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2014-07-17 08:23:43

$508 million of Construction Loans Reach Financial Close BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce it has reached financial close of a $222 million construction loan for the 150 MW Border Winds Project in Rolette County, North Dakota and a $286 million construction loan for the 200...

2014-07-16 23:01:44

Ticket Down announces that Brazil will tangle with Colombia in a friendly exhibition match at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Friday, September 5th. This well known ticket exchange advises that they are offering promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for additional savings off their already low ticket prices for this much anticipated event featuring two talented international soccer teams playing on United States soil. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Ticket Down is a dependable source for cheap...

2014-07-15 12:33:25

Record volume pushes ACV to an all-time high of $6.4 billion in the second quarter; STAMFORD, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Activity in the global outsourcing industry for the previous three months reached its highest level ever in a second quarter, producing record contract values for the period and contributing to the one of the strongest first halves ever, according to the latest market data from Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology...

Early Humans May Have Preyed On Elephant Ancestor Gomphothere
2014-07-15 12:58:30

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, researchers have uncovered evidence that North America’s earliest humans may have preyed on the ancient mammals. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, study researchers from the United States and Mexico found remains of...

2014-07-14 23:05:42

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Market Snapshot: Transcatheter Heart Valves 2007 to 2020 – Americas” to its store. Inquire before buying on this report at http://www.lifescienceindustryresearch.com/inquire-before-buying?rname=17134. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 This report provides quantitative analysis of the transcatheter heart valves market in Americas. The analysis includes market size data by revenue and volume over the 2007–2020 period and key...

2014-07-14 23:04:42

APAC held a major share of the power electronics ecosystem, worth 42.11%, in 2013; it is expected to be at the same position across the forecast period, followed by the Americas and Europe. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 According to a new market research report "Power Electronics Market by Substrate Wafer Technology (GaN, SiC, and Others), Devices (Power IC, Power Module & Power Discrete), Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020", the Power Electronics...

2014-07-11 23:05:09

Industrial Automation Control Market in the Americas 2014-2018 analyzes segments like DCS, SCADA, PLC, MES, and APC. Dallas, Texa (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Web-based automation solutions provide complete real-time information from production plants, which increases the production process. A web-based automation solution integrates with various production plants at the shop floor level and shares the information gathered through a common database. Thus, it helps improve the decision-making...

2014-07-11 23:03:11

Climb Tallest Pyramid in the Yucatan, Enjoy Meal Prepared by Mayan Women,Take On-Site Ecological Tour and More with Mayan Heritage Experience Package Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Experience Mayan heritage and enjoy the spirit of Mexico with the Mayan Heritage Experience Package at the luxury all-inclusive AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Highlights of the package include a guided on-site ecological family tour where guests learn about local flora and fauna, as well...

2014-07-10 23:05:23

Caribbean Export Agency aims to boost regional trade in the Caribbean among the territories and the proximity of Cayman’s Special Economic Zone to the US presents opportunities. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Cayman Enterprise City Chief Executive Officer Charlie Kirkconnell and Chief Development Officer Cindy O’Hara welcomed representatives of private firms and stakeholders from some 15 Caribbean countries to the CEC special economic zone offices in...

2014-07-10 23:03:23

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics, is the first to offer the Americas local stock of polymer materials that meet European Union (EU) Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011. Quadrant’s continually expanding portfolio of certified materials, from PA to PEEK, provides food manufacturers the assurance of fulfilling the highest safety and quality levels for their food processing and packaging machinery. Reading, PA (PRWEB) July...


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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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