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2014-04-16 12:23:35

MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13 county service area. The new hires received comprehensive training before joining 125 meter readers currently on staff at JCP&L to record electrical usage on more than 1 million customers' meter. In addition, they can also be deployed as hazard...

2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2014-04-16 08:24:56

VEGREVILLE, AB, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - TerraVest Capital Inc. (TSX: TVK) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of TerraVest Capital Inc. (TSX: TVK) has today declared that a regular quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share upon the outstanding common shares will be payable on April 30, 2014 to shareholders of record as at the close of business on April 22, 2014. The ex-dividend date is April 17, 2014. The dividend is designated an "eligible dividend" for Canadian...

2014-04-15 16:30:50

April 30 webinar will cover the processes, tools, and skills required to identify and mitigate supply chain risk PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Directworks, a leading provider of direct materials sourcing and supplier management software, will host a webinar entitled "Managing Supplier Risk - A Manufacturer's Conundrum" on April 30, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET. Supplier risk management is top of mind for many manufacturers because of their growing dependency on suppliers...

2014-04-15 16:22:24

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular cash dividend of $0.08 per share payable on its outstanding common stock. The dividend will be paid on May 21, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 30, 2014. Superior Energy Services, Inc. serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand...

2014-04-11 12:21:18

READING, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 15-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Met-Ed tree contractors have trimmed more than 600 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $14 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 2,300 miles...

2014-04-11 08:25:31

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM (EDT) on Thursday, May 8, 2014, to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The call will last approximately one hour. To access the call via telephone, participants in the United States should dial 1-800-416-8033, and participants outside the United States should dial 1-706-643-0979. Participants should reference...

2014-04-10 16:21:32

READING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Penelec tree contractors have trimmed nearly 1,000 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $24 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 3,800 miles...

2014-04-10 14:42:23

The willingness of decision makers to take risks increases when they play games of chance with money won earlier. Risk taking also rises when they have the opportunity to compensate for earlier losses by breaking even. This outcome was demonstrated by Dr. Kaisa Hytönen, a Finnish Aalto University researcher in neurofinance, together with her international colleagues. There are frequently various linkages between financial decisions: the circumstances accompanying the decision are...

2014-04-10 04:21:47

BERLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014" presents its programme and speakers The topics and the international panel of speakers at the Technical Sessions of the "XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014" in Frankfurt have now been announced. The core themes of the Technical Sessions are as follows: - Promoting prevention culture in social security -...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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