TM)) for month-ahead delivery. The marker moved up for the second month in a row, as buyers were drawn back into the market to...

2014-10-15 16:29:51

Latest addition to the world-leading Access family of online medical resources NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education today announced a new approach to neurology reference, research, and curricular instruction with their release of the Neurology Collection, an online tool designed to help neurology students, residents, and program directors establish a solid base for learning and deliver indispensable support in certification and recertification. It is the...

2014-10-13 12:28:09

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While building owners may not always directly use building information modeling (BIM), they are increasingly recognizing its value on their projects. McGraw Hill Construction today released its new SmartMarket Report, The Business Value of BIM for Owners, which demonstrates that owners expect to grow their involvement with BIM rapidly: -- 40% of U.S. owners and 38% of U.K. owners expect that more than 75% of their projects will involve...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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