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2014-07-11 23:03:11

Climb Tallest Pyramid in the Yucatan, Enjoy Meal Prepared by Mayan Women,Take On-Site Ecological Tour and More with Mayan Heritage Experience Package Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Experience Mayan heritage and enjoy the spirit of Mexico with the Mayan Heritage Experience Package at the luxury all-inclusive AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Highlights of the package include a guided on-site ecological family tour where guests learn about local flora and fauna, as well...

2014-07-10 23:05:23

Caribbean Export Agency aims to boost regional trade in the Caribbean among the territories and the proximity of Cayman’s Special Economic Zone to the US presents opportunities. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Cayman Enterprise City Chief Executive Officer Charlie Kirkconnell and Chief Development Officer Cindy O’Hara welcomed representatives of private firms and stakeholders from some 15 Caribbean countries to the CEC special economic zone offices in...

2014-07-10 23:03:23

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics, is the first to offer the Americas local stock of polymer materials that meet European Union (EU) Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011. Quadrant’s continually expanding portfolio of certified materials, from PA to PEEK, provides food manufacturers the assurance of fulfilling the highest safety and quality levels for their food processing and packaging machinery. Reading, PA (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-09 23:08:53

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Sports Equipment: North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide" report to its research store. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The NAFTA Sports Equipment industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Features and benefits...

2014-07-09 16:26:41

Activists and Politicians Rallied in Solidarity; Call to Action to Combat Boko Haram Terror Threat WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigerians in Diaspora Organization in the Americas' (NIDOA) July 5, 2014 rallies drew out hundreds across major cities in North America--marking a tremendous success in the organization's efforts to promote awareness and push for international action surrounding Boko Haram's kidnapping of Nigeria's Chibok girls. The series of rallies, called...

2014-07-09 16:26:34

SAN RAMON, Calif. and NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institutional Real Estate, Inc. today launched its new website, "IREINewsCloud.com". This news and information website is located at www.ireinewscloud.com and will function as a hub for the news and content that IREI produces, aggregates and curates, including videos, podcasts and research through its FundTracker Database product. "Institutional Real Estate, Inc. produces a tremendous amount of information daily for our...

2014-07-09 16:25:12

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Brazil Sinuscopes Market Outlook to 2020 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225942/Brazil-Sinuscopes-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html Brazil Sinuscopes Market Outlook to 2020 SummaryGlobalData's new report, "Brazil Sinuscopes Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Brazil Sinuscopes market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average...

2014-07-09 12:23:30

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Concentrated Photovoltaic Market By Concentration levels (High and Low), By Technology (Refractor and Reflectors), By Application (Utility-Scale, Commercial, and Others) & By Geography- Global Trends and Forecast to...

2014-07-08 16:22:22

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) (BVC: PREC) (BOVESPA: PREB) today announced that its second quarter 2014 results will be released before market open on Thursday, August 14, 2014 followed by a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m (Bogotá time), 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) and 10:00 a.m. (Rio de Janeiro time). Participants will include Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer, José...

2014-07-08 12:22:43

ST. JOHN'S, NL, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $2.3 million in academic-led R&D projects to help overcome technical challenges in the oil and gas sector, particularly in harsh offshore environments. These Memorial University projects aim to improve safety, environmental protection, and efficiency associated with challenging oil and gas projects, both in Newfoundland and Labrador, and around the world. RDC's investment in 17...


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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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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