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2014-06-14 16:20:10

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise. NEWARK, Del., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the National Football League and the Washington Redskins franchise to change the team name...

2014-06-14 08:20:19

ReportsnReports.com offers EMC Filtration Market by Load Type (Single Phase & Three Phase), by Insertion Loss, by Applications, by Industry Verticals (Military, Medical, Automobile, Commercial, Consumer Electronics, & Telecom) & by Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020 to its store. DALLAS, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The EMC filtration market report analyzes the EMC ecosystem and key application markets on the basis of insertion loss type that include symmetrical...

2014-06-13 12:27:42

In the news release, Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country, issued 13-Jun-2014 by Think Finance over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there are updates to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: Think Finance Contributes to Program Providing Virtual Mentoring to Students in Native American Communities, Encourages College Success in Indian Country...

2014-06-13 12:27:21

-Contribution Highlights Commitment to Indian Country in Advance of First Presidential Visit in 15 Years- FORT WORTH, Texas, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Finance today announced a $60,000 donation in the name of three Native American tribes to fund a pilot program that will help students in Indian country go to and succeed in college. Think Finance is the nation's leading provider of cutting edge analytics and technology services for licensed lenders meeting the needs of...

2014-06-12 16:28:40

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Creative Associates International are partnering to provide thousands of at-risk youth in El Salvador with access to software and technology training as an alternative to the draw of gangs. (CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) "Microsoft's involvement will have a significant, positive affect on youth in gang-infested areas of El Salvador," says Charito Kruvant, President and CEO of Creative. "We appreciate the company's...

2014-06-12 16:21:22

PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK), a leading producer of elastomeric seals and custom molded products, has appointed Dr. Theodore G. Duclos acting president of its North America organization, effective June 11, 2014. Duclos succeeds Bradley Norton, who recently announced his departure from Freudenberg-NOK to pursue other professional opportunities. In his new role, Duclos will oversee the ongoing evolution and...

2014-06-12 12:27:53

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Sports Drinks Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/functional_drinks/sports_drinks_market_latin_america_2017_market_guide_1.html Synopsis Canadean's, "Sports Drinks Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide" provides a snapshot of the Sports Drinks consumption in Latin America. The quantitative data in the report provides...

2014-06-12 12:27:45

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Juice Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/juice/juice_market_latin_america_2017_market_guide_1.html Synopsis Canadean's, "Juice Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide" provides a snapshot of the Juice consumption in Latin America. The quantitative data in the report provides historic and forecast consumption data of the...

2014-06-11 23:12:59

ENCUENTRA24.COM launches property credit calculator in conjunction with Scotiabank to support more than 3.1 million monthly views of properties. A button is positioned next to the price of homes for sale, which greatly facilitates the sale of the property posted online. San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Online trading is now easier and safer. This is evidenced by the more than 4 million monthly visits to Encuentra24.com, a site that will start offering this week the first credit...

2014-06-11 23:12:23

Love is in the air during the month of June. Enter to win the June iPod Shuffle Giveaway while learning more about the perfect destination wedding location, The U.S. Virgin Islands. St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding...


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 beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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