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2008-10-01 15:00:44

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. North Sea Energy (UK) Limited (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed a US$12,000,000 funding arrangement with Gemini Oil & Gas Fund II, L.P. ("Gemini") for the development of the Jacky oilfield ("Jacky"), located in Block 12/21c offshore the United Kingdom. Production at Jacky is expected by the end of 2008 and the Operator...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Schofield, D I Evans, J A; Millar, I L; Wilby, P R; Aspden, J A A new U-Pb date of 615.2 +- 13 (2sigma) Ma for the Twt Hill Granite, North Wales, contrasts with an Rb-Sr isochron age of 491 +- 12 (2sigma) Ma from the same body. The latter age is thought to result from isotope resetting during regional low-grade metamorphism or fault reactivation. The Rb-Sr age also coincides with the onset of latest Cambrian to Early Tremadoc regression and is taken to reflect tectonic uplift prior to...

2008-08-19 18:00:00

SOME of the region's wildlife-rich fields are in danger of being lost forever. Over the past 60 years, a staggering 97% of Britain's wildflower grasslands and meadows have been destroyed. One in five of the nation's wild plants are on the verge of extinction and species- rich grasslands are becoming increasingly rare. In response to this crisis, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has launched an appeal aimed at protecting one of Northumberland's most threatened and exceptional landscape...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'