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2014-10-06 16:22:59

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) (BVC: PREC) (BOVESPA: PREB) today announced that its third quarter 2014 results will be released before market open on Thursday, November 6, 2014 followed by a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00 a.m (Toronto and Bogotá time) and 11:00 a.m. (Rio de Janeiro time). Participants will include Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer, José Francisco Arata,...

2014-10-06 08:25:02

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- I'm inviting you out for the whole weekend! This is a pleasant proposition that is usually cut short due to a lack of time or money, or else because we already know by heart the places there are to visit ... but none of that applies to Honduras in late October. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150294 With the aim of encouraging domestic tourism, the highest levels of government in Honduras have decided to combine...

2014-10-03 16:26:26

Sales increase 9.4 percent compared to last year and 1.3 percent over the previous month WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an increase of 9.4 percent from the August 2013 total of $26 billion and an uptick of 1.3 percent over the July 2014 total...

2014-10-02 12:27:48

A "Noche de Ofrendas" Event Like No Other: Art Comes to Life at Benefit Featuring Live Performances, Celebrity and Community Altars, a Silent Auction, Traditional Mexican Cuisine with a Twist, And Specialty Cocktails NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language magazine for Latinas in the U.S., is partnering with Los Angeles's The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art,...

2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...

2014-09-30 23:03:23

Ticket Down has cut ticket prices across the board for the upcoming exhibition games featuring international soccer powerhouses Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador and Canada which will be hosted at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. This popular ticket site is also extending their customer appreciation promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Ticket Down has rolled back ticket prices for three upcoming exhibition matches at Red Bull Arena...

2014-09-30 16:29:48

Selective accolade recognizes talent exhibited through unique perception and experience NEW YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today the naming of three additional Arup Fellows in the Americas. The Arup fellow designation is a highly selective and life-long honorary title awarded to exceptional individuals considered role models with...

2014-09-29 23:07:00

Prevendra's "Senior Online Safety" brings online safety & security resources to the 45+ audience with the daily provision of posts in both English and Spanish and with the release of the English & Spanish editions of the ebook, “Senior Online Safety.” Woodinville, Washington (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Prevendra today announced their activities during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) via their Senior Online Safety portal targeted at the English- and...

2014-09-29 12:26:57

El Gaucho Founder Paul Mackay to retire; Chad Mackay takes the helm; Sarah Scott named new Executive Chef at El Gaucho Bellevue SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- El Gaucho Hospitality Owner, chairman and CEO Paul Mackay announced his retirement after more than 40 years in the restaurant industry and has been promoted to Head Gaucho of the Eastern Washington Pampas. Over the years, Paul managed the original El Gaucho restaurant, 13 Coins, Lafitte's, Elliot's Oyster House, the...

2014-09-29 12:23:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' Fluid Power Automotive Lead Center in Findlay, Ohio has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. The competition annually recognizes the best manufacturing facilities in North America. Freudenberg-NOK's Findlay plant is a lean benchmark among the company's 23 facilities operating in the Americas. The plant maintains nearly perfect statistics in the areas of...


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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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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