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2010-04-28 09:59:00

PARIS, France, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Extrusions and Automotive Structures, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto, has received orders from VOLGABUS of Volzhsky, Russia, for 164 units of the EcoRange(R) system for the Moscow and St. Petersburg bus operators who have ordered 82 buses each. Alcan is supplying all of the aluminium extrusions and joining elements for the production of the low emission city buses. Deliveries will take place from May to...

2010-04-21 08:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - is launching Shi De He Jin(TM) as the new Chinese brand name for its aluminium alloy cables at the EPower Tradeshow in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Originally introduced to the Chinese market in 2008 under the U.S. brand name of STABILOY(R) cables, the Chinese brand name Shi De He Jin(TM) means "high quality and reliable alloyed product" and represents excellence and...

2010-03-31 16:59:00

TORONTO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX:HW, NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its fourth quarter and year-end results for the period ending January 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter Highlights: - Consolidated sales increased 13% to $133.7 million from $118.4 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. - Rough diamond sales for the fourth quarter were 24% higher at $63.5 million compared to $51.1...

2010-03-17 10:00:00

PARIS, France, March 17 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - has entered into a distribution agreement with Promethean Devices, LLC of Fort Mill, South Carolina, to supply Promethean Real-time, Non-contact Transmission Line Monitoring technology to utility companies and entities building transmission lines in North America. The Promethean monitoring technology will enable utilities to safely and reliably push more power through new or...

2010-02-25 09:00:00

PARIS, France, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - introduces its Ultra HS(TM) steel core wire for use at maximum benefit with Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported (ACSS, ACSS/TW) and Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced Self Damping Conductor (ACSR/SD) products for power transmission line applications. "We are pleased to introduce this new stronger steel core product, Ultra HS(TM), which offers lower sag on transmission lines...

2010-02-02 10:00:00

PARIS, France, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - announces the launch of their redesigned company website showcasing its aluminum and aluminum alloy cable products, rod and strip, and modular wiring systems. The updated website provides a fresh new look and allows customers and visitors to easily identify and access more information and data about Alcan Cable and their products. "The redesign of the Alcan Cable website...

2010-01-12 02:00:00

PARIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation and Industry (Alcan Global ATI), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - is set to become the leading supplier of advanced aluminium-lithium (Al-Li) lightweight materials for the Orion crew exploration vehicle being built by Lockheed Martin as part of NASA's Constellation Program. Orion is being designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and other destinations, including the...

2009-12-14 14:10:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto Alcan and the Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) have signed a Letter of Intention to confirm that they will begin negotiations regarding a power purchase agreement for a potential aluminium smelter in Paraguay. "We are very pleased to be taking this first step towards a project that would further both our goal of investing in top-tier projects and Paraguay's desire for sustainable economic development," said Sandeep Biswas, Senior vice...

2009-12-09 12:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) (the "Company") today reported third quarter results for the period ended October 31, 2009. Results were impacted by the planned temporary closure of the Diavik Diamond Mine leading to only a single diamond sale in the quarter. The Company recorded a consolidated net loss of $0.2 million or $nil per share for the third quarter, compared to net earnings of $71.9 million or $1.17 per share in the...

2009-11-25 07:03:00

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
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