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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...

2013-04-10 16:24:27

First-of-its-kind disease funding schemas provide a comprehensive view of neurofibromatosis research PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a partnership with the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF), to further the understanding of neurofibromatosis (NF) research by creating schemas that visually...

2013-03-04 12:24:31

ST JOHN'S, NL, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) is investing $10,300 towards a research project in western Newfoundland that will enhance the design and manufacturing process of snowboards. In partnership with College of the North Atlantic (CNA), RDC is supporting Magine Snowboards in Port au Port to develop a more durable snowboard product by replacing glass-based fibre with environmentally-friendly composite...

2013-02-28 16:21:44

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Deepwater seabed surveying, navigation and control systems for field robots, and improving cyber security measures are among the 10 academic-led research and development projects receiving more than $1.7 million in total funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). Today's investment leverages more than $10 million from others sources including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Natural...

2013-01-22 12:24:37

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Bell and Bell Aliant announced $15,000 in funding for the implementation of an innovative mental health initiative with College of the North Atlantic (CNA). Funded through the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund, the gift will enable the college to certify several staff members as instructors for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, a program under the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Each of the certified instructors will then...

2013-01-17 12:26:59

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Dr. Ken Kao and his team at Memorial University of Newfoundland have made an important discovery that could lead to better detection and treatment methods for those diagnosed with prostate cancer. The two-year research project is funded in part through the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC), a provincial Crown corporation. "Our province continues to be a place where life science researchers like Dr. Kao can...

2012-11-20 12:29:31

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Making working conditions safer for offshore employees, developing production efficiencies for the lumber industry and advancing healthcare technology are among the 18 business-led projects receiving more than $1.6 million in funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). RDC today announced investment support that will assist several provincial companies with research and development (R&D)...

2012-11-15 20:21:06

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, November 20 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History. The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. The Museum is hitting the road to ask Canadians across the country what they would like to see in this new...

2012-11-15 12:22:22

TSX-V: TXR Frankfurt: TX0 VANCOUVER, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0) has now completed its work obligations and, as a result, has made the final payment due under its option agreement whereby it can acquire a 100% interest in the Stewart gold-copper property in Newfoundland, subject to a 2% NSR and the issuance of a further 175,000 shares by April 2014.  TerraX intends to follow up on the positive exploration results from this...

2012-10-24 07:33:58

TSX-V: TXR Frankfurt: TX0 VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR) (Frankfurt: TX0) has received the assay results from a multi-disciplinary field program completed this summer at its wholly-owned Stewart gold-copper property in Newfoundland. The Stewart property features a large (6 km x 1.4 km) porphyry style alteration zone defined by surface mapping and Titan IP surveying, as well as epithermal mineralization identified by sampling at the Forty...


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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