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2014-08-22 16:22:14

Alvaro Concha, Colombia's Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011 Discusses the Past Three Years Following Anniversary of the Colombia-Canada FTA and Prospects for the Future NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (www.investorideas.com) a global news source covering leading sectors including Latin American stocks, issues an exclusive Q&A with Alvaro Concha, Proexport Colombia Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011. Mr. Concha...

2014-08-22 12:21:09

Company Recognized by Customers for Outstanding Service CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, received Logistics Management magazine's 2014 Quest for Quality award in the Ocean Carriers segment. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The...

2014-08-21 16:21:40

"Vote the Environment" campaign uses art to inspire youth awareness about environmental issues at stake on Election Day VENTURA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia today launched a crowdsourced art campaign inviting artists & designers to create a collection of designs to express why they believe the environment is the #1 issue in the upcoming election and inspire people to vote - especially young people. According to a Harvard University study, only 23 percent of...

2014-08-20 23:03:14

http://www.datasite.com - Merrill Datasite in association with mergermarket presents “Deal Drivers 2014 Half Year Report for the Americas.” New York, US (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Get the report here: http://bit.ly/1oWDXmu Merrill Datasite in association with mergermarket presents “Deal Drivers 2014 Half Year Report for the Americas.” This report provides a comprehensive review of M&A activity in both North and South America, with targeted analysis of regional and sector-specific...

2014-08-20 12:23:27

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the appointment of Belle Lenz to the role of Regional Director of Communications, Dentsu Aegis Network, Americas. In this newly created role, Belle will be responsible for developing and driving Dentsu Aegis Network's communications strategy across this key growth region. Based in New York, Belle will report to Nigel Morris, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Americas & EMEA, and Louise Evans, Dentsu Aegis...

2014-08-20 04:20:44

The global residential and light commercial WTE faces though stiff competition from the bottled water market LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mega Trends such as the increased importance of health, wellness and wellbeing are highlighting water safety issues and supporting strong growth in the global residential and light commercial water treatment equipment (WTE) market. The strict enforcement of water quality standards as well as regulations supporting upcoming innovative water...

2014-08-19 23:02:39

Avnet will offer Inventek’s competitive wireless systems to customers in the Americas across a wide range of market segments. Billerica, MA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Inventek Systems LLC, a USA-based, full-service modular solutions provider focused on WiFi, BT, BTLE, NFC, GPS, combo-radios, antennas, and Broadcom's WICED platforms for embedded connectivity and IoT-ready applications, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas,...

2014-08-19 08:25:15

One LA artist to win $1K, winning artwork to be displayed at Museum of Latin American Art LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of the HERDEZ® brand, Mexico's No. 1 selling salsa, is launching a T-shirt design contest in spirit of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The brand is calling out for artists in the greater Los Angeles area to submit their designs for the chance to be featured on the 2014 HERDEZ® brand Día de los Muertos T-shirts, which will be up...

2014-08-17 23:00:09

The Lodge at Chaa Creek has been recognised as “Belize’s Leading Spa Resort” at this year's World Tourism Awards. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek has been recognised as “Belize’s Leading Spa Resort” at the recent World Tourism Awards, an event the Wall Street Journal called “The travel Industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.” Speaking after the announcement at the awards ceremonies, held this year in Quito, Ecuador, Chaa Creek’s...

2014-08-14 23:00:15

The Lodge at Chaa Creek says their inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that environmental sustainability does not come at a cost to quality or service. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that an emphasis on environmental sustainability can go hand in hand with high quality and...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over 50,000 registered ponies, 2,000 members and had over 40 affiliate chapters. Shetland pony breeder...

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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