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2013-06-27 23:42:56

Learners are helping end Neurofibromatosis by taking courses with 360training.com. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 360training.com, a leading eLearning provider, donated $3,000 generated from the purchase of 232 courses to Cupid’s Undie Run, a charitable cause raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It...

2013-06-13 23:20:01

Newfoundland´s Growing Economy, the Result of its Abundance of Natural Resources Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The economy in Newfoundland has taken off in recent years, with the energy and resource industries taking the lead in jumpstarting the economy and housing market, so much so that the unemployment rate has been the lowest in 26 years says KANETIX. With a boom in both the energy and resources industries, timing the real estate market can be difficult, but those who are...

2013-06-04 23:29:45

Ontario Dental Bur Maker Participating in Gander Oral Health Convention to Support Newfoundland Dentistry Morrisburg, Ontario (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 In an effort to support the growth in Newfoundland dentistry that is brought about by increased government focus, Tri Hawk International brings its state-of-the-art dental burs (drill bits). Tri Hawk burs are designed, engineered and manufactured in the company´s facility in Morrisburg, Ontario. Tri Hawk´s burs and passion for oral...

81st Anniversary Of Amelia Earhart's Transatlantic Flight Observed
2013-05-22 10:57:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While May 20th may have come and gone just like any other day this year, the day stands out as a landmark date in aviation history for not one, but two events, both occurring exactly five years apart. It was 86 years ago this week that Michigan-native Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic — from New York to Paris — in his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft in 33.5 hours. Lindbergh officially...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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