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2014-07-01 16:23:41

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global High-speed Steel Metal Cutting Tools Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/machinery/specialist_machinery/global_high_speed_steel_metal_cutting_tools_market.html About High-speed Steel Metal-cutting ToolsHigh-speed steel (HSS) metal-cutting tools are used for the development of products with increased/desired dimensional accuracy. The different grades of...

2014-07-01 11:51:03

QUT Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk. "Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury...

2014-07-01 08:27:58

Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) to Host Coordinated Rallies on July 5 Calling for International Support to Bring Back Kidnapped Girls WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in the Americas will host a series of simultaneous rallies, called #UnitedAgainstBokoHaram to #BringBackOurGirls. The rallies will show a united front against the terrorist organization Boko Haram and call for the citizens and...

2014-07-01 08:23:40

DUBLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7pk5g8/carbon_capture) has announced the addition of the "Carbon Capture & Sequestration Market - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2019" report to their offering. The growing demand for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) and insufficient fossil fuels in future act as the drivers for the carbon capture and sequestration market. This report estimates the market value of carbon capture...

2014-06-30 08:22:29

Australian firm Global Road Technology (GRT) is working furiously behind the scenes in Brazil building vital infrastructure during world premier sporting event SINGAPORE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GRT is engaged across Brazil on road-building projects valued at $220 million (USD) as the country seeks to address its infrastructure shortfalls before and during both the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123001 Photo -...

2014-06-30 04:20:50

BEIJING, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Oscar Cabrera Coca, Minister of the Ministry of Interior of Bolivia, sent a letter of thanks to Kerui Petroleum to express his gratitude for Kerui's international humanitarian assistance to the flood-stricken areas. From January to February, 2014, a continuous storm flood hit Bolivia, and more than 100 cities and 17,000 hectares of farmland were affected by the disaster, which resulted in large casualties and a great shortage of food...

2014-06-27 23:02:28

Welcome Larry Zellner! Visa Lighting's New Eastern Regional Sales Manager Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 It is our pleasure to announce the addition of Larry Zellner to our regional sales team. In Larry's role of Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Region, Larry is responsible for Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (upstate), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode...

2014-06-27 08:22:09

VANCOUVER, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Pacific Future Energy Corporation (Pacific Future Energy) congratulates the Tsilhqot'in National Government on their landmark legal victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, which reinforces that the Tsilhqot'in Nation has proven title to their traditional territories - the first time a declaration of Aboriginal title has ever been granted by a Canadian court. The Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the case of William vs. Canada clearly establishes...

2014-06-27 08:21:26

MANCHESTER, England, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Airways commences direct service from New York to Georgetown A new air service started 26 June 2014 connecting Georgetown, Guyana, with New York, USA, on a 4 times weekly all year round basis. This direct route is operated on-board a B767-200 [https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/aircraft/data/762 ](ER) by an American carrier - Dynamic Airways, whose CEO, Paul Kraus, announced that the carrier is undergoing a...

2014-06-26 08:24:14

Business and government leaders, large infrastructure developers, contracting agencies, financiers, and SMEs that provide goods and services related to infrastructure to gather in Miami for the Trade Americas and ConnectAmericas Expo MIAMI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) recently launched...


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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