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2009-08-06 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magellan Petroleum Corporation (NCM: MPET; ASX: MGN) ("Magellan") announced its production and exploration activities for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. OIL & GAS SALES Natural Gas The Company's share of natural gas sales during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 decreased by 7 percent from the June 2008 quarter, as detailed below: Million Cubic Feet Field (Magellan Share) ------------------...

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2009-07-03 10:50:00

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.Writing in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE, Scott Hocknull and colleagues at the Queensland Museum and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History noted the discovery of two large herbivorous sauropods and one carnivorous theropod in the Winton Formation in eastern Australia.Australia doesn't have a noteworthy fossil record, and many...

2009-06-28 07:39:36

While most fans are in awe of what their football heroes can do with a football, the source of their remarkable skill remains strangely mysterious. Although being in excellent physical condition undoubtedly helps, few people actually believe that intense physical training alone can turn an average bloke into a Ronaldo. Now, scientists from the University of Queensland have decided to study what this "something else" might be. Dr. Robbie Wilson will talk about the details of this study and the...

2009-06-11 15:42:10

Resveratrol shows therapeutic potential for cancer chemoprevention as well as cardioprotection. Resveratrol may aid in the prevention of age-related disorders, such as neurodegenerative diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Low doses of resveratrol improve cell survival as a component of cardio- and neuro-protection, while high doses increase cell death.   The benefits of alcohol are all about moderation. Low to moderate drinking "“ especially of red...

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2009-06-05 14:40:41

Writing in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters on Friday, researchers noted that a system of selling credits to reduce carbon emissions in the Indonesian rainforest could provide a feasible method of conservation. Authors of the new report stated that paying to reduce rainforest carbon emissions could actually amount to more income than initiatives to use the deforested land for palm oil production. Lead researcher Oscar Venter, from the University of Queensland, focused his study...

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2009-05-11 13:55:00

Extract of Kava useful in treating anxiety and improving mood Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found a traditional extract of Kava, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific, to be safe and effective in reducing anxiety. To be published online this week in the Springer journal Psychopharmacology, the results of a world-first clinical trial which found that a water-soluble extract of Kava was effective in treating anxiety and improving mood. The Kava was prescribed...

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2009-05-06 08:54:39

Australia wants $18 million in recompense for a Hong Kong-based shipping company's enormous oil spill, officials announced. Swire Shipping's cargo liner Pacific Adventurer emptied 53,000 gallons of fuel oil off the Queensland coast during a storm on March 11. Large expanses of tourist beach spots were encrusted with oil, which leaked out after the hull was cracked by falling fertilizer containers during the sea storm. It is being called one of Australia's worst ever oil spills. Queensland...

2009-05-05 08:22:05

'Drought-proofing' Australia's urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections, according to a new study published May 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Dr Nigel Beebe and colleagues from the University of Queensland, CSIRO Entomology, the Australian Army Malaria Institute, and the Communicable Diseases Branch of Queensland...

2009-04-30 10:05:00

Collaboration with University of Queensland Medical School in Australia Provides Overseas and New Orleans Education for U.S. Medical Students NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) and The University of Queensland Medical School in Brisbane, Australia, proudly announce the opening of the University of Queensland School of Medicine Clinical School at Ochsner, a unique, joint affiliation that will provide U.S. medical students with unprecedented training...

2009-04-30 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Maine, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magellan Petroleum Corporation (Nasdaq: MPET; ASX: MGN) ("Magellan") announced its production and exploration activities for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. OIL & GAS SALES Natural Gas The Company's share of natural gas sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2009 decreased by 11 percent from the March 2008 quarter, as detailed below: Field (Magellan Share) Million Cubic Feet Terajoules Variance...


Latest Queensland Reference Libraries

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

Dainty Green Tree Frog, Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane. It is a slender and medium sized frog, reaching a length of 1.8 inches. It features a rich green...

Yellow-bellied Glider, Petaurus australis
2013-08-16 10:22:01

The yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a species of gliding possum that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Victoria to northern Queensland. It prefers a habitat within eucalypt forests, at elevations of up to 2,296 feet above sea level. This species holds two recognized subspecies, one of which is locally common and one that is rare to encounter. The yellow-bellied glider can reach an average body length of 11.8 inches, with an average tail length...

Whiptail Wallaby, Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes underlined by white stripes. This species receives its common name, the pretty-faced wallaby, from these...

Lemur-like Ringtail Possum
2013-04-30 14:16:43

The lemur-like ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), also known as the brushy-tailed ringtail or the lemuroid ringtail possum, is the sole member of its genus. It is most closely related to the greater glider. Its range is small, encompassing the area between Cairns and Ingham in Queensland, Australia, with one small population occurring on Carbine Tableland. Its bushy tail helps distinguish it from other ringtail possums, and the lack of membrane under the arms and legs help distinguish...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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