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2012-10-09 11:22:37

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing more than $5.3 million into research and development (R&D) projects at Memorial University of Newfoundland in areas relevant to offshore petroleum, ocean technology, healthcare, aquaculture and other natural resource industries. The funding will focus on solving technical challenges and identifying new opportunities such as ice-structure interaction in polar regions, effective oil...

2012-09-14 06:20:14

GANDER, NL, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Research focused on improving petroleum exploration, enhancing marine safety and preventing and detecting money laundering and fraud are among the 11 business-led projects receiving more than $1.3 million in funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). The funding was announced during a news conference in Gander, NL. "With an increasingly diversified economy continuing to outpace growth in other...

2012-09-07 09:51:49

Researchers from the Guy Rouleau Laboratory affiliated with the CHUM Research Centre and the CHU—Sainte-Justine Research Centre have discovered the genetic cause of a rare disease reported only in patients originating from Newfoundland: hereditary spastic ataxia (HSA). This condition is characterized by lower-limb spasticity (or stiffness) and ataxia (lack of coordination), the latter leading to speech and swallowing problems, and eye movement abnormalities. The disease is not...

2012-08-12 23:01:02

Author, inspired by the splendor of whales, describes spiritual interactions with animals TRINITY, Newfoundland (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Some of the most passionate activists are those who fight for the lives of whales and dolphins, such as on the Animal Planet television series. Finding majesty and intelligence in whales — some of nature´s most fascinating creatures — biophysical research scientist Peter Beamish wrote “Dancing with Nature” (published by Trafford...

2012-07-23 06:26:16

Enhanced system to manage screening for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, being deployed in Newfoundland and Labrador TORONTO, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ) a leading provider of next generation enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, today announced that Eastern Health, the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, has begun use of the NexJ Disease Screening solution for its...

2012-06-08 06:20:12

Leads the Way in Capacity Growth among Canadian CarriersServes More Destinations than Any Other Carrier ST. JOHN'S, June 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is further enhancing its services in Newfoundland and Labrador by offering customers travelling to and from St. John's a five per cent increase in available seats over last summer. "This summer, in response to the expanding economy and working closely with the local community, we are pleased to increase our...

2012-06-04 02:22:46

A warm summer expected across the country OAKVILLE, ON, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - According to The Weather Network's Summer Outlook, released today, a warm summer is on the horizon, with normal to above normal temperatures expected across the country. The greatest chance for above normal temperatures will be across the western Prairies as well as, Atlantic Canada, with most regions experiencing extended periods of warm weather. "As with any season, preparedness is key to managing...

2012-05-24 10:22:38

LAS VEGAS, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today the Company has signed an agreement with Atlantic Lottery, a public corporation owned by the governments of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, to provide 1,612 video lottery terminals for the replacement of obsolete units. IGT is a proud longtime partner of Atlantic Lottery, providing VLTs for their program since its start in 1990. The contract...

2012-05-24 06:21:54

FORTUNE, NL, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Norman Doyle, Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the transfer of the Port of Fortune to the Harbour Authority of Fortune Inc. The transfer agreement includes a contribution of $7 million from the Government of Canada, to be used exclusively to cover operational costs and maintain the Port's infrastructure. Transport Canada's Port Divestiture Program made the transfer possible. "This transfer has put control of the port directly...

2012-05-17 06:20:47

MONTREAL, May 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada re-launches today daily non-stop seasonal flights between St. John's and London Heathrow, U. K. offering convenient connecting flights throughout Europe with its Star Alliance partner carriers. Air Canada will operate the only daily non-stop flights between Newfoundland and Labrador and London Heathrow until September 30, 2012. "This year, we are starting service almost two weeks earlier than last year due to strong performance and...


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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