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2010-03-23 16:04:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Crown Embalagens S.A., plans to double the production capacity of its Estancia, Brazil beverage can plant as well as double the planned capacity at its beverage can plant currently being constructed in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. This investment is being made to meet the growing demand for beverage cans for...

2008-09-18 09:00:13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global(R), Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy and information delivery, announced today that the company signed a contract with COPEL Telecomunicacoes (COPEL) to implement broadband over power line (BPL) technology in the state of Parana. This project, an unparalleled milestone in Brazil's energy and telecommunications industry, is the result of the vision and leadership of COPEL to leverage...

2006-03-23 14:40:00

By Carolina Schwartz CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - It is no coincidence that the United Nations chose the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba to host its eighth conference on the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is under way this week. Experts say forward-thinking mayors have struck a balance in Curitiba between social and environmental concerns, providing an example for other cities in a country with a fifth of the world's biodiversity. Curitiba is a far cry from the polluted,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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