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2014-02-03 12:30:13

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Property solutions and infrastructure provider, Lend Lease, is pleased to announce that Sara Rubenstein, has been named one of ENR New York's Top 20 Under 40. Each year, ENR New York recognizes 20 contributors under 40 years old from throughout the New York metropolitan area for contributions made to the Real Estate and Construction community. Award recipients are recognized for their job responsibilities, project work, certifications,...

2014-02-03 12:21:46

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Geothermal Power Generation Market 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Geothermal Power Generation market to grow at a CAGR of 9.5 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing consumption of renewable energy. The Global Geothermal Power Generation market has also been witnessing increasing investments...

2014-02-03 08:32:04

Global sales increase 4.8 percent in 2013, reaching highest-ever total of $305.6 billion; sales in Americas increase 13.1 percent WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached $305.6 billion, the industry's highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 percent from the 2012 total of $291.6 billion....

2014-01-31 08:22:02

HOUSTON and LONDON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Year 2013 Highlights -- Record earnings of $3.9 billion income from continuing operations or $6.76 diluted earnings per share; EBITDA of $6.3 billion -- Strong performance led by advantaged positions in both Olefins and Polyolefins - Americas, and Intermediates and Derivatives -- Growth projects on schedule; completed butadiene expansion and methanol restart -- Initiated a share repurchase...

2014-01-30 12:23:29

MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), in partnership with Cementation Canada Inc., the Morris Group Limited, Flying Post First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, Mattagami First Nation and Wahgoshig First Nation, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the intent to capitalize the First Nations Mining Corporation (FNMC). FNMC will form joint venture partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to promote, develop and...

2014-01-30 08:36:25

Former Mexican trade minister and NAFTA negotiator considers the accord and its effects two decades later EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tecma Group of companies recently took a retrospective look at twenty years of the NAFTA with former Mexican trade minister and NAFTA negotiator, Luis de la Calle. Today, de la Calle is a partner in the Mexico City-based law firm of de la Calle, Madrazo and Mancera, while in the early 1990s he was part of the group that...

2014-01-30 08:31:05

-- Net Sales of $1.24 billion for the fourth quarter represent an increase of 5.1% reported over the prior year period, an increase of 6.6% constant currency WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The Company reported fourth quarter net sales of $1.24 billion, an increase of 5.1% reported and 6.6% constant currency over the fourth quarter of 2012....

2014-01-30 08:20:16

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today reported full-year 2013 net earnings attributable to the corporation of $406.8 million (including after tax charges of $82.8 million, or 55 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, discontinued operations, debt refinancing costs and other activities), or $2.73 per diluted share, on sales of $8.5 billion, compared to $403.5 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, on...

2014-01-29 23:03:24

Grogan Graffam attorney appointed Trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Grogan Graffam, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jason G. Wehrle was recently appointed a Trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation, a private non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley schools. Mr. Wehrle is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation,...

2014-01-28 16:21:27

BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) informs that in compliance with what has been requested by the Financial Superintendency of Colombia, in an official communication dated January 24, 2014, the company takes this opportunity to state the following: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO) 1. A contract of partnership for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Quifa field, whose...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

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...

Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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