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2014-09-30 04:21:00

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. ("PrairieSky") (TSX:PSK) announces that Sherri Brillon has resigned from PrairieSky's Board of Directors effective today's date. Ms. Brillon was a nominee to the PrairieSky Board of Directors under the Governance Agreement with Encana Corporation ("Encana"), which terminated upon closing of the previously announced secondary offering by Encana of its remaining share position in PrairieSky. The Board of Directors wishes to thank...

2014-09-29 16:22:48

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX) TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities at the newly renamed Amaruq project (formerly the "IVR project"), located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine in Nunavut. The Company last reported results from this project in a news release dated August 25, 2014. Recent highlights...

2014-09-29 12:20:52

SAILAUF, Germany, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. announced that it is leveraging its advanced composites and exteriors systems expertise to produce an innovative, lightweight composite liftgate assembly on the BMW i3. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/148922) Magna's collaboratively-designed liftgate achieves the BMW i brand appearance and vehicle mass requirements through the use of a lightweight composite structure which integrates the...

2014-09-26 20:21:00

TSX: G NYSE: GG VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) will release third quarter results prior to market open on Thursday, October 30, 2014. A conference call will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) to discuss the results. Participants may join the call by dialing toll free 800-355-4959 or 416-695-6617 for calls outside Canada and the U.S. A recorded playback of the call will be available until November 30, 2014 by dialing...

2014-09-25 12:26:30

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information on the telecommunications sector from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. The report shows that more and more Canadians are adopting smartphones and tablets. Over 62% of the population owns one of these devices, and 39% of Canadians use tablets - an increase from 2012, when the percentages were 51% and 26%, respectively. In 2013, 90% of...

2014-09-25 12:21:53

SAILAUF, Germany, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc., the global leader in volume and sales for automotive latching products, announces that its Motrol closures manufacturing division in Guasticce, Italy, has achieved a noteworthy milestone: 50 million side-door latches manufactured for Volkswagen Group vehicles. Since starting production in 2003, Magna's Motrol division has supplied many of the Group's vehicles with its highly engineered side-door latches....

2014-09-23 12:34:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, part of the leading global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., today announced that it will host its third annual Technology Conference in Toronto, Canada on September 23(rd) at the St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre. The full-day conference will feature leading public and private technology companies, and address the near and long term investment opportunities and trends driving...

2014-09-19 08:22:17

CALGARY, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Enerplus Corporation ("Enerplus") (TSX: ERF) (NYSE: ERF) is pleased to announce that a cash dividend in the amount of CDN$0.09 will be payable on October 15, 2014 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30(th), 2014. The ex-dividend date for this payment is September 26(th), 2014. Effective with the October 2014 dividend, all dividends will now be paid on or about the 15(th) day of the month, approximately five days...

2014-09-18 23:08:04

Landpoint, one of the nation’s largest land surveying firms, was recently awarded a finalist position in Engineering for the 2014 Southwest regional Oil and Gas Awards. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The Oil and Gas Awards panel has awarded Landpoint, one of the largest land surveying firms in the Southwest, a finalist position in the 2014 program. Judged by over 110 senior executives from Midstream and E&P companies, the Southwest Oil & Gas Awards championed...

2014-09-18 16:22:33

Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman raises United Way awareness CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - At noon today, 542 Nexen employees traded in their suits and donned black outfits complete with capes and masks - setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman. The event kicked off Nexen's 2014 United Way campaign. "Our employees are true super heroes and we're very proud of the teamwork and community spirit they've demonstrated in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'