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2014-09-15 12:25:42

Media Alert: Capitol Hill Release Of Fact-Finding Missions Report On State Of Central American Children WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Fact-Finding Delegations of Immigrant-Rights leaders - from Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston, Oakland and San Francisco - will report at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. preliminary findings of patterns of ongoing violence targeting children in Honduras, El Salvador, and...

2014-09-14 23:00:16

Belize’s September celebrations, now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st, are set to be the biggest yet this year, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Belize’s September celebrations are now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st. Featuring the most important events on the national calendar, this year’s festivities are set to be the biggest yet, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek....

2014-09-12 23:08:49

LlamaElSalvador.com announces a special offer to celebrate El Salvador’s Independence Day: up to 47% OFF on calls to this country. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 This year, the Independence day celebration in El Salvador starts with a special offer that brings all Salvadorans together, no matter the country they currently live in: 9.9 ¢/min to call any number in El Salvador on September 15th. The great parades, the flag-waving, the fireworks make an impressive show...

2014-09-12 23:07:02

LlamaNicaragua.com offers its customers a special Independence Day gift: up to 20% OFF to call any mobile or landline in Nicaragua. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 The key to a more joyous celebration is getting in touch with everyone you love. And what better moment to call them than on Independence Day? To help its Nicaraguan customers living abroad, LlamaNicaragua.com has a special one day offer: up to 20% off to call Nicaragua. This way everyone missing his family back...

2014-09-11 23:10:01

Cheap Maroon 5 tickets on on the wish list of many fans, and QueenBeeTickets.com is meeting the demand by increasing its inventory of seats and pricing them to sell. This trusted secondary market provider is now providing a larger selection of 2015 Maroon 5 tickets for customers to enjoy and seats are selling quickly. Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 QueenBeeTickets.com lives up to its name by providing concert tickets to musical events at affordable prices. Cheap Maroon 5...

2014-09-11 16:25:04

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Nano-enabled Food and Beverage Packaging Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357815/Global-Nano-enabled-Food-and-Beverage-Packaging-Market-2014-2018.html About Nano-enabled Food and Beverage Packaging ProductsNano-enabled food and beverage packaging products use nano-engineered materials to enhance food safety and quality. Such nano-engineered materials include...

2014-09-11 16:24:58

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Machine Tool Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357814/Global-Machine-Tool-Market-2014-2018.html About Machine ToolMachine tools, such as metal cutting tools, metal forming tools, and machine tools accessories, are used to cut and shape metals and other materials during the manufacturing of a product based on its specifications. These tools provide an effective and...

2014-09-11 16:24:53

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Cloud-based Database Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357811/Global-Cloud-based-Database-Market-2014-2018.html About Cloud-based DatabaseDatabases are used to store and manage various forms of data generated by a company. Database services can be provided on-premises or on-demand. On-demand services are known as cloud-based databases, which is gaining increasing...

2014-09-11 16:24:42

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Ceiling Tiles Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357810/Global-Ceiling-Tiles-Market-2014-2018.html About Ceiling Tiles Ceiling tiles, also known as ceiling panels, absorb sound and lightweight construction materials used to cover a ceiling area. These tiles are placed in an aluminum grid to enhance room acoustics and provide thermal insulation, sound absorption,...

2014-09-11 16:22:26

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:District Cooling Market by Application (Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2360634/District-Cooling-Market-by-Application-Commercial-Residential-Industrial-and-Others---Global-Trends--Forecasts-to-2019.html The district cooling market can be segmented into four major regions, which are the Americas, the...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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