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2014-05-19 12:46:46

European Society of Cardiology TOPCAT fails to meet primary endpoint but post-hoc analysis shows benefit in patients from Americas Clinicians have been urged to consider using spironolactone in their patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) after a post-hoc analysis of the TOPCAT trial showed benefit in patients from the Americas. The research was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014 in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting...

2014-05-17 23:00:51

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Carbon Capture & Sequestration Market by Service (Capture, Transport & Sequestration) Technology (Post-Combustion, Pre-Combustion, Oxy-Fuel Combustion & Industrial Separation) and Geography – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The growing demand for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) and insufficient fossil fuels in future act as the drivers for the carbon capture and sequestration market....

2014-05-16 23:09:15

The most auspicious day of 2014 for a wedding will be 12/13/14. But, if a December wedding date leaves you cold, how about a destination wedding? America's Paradise, United States Virgin Islands (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding destinations...

Most Complete Ancient Skeleton From New World Sheds New Light On Human Migration
2014-05-16 07:33:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists have uncovered the most genetically complete human skeleton from the New World yet, dating back more than 12,000 years. The skeleton, discovered in an underwater cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, is that of a 12-year-old girl who fell into the once dry open pit, breaking her pelvis and likely killing her instantly from the 190-foot fall, according to researchers. Now, the team, a body of...

2014-05-15 23:15:05

WebFL.US gives FiltrationAnalysisFilters.com a secure, flat and mobile-friendly responsive web design assuring high visibility and broad accessibility for its filter housings, filter elements and filtration solutions. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Frontier Group of the Americas LLC today announced the launch of their totally redesigned and fully responsive website FiltrationAnalysisFilters.com, which makes their extensive line of compressed air and natural gas analyzer (CNG), inline...

2014-05-15 08:36:17

Number of companies exporting to the U.S. for the first time has doubled during the second year of the agreement, with nearly the same amount of growth in the types of new Colombian products entering the market MIAMI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Proexport Colombia) - As of the two-year mark of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, 1,689 Colombian companies have exported to the United States for the first time during the period of May 2012 and February 2014, helping to bring 362...

2014-05-15 08:24:31

The Company is in discussions with Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) to oversee research in Colombia. MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 15, 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 an agreement of collaboration with Farmatech S.A., of Medellin, Colombia, for the research and development of topical cannabis based medicines to treat skin cancer and other...

2014-05-14 23:02:09

David Good, whose incredible story was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, will visit the University City Science Center to chronicle a journey deep into the Amazon Rain Forest to reunite with his indigenous mother Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 In 2011 David Good earned his Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and began an adventure that would not only connect him with his indigenous roots in the Amazon Rain Forest, but also with his mother, a member of the...

2014-05-14 12:29:35

International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout returns to Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is thrilled to announce that it is the title sponsor of the acclaimed International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout. Taking place June 4-11 at the luxe Cap Cana Marina, this year marks the 20(th) anniversary for the "grand prix" of billfish tournaments. In addition to world-class fishing, a full-week of accompanying...

2014-05-13 23:13:26

Anahata's Shamangelic Healing Retreats expands its reach to include shamanic journeys and spiritual retreats to Machu Picchu and other sacred sites in Peru. The next retreat in March 2015 utilizes the potency of the equinox to access powerful energies to clear and activate one’s highest potential. Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The demand for conscious retreats to Peru for shamanic journeys with a focus on personal healing and spiritual growth continues to expand. The upcoming...


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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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