Latest Americas Stories

2014-05-23 23:04:38

Extending its international reach into Asia and the thriving Indian Technology industry, Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), Cayman’s special economic zone, announced this week a business development consultancy partnership with Abhishek Mathur, an attorney with considerable legal experience and extensive contacts and connections in India’s IT industry. This partnership will be key in accessing this surging market and educating companies about the zone's benefits; quick and easy access...

2014-05-23 12:23:25

DALLAS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com offers "Venezuela Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions by Operators" and "Uruguay Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions by Technology" on-demand research reports, delivered within two working days, in its store. On-Demand Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions by Operators research reports for Uruguay and Venezuela provide a top-level overview and detailed insights into...

2014-05-22 23:13:16

Popular medical certificate programs are being offered this summer and fall through the Maricopa Corporate College, the newest entity of the Maricopa County Community College District. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Popular medical certificate programs are being offered this summer and fall through the Maricopa Corporate College, the newest entity of the Maricopa County Community College District. Students can enroll in various programs such as Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental...

2014-05-22 08:23:38

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company"), a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce the engagement of Doral Studios for a market study of hemp based products in the U.S. and Latin American markets. Once the study is concluded, the Company will decide what type of product to market, either a pain or beauty product. Doral Studios Inc. d/b/a RC Television...

2014-05-21 23:06:57

A new Sharp 15-inch 1000 Nit display module provides high viewability, includes LED driver. Camas, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its high brightness TFT LCD module line-up. The new LQ150X1LG96 15-inch (diagonal) display delivers 1000 nits out of the box for superb viewability in environments with high ambient light. Another new 15-inch (diagonal), the 600 nit LQ150X1LG11, provides a form-and-fit LED-backlit upgrade...

2014-05-21 23:00:53

Eight Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts (UVC) Properties Awarded ‘Best Hotel’ Distinction by U.S. News & World Report Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts (UVC) is proud to announce the Club recently was awarded eight 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Awards. These prestigious annual awards are given based on the collective opinion of travel experts and guests, expressed through online reviews and ratings. “We believe this...

2014-05-20 23:15:04

Tulemar Resort, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is happy to announce an expansion to the operating hours of the Manuel Antonio National Park. During the peak tourist season which runs from December 1st to June 30th each year, the park will open to the public seven days a week. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Manuel Antonio National Park is the second most visited national park in Costa Rica and the number one income generating attraction for the country. Since...

2014-05-20 12:31:23

LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lens Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/eye_care/lens_markets_americas_2018_market_size_trends_forecasts_1.htmlThe industry report package Lens Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends, and future...

2014-05-20 12:30:40

LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Offshore Drilling Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/global_offshore_drilling_market_2014_2018.htmlTechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Offshore Drilling market will grow at a CAGR of 10.9 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the drilling of offshore oil reserves due...

2014-05-20 12:29:50

LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Multi-factor Authentication Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/security/global_multi_factor_authentication_market_2011_2015.htmlAbout Multi-factor AuthenticationMulti-factor authentication is a technique for enhancing security systems with the help of two or more forms of authentication that are not related to each other. It is used to develop an extra...

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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