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2014-09-30 23:03:23

Ticket Down has cut ticket prices across the board for the upcoming exhibition games featuring international soccer powerhouses Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador and Canada which will be hosted at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. This popular ticket site is also extending their customer appreciation promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Ticket Down has rolled back ticket prices for three upcoming exhibition matches at Red Bull Arena...

2014-09-30 16:29:48

Selective accolade recognizes talent exhibited through unique perception and experience NEW YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today the naming of three additional Arup Fellows in the Americas. The Arup fellow designation is a highly selective and life-long honorary title awarded to exceptional individuals considered role models with...

2014-09-29 23:07:00

Prevendra's "Senior Online Safety" brings online safety & security resources to the 45+ audience with the daily provision of posts in both English and Spanish and with the release of the English & Spanish editions of the ebook, “Senior Online Safety.” Woodinville, Washington (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Prevendra today announced their activities during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) via their Senior Online Safety portal targeted at the English- and...

2014-09-29 12:26:57

El Gaucho Founder Paul Mackay to retire; Chad Mackay takes the helm; Sarah Scott named new Executive Chef at El Gaucho Bellevue SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- El Gaucho Hospitality Owner, chairman and CEO Paul Mackay announced his retirement after more than 40 years in the restaurant industry and has been promoted to Head Gaucho of the Eastern Washington Pampas. Over the years, Paul managed the original El Gaucho restaurant, 13 Coins, Lafitte's, Elliot's Oyster House, the...

2014-09-29 12:23:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' Fluid Power Automotive Lead Center in Findlay, Ohio has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. The competition annually recognizes the best manufacturing facilities in North America. Freudenberg-NOK's Findlay plant is a lean benchmark among the company's 23 facilities operating in the Americas. The plant maintains nearly perfect statistics in the areas of...

2014-09-29 08:25:56

Financial Legend Frank Bisignano Will Serve as Grand Marshal to Lead Acts New and Old that Draw Over One Million Spectators NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47(th) to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano....

2014-09-26 12:20:59

LONDON, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger experience specialists representing 33 long-haul and regional airlines from around the world will meet in Seattle for the annual Passenger Experience Conference and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, which take place at the Washington State Convention Center. The conference is being staged on October 14, while the Expo - the only dedicated aircraft interiors exhibition in the Americas - runs October 14 through 16. US...

2014-09-26 08:24:50

DALLAS, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Market Snapshot: Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 Americas (US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico) research report of 42 pages, published in Sept 2014, to its online library. This research provides quantitative analysis of the two mammography systems market segments: full field mammography systems and film-screen mammography systems. Complete report is available at...

2014-09-22 16:25:47

Helpful Tools for Spanish Speakers from USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's Hispanic Heritage Month -- the time of year to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. For the 50.5 million Hispanics and Latinos who call the US home, USA.gov has many resources in Spanish to answer questions and get information about government programs: -- GobiernoUSA.gov is the Spanish language...

2014-09-22 12:22:32

CGX ENERGY INC. (TSX-V | OYL) TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - CGX Energy Inc. (TSX-V - OYL) ("CGX Energy" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a seismic contract with Prospector PTE. Ltd. ("Prospector") to conduct a 3,116.74 km(2) 3D seismic survey on the Company's 100% owned Demerara Block, offshore Guyana. The contract terms are attractive and represent one of the most extensive 3D seismic studies ever conducted in this area. The aggregate cost of this...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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