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2014-03-27 16:21:37

OTTAWA, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely pleased that the Government of Canada is responding to the need for additional icebreaking support on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway. With another icebreaker, key cargo such as wheat, will move to market quicker. "This is an important move by the Canadian Government to support the Canadian short sea shipping industry on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway," said Robert...

Killer Whales Trapped In Polar Ice Finally Make Their Escape
2013-01-10 11:35:59

[Watch Video: Killer Whales Trapped In Sea Ice In Northern Canada] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pod of killer whales that was trapped by ice in northern Canada appears to have made their escape, according to a report from CBC News. After spotting the trapped whales in the freezing waters of Hudson Bay on Wednesday, concerned residents called for the government's help to free the whales. Federal officials announced they were planning to send a team of...

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2011-08-26 11:49:24

  Icebreaker will create channel allowing annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica The National Science Foundation (NSF) yesterday announced it has reached an agreement with a Russian company to charter a diesel icebreaker to create a channel through the sea ice of Antarctica's McMurdo Sound that will allow the annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica. NSF has signed a one-year contract, with an option for additional years, with...

2011-02-01 00:35:55

Icebreaker is the first adventure apparel retailer to open a Facebook store. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Today Adgregate Markets, the leader in secure social commerce solutions, announced that Icebreaker, the New Zealand company that pioneered the merino wool adventure apparel category, has selected Adgregate Markets' ShopFansâ“ž¢ application to enable secure shopping through its Facebook page. Icebreaker selected ShopFans to create a custom ShopFans...

2010-12-01 11:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced and aspiring travel bloggers can write to win a USD$54,000 expedition to the North Pole from Quark Expeditions. The prize is a trip for two aboard the world's most sophisticated and powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker to the top of the world. Airfare from the winner's nearest international gateway, as well a charter flight from Helsinki, Finland, to Murmansk, Russia is also included. The competition opens at noon, eastern time,...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the USD$45,000 prize in the Adventure with Julie competition sponsored by Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld, is blogging from an Emperor Penguin colony in Antarctica. Chris Epting and his daughter Claire are adventure cruising with SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina, aboard Quark's 24,000 horsepower Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) (Photo:...

2009-10-05 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Bring your synthetic t-shirt into Paragon Sports flagship store on 18th and Broadway and a live seamstress sitting in the store window will turn it into a reusable running shoe bag for free! Marathoners and aspiring marathoners will also receive 26.2% off their Icebreaker GT purchase and a free pair of Icebreaker socks (from October 5th to 12th). Synthetic tops make great plastic bags - but aren't great to run in. They stink after a run, feel...

2009-07-16 03:07:00

MOSCOW, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- United Industrial Corporation (OPK) shipyards have delivered a diesel electric line icebreaker "St. Petersburg" to Rosmorport (Russian Maritime Port). A solemn ceremony of the signing of the takeover certificate and making the colors of the Russian Federation on the icebreaker was held at the Baltiysky Zavod plant, a part of OPK. The participants of this ceremony were Vladimir Putin, Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation, Igor Levitin, Russian...

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2009-05-28 07:35:33

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made its first major award under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct the Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV). This investment will not only provide a technologically advanced tool for science but help preserve jobs and promote economic recovery. The three-year construction phase of the project will support 4,350 total jobs--750 directly at the shipyard and as many as 3,600 in the broader economy. NSF intends to ensure that the ARRV is...

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2007-08-11 10:50:00

SEATTLE -- A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker is headed to the Arctic to map the sea floor off Alaska, as Russia, Denmark and Canada assert their claims in the polar region, which has potential oil and gas reserves. The lead scientist on the expedition scoffs at the political implications. "We're basically just doing science," said Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. "There's no flag-dropping on this trip," he said in an interview...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.