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2011-08-03 08:22:00

CALGARY, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX-V: PFC) - PetroFrontier Corp. ("PetroFrontier") is pleased to announce that it has spudded its first well, "Baldwin-2", in the Southern Georgina Basin in the Northern Territory, Australia. PetroFrontier began drilling Baldwin-2 on the morning of Wednesday August 3, 2011, Australian Central Standard Time. Baldwin-2 is located in the southwestern part of EP 103 in the Southern Georgina Basin. PetroFrontier has a 100% working interest in EP...

2011-05-30 00:00:30

ServiceM8.com, a cloud app aimed at reducing job administration for small business, officially launched this month. Darwin, Northern Territory (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 "ServiceM8 is a new approach to managing clients, staff and jobs in real-time. It [ServiceM8] is to job management what Facebook is to email" ServiceM8 CEO Kim Ford said today. "While friends on Facebook post messages about their social lives - staff using ServiceM8 post messages, photos, quotes and invoices to keep everyone in...

2011-05-11 10:42:00

DENVER, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Gold Corp. (TSX & NYSE Amex: VGZ) ("Vista" or the "Corporation") announced today its financial results for the first quarter and three months ended March 31, 2011, as filed on May 10, 2011, with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the relevant securities regulatory authorities in Canada, in the Corporation's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and announced that a management quarterly conference call is scheduled...

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2011-02-16 13:18:38

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image today of tropical cyclones affecting Australia in the western and northern areas of the country. Newly formed Tropical Storm Carlos is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Darwin and the Northern Territory, while Tropical Storm Dianne is bringing rains and winds to Western Australia. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Australia today, Feb. 16 at 05:17 UTC (12:17 a.m. EST/ 2:47 p.m. Australia/Darwin local time. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder...

2011-02-08 19:30:00

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Gold Corp. ("Vista" or the "Company") (TSX & NYSE Amex Equities: VGZ) reported today on its recent meetings with officials of the Northern Territory Government, Australia (the "Territory Government"), to set development objectives for ongoing site management and permitting activities for the Company's Mt. Todd gold project. Vista acquired the Mt. Todd gold project in February 2006. As part of its acquisition, Vista entered into an agreement...


Latest Northern Territory Reference Libraries

Fawn Antechinus, Antechinus bellus
2013-08-22 11:05:56

The fawn antechinus (Antechinus bellus) is a species of marsupial that is native to northern areas of Australia and it is the only member of its genus, Antechinus, to reside in the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat within open tropical forests and holds a limited range. Oldfield Thomas, who gave it the scientific name bellus, first described the species in 1904. The fawn antechinus appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Although the fawn...

Black Wallaroo, Macropus bernardus
2013-06-07 13:34:52

The black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), also known as Woodward's wallaroo or Bernard's wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. This area occurs in mountainous habitat between Nabarlek and South Alligator River that contains open eucalyptus forests and closed forests. The black wallaroo is the smallest and most unique of all wallaroo species. It displays sexual dimorphism, with males appearing to be all black or dark...

Northern Nail-tail Wallaby, Onychogalea unguifera
2012-10-27 14:47:26

The northern nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera) is a marsupial that is also known as the sandy nail-tail wallaby. It can be found in Western Australia, Queensland, Australia, and the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat with clay and softer soils in open woodlands or tussocks, or in shrub lands with limited tree vegetation. It can also be found in coastal areas with little vegetation. The northern nail-tail wallaby is the largest species within its genus, and is light tan in color,...

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2008-05-05 23:53:31

The Striped-faced Dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), is an Australian marsupial. This animal is found throughout central Australia from the Pilbarra to central Northern Territory, western and central Queensland, south to north-east South Australia to north and west New South Wales. It inhabits sandy soils with dune hummock grasslands, tussock grasslands and scrublands. This dunnart has an average body length of 7 inches. Its weight varies between five and eight-tenths of an ounces. It has a...

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2006-12-26 15:41:07

The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species of freshwater turtle in the world. The shell is typically gray in color, with a leathery texture, while the front plate is cream colored. Their feet are actually flippers, resembling those of marine turtles. Its nose looks like that of a pig....

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'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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