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2014-08-19 12:28:57

Favourite aunt inspires five marathon-run to get Canadians talking about hope for her incurable blood cancer EDMONTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting on Sunday, August 24 Nelson Wiebe, a 24-year old student from Edmonton, will run the first of five marathons to help raise awareness about multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. Nelson's Aunt Ruth was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and he felt compelled to take steps toward raising hope and broad awareness of this lesser-known...

2014-08-19 12:26:04

BURNABY, Canada, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechSci Research new Publication, 'Global Pico Projector Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019' Pico projector, also referred to as pocket or handheld projector technology, is a compact, easy-to-use version of a traditional projector. In general, pico projectors are available as stand-alone modules for use across various end user segments. However, in current times, pico projectors are being widely integrated in smart...

2014-08-19 12:22:49

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for...

2014-08-19 12:21:51

Reaffirms commitment to strengthening the safety of Canada's rail sector OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec: "Canadians will always remember what happened in Lac-Mégantic, and today, as the TSB concludes its investigation, our thoughts and...

2014-08-19 08:36:29

SASKATOON, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Consumer Choice Award is thrilled to announce the 2014 Top Service Providers in their respective sectors for Saskatoon. We would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all this year's winners; your dedication to superior service has resonated with the people of Saskatoon. Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have...

2014-08-19 08:36:27

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fire Alarm Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fire Alarm Equipment in US$ Million by the following Product Groups/Segments: Fire Alarm Panels (Conventional Fire Alarm Panels, Addressable Control Panels & Voice Evacuation Systems), and Fire Alarm Devices...

2014-08-19 08:32:16

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Waterjet Cutting Machines - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Waterjet Cutting Machines in US$ Thousands by the following End-Use Industries: Automotive, Stone & Tiles, Job Shops, Aerospace and Defense, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for...

2014-08-19 08:23:39

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Flexible AC Transmission (FACT) Systems - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flexible AC Transmission (FACT) Systems in US$ Million by the following Compensation Types: Variable Compensation, and Fixed Compensation. The North American market (comprising of United States and...

2014-08-19 08:20:54

New Dodge Journey models coming to Calgary area AIRDRIE, Alberta, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Identifying a valuable vehicle for daily travel is one of the most significant decisions a family can make. As Canada's top-selling crossover, Dodge Journey leaves no question as to which vehicle the country has chosen to trust in support of daily family activities. Available in the upcoming weeks, the 2015 Dodge Journey is arriving at Airdrie Dodge to continue its role as Canada's...

2014-08-18 23:09:40

Friends of Science Society has sent a letter to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) asking them to review the ethics of the Stephan Lewandowsky paper “NASA Faked the Moon Landing…” published in Psychological Science journal, stating that paper violates ethical and empirical standards. Friends of Science also note that the journal is “the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology” but the data base in the Lewandowsky et al (2013) paper did not include a single blog that...


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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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