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2011-06-28 10:00:00

JONQUIERE, QC, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto Alcan's Dubuc plant in Quebec, Canada will increase its production of highly specialised AIRWARE(TM) alloys for the aeronautical industry by more than 50 per cent following the signing of a contract with Constellium's Global Aerospace division. "Today's announcement is proof of the close relationship between Global Aerospace and Rio Tinto Alcan over the past ten years," said Étienne Jacques, Vice president, Rio Tinto Alcan...

2011-06-08 18:56:00

TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its first quarter Fiscal 2012 results for the quarter ending April 30, 2011. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "This quarter's results reflect improving rough diamond prices combined with increasing sales and profit for the luxury brand segment.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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