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2014-06-04 16:28:28

Year-to-date sales remain well ahead of last year's pace; WSTS forecast projects growth of 6.5 percent in 2014 and 3.3 percent in 2015 WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.34 billion for the month of April 2014, an increase of 11.5 percent from the April 2013 total of $23.62 billion and...

2014-06-04 08:26:32

SHELTON, Conn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil is seen as the runaway favorite to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) scheduled to begin on June 12 according to an international survey conducted by SSI. In fact, 53 percent of those planning to watch the matches believe fourth-ranked Brazil has the best chance of winning against Spain, Germany and Portugal, ranked first, second and third, respectively. Two-thirds of Brazilians say they are not ready to host the event and are worried...

2014-06-03 23:07:21

New Sharp UL-Certified, 70k-hour LCD modules are on show at Display Week 2014 June 3 – 5. Camas, WA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its large LCD line-up for Industrial Applications (IA) – the first of their kind produced from Sharp’s Gen 8 mother glass Fab at the Kameyama No. 2 (K2) plant in Japan. The Gen 8 facility, which opened in 2006, offers high-quality glass and yield that enables competitive price points...

2014-06-03 23:07:20

Additions to Sharp's Small LCD line-up include a color display ideal for wearable technology and a high-quality 366 ppi display. Camas, WA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its small TFT LCD module line-up. The two CGS (Continuous Grain-Silicon) LCDs include a 1.6-inch Class (1.56-inch diagonal) Transflective Color LCD for wearable technology and a 2.95-inch (diagonal) SVGA+ LCD. The new displays, perfect for personal...

2014-06-03 23:04:07

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Board Portals Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 A board portal is a secure online tool for an organization to provide a secure, easy way to produce board materials and provide them to board members and enable them to review and interact via iPad and browser. The board portals have evolved from only being a luxury item sought by directors to become an essential...

2014-06-03 08:41:50

IBS Customers Gain Access to Deep Experience of Mesa Consultants, Realize Full Benefits of IBS ERP Platform SOLNA, Sweden, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP and supply chain provider, today announced an exclusive partnership with Flower Mound, Texas-based The Mesa Group to meet the demands for IBS Enterprise deployments in the Americas and help customers realize business success faster....

2014-06-02 23:09:31

Transparency Market Research published the new report "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market: Global Market Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast 2012 - 2017" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/magnetic-resonance-imaging-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The MRI market is segmented into Open MRI and Closed MRI based on structure. On the basis of field strength MRI is categorized into High-Field, Mid-Field and...

2014-06-02 23:02:17

Market Publishers Ltd and ERC signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet. MarketPublishers.com is now authorised to distribute and sell research reports prepared by ERC. London, UK (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd and ERC signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet. MarketPublishers.com is now authorised to distribute and sell research reports prepared by ERC. In her comments on the recent partnership...

2014-05-31 00:20:10

CHARLOTTETOWN, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Toronto Star and Globe and Mail each won five awards while Michèle Ouimet of La Presse won two individual honours Friday as the National Newspaper Awards were handed out for the 65th time. Ouimet won in the Columns category and shared top spot with La Presse colleague Agnès Gruda in the International category. Ouimet has now won six NNAs in her career, one shy of the record seven won previously by Serge Chapleau of La Presse, Stephanie Nolen...

2014-05-30 23:02:01

RingVoz offers a new service with unlimited talk time in its new Guatemala plan: ALO Guate Unlimited. It is designed for new and existing customers who want to talk and who want to receive unlimited calls from their loved ones in Guatemala, saving them money compared to paying by the minute. Miramar, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 RingVoz, a leading provider of telecommunications services that offers domestic and international long distance calls that help connect residents and corporate clients...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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