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2014-07-02 12:23:40

LONDON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Unconventional Gas Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/global_unconventional_gas_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Unconventional Gas market to grow at a CAGR of 4.7 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the depleting conventional gas reserves. The Global...

2014-07-02 12:23:22

LONDON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Rubber Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/rubber/global_rubber_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 5.89 percent and 6.36 percent on the basis of production and consumption, respectively, over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing...

2014-07-02 12:22:58

LONDON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Microturbine Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/global_microturbine_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Microturbine market to grow at a CAGR of 17.1 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rising global energy demand. The Global Microturbine market has also been...

2014-07-02 08:21:30

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixt rent car is expanding its presence in the Caribbean market and announces the opening of two new car rental operations in Puerto Rico and Curacao as of June 1(st), 2014. Both islands will be operated by experienced Franchise partners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121119/FL00220LOGO Puerto Rico In Puerto Rico, Sixt will start with a shuttle service to San Juan Airport, offering its clients a fleet ranging from Economy...

2014-07-01 23:09:32

To celebrate the tiny nation of Costa Rica's quarter final qualification in the World Cup following a gruesome penalty shoot out, Creative Electronic Products Inc have come up with a fantastic Costa Rican BBQ recipe. São Paulo, Brazil (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties after their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match ended 1-1 after extra time in Recife. Costa Rica will play The Netherlands on Saturday, July 5, at 4 p.m. ET. World Cup fans all over the...

2014-07-01 23:05:04

Alcoa Foundation awards four teachers to receive fellowships for scientific research expeditions in Canada, Costa Rica, and France. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Alcoa Foundation announced today in partnership with Earthwatch Institute that four teachers from communities in which Alcoa operates have been selected to receive fellowships for scientific research expeditions in Canada, Costa Rica, and France. Earthwatch is a non-profit environmental organization, whose mission is to...

2014-07-01 23:02:45

Scintillator Market segmented on the basis of its chemical composition into inorganic and organic scintillators. The ‘Americas’ held the largest revenue share followed by Europe— in scintillator materials, and related solutions. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 According to a new market research report titled “Scintillator Market by Composition of Material, Application (Healthcare, Homeland security, Industrial application, Nuclear Power Plants, and others), End Product (Personal Instrument,...

2014-07-01 20:20:54

CALGARY, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE) (TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production in South America, today announces management changes. Shane O'Leary, Gran Tierra Energy's Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), has elected to retire. Duncan Nightingale, currently President, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, will be promoted to COO to replace Mr. O'Leary. Adrian Coral, currently Senior Operations Manager, Gran...

2014-07-01 16:27:46

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global System Infrastructure Software Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/software/global_system_infrastructure_software_2012_2016.html About Global Infrastructure Software System infrastructure software is defined as all the software solutions that help in increasing the performance of IT systems installed in or used by any organization. It helps an organization...

2014-07-01 16:27:35

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Bottled Water Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/bottled_water/global_bottled_water_market_2012_2016.html About Bottled WaterBottled water is drinking water, which can be categorized as mineral water, still water, flavored water, and sparkling water. This is packaged in either plastic or glass bottles after purification. The water is obtained from...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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