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2010-08-26 17:02:54

A new ecological network is urgently needed in Northern Ireland to ensure the continued survival of its precious lizard population, according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast. Lizards are found in coastal areas, heath and boglands around Northern Ireland, but a Queen's study, published in international journal Amphibia-Reptilia, has found their natural habitats may have been replaced through agricultural intensification. "The fact that Northern Ireland has a lizard population will...

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2010-06-29 09:40:00

Research from Queen's University Belfast has revealed the 20th century decline in the Irish hare population is almost certainly associated with changes in farming practices. The Stormont Assembly voted to ban hare coursing in Northern Ireland last Tuesday (June 22nd), but a recent study, funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and published in the international journal Biological Conservation, suggests hares may join the ranks of other farmland species, such as the Corncrake,...

2010-06-29 02:49:25

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast will publish their report, 'Budgeting for Social Housing: A Human Rights Analysis,' Monday, June 28 Social housing provision in Northern Ireland is not adequately funded to comply with international human rights standards. That's according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast, who publish their report, Budgeting for Social Housing: A Human Rights Analysis, today (Monday 28th June). Human rights experts at Queen's School of Law have analysed...

2010-06-21 10:05:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartSine Technologies Ltd. recently joined 29 other companies on the 2010 Index 30, an annually compiled list of the most exciting companies with operations in the U.S. and Ireland. Other companies on this year's Index 30 list, compiled by The Irish Echo, the biggest-selling newspaper serving Irish America, included Aon Corporation, BNY Mellon, Bimeda, Citi and Microsoft. All were feted at a luncheon held in New York City June 10 in conjunction with...

2010-06-15 00:45:23

New research from Queen's University Belfast shows the number of paramilitary flags now flown on arterial routes in Northern Ireland during July has more than halved. The figure is down from 161 flags in 2006 to 73 in 2009. The largest proportion of those that were flying in July 2009 belonged to the UVF. The research is contained in a new report Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland published by the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's. The study is funded by the Office...

2010-05-25 09:28:30

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered animal populations may often be under a much larger threat from parasites than previously recognized. It is widely believed that the absence of parasites in species which 'invade' ecosystems gives these 'invaders' an advantage in their new homes (the 'enemy release hypothesis'). But now, researchers from Queen's have discovered quite the opposite, with the presence of parasites in these invasive species actually increasing the damage...

2010-05-13 10:44:00

MOSCOW and LONDON, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Russo-British 65th Anniversary Victory Day celebration took place on board HMS Belfast in London on Sunday 9 May 2010 with over 200 people present. The ceremony was opened by the organizer, Chairman of Finance & Investment Markets Players Club (http://www.kifir.info), Eugene Kasevin, who delivered the message of greetings from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II to all participants of the celebration. His Excellency Yury Fedotov, the...

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2010-03-23 10:12:46

The endangered freshwater mussel species has been given a welcome boost by scientists from Queen's University Belfast following a 12 year cultivation project. Over 300 of the mussels, which are threatened in many parts of Europe and North America, have been released back into the wild at a range of secret locations in Northern Ireland. And in a novel development, the conservation scientists from Queen's will be able to keep tabs on the precious mussels after attaching tags to the outside of...

2010-03-16 13:53:03

Those members of Ireland's ethnic minorities who participated in last year's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin want to be able to express their own cultures more fully in future events. The claim has been made by academics from Queen's University Belfast who have been working with colleagues in the University of Limerick and St Andrews in Scotland on a research project into Irish identities. While the parade participants congratulated the organizers on creating an impressive and inclusive...

2010-03-15 06:30:00

WOOD DALE, Ill., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) today announced that it has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast to design and manufacture composite flap track fairings for the wings of the new CSeries family of commercial aircraft. The work will be performed by AAR Composites, which develops and fabricates advanced composite structures for a wide range of aviation and aerospace applications. The contract could be worth more than $90 million over the life...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'