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2015-03-09 08:21:26

San Juan is the eighth new station to join Radiant's network in the last 180 days BELLEVUE, Wash., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiant Logistics, Inc.

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2015-03-08 11:29:42

15,000 year-old tools might have just been discovered by archaeologists in Oregon, making these tools the oldest in North America.

2015-03-06 16:22:09

NEW YORK, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VCS Mining Responds to Recent Media Reports VCS Mining would like to clarify the circumstances surrounding the issuance of permits for

2015-03-05 16:20:42

The codeshare alliance provides daily flights between Madrid and San Juan by passing through Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo. MADRID and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March

2015-03-05 12:27:24

LONDON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chocolate & Confectionery (Cacao based) Europe Report gives Market Consumption / Products / Services for 44 countries by 6 to 10-Digit NAICS Product

2015-03-05 12:22:50

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Praised for its unparalleled sustainability efforts, Aruba was named the National Geographic World Legacy Award Winner for "Destination

2015-03-04 08:28:46

TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) unveiled the competition medals for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

2015-03-03 12:27:12

Seven-day People-to-People Tours Feature Exclusive Meetings with Artists, Access to Live Performances and More NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a new dawn in

2015-03-02 16:36:10

Worldwide sales increase 8.7 percent compared to last January; Americas post strongest growth among regional markets WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor

Lost City Honduras
2015-03-02 13:33:59

A team of archaeologists has reportedly discovered a lost city deep within the remote jungles of Honduras – a lost city that had never been explored founded by a culture we know little about.


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

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...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.