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Looking Back At 17th Century Scientist’s Idea Of Space Travel
2014-01-10 14:03:42

[ Watch the Video: 17th Century Space Travel Ideas From John Wilkins ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A lesser known pioneer of science who was one of the first in his field to look into space travel was born 400 years ago this month. John Wilkins, a graduate of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, was born in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, on 1 January 1614. Wilkins was ordained as a priest in the Church of England before he traveled around the UK and Germany to meet up with...

2013-11-21 23:20:50

Don't miss a chance to meet an NBA legend and discuss the Capital Region can coming together to combat diabetes. Albany, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Please join the Capital District YMCA, CDPHP and Hannaford Supermarkets at the Healthy Living Center, 900 Central Ave, Albany, NY Monday, November 25 as we welcome NBA great and diabetes ambassador Dominique Wilkins. Once known as “The Human Highlight Reel” Mr. Wilkins lives with type-2 diabetes and is an advocate for the promotion...

2009-04-15 09:00:00

TORONTO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - Donald Carty, Chairman, Porter Airlines Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador David H. Wilkins to its Board of Directors. Ambassador Wilkins is currently a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, in Greensville, South Carolina, and chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group, which focuses primarily on representing businesses on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border and offers experience on a wide range of...

2008-10-16 21:00:00

CLOVIS, Calif., Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Although many of us fear failure, sometimes it is success that can be most costly. One man on the verge of superstardom loses touch with himself and his family in the glare of the professional hockey world. This is the engaging story about the measure of man all set to begin with the release of Shift: A Novel, authored by Matt Brown. Inspired by the stories of the many Olympians, athletes, coaches and other talents the author has worked...

2008-07-25 00:00:45

By Zandy Dudiak If rainy days are ahead, officials in Wilkins won't mind. Some inclement weather would give public works crews more time indoors working on the township's new multipurpose center. The center will provide needed meeting and activity space and put the former Wilkins-Churchill Rescue One building back into service. The adjacent municipal building on Peffer Road has a community room and small kitchen, but township activities have been drawing more people than can...

2008-07-18 18:00:33

Barrick Gold Corporation's (NYSE: ABX)(TSX: ABX) Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Greg Wilkins as Executive Vice Chairman following his resignation from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Chairman Peter Munk has been Acting CEO since March 27 when Mr. Wilkins went on medical leave. Mr. Munk will continue in this role until a successor is appointed. "I look forward to playing a key and active role as Executive Vice Chairman working with Peter and...

2005-12-14 14:37:28

By Allan Dowd RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. But U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning, denied on Wednesday he was trying to control the election debate. Martin -- who has regularly...

2005-12-14 14:37:43

By Allan Dowd RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. But U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning, denied on Wednesday he was trying to control the election debate. Martin -- who has...

2005-12-14 14:35:00

By Allan Dowd RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. But U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning, denied on Wednesday he was trying to control the election debate. Martin -- who has regularly attacked the U.S....

2005-12-14 12:59:41

RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated the war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he could raise in the run-up to the January 23 election. U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins warned Martin and other Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning. But Martin -- who has regularly attacked the U.S. stance on a bilateral trade dispute over...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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