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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...

2014-04-18 12:21:24

When completed, will be first fixed wellhead platform installed off the coast of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada HOUSTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today that it has been selected by Husky Energy to carry out the detailed engineering design (DED) for the White Rose Extension Project (WREP) concrete gravity structure. Subject to partner, corporate and...

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...

2014-03-13 23:27:35

GuardRFID’s AllGuard Active RFID Platform delivers Real-time Tracking and Location of tagged personnel and equipment for unique Mustering and Asset Management solutions. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Guard RFID Solutions Inc. of Vancouver, BC and Focus FS of St. John’s, NL have partnered to deliver a unique solution for one of Newfoundland’s offshore oil and gas projects. This innovative system enables accurate tracking and location of tagged personnel for real-time...

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,...

2014-01-21 16:21:06

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) is pleased to announce that it will receive research and development investments totalling C$225,000 from the Research & Development Corporation ("RDC") and from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency ("ACOA") to assist in the Development of Innovative Technologies for the Recovery and Refining of Rare Earth Elements ("REE") from Ore Mined in Labrador (the "Project"). Search will...

2014-01-20 12:20:23

ST-JOHN'S, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $2.4 million in 11 research and development (R&D) projects that capitalize on Newfoundland and Labrador's proximity to a harsh, ocean environment. The total value of the research projects is more than $7.9 million, including investments from the private sector and federal funding agencies. "Living and working in a harsh operating environment challenges us to find innovative ways to...


Latest Newfoundland Reference Libraries

Landseer
2013-06-19 14:24:18

The Landseer is a breed of domestic dog that is considered a color variant of the Newfoundland by most kennel clubs. However, many organizations consider it a distinct breed known officially as the Landseer European Continental Type (E.C.T.). The breed received its common name in honor of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, a painter who created a picture called A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society in 1868, which featured a member of the breed. It is thought that the Landseer was locally...

2012-06-18 09:14:28

Symbol: BEMI2 Group: Dicot Family: Betulaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: CAN    N SPM    N Synonyms:   BETE3 Betula terrae-novae Fernald Distribution: BetulamichauxiiSarg. distribution:CAN(LB, NF, NS, QC),FRA(SPM) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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2009-05-12 10:27:02

The Newfoundland is a large working breed used for pulling fishing nets and heavy equipment which originated in Newfoundland. Its ancestors, big black bear-like dogs introduced by the Vikings, also produced the St. John's Dog. The size of the breed was produced when large mastiffs were introduced into the gene pool. Irish and English fishermen visiting Newfoundland in the 1880s accurately describe the breed as it is today, due to early establishment of its attributes. The breed is not only an...

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2008-05-27 16:45:02

The Labrador Retriever is a gun dog which specializes in retrieving. It is considered the most popular breed in the world according to its registered ownership. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed using the St. John's Water Dog, which is also a predecessor of the Newfoundland breed. The breed was originally used for retrieval as well as pulling in offshore fishing nets. The breed is fairly large; a Labrador typically weighs 55 to 80 pounds and stands...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
2008-05-21 10:41:37

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that originated with two Newfoundlands rescued from a ship in Maryland in the 1800s. The Newfoundlands were bred with various dogs to create the breed. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an extremely resilient hunting dog, which can hunt under the most adverse conditions. The breed is also an excellent guard dog; it is very protective of its owner and its home. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong body with a very large, powerful chest. The head of...

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