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2014-06-12 12:21:34

A Partnership with Fan Club, The Bluenose Bosox Brotherhood and the Province of Nova Scotia HALIFAX, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - In the wake of the 2013 World Championship Major League Baseball trophy visit to Halifax, NS, Red Sox fans seasoned or newly minted are still reeling from their brush with greatness. (Sox NS Jersey Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117461) (Trophy Tour (9949) Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117460) (Trophy Tour...

2014-05-06 12:27:24

28' Nova Scotia Lighthouse, Music, Culinary Demonstrations and Cultural Performances Bring Nova Scotia to Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park BOSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't be surprised if you hear the distinct Nova Scotia accent around Boston in May. From a 28' Nova Scotia Lighthouse to culinary demonstrations from Alain Bosse, Nova Scotia's famous Kilted Chef, Bostonians will have the chance to experience the culture of Nova Scotia on May 17-18, 2014 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The...

2014-05-02 16:22:02

HOUSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New seismic surveys, new offshore basins, exploration programs and calls for bids in Canada's Atlantic Offshore will be highlighted at the Canadian OTC press conference at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Reliant Center, Houston. The press conference features the Hon. Tom Marshall, Premier, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Hon. Andrew Younger, Minister of Energy, Province of Nova Scotia. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to...

2014-04-03 08:23:20

ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing more than $500,000 in six research and development projects related to mineral exploration and development. The projects are being carried out by researchers at Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic to enhance exploration efforts, improve environmental mitigation strategies, and strengthen opportunities through the purchase of specialized equipment. "The mining sector has been...

2014-04-01 12:26:18

ST. JOHN'S, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) today announced the renewal of the GeoEXPLORE program, with $3 million available for investment in mineral and petroleum-related research and development (R&D) projects over the next three years. "We are a mineral and petroleum-rich province whose resources are being developed into commodities for the global market. Our mineral sector is currently worth approximately nine per cent of the province's GDP....

2014-03-05 12:20:21

ST. JOHN'S, NL, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $1.9 million in 12 business-led R&D projects that help increase the province's knowledge-based economy for long-term economic benefit. The total value of the research projects is $4.6 million, the majority of which is leveraged from the private sector and federal funding agencies. The announcement was made today at the office of Oceans Ltd. by the Honourable Terry French,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'