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Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor

Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor Gomphothere

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gomphotheres, genetic relatives of the elephant, were thought to have roamed North America and became extinct long before humans reached the continent. But, according to a new study,...

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2014-07-22 16:23:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Government of Puerto Rico, challenging the legality of a new law that allows certain public corporations to avoid their debts. Funds managed by BlueMountain Capital are holders of power revenue bonds in Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), a public corporation that provides electrical power to residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Puerto...

2014-07-22 12:35:11

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) announces today that it has secured valuable internship placements with international business group, the Libra Group, under a new partnership for high-achieving Haitian university students. These internships provide promising students with the professional growth opportunity they deserve as a critical step in creating a community of empowered young professionals and leaders with the...

2014-07-22 08:24:22

BAODING, China and SANTIAGO, Chile, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", has expanded its footprint in the Americas by opening the Company's third Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/04/01/20120401160439160364.jpg To facilitate the opening of the...

2014-07-21 23:00:44

Ticket Down announces that South American teams, Brazil and Colombia, will battle it out on United States soil in a match at Sun Life Stadium on Friday, September 5th. This trusted ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo code FUTBOL-2014 for additional savings on any Brazil vs. Colombia tickets. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source for cheap Brazil vs. Colombia tickets at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on September 5th....

2014-07-21 16:26:50

DUBLIN, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pckqlg/market_snapshot) has announced the addition of the"Market Snapshot: Transcatheter Heart Valves 2007 to 2020 - Americas (US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pckqlg/market_snapshot ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report provides...

2014-07-21 16:23:50

20th annual event recognizes the most influential business leaders in the Americas in diverse categories including Environmentalist of the Year, Innovative Corporate Leader of the Year, Social Responsibility CEO of the Year, Sustainability CEO of the Year, and Trade Americas BRAVO Award MIAMI, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America, announced today five winners who will be...

2014-07-21 12:27:02

LIMA, Peru, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grana y Montero S.A.A. ("Grana y Montero" or "the Company") (NYSE: GRAM) (BVL: GRAMONC1), the engineering and construction Peruvian company listed in the New York Stock Exchange, announced it will host its Second Quarter 2014 earnings conference call on July 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 12:00 p.m. Lima Time. To participate, please dial: 1-800-311-9401 (U.S. participants) 1-334-323-7224 (International Participants) Conference ID:...

2014-07-21 08:24:39

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Pacific & Partners will host the 20th Latin Oil Week/ Latin Upstream 2014 Conference from 1-3 September 2014 at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The 20th Latin Upstream Conference 2014 is a key annual event for the Latin American Continent, to be augmented by its special twentieth anniversary, as the longest-running such event in and/or on Latin America, alongside the widely-acclaimed 10th...

2014-07-20 23:02:45

Chazel Capital. Inc (http://www.chazelcapital.com) announced today that they have increased investment into OFIR Rey Salomon development with positive results, having completed substantial prep work on several productive areas and purchased new equipment to facilitate mechanized operation. Lima, Peru (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Chazel Capital today revealed an aggressive expansion plan for their existing operation in Peru in response to and in preparation for the massive growth occurring in the...

2014-07-19 23:01:25

Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market 2014-2018 report says one of the key drivers is the rising concerns about the environment and the looming threat of global warming. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology is expected to emerge as a clean technology to reduce GHG emissions. The integration of CCS with IGCC will reduce costs and make CCS technology more economically viable. IGCC plants equipped with CCS technology are...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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