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2014-04-22 23:00:20

On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. The Board also approved a major gift agreement...

2014-04-22 16:32:07

The Institutional Real Estate And Infrastructure Database That Does The Work For You SAN RAMON, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institutional Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that it now provides qualified institutional real estate investors with unlimited, 24/7/365 access to its exclusive FundTracker database. Developed in 1996 but now available for the first time commercially, this comprehensive database is also available to qualified investment managers, consultants...

2014-04-22 08:23:23

Starting June 5, 2014 Cuba Travel Services will offer a new route to its current charter schedule, expanding its network to 6 cities throughout the island. CYPRESS, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cuba Travel Services, the leading authorized carrier service provider with offices in California and Florida, is now offering direct flights from Miami to Holguin, Cuba. Cuba Travel Services arranges flights operated by American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines to popular...

2014-04-21 23:03:08

New research report “Tissue Diagnostics Market by Technology (Immunohistochemistry, in Situ Hybridization, Digital pathology & Workflow, Special Staining), Disease (Breast Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer, Non Small Cell Lung Cancer and Others), Product (Instruments and Consumables), End-Users (Hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, Research Laboratories, Contract Research Organizations and Others) & by Region (The Americas, Europe, BRIC, Japan & RoW) - Trends...

2014-04-18 16:23:51

SandlerResearch.org offers "Global Thermal Management Systems Market for Electronic Equipment 2014-2018" research report in its store. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Thermal Management System market for Electronics Equipment for the period 2013-2018. DALLAS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Global Thermal Management Systems Market for Electronic Equipment is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.66% over the period 2013-2018. Global Thermal...

2014-04-17 23:12:53

SXM Deals shares its list of 10 must do activities in St. Maarten on any Caribbean vacation or cruise. St. Maarten, Caribbean (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Tourists around the world come to St. Maarten, a tropical paradise in the Caribbean for its beautiful beaches, numerous tours and friendly people. With so much activities on such a small island, newcomers may feel overwhelmed looking for things to do. Fear not and read SXM Deals list of top 10 fun things to do in St. Maarten to make the most...

2014-04-17 11:32:24

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words. This list was compiled in 1969 during a brief encounter with one Carabayo family. Frank Seifart of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in...

2014-04-17 00:21:52

Successfully Transitioning to the Cloud with 38% Constant Currency Growth in Non-IFRS Cloud Subscriptions and Support Revenue WALLDORF, Germany, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Fast Cloud Growth Ahead of Annual Outlook Growth Range: Non-IFRS Cloud Subscriptions and Support Revenue Increased 38% at Constant Currencies (32% at Actual Currencies) -- Strong Cloud Billings Growth: Non-IFRS Calculated Cloud Billings Increased 36% at Constant Currencies; Annual...

2014-04-16 23:16:06

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas announces a new 3.5-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD module (LQ035Q3DY01) featuring Sharp’s Progressive Super View technology, which enables view-ability in direct sunlight with brightness settings as low as 100 nits. Camas, WA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced a new 3.5-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD module (LQ035Q3DY01) featuring Sharp’s proprietary Progressive Super View (PSV) technology. PSV enables...

2014-04-16 23:14:37

Trend To Consolidate Fragmented MRO Market Is A Positive For A Cost Saving First Wave (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace concluded a successful showing at the MRO Americas 2014 last week in Phoenix, AZ, and reported several promising developments as a result. Tony McAnly, President of First Wave Aerospace, said the take away on industry trends from MRO Americas was that amid change some fundamentals are still time-tested and it bolds well for...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

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...

Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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