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2010-11-23 06:05:00

United Nations leaders will insist on solid results from the upcoming Cancun climate summit as global warming accelerates, an event organizer with the UN said Monday. The next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming will be much worse than the last one, Robert Orr, UN secretary general for planning, told AFP. He said that negotiators attending the Cancun summit "need to remind themselves, the longer we delay, the more we will pay both in terms of lives and in...

2010-07-06 13:48:00

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 6 /PRNewswire/ - Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited - Long time Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (ONC) President and CEO, Robert Orr, will make way for a new CEO to lead the company's next growth phase, with particular focus on international expansion efforts and the food sector. Martin Jamieson, a 30 year international food industry veteran, has been appointed as the new President and CEO at ONC. He will oversee day-to-day operations at the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based Omega-3...


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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