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2010-12-20 10:00:00

TSX-V: TXRFrankfurt: TX0 VANCOUVER, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0) has received the results of fieldwork conducted in September and October on its wholly-owned Stewart gold-copper property in Newfoundland. Results include: discovery of the Forty Creek showing, a collection of angular blocks of quartz vein material with local sulphides in the northeastern part of the property.  Several blocks up to 1 metre ("m") across occur within a 200...

2010-12-02 09:10:00

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Statoil has been awarded interests in four new licences offshore Canada. The new acreage underlines the company's ambitions in the area. The licences include a Significant Discovery Licence (SDL) and three Exploration Licences (ELs) off the coast of Newfoundland, awarded through a land sale issue by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). "We are very pleased to learn that we have been successful in...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise awareness about their programs that help at risk youth. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 On May 29, 2011 riders will depart from the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge on a 8000 km (5000 mile) journey to Newfoundland. Along the way the tour, hosted by bike tour company Tour d'Afrique, will stop at five Trips for Kids Chapters. Riders and...

2010-10-26 21:39:35

Researchers in Newfoundland have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer. As a result, they have developed a unique prevention program in which people with no symptoms, but with a suspect gene and a family history, are being implanted with internal cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) which can restart their hearts if they stop. "Our discovery has led to a targeted genetic screening and individualized therapy that is significantly improving survival rates," Dr. Sean Connors told...

2010-10-04 10:59:00

TSX-V: TXRFrankfurt: TX0  VANCOUVER, Oct 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0) has begun fieldwork on its wholly-owned Stewart gold-copper property in Newfoundland.  The objective of fieldwork is to delineate the full extent of the large hydrothermal alteration/mineralization system known to be present on the property and to prospect the entire property.  The Stewart property is comprised of...

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2010-09-22 13:39:11

Hurricane Igor may have transitioned into a post-tropical hurricane late yesterday, but when he approached Newfoundland, Canada and merged with an area of low pressure it resulted in heavy rainfall throughout the region. NASA satellites captured Igor's northern march toward the Labrador Sea yesterday. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites captured visible and infrared images of Hurricane Igor yesterday as he brought heavy rainfall into northeastern Canada. A visible image of Hurricane Igor over...

2010-06-23 12:20:00

TSX-V: TXR Frankfurt: TX0 VANCOUVER, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0) has entered into an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Stewart Gold-Copper Property in the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange. The Stewart property consists of two mineral exploration licenses, totaling 173 claims (~43.25 km(2)), located 30 km north-northeast of the town of Marystown, which is in turn...

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2010-04-15 12:35:00

Usually a banner month for seal hunting, this April has seen a shortage in seals due to lack of sea ice during a record-warm Canadian winter, and, according to officials and sealers, a boycott by the European Union has ruined the seal hunt off Canada's Atlantic coast. The Fisheries Minister of Canada, Gail Shea, increased the allowable catch of harp seals this season to 330,000, up by 50,000 from previous seasons, defying a ban on seal products by the European Union. However, most of...

2010-04-08 10:58:00

NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada, April 8 After disastrous ice conditions in March caused many harp seal pups to perish prematurely, Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is now allowing open fire on the few seals that survived. Today, IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is set to observe hunting activity off the coasts of Newfoundland. Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on...

2010-02-25 07:55:00

ABWTQ (OTC) MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AbitibiBowater today filed a Notice of Arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") with regards to the expropriation of its assets and rights in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Company contends that the provincial government's enactment in December 2008 of Bill 75, which expropriates an extensive array of the Company's rights and assets, was arbitrary, discriminatory and illegal under international law. The...


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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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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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