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Tiny New Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil

Tiny New Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil

Pensoft Publishers The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might be still underestimated. In the...

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2014-07-31 20:21:47

Financial results show the positive effect of international crude prices that partially offset the strong impact of the difficult operational environment on production and sales BOGOTA, Colombia, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announced today its unaudited financial results, both consolidated and unconsolidated, for the second quarter of 2014. The financial results were prepared and filed in Colombian pesos (COP$) in accordance...

2014-07-31 08:32:46

Latin American and Caribbean government agencies, major infrastructure developers and local providers to gather in Miami in September to launch ConnectAmericas.com Infrastructure Community MIAMI, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin American countries seeking to remain internationally competitive need to invest close to five percent of their GDP to bridge the region's infrastructure gap. That presents big opportunities for firms throughout the hemisphere. Those opportunities will be...

2014-07-31 08:23:08

New Wonders of the World Itinerary for 2015 DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abercrombie & Kent will be the first to operate luxury private jet journeys featuring fully lie-flat seats beginning in the fall of 2014. All of A&K's private jet journeys will now feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and a fully lie-flat...

2014-07-31 08:20:44

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share (including after tax charges of $7.7 million, or 6 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs) on sales of $2.3 billion, compared to $95.1 million, or 63 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Results for the first...

2014-07-30 16:22:49

Highlights: CLEVELAND, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) today announced revenues of $684.7 million and net income of $32.9 million, or $1.95 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014 compared with revenues of $659.6 million and net income of $36.2 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. Operating profit was $47.7 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared with $35.9 million for the second...

2014-07-29 12:31:18

Territorial Governor Padilla Continues Assault on U.S. Constitution, Investor Rights and U.S. Taxpayers DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, continues its advertising campaign warning on the unlawful actions of Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico - a U.S. Territory - that puts at risk the U.S. Constitution and edges the Commonwealth ever closer tohemispheric rogue nation, Argentina. Nick...

2014-07-28 20:24:50

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Genomics Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255162/Global-Genomics-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout GenomicsGenomics is the study of the genetic material or genomes of an organism. It is expected to be a strong basis for the discovery and development of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for a range of human diseases or health conditions. Genomics is supported by three...

2014-07-28 20:24:43

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Aortic Stent Grafts Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255143/Global-Aortic-Stent-Grafts-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Aortic Stent GraftsAn aortic stent graft is a stainless steel metal mesh-like tube composed of woven polyester fabric. Stent grafts are categorized on the basis of product application type into two three segments: Abdominal Aortic Stent Grafts, Thoracic...

2014-07-28 20:24:28

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Medical Biosensors Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/403457/Global-Medical-Biosensors-Market-2014-2018.htmlAboutMedical biosensors are used to analyze biological components with the help of physicochemical detectors. These biosensors monitor health status, disease betterment, and therapeutic treatment outcomes through invasive and non-invasive methods. They are...

2014-07-28 20:23:53

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Biodiesel Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255173/Global-Biodiesel-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout BiodieselDuring the past decade, biodiesel has attracted considerable attention as a non-toxic fuel because of its environmental benefits and because it is made from sources such as vegetable oil and animal fat. However, still it hasn't been able to garner the market to its...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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