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2014-07-25 08:22:10

HOUSTON and LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second-Quarter 2014 Highlights -- Record quarterly EBITDA of $1.94 billion -- Record diluted earnings per share of $2.22; income from continuing operations of $1.17 billion -- Solid results in all segments, with O&P Americas segment approaching EBITDA of $1 billion -- Completed initial 10% share repurchase and initiated purchases under second 10% authorization; repurchased approximately 19...

2014-07-24 08:33:06

- Net Sales of $1.18 billion represent an increase of 1.2% reported over the prior year period (an increase of 0.9% constant currency) WARSAW, Ind., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The Company reported second quarter net sales of $1.18 billion, an increase of 1.2% reported and 0.9% constant currency over the second quarter of 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the...

2014-07-24 08:29:49

With 33 Percent Growth over the Past Five Years, Colombia's IT Sector Remains Third Largest in Latin America MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proexport Colombia today announced the launch of "Colombia Bring IT On," a major campaign initiative aimed at promoting the growth of the country's technology sector in the international market and raising awareness around Colombia's competitive advantages in the industry. This announcement takes place at a two-day business matching forum...

2014-07-24 08:25:21

TORONTO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) ("Ecopetrol") and Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC; BOVESPA: PREB) ("Pacific Rubiales") announced at a meeting yesterday of Ecopetrol's board of directors in which the Synchronized Thermal Additional Recovery ("STAR") pilot project being developed in an area of the Quifa SW field was considered; and based on the technical analysis of the pilot a decision was made to adopt the...

2014-07-23 23:03:06

The EHV transmission global market is expected to grow approximately $14 billion by 2019 at a CAGR of over 5% from 2014 to 2019. As per the analysis, Asia-Pacific is the biggest market, followed by the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Americas regions (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/ehv-transmission-market-25489426.html). (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 This report defines and segments the "EHV Transmission Market by System and Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle...

2014-07-22 16:23:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Government of Puerto Rico, challenging the legality of a new law that allows certain public corporations to avoid their debts. Funds managed by BlueMountain Capital are holders of power revenue bonds in Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), a public corporation that provides electrical power to residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Puerto...

2014-07-22 12:35:11

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) announces today that it has secured valuable internship placements with international business group, the Libra Group, under a new partnership for high-achieving Haitian university students. These internships provide promising students with the professional growth opportunity they deserve as a critical step in creating a community of empowered young professionals and leaders with the...

2014-07-22 08:24:22

BAODING, China and SANTIAGO, Chile, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", has expanded its footprint in the Americas by opening the Company's third Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/04/01/20120401160439160364.jpg To facilitate the opening of the...

2014-07-21 23:00:44

Ticket Down announces that South American teams, Brazil and Colombia, will battle it out on United States soil in a match at Sun Life Stadium on Friday, September 5th. This trusted ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo code FUTBOL-2014 for additional savings on any Brazil vs. Colombia tickets. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source for cheap Brazil vs. Colombia tickets at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on September 5th....

2014-07-21 16:26:50

DUBLIN, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pckqlg/market_snapshot) has announced the addition of the"Market Snapshot: Transcatheter Heart Valves 2007 to 2020 - Americas (US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pckqlg/market_snapshot ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report provides...


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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