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2014-04-16 23:16:06

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas announces a new 3.5-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD module (LQ035Q3DY01) featuring Sharp’s Progressive Super View technology, which enables view-ability in direct sunlight with brightness settings as low as 100 nits. Camas, WA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced a new 3.5-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD module (LQ035Q3DY01) featuring Sharp’s proprietary Progressive Super View (PSV) technology. PSV enables...

2014-04-16 23:14:37

Trend To Consolidate Fragmented MRO Market Is A Positive For A Cost Saving First Wave (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Commercial aircraft parts distributor First Wave Aerospace concluded a successful showing at the MRO Americas 2014 last week in Phoenix, AZ, and reported several promising developments as a result. Tony McAnly, President of First Wave Aerospace, said the take away on industry trends from MRO Americas was that amid change some fundamentals are still time-tested and it bolds well for...

2014-04-16 23:13:18

Health Mate Sauna recently approved to display a doctor's seal of approval. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Leading infrared sauna figurehead, Health Mate Sauna, has recently been approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted. To earn certification, Health Mate passed a strict application process that involves careful evaluation by a doctor of their website and any products or services offered. The...

2014-04-16 16:32:21

NASHVILLE, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. ("ULNA") today announced the launch of Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. ("CIFI"), a new venture of ULNA's parent, Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV). CIFI will utilize advanced technology to produce high quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. Initially the business will focus upon value added ingredients derived from sweet potatoes. CIFI expects to invest...

2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

2014-04-15 16:29:27

Customers Now Have Access to a Variety of Flavors Not Offered Anywhere Else, Which Means the Alternative to Tobacco Cigarettes is Looking Better All the Time BURBANK, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Electronic cigarette manufacturer 777 eCigs is offering a number of new, tantalizing flavors that their customers won't be able to find from any other company. The brand is already renowned for its variety of flavors and selections it offers to its customers. The new...

2014-04-15 16:28:12

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73262 When making food decisions for your family, you might be looking for healthy, delicious options that your children will want to eat....

2014-04-15 16:26:37

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Agrochemical and Pesticide Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Agrochemical and Pesticide Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for agrochemicals and pesticides in Americas....

2014-04-15 16:26:25

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in Americas to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for woven carpets and rugs in Americas. The package includes country reports from the following...

2014-04-15 16:26:13

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and ForecastsThe industry report package Woven Carpet and Rug Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for woven carpets and rugs in Americas. The package...


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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