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2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-14 16:20:51

Crew abandoned without wages, food and water aboard the Liberian flagged vessel, Fritz, in Oshawa Harbor THOROLD, ON, July 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it will stand alongside its brothers as they strike aboard the Liberian registered vessel, Fritz. The Fritz, currently in the Port...

2011-06-30 08:49:00

LONDON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple Olympic gold and silver medallist, Ben Ainslie CBE, joined Premiership Rugby Club Harlequins for a pre-season training session today. The sailor was at the club's training base at Surrey Sports Park to compare fitness programs and to see how the club's sevens squad are preparing themselves for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series 2011 which kicks off on Friday 15 July at The Recreation Ground in Bath....

2009-08-13 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mad Mariner, the daily online boating magazine and resource for mariners, announced today the launch of MarineroLoco.com, the first consumer boating magazine published daily in Spanish. Published five days a week, MarineroLoco.com is available for free to all readers. Like its parent, MadMariner.com, the new magazine takes an inclusive approach to boating, writing about men and women, powerboats and sailboats, fishing and cruising, multi-hulls and...

2008-12-17 09:33:00

SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFOI), a global leader in energy-efficient lighting technologies, announced today that the company's proposal to develop advanced berth lighting systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Under the project, entitled "A Spectrally Dynamic Berth Light for Active Circadian Cycle Management," Energy Focus will further develop...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Corvus (crow) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, very low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 12h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, sailor's lore The constellation Corvus is named for the crow, a bird associated with Apollo. The star pattern looks nothing like a bird. It consists of four bright stars that form a quadrilateral and better fits the Arab designation of a tent, or the sailor's lore that identifies it as...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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