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2014-09-19 23:08:28

The Organization’s Growth Drives Need to Create an Online Community for its Members New York, New York (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Nearshore Executive Alliance (NEA), trade association for the nearshore IT/BPO industry, is very pleased to announce the adoption of ConnectAmericas as its networking and collaboration platform. A network of nearshore industry leaders and business executives from across the Americas, the NEA was established with the objective of promoting and increasing...

2014-09-19 16:25:28

Sandlerresearch.org offers Global Cellulose Fibers Market 2014-2018 a 61 Pages market research reports to its store. DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the major trends emerging in the market is the production of cellulose fibers using renewable sources. Manufacturers are focusing on obtaining cellulose fibers from renewable sources as the market is facing environmental concerns. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147248 Analysts forecast the Global Cellulose...

2014-09-18 12:26:55

Crisis Engulfing Puerto Rico is Padilla's, and Padilla's Alone DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, today announced a new advertising campaign in both POLITICO and The Wall Street Journal drawing attention to billions of dollars that Governor Alejandro Padilla controls through the Government Development Bank, a secretive institution that operates outside the reach of regulators and functions as...

2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-09-16 23:00:29

Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has topped a “Sacred Places of a Lifetime” list compiled by National Geographic, bolstering Belize’s reputation as one of the world’s best cultural tourism destinations, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 National Geographic has placed Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave at the top of a new list of "Sacred Places of a Lifetime,” bolstering the little country’s reputation as one of...

2014-09-16 08:29:59

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has released a new report titled "Grantmaking in Indian Country: Trends from the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative" that, among other findings, reveals a large gap between dollars needed for essential Indian Country food projects and the actual funding available for those projects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO That "unmet need" conclusion is...

2014-09-16 08:23:44

The Company believes they have discovered rock phosphate on their property GUADUAS, Colombia, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company"), a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to update shareholders on the progress of their mining operations. As previously announced, New Colombia is developing a 1000 m3 per day rock quarry on their property while they bring coal operations online....

2014-09-15 16:27:20

Top Honors for Marketing Excellence go to Ogilvy & Mather NY, Starcom MediaVest Group Chicago, Digitas NY, PepsiCo and Samsung Galaxy LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from Warc has named Ogilvy & Mather New York the top creative agency in the Americas. Starcom MediaVest Group Chicago is the Americas' number one media agency, and Digitas New York the top digital agency. PepsiCo is the region's top advertiser, and Samsung Galaxy the number one brand. Photo -...

2014-09-15 12:25:42

Media Alert: Capitol Hill Release Of Fact-Finding Missions Report On State Of Central American Children WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Fact-Finding Delegations of Immigrant-Rights leaders - from Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston, Oakland and San Francisco - will report at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. preliminary findings of patterns of ongoing violence targeting children in Honduras, El Salvador, and...

2014-09-14 23:00:16

Belize’s September celebrations, now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st, are set to be the biggest yet this year, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Belize’s September celebrations are now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st. Featuring the most important events on the national calendar, this year’s festivities are set to be the biggest yet, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek....


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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