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2014-08-28 08:32:25

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Smart Grid Cyber Security Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/655249/Global-Smart-Grid-Cyber-Security-Market-2014-2018.html About Smart Grid Cyber SecuritySmart grid cyber security involves the protection of smart grid technology from various cyber threats. The security of the smart grid network is a major issue faced by power utilities because there is a frequent...

2014-08-27 23:15:24

Printing industry leaders, Joe Rickard and Frank Kanonik, will present timely presentations helping print providers to improve marketing and operational performance. Tuxedo Park, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Intellective Solutions will be presenting three sessions at Graph Expo 2014, held in Chicago September 28 through October 1, 2014. Recognizing the need to offer attendees top-notch learning opportunities at the largest and most dynamic graphic communications exhibition for the Americas...

2014-08-27 20:22:57

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Challenges and Opportunities for the Wealth Sector in Brazil 2014 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2166017/Challenges-and-Opportunities-for-the-Wealth-Sector-in-Brazil-2014.html Synopsis- This report is the result of WealthInsight's extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in Brazil.- The report focuses on HNWI performance...

2014-08-26 12:26:13

"Unbreakable" reveals how earthquake amputees helped their country overcome stigmas and prejudice NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the Portland Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave.). "Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti" tells the amazing story of children who not...

2014-08-25 08:24:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-hop producer/artist Seneca Da Product, with a life time connection to the city of Ferguson, is deeply saddened by what's taking place so close to home and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that "music has charms that soothe the savage beast," and it's Seneca's hope that his song, "Teddy Bears," will help soothe some of Ferguson's pain and unrest following the murder by a police officer of 18-year-old Mike Brown....

2014-08-23 23:01:44

Smart Grid Market in the Americas 2014-2018 and Global Smart Grid Cyber Security Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 One of the major trends in this market is the integration of renewable energy sources into power grids. The shifting focus from conventional sources of power generation to renewable sources will also require appropriate T&D infrastructure and energy management systems to balance the...

2014-08-23 23:00:10

At The Lodge at Chaa Creek and throughout Belize preparations are underway for Belize’s annual September independence day celebrations. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Preparations have begun in earnest for the August 31st official opening of Belize’s annual September celebrations, with The Lodge at Chaa Creek predicting that this year’s festivities will be the biggest yet. September celebrations commemorate the 1798 Battle of St George’s Caye on September 10th, and...

2014-08-22 16:22:14

Alvaro Concha, Colombia's Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011 Discusses the Past Three Years Following Anniversary of the Colombia-Canada FTA and Prospects for the Future NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (www.investorideas.com) a global news source covering leading sectors including Latin American stocks, issues an exclusive Q&A with Alvaro Concha, Proexport Colombia Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011. Mr. Concha...

2014-08-22 12:21:09

Company Recognized by Customers for Outstanding Service CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL), one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, received Logistics Management magazine's 2014 Quest for Quality award in the Ocean Carriers segment. The annual survey is widely regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as one of the most important measures of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. The...

2014-08-21 16:21:40

"Vote the Environment" campaign uses art to inspire youth awareness about environmental issues at stake on Election Day VENTURA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia today launched a crowdsourced art campaign inviting artists & designers to create a collection of designs to express why they believe the environment is the #1 issue in the upcoming election and inspire people to vote - especially young people. According to a Harvard University study, only 23 percent of...


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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