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Communication Is Important When REACTing To A Crisis
2013-07-02 17:57:46

ESA Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical -- and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies. An emergency exercise in Malahide estuary, north of Dublin, Ireland, put the fire service's pilot information and communication system through its paces last month. REACT, or Resource for Emergency services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies, is a project co-funded by...

2013-06-28 23:29:04

A small family jewelry business, that is steeped in Irish and Scottish design traditions, revives a lost art. The rediscovery of medieval methods is combined with modern technology to make innovative Celtic rings. Andover, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Experimental archeology breakthroughs recently announced by Stephen Walker, revealed a long lost method of carving elaborate Celtic jewelry designs. His latest paper, A Craftsman’s Perspective on the St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure, describes his...

2013-06-27 23:26:24

Crystal Travel is promoting special prices for members to visit Ireland for the end of summer. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Thousand Oaks Crystal Travel Center is promoting new deals for travel to Ireland. According to Crystal Travel's Executive Harriete Mishe, "Every day we are working on finding new vendors that specialize travel to certain areas. This time we came across a way where we can get our members to Ireland for amazing deals. For us, it's about...

Mesolithic Human Travelers Brought Snails To Ireland
2013-06-20 10:45:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous studies have suggested that the islands of Great Britain and Northern Ireland began to separate from the European mainland around 10,000 years ago, with a massive tsunami completing the process about 8,000 years ago. Any land animals to naturally migrate to the two islands would have to have made the trip before this separation. With this set of circumstances in mind, scientists have long wondered why Ireland has some plants...


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Connemara Pony
2014-04-12 10:12:08

The Connemara Pony originated in Ireland and is believed to be bred from Scandinavian ponies brought to Ireland by the Vikings with another breed most likely the now extinct Irish Hobby. A legend states that a Spanish Armada in 1588 became grounded, the Andalusians aboard were set free and bred with the native horses to create the Connemara. During the 1700s, Arabian blood was added to increase the strength and stamina of the Connemara. Hackneys and Thoroughbreds were also introduced,...

2012-06-15 04:12:31

Symbol: MECO4 Group: Dicot Family: Sterculiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta...

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2012-06-15 04:14:44

Symbol: MECA9 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-18 09:04:53

Symbol: BLAU Group: Monocot Family: Hydrocharitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:LA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2008-09-11 16:12:32

The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae. This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch. It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. The Eurasian Nuthatch is 5.5 inches long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It...

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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