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2014-05-05 23:10:05

In the framework of the Bogotá International Book Fair, Colombia´s Caribbean Observatory will hold an open public discussion and present “Latin America 2030” and “2013-14 State of the Future” reports produced by The Millennium Project. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The recent “2013-14 State of the Future” report shows that the world is improving more than the majority of pessimists acknowledge, but the future dangers are worse than the majority...

2014-05-05 23:08:40

The Cinco de Mayo celebration is in support of LULAC’s health education initiative, Latinos Living Healthy, which is focused on addressing Latino health disparities in this country. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Yesterday, on the National Mall, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Maru Montero Dance Company (MMDC) presented the annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival. More than 14,000 attended the Cinco de Mayo celebration. The event is in support of...

2014-05-05 08:36:08

With Innovative Technological Offerings and Investment Opportunities, Colombia's IT Sector Remains Third Largest in Latin America MIAMI, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Pxp) - Two dozen of Colombia's most innovative technology companies will showcase their products at eMerge Americas 2014 in Miami, Proexport Colombia announced today. The conference, taking place May 5-6, 2014, aims to transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas by connecting global industry leaders and...

2014-05-05 08:33:59

March sales up 11.4 percent compared to last year; year-to-year sales increase across all regions WASHINGTON, May 5, 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 $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry's highest-ever first quarter sales. Global sales reached $26.16 billion for the month...

2014-05-04 23:02:37

Global Big Data Services Market 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 Big data services are a wide range of services required for processing and analyzing enterprise data, which is too large for traditional data processing tools. This data is generated from various sources such as mobile devices, digital repositories, and enterprise applications and ranges from terabytes (10^12 bytes) to petabytes (10^15 bytes) and even...

2014-05-02 23:04:54

The report covers the conveyor systems market in terms of volume (meter) and value ($million) across regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas, and the Rest of the World (ROW) - (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/conveyor-systems-market-31314058.html). (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The report “Conveyor Systems Market by Conveyor Types (Roller, Belt, Overhead, Pallet, Crescent & others), Industry (Automotive, Airport, Retail and Food & Beverage) and Geography...

2014-05-02 16:25:50

-- Gildan Activewear will make an investment in Costa Rica involving a modern textile manufacturing plant. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During its report to its shareholders for the second quarter of 2014, the Canadian company Gildan Activewear confirmed in Montreal, Canada, that its next investment will be made in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, involving a modern textile manufacturing plant. The Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE based on its...

2014-05-02 16:22:02

HOUSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New seismic surveys, new offshore basins, exploration programs and calls for bids in Canada's Atlantic Offshore will be highlighted at the Canadian OTC press conference at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Reliant Center, Houston. The press conference features the Hon. Tom Marshall, Premier, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Hon. Andrew Younger, Minister of Energy, Province of Nova Scotia. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to...

2014-05-01 23:12:14

Work has begun on improvements to the facilities at one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions, Manuel Antonio National Park, including the widening of the trails and installation of security lockers. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Manuel Antonio National Park, often called the “jewel” in Costa Rica’s extensive national parks system is in the process of updating almost five kilometers of trails. With the goals of offering a better experience and improving...

2014-05-01 23:09:16

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the National Cinco de Mayo Festival will celebrate Latin American dance, music and crafts as well as health exams and services. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Maru Montero Dance Company and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) present the annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The free festival will celebrate Latin American dance, music and crafts. The Cinco de Mayo celebration is in support of LULAC’s health...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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