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2014-07-29 12:31:18

Territorial Governor Padilla Continues Assault on U.S. Constitution, Investor Rights and U.S. Taxpayers DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, continues its advertising campaign warning on the unlawful actions of Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico - a U.S. Territory - that puts at risk the U.S. Constitution and edges the Commonwealth ever closer tohemispheric rogue nation, Argentina. Nick...

2014-07-28 20:24:50

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Genomics Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255162/Global-Genomics-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout GenomicsGenomics is the study of the genetic material or genomes of an organism. It is expected to be a strong basis for the discovery and development of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for a range of human diseases or health conditions. Genomics is supported by three...

2014-07-28 20:24:43

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Aortic Stent Grafts Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255143/Global-Aortic-Stent-Grafts-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Aortic Stent GraftsAn aortic stent graft is a stainless steel metal mesh-like tube composed of woven polyester fabric. Stent grafts are categorized on the basis of product application type into two three segments: Abdominal Aortic Stent Grafts, Thoracic...

2014-07-28 20:24:28

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Medical Biosensors Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/403457/Global-Medical-Biosensors-Market-2014-2018.htmlAboutMedical biosensors are used to analyze biological components with the help of physicochemical detectors. These biosensors monitor health status, disease betterment, and therapeutic treatment outcomes through invasive and non-invasive methods. They are...

2014-07-28 20:23:53

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Biodiesel Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255173/Global-Biodiesel-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout BiodieselDuring the past decade, biodiesel has attracted considerable attention as a non-toxic fuel because of its environmental benefits and because it is made from sources such as vegetable oil and animal fat. However, still it hasn't been able to garner the market to its...

2014-07-28 20:23:48

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Fieldbus Solution Market for Process Industry 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255175/Global-Fieldbus-Solution-Market-for-Process-Industry-2014-2018.htmlAbout Global Fieldbus Solution market for the Process IndustryA Fieldbus is a two-way communication digital network operating in physical, data and application layers of the OSI model. It is a control network used across...

2014-07-28 20:23:35

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Shunt Reactor Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255168/Global-Shunt-Reactor-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Shunt ReactorsShunt reactors are used to protect transmission lines from high voltage levels. The reactance of a transmission line consumes reactive power along the line when it is loaded. Reactance is the characteristic of electrical or electronic equipment to...

2014-07-28 20:23:28

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Hardware One Time Password (OTP) Token Authentication Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225681/Global-Hardware-One-Time-Password-OTP-Token-Authentication-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Hardware One-time Password Token AuthenticationHardware OTP authentication is a two-factor authentication solution that enables secure remote network access and digital signature...

2014-07-28 20:23:23

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) in Smart grid Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255166/Global-Remote-Terminal-Unit-RTU-in-Smart-grid-Market-2014-2018.html About RTU in Smart GridAn RTU is an electronic device that transmits real-time data to a distributed control system. RTUs in smart grids are used with SCADA for data collection. The RTUs are connected to field...

2014-07-28 20:23:07

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Infection Prevention and Control Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255163/Global-Infection-Prevention-and-Control-Market-2014-2018.html About Infection Prevention and ControlInfection prevention and control is the most important and significant step in the development and maintenance of products in the Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Food industries....


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'