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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...

2014-05-13 23:03:02

Global Software Defined Radios Market 2014-2018, Global Software Defined Networking Market 2014-2018 and Global Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Market 2014-2018 are research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Software Defined Radios (SDR) refers to those types of user radios which, with the help of software, can offer flexibility and interoperability to the system. Such radios are capable of transmitting and receiving a wide spectrum of...

2014-05-13 23:02:43

Global Oilfield Equipment Market 2014-2018 is the new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Oilfield equipment is used for the extraction of oil and gas from reservoirs as well as the extraction of unconventional gas resources. Analysts forecast the Global Oilfield Equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 4.1 percent over the period 2013-2018. The Global Oilfield Equipment market can be categorized into four segments: Drilling Equipment,...

2014-05-13 12:34:36

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism sponsors annual red carpet gala DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism was pleased to once again sponsor People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala at New York City's Capitale on May 12. The 18(th) annual event followed in suit of the issue's "circus theme" and honored well-regarded celebrities in the U.S. Hispanic market. "We greatly value our ongoing partnership with People en...

Shipwreck Off Haiti Coast Could Be Remains Of Columbus' Santa Maria
2014-05-13 13:08:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the three most important ships in American history, the Santa Maria, has apparently been found off the coast of Haiti, according to claims from renowned archeaologist Barry Clifford. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” Clifford told The Independent. According to historical accounts, the Santa Maria ran...

2014-05-13 12:22:09

LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This June, heads of militaries, government officials and industry representatives will be gathering in Cartagena, Colombia for OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America 2014 [http://bit.ly/1lbReq5 ] to discuss the region's maritime security concerns and solutions. OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America, taking place between 30th June - 2nd July 2014, is officially supported by COTECMAR and the Colombian Navy and will examine...


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 rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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