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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...

2014-05-01 08:20:56

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported first quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $93.5 million, or 65 cents per diluted share (including after tax charges of $23.8 million, or 16 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, debt extinguishment costs and other activities) on sales of $2.0 billion, compared to $72.0 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.0 billion in...

2014-04-30 16:23:10

CLEVELAND, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- First quarter 2014 revenue increased 4.8% -- First quarter 2014 income before income taxes improved to $31.6 million, up 2.9% -- First quarter 2014 net income declined to $22.1 million, down 10.2% Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) today announced revenues of $676.0 million and net income of $22.1 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014 compared with revenues of $644.9...

2014-04-30 16:22:01

Instructors from Maryland, California, Colorado and Virginia to spend two weeks in Costa Rica preparing to become better science teachers FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman and Conservation International (CI) today announced the 16 teachers who have been selected to participate in the third ECO Classroom, a unique and innovative professional development program for public middle and high school science teachers. The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in...

2014-04-30 12:26:28

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urgent action by the federal government is required to address the persistently low high-school completion rates among young First nation adults living on-reserve, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Are We Making Progress? New Evidence on Aboriginal Education Outcomes in Provincial and Reserve Schools," author John Richards concludes that on-reserve education is in crisis. According to recently released 2011 census results, 58...

2014-04-30 08:26:00

-- Net income and Ebitda increased compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, however, they were affected by lower production, price decreases and increase in variable costs. BOGOTA, Colombia, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announced today its unaudited financial results([1]), both consolidated and unconsolidated, for the first quarter of 2014. The financial results were prepared and filed in Colombian pesos (COP$) in...

2014-04-29 20:27:57

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Healthcare-Acquired Infection: Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Environmental Productshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/healthcare_acquired_infection.html REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDYThe objective of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis and forecast of selected areas of the global healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) market. For purposes of this report, HAI...

2014-04-29 20:22:48

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Industrial and Institutional (I & I) Cleaners Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/cleaning/global_industrial_institutional_i_i_cleaners_market_2014_2018.html About I and I CleanersIndustrial and institutional cleaners include chemical formulations used in disinfectants, sanitizers, and detergent manufacturing. Though there is little chemical...

2014-04-29 20:22:45

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Email Encryption Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/data/global_email_encryption_market_2014_2018.htmlAbout Email EncryptionEmail encryption refers to the encryption of emails as a security measure to protect the content from unauthorized access. There are different protocols for email encryption such as PGP, S/MIME, TLS, identity-based encryption, and mail sessions...


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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  • To talk saucily.
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