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2014-10-29 08:36:23

DUBLIN, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Flexible Packaging - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flexible Packaging in Thousand Metric Tons and US$ Million. The market is further analyzed in volume terms (thousand metric tons) by the following segments: Plastic Films (Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride,...

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...

2014-10-29 08:28:19

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - With much of Canada experiencing temperature swings in the days leading up to the spookiest night of the year, The Weather Network's meteorologists have released their Halloween forecast to help Canadians plan their costumes accordingly. Will Friday night's Fright Night activities be affected by ghostly gusts or are we in for a treat with a wickedly warm night? "Fall is typically when weather tends to be the most changeable, and this variability...

2014-10-29 08:26:40

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) is pleased to announce that it has signed a debt settlement agreement with Pacific Power Generation Corp. ("PPG"). In the first quarter of 2013, the Company signed a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with PPG and Proelectrica & CIA S.C.A E.S.P ("Proelectrica"), with the purpose of joining efforts for the incorporation of a company dedicated to the generation of electric power, operating with coal...

2014-10-29 08:26:33

CALGARY, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT) (NYSE: PWE) ("Penn West", the "Company", "we", or "our") is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Raymond Crossley, CA to the Board effective late February, 2015, following his pending retirement from a long and distinguished career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC"). Ray has elected to delay joining the Board until 2015 to ensure an orderly transition with his current PwC...

2014-10-28 20:23:39

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ms. Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the winners of Canada's Safest Employers Awards at the 4th annual gala in Toronto last night. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional occupational health and safety practices...

2014-10-28 16:24:37

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSXV-SAT), Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce the launch of ATN Rishtey on Rogers Cable. Rishtey is Viacom18's second entertainment channel in the South Asian entertainment space, offering variety entertainment that showcases content from a broad spectrum of genres including format and fiction shows, multicultural and regional programming, kids programming, lifestyle...

2014-10-28 12:38:09

Four Retailers in U.S. and Canada To Carry NYNE Lifestyle-Inspired Portable Bluetooth Speakers OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NYNE, an innovator of lifestyle-inspired audio products, announces the addition of four retailers to its authorized retailer network in the U.S. and Canada. DataVision Computer & Electronics, f.y.e. for your entertainment, Micro Center, and Premium Home Leisure are now offering customers NYNE portable Bluetooth speakers....

2014-10-28 12:35:59

BURNABY, Canada, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising air pollution level and rapid expansion of manufacturing hubs & cities to amplify the demand for air purifiers over the next five years Over the past few decades, China has been emerging as the global manufacturing powerhouse with almost all the leading global companies establishing their production sites, warehouses, R&D centers in the country. Major factors responsible for this trend include abundance of...

2014-10-28 12:28:56

Iconic Japanese preschool series BE PONKICKIES premieres in the US and Canada via collaboration between FUJI TV and Oznoz NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an unprecedented deal, Fuji Television Kids Entertainment, Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with Oznoz to debut Be Ponkickies, on North America's biggest bilingual platform. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141028/154826 Long touted as the "Sesame Street" of Japan, the iconic preschool...


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Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

HTT Plethore
2014-06-18 07:12:24

The HTT Plethore is developed and produced by HTT Automobile in Quebec, Canada. It is Canadian’s first supercar with its prototype being showcased at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show under the name “Locus Plethore.” The Plethore debuted on February 16, 2011 on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den. It was pitched as Canada’s first supercar and the company was asking for a $1.5M investment. W. Brett Wilson and Robert Herjavec offered a partnership of $1 million, $500,000 in loans and...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

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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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