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2014-10-30 08:39:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) and Costa Rica's Tropical Agricultural Research & Higher Education Center (CATIE) announce the creation of the Americas Cacao Breeders Working Group. This group, the first of its kind in the Americas, will be established during an Americas Cacao Breeders meeting that will be held at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica, October 29 - 31,...

2014-10-30 08:27:08

The Company expects to generate revenue upon environmental permit approval GUADUAS, Colombia, Oct. 30, 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. New Colombia is nearing completion of the development of its 1000 cubic meter per day rock quarry on their property. New Colombia's...

2014-10-30 08:20:43

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $147.4 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion, compared to $115.2 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 net earnings include after tax charges of $9.4 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, for business...

2014-10-29 16:32:16

CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- Third quarter 2014 operating profit up 16.0% on revenue increase of 8.1% -- Third quarter 2014 net income up 20.9% Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) today announced revenues of $695.8 million and net income of $28.4 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014 compared with revenues of $643.9 million and net income of $23.5 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, for the third quarter of...

2014-10-29 16:26:17

Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13(th) annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs...

2014-10-29 12:26:43

Benefit Attracted 600 Guests and Raised More Than $75,000 to Support the Museum's Art Exhibitions and Education Programs NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language lifestyle magazine for Latinas in the U.S., partnered with Los Angeles's The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art, to host the ultimate "Dia de los Muertos" fundraiser commemorating this traditional...

2014-10-28 00:28:54

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China and the United States. The size of the country as made it a focus for IVD companies. This report, The IVD Market in Brazil, provides market estimates and forecasts for the main categories of in vitro diagnostics, and forecasts those markets to 2017. Information was obtained by both primary and secondary sources. Annual reports, trade publications, as well as telephone...

2014-10-27 23:00:53

The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s new Jungle Bells all-inclusive Belize Christmas vacation package offers a unique approach to enjoying the holidays while a sharing tropical adventure with family and friends. San Ignacio (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek has just announced a new, limited time only Belize Christmas vacation package that offers a unique approach to enjoying the holidays while sharing a tropical adventure with family and friends, according to the Belizean...

2014-10-27 20:20:52

-- Ecopetrol America Inc. owns 40% of the block, which is operated by Repsol USA. BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) reports the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Leon exploratory well located deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico (USA), operated by Repsol USA (60%), in partnership with Ecopetrol America Inc. (40%). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090209/ARM001LOGO The well is located 219 miles (354 kilometers)...

2014-10-25 23:01:58

Three-day conference focusing on marketing strategies for businesses in the Americas. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Roy Morejon, President of Command Partners, a top digital marketing agency, will be speaking on a panel at “Discover Global Markets: The Americas.” Beginning on Oct. 29, the three-day event will explore new market development strategies in the Americas. Panels will feature economists, industry professionals, trade experts, and U.S. commercial diplomats. The...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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