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2014-10-29 08:30:24

Large Institutions Advance, Smaller Hospitals Retreat TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Fiscal 2013 research activity at Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals posted a small 1.1% year-on-year gain in available research funding, according to Research Infosource Inc., Canada's Source of R&D Intelligence, which released its Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals List today. The annual publication ranks hospitals on their success in attracting financial support for research. The somewhat...

2014-10-23 12:29:12

Research and product development aimed at increasing crop yields while reducing chemicals in agriculture MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inocucor Technologies, Inc. and McGill University have signed a research and licensing agreement to co-produce a new class of sustainable bio-stimulant products for large-scale agriculture that have the potential to increase crop yields by at least 10 to 15 percent. Inocucor's patented technology, developed by founders Dr. Maggie...

2014-10-22 12:25:41

BC Institute of Technology Heads National College Ranking TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's 50 leading research colleges posted a record total of $152.8 million of research income in Fiscal 2013, an increase of 30.8% over the previous year according to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual ranking of Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges today. With Fiscal 2013 research income totalling $15.2 million, up from $5.2 million the previous year, British Columbia Institute...

2014-10-07 12:26:31

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Let's Talk today announced contributions totalling $1 million to support student mental health programs at McGill University and Université de Montréal. The Bell Let's Talk funding of $500,000 for each university will help expand existing mental health programs and develop additional services that will be accessible to more students. "These mental health support programs at Université de Montréal and McGill will help students deal with...

2014-10-07 04:22:13

LONDON, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New company launched to develop novel treatments centred on an understanding of blood flow - Therapies targeting fetal conditions, heart disease and cancer originating from University College London - Operational and R&D teams based at UCL - Key programmes further supported by EUR11.5m European Commission FP7 grants Magnus Life Science,...

2014-09-10 23:02:56

Cambridge.com is a Geo Domain and So Much More (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Igloo.com, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites, has been engaged to broker the sale of one of the world’s most prestigious online properties, Cambridge.com. This top ranking website is highly searchable, easy to remember, and provides an exciting opportunity for a savvy investor or an existing company. Cambridge, England is the well-known namesake of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and...

2014-08-11 08:33:35

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Management Corp. ("Campus Management" or the "Company"), a leading provider of enterprise software products and services for higher education, announced today the appointment of Jim Milton as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140810/134935 Mr. Milton brings to Campus Management more than 30 years of experience at a range of innovative technology companies, where he has...

2014-07-31 08:42:39

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBCV) campus has a very unique set of emergency management needs. UBCV is not only responsible for 50,000 students and over 14,000 faculty and staff members, but also the 9,000 residents of the University Neighborhoods Association and almost 600 buildings, homes, and facilities in and around the UBCV campus. In addition, UBCV is the venue for several major annual events, which can bring...

2014-07-15 12:21:21

KANPUR, India, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MKU Pvt. Ltd. a leading manufacturer of ballistic protection solutions for personnel and land-air-sea platforms is participating in the Land Forces, Defense and Security Exhibition being held from July 14-16 in Tanzania. The exhibition, being organized in partnership with the Tanzanian People's Defence Force, also includes MCSA East Africa and presents an opportunity for MKU to showcase its cutting edge technologies to military...

2014-07-01 11:51:03

QUT Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk. "Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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