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2014-07-08 12:22:43

ST. JOHN'S, NL, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $2.3 million in academic-led R&D projects to help overcome technical challenges in the oil and gas sector, particularly in harsh offshore environments. These Memorial University projects aim to improve safety, environmental protection, and efficiency associated with challenging oil and gas projects, both in Newfoundland and Labrador, and around the world. RDC's investment in 17...

2014-06-02 23:03:57

Gill net fisheries from Greenland, Labrador and St. Pierre et Miquelon are growing threats to the survival of wild Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very concerned that hard-earned conservation gains that have been achieved during the past decade, and have contributed to an increase in the numbers of large egg-bearing Atlantic salmon in North American rivers, are now in jeopardy. “Gill net fisheries for salmon at...

2014-05-02 16:22:02

HOUSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New seismic surveys, new offshore basins, exploration programs and calls for bids in Canada's Atlantic Offshore will be highlighted at the Canadian OTC press conference at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Reliant Center, Houston. The press conference features the Hon. Tom Marshall, Premier, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Hon. Andrew Younger, Minister of Energy, Province of Nova Scotia. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to...

2014-04-03 08:23:20

ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing more than $500,000 in six research and development projects related to mineral exploration and development. The projects are being carried out by researchers at Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic to enhance exploration efforts, improve environmental mitigation strategies, and strengthen opportunities through the purchase of specialized equipment. "The mining sector has been...

2014-04-01 12:26:18

ST. JOHN'S, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) today announced the renewal of the GeoEXPLORE program, with $3 million available for investment in mineral and petroleum-related research and development (R&D) projects over the next three years. "We are a mineral and petroleum-rich province whose resources are being developed into commodities for the global market. Our mineral sector is currently worth approximately nine per cent of the province's GDP....

2014-03-05 12:20:21

ST. JOHN'S, NL, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $1.9 million in 12 business-led R&D projects that help increase the province's knowledge-based economy for long-term economic benefit. The total value of the research projects is $4.6 million, the majority of which is leveraged from the private sector and federal funding agencies. The announcement was made today at the office of Oceans Ltd. by the Honourable Terry French,...

2014-02-26 20:20:27

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, has referred a labour dispute at Cancrew Enterprises Limited to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). The company operates four crude oil shuttle tankers in Newfoundland and Labrador serving the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose oil fields. Under the Canada Labour Code, upon referral by the Minister of Labour during a labour dispute, the CIRB...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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